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LittleBigPlanet UK release set for November 5

Sony Europe confirms game due two days before Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War 2

After issuing a statement that LittleBigPlanet would be released in Europe no later than the week beginning November 3, Sony Europe has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that the game will be available in the UK on Wednesday November 5.

The game was officially delayed last week from its original launch of October 24 due to soundtrack lyrics which referenced the Qur'an.

Although games in the UK are usually released on a Friday, some titles are released mid-week to mark the occasion as a retail event.

However, in such a busy retail period, industry watchers will be aware that the Sony exclusive now goes on sale just two days before Microsoft's exclusive sequel Gears of War 2, providing a head-to-head charts battle for the following weeks.

The new release date won't be that important to some dedicated gamers. Copies of the game are already exchanging hands on eBay for inflated prices.

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