It seems that somebody happened to notice that one of the licensed songs in LBP contained a few verses from the Quaran. And, since 9/11 changed everything, Sony’s highly anticipated game has been recalled from retailers who already have it in possesion; word from Sony is that the new ship to date is October 27th. Excerpt from the Official Playstation Blog follows:
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 apologize for any offense that this may have caused.
We will begin shipping LittleBigPlanet to retail in North America the week of October 27th. Sorry for the delay, and rest assured, we are doing everything we can to get LittleBigPlanet to you as soon as possible
It seems like this is something that could be fixed with a patch, but who am I to judge? Thanks a lot Sony.