Metal Gear Solid infiltrates LittleBigPlanet

The other day we posted our interview with Media Molecule’s Alex Evans wherein he mentioned a Metal Gear Solid-themed pack was coming to LittleBigPlanet. The downside was he couldn’t talk about it, presumably because Sony was monitoring his every move and would trigger FOXDIE should he have gotten out of line. Thankfully, the fine chaps at Playstation.Blog were able to slip the info out underneath a nondescript cardboard box that not one, but two packs are breaking into the US PSN come December 23rd.

The first is the Metal Gear Solid Premium Costume Pack, allowing you to dress up Sackboy (or girl) as Old Snake, Meryl Silverburgh, Screaming Mantis and Raiden. The costumes can be purchased together for $5.99 or individually at $1.99 — in case you don’t feel like figuring out if Raiden is a Sackboy or Sackgirl.

The other is the Metal Gear Solid Premium Level Pack, which brings a whole sackload of new things to drive the creation part of your brain into overload. What’s in it, you ask? Let me tell you:

  • 5 new story levels and 1 new challenge level
  • A 5th Sackboy costume: the Gurlokovich Soldier
  • 72 new Stickers
  • 12 new Materials
  • 10 new Decorations
  • 18 New Objects
  • New background music track
  • 3 new interactive music tracks
  • New Metal Gear Solid-themed sound object
  • New Plasma Ball danger element
  • New Laser Sight gadget
  • New functioning Searchlight lamp
  • 12 new trophies
  • THE PAINTINATOR (it’s a paintball gun! SQUEEEE!) and Paint Switch

All these fun things will run you $5.99 and if you can’t scrounge up the dough or rob the local liquor store for some scratch, you will be able to play with a host who has or check out levels created using the new features.

Now that my hands are tired (from the typing!), I have to say, this is DLC done right for once. Maybe not so much the price tag on the costumes, but the level pack has quite a bit of heft behind it for a rather small amount of pocket lint. The fan service alone should make people giddy for what the future holds as far as franchise mash-ups go. I’ll be the first to say: LittleBigUncharted PLEASE! Sackboy half-tuck. Think about it.

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