SCEE has released a statement to announce that the release of LittleBigPlanet has been worldwide, and not just in Europe as some sites have been reporting. The official statement says that the delay is due to a licensed track in the game which contains expressions that can be found in the Qur’an. MediaMolecule have taken immediate action to rectify the problem and as a result, the release date has been pushed back to October 31st.
"During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur’an. We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologise for any offence that this may have caused.
We will confirm the new launch date shortly."