Gamers who love to smile and create will be please to know that Media Molecule’s next instalment of the LittleBigPlanet franchise has been completed.

Announced on its homepage earlier today, the British game developer has said that the game will be out in stores in Australia and New Zealand on January 20, 2011.

Can’t wait? We’re told that a demo of LittleBigPlanet 2’s story mode will be available on the PlayStation Network before Christmas.

We expect it will be the first game we fall in love with in the new year.