SCEA, SCEE Reveal New LittleBigPlanet Release Dates
Late yesterday, the news broke that LittleBigPlanet would have to be delayed due to certain Qur'an "expressions" found in one of the game's background songs. Of course, the big question is: how long will it be delayed for?
Well, now we know: according to the official PlayStation blog, the game will now release in North America on October 27. They also issued the following official statement in reply to the potential political fallout:
"During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Quran. We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologize for any offense that this may have caused."
So that's less than a week delay, but European gamers won't be as happy. According to MCVUK, SCEE has announced that LittleBigPlanet will now release on November 14 in Europe, which is more than a two-week delay; the original release date was October 24. So the crisis has been narrowly averted and there's no chance of offending anyone else. The only thing is, we have a copy of the game already - as Arnold told ya in the Comments in that other article - and we have to say...nope, we're not going to say anything, 'cuz we don't want to suffer the repercussions.
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet
10/17/2008 Ben Dutka