Delayed from its original Oct. 21 release date after phrases from the Qur'an were discovered in one of the game's background music tracks, LittleBigPlanet has been rescheduled for release in the US during the week of October 27th. SCEA made the announcement on PlayStation.Blog in response to a worldwide delay of the game's release.

Patrick Seybold, SCEA's director of corporate communications, says, "We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologize for any offense that this may have caused." For those patiently suddenly finding themselves having trouble waiting out the six-day delay, Seybold offers an apology and promise. "Sorry for the delay, and rest assured, we are doing everything we can to get LittleBigPlanet to you as soon as possible."

We've contacted Sony to find out exactly what steps are being taken to address the situation and get a revised version of LittleBigPlanet turned around and to retailers within a week.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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