Perhaps the worst kept secret from Sony going into E3 this year would have to be…well, multiple things. We’ve known about God of War IV for months now, and that was finally debuted last week as God of War: Ascension. The other badly kept project? Title Fight, which was said to be the Playstation’s answer to Super Smash Brothers. We’ve seen some screens and characters before, but nothing too concrete. Now, Sony has decided to let the cat out of the bag, and has showcased that Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale will be coming to a console near you.
Sony announced the project on the Playstation Blog at midnight PST, and is just making rounds this morning. Out of the video shown (below), we know that there are at least four confirmed characters: Parappa the Rapper, Kratos from God of War, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Fat Princess. Others so far, not seen in the video, also include Sly Cooper from his own titular series, and Col. Radec from Killzone, which were confirmed at a press event last night in Hollywood.
Currently, there is no release date for the game, as it’s most likely expected to be one of the titles touched upon in early June as Sony prepares for their E3 press conference. As for other characters? The options are certainly open. Personally, I’d like to see Crash Bandicoot, Jak from the Jak and Daxter series, Ratchet from the Ratchet and Clank series, Cole McGrath from the InFamous series, and maybe even Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet. They all seem like it could be possible.
Here is the video, which showcases gameplay from the title, along with the press released from Sony and SuperBot Entertainment:
Today marks a special day for us here at SuperBot Entertainment, as we finally get to share our game with the world! PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale existed as an idea in the hearts of gamers way before SuperBot got around to making it, and the expectations of the fans are really what drive us. This game is a labor of love, and we’re excited to be able to finally show it — learn more in our new video interview above.
So what is PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale? First and foremost, it’s a celebration of a storied history of great characters and rich worlds brought together in one game. And for us, there’s no better way to celebrate than by creating an experience that players can sit around one screen and enjoy together. There are probably a few types of games that can be enjoyed by four players simultaneously, but for us at SuperBot, a brawler was the obvious choice for one really good reason: the developers here at SuperBot really like fighting games. We love playing them and we love making them. With PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, we set out to make an experience accessible enough for all PlayStation fans to enjoy while also creating something deep enough for the serious fighting game aficionado. We think this “accessible yet deep” strategy is the perfect way to bring PlayStation fans of all stripes together.
The game features a number of cool game modes for both single and multiplayer, with a focus on online play which features a robust tournament mode. Players will be able to compete against each other as well as play cooperatively. We can’t wait for you all to try it for yourself.