Friday, April 27, 2012
After being rumored for months, maybe even years, Sony finally shows off their Smash Bros-like game, called Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. It premiered on GameTrailers TV last night as new developer Superbot is at the helm. They claim they have a fighting game background and it shows in the first footage for the game. Plus it doesn't hurt to have some fighting game community folks involved in the project as well. Anyway, six characters have been revealed so far as they are Kratos, Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Radec from the Killzone series, Fat Princess, and Parappa the Rapper. Superbot has also said they will have third-party characters in the mix too, so there is endless potential who will make it into the game along with Sony's first-party cast. Even the stages look crazy so far as one of them is a LittleBigPlanet stage that keeps building up as the fight progresses. Then there is a Patapon stage where Hades from God of War III beats them up. There is even a Buzz level where he will quiz you at times, which is nuts.
As far as gameplay is concerned, this is indeed a straight up Super Smash Bros game except that it is HD and potentially have better online. Each character will have their own super moves as they are tied to a meter, so meter management may play a role in the action. In addition, all of the chaos will be 60 frames per second too. The reaction to finally seeing it has been mixed obviously because of fanboy wars being in full effect, but I have my high hopes and excited to play it. Expect more Playstation All Stars Battle Royale stuff at E3 in six weeks as it is currently slated for release this fall only on PS3 (No plans yet on a Vita version, but I don't mind seeing that either).