LittleBigPlanet Karting out this year; first trailer, screens

We already knew about it, with Sony even confirming it via Twitter back in February, but today’s the day that LittleBigPlanet Karting is formally official.

The game will be out for PS3 only with ModNation developer United Front Games behind the wheel, in conjunction with franchise creator Media Molecule.

Karting will follow the series’ well-known “Play. Create. Share.” mantra, allowing players to fool around with their own tracks, make their own game rules and weapons, customize their Sackboy, the karts etc. And it can all be shared with other players via PSN, of course.

According to the presser, there’s objective-based missions, boss battles, mini-games, as well as competitive and cooperative races to look forward to.

Sony doesn’t provide any dates yet, just that it will be out later in 2012. There is the trailer below though, and the screens in the gallery here.