PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta hits this fall

SuperBot's mascot fighting game headed to public beta later this year; LittleBigPlanet Vita arrives September 25.

A public beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will roll out this fall prior to the game's launch in October, developer SuperBot Entertainment announced today through the PlayStation Blog.

Soon you can try out Battle Royale … sooner if you're a PS Plus member.

Studio president Chan Park revealed that characters like Kratos, Sweet Tooth, PaRappa the Rapper, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, and Fat Princess will be available in the Battle Royale beta, with players able to duke it out in venues including Dreamscape, Metropolis, Sandover Village, and Hades.

Battle Royale is due out for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, but Park did not say which platform(s) the public beta will be available on. As of press time, SuperBot had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

Park also addressed the roster leak from last weekend. He said the studio has enjoyed reading the fan reaction, but noted that Battle Royale is still in development, and the leak does not represent the final product. The developer also said it will announce the next character for the game at GamesCom later this month.

PlayStation Plus members will score early access to the Battle Royale beta, and Park said further announcements regarding the public trial will be announced at a later date through the PlayStation Blog.

Sony also announced today that Little Big Planet for the PlayStation Vita will release on September 25.

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MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

People talking about "rip-offs" a funny subject. Take the fps genre for example, imagine if fps games hadn't "ripped off" Wolfenstein, Quake, Doom, Goldeneye 007, Medal Of Honor or Halo? The genre would have gone stale ages ago, this is no different. The similarities between PSAS and SSB are as similar as those between the likes of Medal Of Honor, Battlefield and Call Of Duty; the similarities are there but mechanically they're very different.If your still not convinced, fan have wanted a decent character crossover brawler and kart racer on another platform outside of the Nintendo bracket, Sony have responded. If they're getting stick for responding to fans than I say they should definitely get more stick because from where I'm siting it's a good thing. Especially seeing as for the most part, I've outgrown the Nintendo systems I loved as a kid because the good games are few and far between now sadly on their platform. 

rigzzsy
rigzzsy

so sick of the smash bros arguments, sb is a great game and i'd happily have one on every console

NTM23
NTM23

So... I wonder when Microsoft will make their own fighting game franchise. OK, so not really, but the point is that this is ridiculous. This, to me, shouldn't even be a thing. I love Sony, and I love the characters they have, but come on. It just looks so blatant.

psownsxbox4life
psownsxbox4life

This game would be pointless without crash bandicoot

hXcShock
hXcShock

Even the attacks are ripped off from Super Smash Bros. characters. How tasteless.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

The part about "enjoying fan reaction to the leak" makes it look like it was intentional. If so I really hope that was only partial leak. Because the game needs a lot more than this, especially if Dante isn't going to be the Dante but lameass substitute etc.

 

But the same way if we were to get Crash Bandicoot, we would get the awful new Activision one to boost sales. Neither Spyro, Sir Dan or Spike are the same that I used to love. So while this game had potential SCEE really should have held on to their original IPs and exclusives.

 

Xbox version also could have been cool if Microsoft hadn't given up on all their IPs. They had Blinx, Azurik, Splinter Cell, Kung fu Chaos, Dead Rising, Bioshock and plenty more but now only Halo, Gears and Forza are notable.

 

So take notes Nintendo - no matter how much analysts say "You should go 3rd party and iOS", you must not do it. Once you give it a pinky it devours you entirely.

theKSMM
theKSMM

As this game was clearly, um, "inspired" by the Super Smash Bros. games, it is most interesting to me that they are creating a cross-platform aspect of it between their home console (PS3) and handheld (PSVita).  Nintendo says they'll do the same with their next SSB game (i.e. have interoperability between the Wii U version and the 3DS version).

 

Here's my question: Which pairing will work better?  <PS3 + Vita> or <Wii U + 3DS>?

derk4
derk4

Can anyone say, "Super Smash Bros. Ripoff"? lol Looks so similar, it's craziness!

Serious
Serious

Battle Royale sound like a lot of fun. I can't wait to get my hands on it.. I think that there is room for an Xbox 360 version with Master Chief, Marcus Fenix, Kameo, and Alan Wake. 

 

I can't wait for Littlebigplanet Vita. Being able to add photos from outside will really add to the creativity.

contraigon
contraigon

If Jak and Ratchet don't appear in the final product, I might just boycot Sony.

Metallicwolf29
Metallicwolf29

Where is Crash Bandicoot, Laura Croft, Dante, Snake? How is fat princess considered an allstar

dawnofhero
dawnofhero

Tbh, Smash Bros WiiU and 3DS have my attention more than this game does. I just find Sony's Smash Bros clone doesn't have that many appealing, well-known characters in it to make it interesting enough to buy. 

FemalePervert
FemalePervert

Kratos has become a child's play-thing now!!

 

NOOOOO, wut have you done to kratos!? My GOD of WAR! unyhaaaaaa. >:

Murlakatan
Murlakatan

best game to play in company with friends

Prinnywannabe
Prinnywannabe

I hope that what they mean by "Does not represent the final product" is that we'll get some more stuff. The game just feels so small right now.

Supabul
Supabul

why would they need a beta for this game, nobody is going to buy it and it will flop

 

Beta's  should be for big competitive online multiplayer games like battlefield

 

shinspikes
shinspikes

Cmon GS, get those beta codes for us.

alpha_unit97
alpha_unit97

I know Jak and Daxter is one of the unknown characters, i really hope Cole Magraph is the other

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Thinking that the Vita might be the better platform for this.......

servb0ts
servb0ts

Don't pull a FFXIII hype SOE.

ampthos
ampthos

crash, ratchet, daniel fort; they better be there

 

nini200
nini200

This game is going to be EPIC!!!  Whether it's Epic Fail or Win is yet to be determined.

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @MEDzZ3RO RIght on....Its about time sony took a risk with this game.Nintendo isnt the only one who can do games like that and as soon as people realize that and shut up we will be stuck in the past.What people seem to miss aswell is that this game will have far better graphics than any smash bros game and will be playable on ps3 on an hdvt and look good.I hate how picky gamers are sometimes..What would they say if Nintendo was actually helping with the game.

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @psownsxbox4life for this game to be complete we need crash,spyro,wander,Kat from gravity rush,sora,cloud and atleast a chimera or something from resistance.At the least as dlc characters but again there is always secret unlockable characters and a sequel to this game.By that time more characters will have been made and older ones can be expanded on..

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @theKSMM I wouldn't compare...I think the connection between the wii u and 3ds will be far different than just cross-play but I can assure you 1 thing.Nintendo will be making you purchase both the wii u and 3ds versions at full price.Sony on the other hand gives you the vita version free just for buying the ps3 version.

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @derk4 Its suppose to look similar but I can assure you the mechanics are different.Nintendo doesnt have a patent on all star fighting games in the vain of smash brothers so get over it..The way I see it is we already have to many fighting games in the vein of street fighter and mortal kimbat and aside from the new persona fighting game and the dc super hero fighting game the mortal kimbat creators are making its about time sony makes this damn game..

 

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @Metallicwolf29 At comic-con they said that any characters that dont make it on disk will be released as DLC most definitely.

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @Metallicwolf29 I thought the same thing..Nobody ever mentioned laura croft...If they do add her, I hope they add character skins for the new laura croft aswell as the old ones.This is a hope for the other characters to get more skins aswell because alot of us are fans of different itterations.Old spyro vs skylanders spro,New Dante, old Dante etc..

Kaiinel
Kaiinel

 @Metallicwolf29 

Crystal Dynamics already said no to Lara Croft being in All-Stars in a pretty douchey way.

Dante is gonna be in the game though, just not the one everyone wants.

RogueShadow0618
RogueShadow0618

 @Metallicwolf29 You will see characters that have only been on a Sony system.  Dante is the only one of those that I don't recall seeing outside of Sony.  But they did say that the full roster is not out yet...

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

@ABEzilla116 Playstation fans have been asking for this for years.

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @Supabul Saaaaaad..just saaaaaaaaad..You guys have no faith in this game...I want this game so much id buy both versions even though i can get them for free..The more gameplay footage I see especially from characters like dante,ratchet,sackboy etc the more it makes me appreciate what they are doing...The players move sets are far more intricate than smashes as more combos can be done etc

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

@Supabul Somebody's jelly they don't own a ps3. :)

blackace
blackace

 @dorkgeniuz21  @MEDzZ3RO 

The problem is, this game looks terrible. The game play actually put me to sleep. SSBB actually looked better. The only thing this game may do better is play online better, as the lag with SSBB was terrible when it launched.  Yes, this is obviously a ripoff of SSBB. You'd have to be a blind idiot not to see that. Sony is even using characters that aren't known for fighting (PaRappa the Rapper?). I'm sure Nintendo got a good laugh when this was announced.

leeko_link
leeko_link

 @RogueShadow0618 Dante was seen outside of Sony's console, Devil May Cry 4 was a multiplatform game meaning Dante was also on the Xbox 360 as well and Dante is set to appeared in Project X Zone for the 3DS. The Dante from the new DMC game was confirm for this game.

taikathaya
taikathaya

   @Metallicwolf29 I wouldn't quite lose hope for those just yet, those are all characters that got their start on the Playstation, if anything I can almost guarantee Crash Bandicoot will be in it, seeing as he and Spyro the Dragon were sort of the Mascots of the PS1.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @ABEzilla116 Could argue more, but what really matters is that while Mario Kart is Nintendo exclusive atleast Sega All-Stars is some sort of substitute for other consoles.

 

The same way Playstation All-Stars has demand although many now say its pointless. But Smash Bros is one of the most popular Wii games and successful game in general so PS3 and Xbox versions are just a matter of time.COD got popular and now everyone is saying how they want their game to attract COD audience.

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

 @ABEzilla116 I do. So how am I to play Smash Brothers?

 

That's like saying that because Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are so alike there is no room for both.

 

i-like-me
i-like-me

 @ABEzilla116 Well I quite like the gameplay of smash bros but couldn't care less about nintendo's characters so this game is certainly something I am interested in.

dorkgeniuz21
dorkgeniuz21

 @ABEzilla116 I love smash just as much as the next but characters in this game like Dante have more moves and combos than anyone in smash.Just look at this game a sony's smash brothers for grown ups and kids