Wow. In news that’s just downright shocking, it was announced today that LittleBigPlanet is being recalled worldwide, which will result in a delay. The game was supposed to release this next week, but will now be shipped again on Oct. 27th.
The reason? Apparently, there are some audible phrases of the Qu’ran playing in the background of a portion of the soundtrack. It seems that a group wrote to Media Molecule informing them that mixing music and the Qu’ran is deeply offensive to muslims, so all copies of the game are being pulled worldwide.
It makes me wonder how this is any different than when the catholic church in England complained about the Resistance level that took place in a church. At that point, nothing was really done, but here Sony recalls a game worldwide. Both instances are kind of nuts.
If anybody happened to get a copy early, you might want to hold on to that thing- could be worth a pretty penny in the future. Who else is upset by the delay of this game?