Sony has announced LittleBigPlanet 2 has just moved from Alpha to Beta phase and that it will release the game for the Playstation 3 on November 16th, just more than two years after the release of the original. In addition, the pre-order bonuses have been revealed. Though all users who pre-order the game will get the “Even More Animals” costume pack for free, which includes a cobra, mandrill, crocodile, and vulture costume, customers who order the game through Amazon.com will also get two free costumes of Ratchet and Clank, from the Ratchet & Clank series.
Customers who prefer to obtain a Disney-themed costume might prefer to pre-order the game from BestBuy or Gamestop, as these retailers will provide customers with a costume of a Toy Story alien or a Tron-themed costume respectively. A pre-order bonus featuring Gonzo, from the Muppets, will be announced in the near future. More Muppets-themed costumes will also be available shortly after launch.
Finally, Sony announced that it will also be making a limited collector’s edition available at a price of $79.99. This edition will include the regular game, a 7″ Sackboy plushie and LittleBigPlanet 2-themed bookends. In addition, this version of the game will include all of the aforementioned exclusive pre-order costumes as well as two additional Jak and Daxter-styled costumes.
Images of the exclusive pre-order costumes, as well as the collector’s edition, can be found after the jump.