Sony confirms crossover brawler

SuperBot's Smash Bros. look-alike PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale headed to PS3 in 2012; roster includes Kratos, Parappa the Rappa, Sweet Tooth, more.

The rumors were right. Today, Sony officially announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a Smash Bros.-esque fighting game headed to the PlayStation 3 this year.

Kratos and Sweet Tooth go for each other's throat this year in All-Stars Battle Royale.

In development at SuperBot Entertainment, the title is a four-player "mash-up brawler" that includes a roster of iconic Sony characters. Confirmed characters thus far include Kratos, Parappa the Rappa, Sly Cooper, Colonel Radec, Sweet Tooth, and Fat Princess.

Players will duke it out on a host of Sony-themed environments with static and interactive elements. Locales confirmed for the game include the underworld setting of God of War's Hades, Ratchet & Clank's cityscape Metropolis, and Jak and Daxter's Sandover Village.

As detailed on the PlayStation Blog, All-Stars Battle Royale will feature a number of single- and multiplayer game modes, as well as online play complete with a "robust" tournament option. For more on All-Stars Battle Royale, check out GameSpot's just-published hands-on preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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nintendians
nintendians

Nintendo and Sora Ltd. better bring up their "A", melee was good intil people started abusing L-cancel, wave dashing and other etc.

mody99
mody99

I wished for a game like this one <3

ZomDie420
ZomDie420

Can't Wait for this to come out i have been waiting for a playstation game like this for a while.

kamicolo
kamicolo

Surprising..i didn't realize that Sony had enough platform exclusive or "classic characters" to make a full-game.  Or is it going to be a PSN exclusive?  Ahh i remember when Sega had their All-Star fighting game...Gamepro hyped it up so much when i was a youth heh

Jpleblancfinal
Jpleblancfinal

I wonder if there is anyone who thinks that there will be Mario or Zelda game on the playstations?

WoZe
WoZe

LOL yup. Blatant Nintendo ripoff. 

PinoBrownXIII
PinoBrownXIII

I was         wondering when they were finally going to do this

deadmonkey76
deadmonkey76

pointless to see xbox create a brawling game master chief has already destroyed his comp would love to see master cheif take on snake and kratos could see it now kratos would try and go all greek on mc with his vasseline then mc would pop a cap in his rear. and snake would coward down in a corner begging for mercy. 

NOscope42
NOscope42

@Ansem_Rev did you b!thc this much at SEGA all-star racers? or the ninja turtle brawler? no? then shut it!!!!!

JackNief
JackNief

People are angry that this looks like Brawl. Why? Was Brawl a bad game? At least we can be fairly certain of the gameplay being solid. Companies do this kind of stuff all the time. Capcom did it with with just about every crossover fighting game they ever made, Konami did it in DreamMix TV World Fighters, Ubisoft had that Volleyball game thing... Square-Enix had Itadaki Street, and Dissidia. If all this is toward the name... well, what would YOU call it?

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

@Ansem_Rev Wow now your calling me a Fanboy like I give a dam.No your bring MS Mascots up that have nothing to do with a Game with from Sony.

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

@Ansem_Rev majority share holder =/= owner, rare still has say in what they do or don't do microsoft just has a large amount of "influence" learn some basic business management and try again, besides that doesnt change the fact that they aren't exclusive they were on N64 first.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@ZeroX91 RARE IS OWNED BY MICROSOFT NOW. Are you dumb? LMFAO

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@Promised_Trini Dude you're a Sony fan of coarse you dont like the idea of me bringing up MS characters we have better ones. Master Chief can kill anyone on Sony's Roster ALL DAY every day . Whats Kratos gonna do slash him with his chaos blades? On what The Spartan Suit ... Pathetic.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@RaddaRaddaRadda AND YES ITS AN EXCACT CLONE THOUGH ZOMG they ripped off Motion Control and Smash Bros. I mean Sony is so unorginal right now it makes me sick

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@RaddaRaddaRadda Yeah Snake came from Nintendo and Sonic is not Exclusive true . Notice how Smash bros. Brawl sucked? If they had stuck with more of the NINTENDO only characters the game would have been better.

finaleve
finaleve

@RaddaRaddaRadda Let's not forget the Capcom Vs. series. Look at those mashups. I don't want to say that it's a complete clone of Smash Bros. but it is kinda hard to say it's not. Same reason most fighting games are alike as well (Tekken, Street Fighter, etc) yet no one ever really called foul on those beasts. Let them actually release the game or more info before we jump the gun.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Ansem_Rev: Also, Metal Gear Solid isn't exclusive, yet Smash has Snake. Same with Sonic the Hedgehog. Your argument: null and void.

RaddaRaddaRadda
RaddaRaddaRadda

@Ansem_Rev: Didn't know you could make your own racers, karts, and tracks in Mario Kart. Tell me more... Smash Bros. is the most successful mash-up, but taking a bunch of characters across multiple series is nothing new. Sega Superstar Tennis. That Final Fantasy fighting game I forget the name of. Hell, even the original Super Mario Kart took characters from multiple games. And even if Mario Kart was the first (I don't know if it was or not), it doesn't mean every single mash-up that follows is a copy. Oh, you did it first? Cool. So what? And to be fair, Nintendo has done mash ups of so many damn things, any mash-up Sony or Microsoft does is gonna get the criticism of copying. Baseball, racing, soccer, tennis, fighting, Olympics... Mario's done it all. One of them was bound to stick, I suppose.

mysteriously
mysteriously

Pandering to the kiddies now Sony. Why? Crossovers are good when they make some sort of sense. The new Nintendo 3DS Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition (Pokémon Conquest) seems a more logical pairing than this WTF game potpourri.

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

@Ansem_Rev Cry me a river,cause that's all your doing.Man you are butt hurt when you have to start bringing up MS mascots.Your only lying to yourself now.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@Promised_Trini Cloud will never be in this game Its Square Enix. Tidus will never be in this game. Final Fantasy is not exclusive. and yes its worth Mentioning Microsoft Characters because they have better characters for this type of game. And I find it funny you mention being butt hurt yeah i am this is an insult to Nintendo once again. Sony " what Nintendo makes we take " 1. Playstation move - IDENTICAL COPY 2. Mod Nation racers - Mario Kart 3. Smash bros - Sony All Stars Im sure they've tried to take more ideas but you know cant think of any right now. Nintendo is the only company with the roster for this type of game

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Another crackling new idea from those innovators at Sony. I can't wait for the follow-up games, Super Nario Brothers and The Legend Of Melda.

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

@Ansem_Rev Okay I think people get it already man like dam,you seem butt hurt about something why?.You afraid that Cloud from FF7 could end up the game,Hell even Tidus from FFX could be in the game.Also calling another user retarded(Do you have any idea the real meaning of that word).Also trying to bring up MS Mascots as well you really are hurting about this game.

z50macdaddy
z50macdaddy

I'm gonna wait till a sony all star kart racing game comes out

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

@Ansem_Rev Conker, Banjo and Kazooie aren't microsoft they are owned by Rare and were originally on N64, Nintedo may have sold their shares to microsoft but Rare holds the rights for those 3 they can put them on any system they want.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

Okay Sony fans. CLOUD IS NOT EXCLUSIVE . Its Square enix , CRASH IS ON XBOX Sypro is ON nintendo machines .... WAKE UP

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@DemonIced SOMg more than 80% of that is not Exclusive ?? /are u retarded?

craigprime
craigprime

Am I the only one that thinks Fat Princess looks like "Fat Peach"?

Ovirew
Ovirew

It looks JUST like Smash Bros. LOL.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

@Spacerac Buddy doesnt matter if it was Once upon a time were talking about EXCLUSIVES NOW> and Final Fantasy Characters are not Exclusive now. Crash NO LONGER EXCLUSIVE the fact that this other dude is talking about Final Fantasy proves this Sony fans think they had Final Fantasy first when really Nintendo had all of it at one point.

Spacerac
Spacerac

@Fezzinator101 I don't know what happened to my comment, but I said that what I said to you was intended to be a joke and that I had echoed your sentiment a few comment pages back saying that I also would like to see 90s Crash and Spyro in this fighting game. @Ansem_Rev so you're seriously going to pull out characters that were Nintendo characters once upon a time just to inflate Microsoft's "stable?" Uh huh. Fanboy.

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

Microsofts exclusive characters .... Joanna Dark Conker Master Chief Marcus from Gears Alan Wake dude Hero of Fable Banjo & Kazooie Viva Pinata dudes .... Well so far Microsoft has better Characters than Sony.... That i can tell

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

WOW DUDE CRASH IS NOT EXCLUSIVE WAKE UP ZOMG

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

WOW dude Cloud and Sora are not Exclusive remember Square enix Remember Kingdom Hearts on NINTENDO DS? Oh u dont right you're a tool

Ansem_Rev
Ansem_Rev

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Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

I think it looks like it'll be 'potentially' good (still not entirely convinced) but one thing that strikes me more than others is that the visuals are a little muddy / confusing, hence why they seem to have coloured borders to identify characters as it zooms out more. That's very visually awkward and quite ugly on characters who it doesn't suit there visual style i.e. it's a lot less jarring on Parappa the Rapper than it is on Kratos. If they could sort that visual uglyness out a bit I'd be happy to get the game if it includes lots of good characters. Namely I want a balance of old PS1 memories such as Spyro, Croc, Crash Bandicoot, Lara Croft, Jill Valentine etc. with some of the more tougher and cooler ones like Snake, Cloud and Sephiroth etc. I will be greatly saddened if they chuck in some of the more cliche and boring characters while missing the really memorable ones as I don't want Drake instead of Snake or other similar examples.

hunter8man
hunter8man

"Kick, punch, it's all in the mind....."

servb0ts
servb0ts

Besides the Obvious, Look-a-Like Rip-off. I think most people will be annoyed by Naive Sony Fanboys, either claiming to be an Original game or thinking Nintendo copied Sony PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. :P which in both case is far-fetch.

Promised_Trini
Promised_Trini

Cause of some stupid comments I have read here.On this very site makes me a shame to be Gamer at times.So what people if it looks like a rip off...Do any of you know your history on Fighting games at all...And yes this game is a fighting game...

snake-ala
snake-ala

@Akijo nothing is wrong with taking ideas and applying them in another game. all FPS's look the same. A lot of gamers bought CoD MW3 and Battlefield 3. They're too similar, and yet people enjoyed them both.

ColdScorpion
ColdScorpion

I agree with everything you said but i'll be honest, something about this just seems stupid.

notorious98
notorious98

 @Ansem_Rev   That's possibly the dumbest thing I've seen anyone write on this site.  Master Chief would kill anyone on Sony's roster because he has a suit?  Go back to your 360, fanboy.