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PS Vita Cross-Controller setup for LittleBigPlanet®2 on PlayStation 3

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[PS3™ system] Updated 01/07/2013

What You'll Need.

Cross-controller support is a feature of cross-play that allows the PS Vita to be used as an additional controller (with support of the additional touch screen and touch pad features) for specific PS3 games. For cross-controller support with LittleBigPlanet 2, the following is needed:

  • a PS 3 with the most current system software
  • a PS Vita with update 2.02 or higher which is activated on the same PSN account as the PS3
  • a PS Vita Memory Card with at least 500MB of space free
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 for the PS3
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller Level Kit DLC(purchased separately from the PS Store)

Before You Begin: Make sure that both the PS3 and the PS Vita are activated under the same PSN account. Also, be sure to register the PS Vita with the PS3 for remote play. See PS Vita Remote Play Guide for more details.

 

The intro level (titled "Da Vinci's Hideout") must be completed before the Cross-Controller feature can be used.

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Preparing the PlayStation 3

Here is how to setup LGB 2 for cross-controller:

1

Purchase, download, and install the LBP Cross-Controller Level Kit DLC


2

Launch LittleBigPlanet 2, and press the Square button icon button to "Use Pod Computer"


3

Select Cross-Controller on the right and press the X button icon button.


4

Select "Connect" in the message box that follows and press the X button icon button.


5

A black screen will appear asking you to connect your PS Vita.


You are done with the PS3 at the moment, now it is time to setup the PS Vita!

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Preparing the PS Vita

This setup process in only required the first time the PS Vita is used as a Cross-Controller for LBP 2. After the setup is completed, refer to Connecting with Cross-Controller to use the Cross-Controller feature of LBP 2.

1

From the Home Screen, tap (Remote Play).


2

Tap Cross-Controller.


3

Tap Next to continue.


4

The PS Vita will then prompt you to start the game to start a game on the PS 3. Since LBP 2 is already running and waiting for a connection, there nothing that needs to be done.


5

After a few moments, the PS Vita™ will register the connection and move to the next screen. Here it will download a 468MB file.


6

Once the installation is finished, press the PS Button and return to the LiveArea™ screen.


7

This download will then install automatically.

With both the PS3 and PS Vita set up, you are now ready to connect them with Cross-Controller!

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Connecting with Cross-Controller

1

On the PS Vita, locate and launch the LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross-Controller app from the Home Screen.


2

After launching the application you will be prompted to run LittleBigPlanet™2 on the PS3™ and to select the Cross-Controller option from the Pod Computer.


3

Within LBP 2 on the PS3, select Cross-Controller (outlined in steps 2 - 4 of the PS3 Setup section).


That's it! Congratulations, you are now setup and connected with Cross-Controller support.

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