Sackboy is making his return to the PS Vita in a new free-to-play game called Run SackBoy! Run! The game will be a platformer-survival runner that will feature SackBoy as he runs through Craftworld and tries to escape from the clutches of the sinister Negativitron.
Run SackBoy! Run!, which will also be coming to iOS and Android devices, will see Sackboy jump and run through three popular LittleBigPlanet worlds. You will use simple touch controls to collect bubbles which can then be used to purchase new costumes and items. And this time, those costumes will also feature built-in scoring multipliers to boost your score on the leaderboards. You’ll also be able to take advantage of different power-ups such as the Jet Pack, Magnet, Shield, and Glider (sadly no mention of the Cupcake Cannon).
The game will feature a “mission ladder system” which provides you with different challenges in each play through. This should add a little more variety as you run through the three levels collecting stickers and bubbles. And speaking of stickers, as you collect them, you get to fill up your sticker book. Once the book is complete, you’ll be rewarded with special prizes. Some of those prizes and costumes will then carry over into LittleBigPlanet 3 when it launches in November.
Run SackBoy! Run! seems to be more of a complimentary game than a full-on stand alone one. Much like Knack’s Quest, this game is probably more of a promotional device than anything else. Still, free is free and it will be available in October.