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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Official

Once again, the rumors have been proven true.

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, in development at SuperBot Entertainment and scheduled to arrive for the PlayStation 3.

Dubbed the "ultimate four-player brawler," the most iconic characters in the PlayStation universe will throw down in invigorating combat; expect the likes of Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Fat Princess, Parappa, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper along with many recognizable characters from some of the best third-party franchises around. So...Dante and Ezio, anyone? Said SCEA Senior Vice President of Marketing Guy Longworth:

"PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale delivers a veritable encyclopedia of PlayStation's rich gaming history. This game is a celebration for fans of PlayStation and we are excited to deliver the most comprehensive brawler available."

Players will be able to fight "in a variety of configurations," including versus matches for four, team battles, and special practice modes. When online, we'll face a new set of challenges, and that includes Tournament Mode, Special Event Battle, and Custom Matches. The environments on display and the music that will grace our speakers come straight from the "rich and varied history of PlayStation titles."

 

Yeah, it's Super Smash Bros. for the PlayStation brand, but hey, there's nothing wrong with that.

Related Game(s): PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Tags: playstation all stars battle royale, playstation all-stars, playstation battle royale

4/27/2012 8:56:43 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (113 posts)

Qwarktast1c
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:16:44 AM
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i bet it'll be much easier to pick up and play. that was always a problem for me and super smash bros, because nintendo always has the crappiest controller setup. now its on the dualshock baby!!
let the ass kicking commence!

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:56:13 PM

The Nintendo controller doesn't have a crappy setup, their's a learning a curve involved.

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Fabi
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:33:42 PM

The GameCube controller is terrible.

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fatelementality
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:20:43 PM

I learned to throw a curve with it into a wall, does that count?

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:27:10 PM

by saying there is a learning curve involved, you inadvertently support my argument that nintendo's controllers are crappy.

just think of it this way

super smash bros has had three iterations: the self titled first game, melee, and the most recent entry, brawl.

now each one of those games has been on a different console, with radically different controller set-ups. this provides no cohesive system of executing commands in the game because its always so different.
yes, the respective button commands may be the same in some cases, but the location of the said button always varies, leading to a adjustment period in which you get owned by a more familiar player

so unless you are a nintendo gamer that has all three consoles (with their respective titles) then there's no way somebody who plays playstation or xbox and has only casually played this game (or one of the others) at a friend's house can easily pick up SSB and play it with someone who is a veteran player, and not get the crap beaten out of them.

with a more approachable control set-up, you open it up to everyone

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:30:52 PM

Ummm, I found no learning curve.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:15:06 PM

I grew up with Nintendo, don't own a Xbox. I guess your having difficulties in a particular game with "what" Nintendo console are u referring to?

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:16:39 PM

I didn't much like the GameCube controller. Always preferred Sony's duel shock layout.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:33:52 PM

I do also like the Dualshock layout to, it's more friendlier in my hands for some reason and Sony nailed a good job at that.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:43:23 PM

and also what Nintendo gamepad Qwarktast1c? Their's different versions. Like to me the 64's controller similar feeling to the Xbox's controller.

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 5:47:14 PM

i was referring to all 3 of them. in the context of there being no easy transition from one console to the next

for example

someone who hasn't played the wii, but is very adept at either the gamecube and/or n64 SSB games. the minute they play brawl they are instantly thrown into the heat of the game with a completely different, and might i add very unconventional controller

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 7:59:56 PM

okay, gotcha.

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Fabi
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:48:19 PM

Phoenix, you seriously sound like you just started gaming this generation. Just Snake? Really? That's not a PS3 character.

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fatelementality
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:55:14 PM

All I remember is pulling my hair out trying to pull off moves on Soul Calibur 2 and playing Twin Snakes more horribly than I've ever played any MGS game. Nuff said.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:18:25 AM
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I'm going to be honest, so far all it screams out to me is Smash Bros rip off. What makes it worse is from the roster I have seen so far, I question if it will be strong enough. Say what you like about Nintendo, one thing they know how to make is Iconic characters and Smash Bros has a bunch of them. This game though, what Fat Princess, Parappa the Rapper, a generic solider from Killzone... do you see my problem here, these Sony entries just arent strong enough.

You look at FF Dissidia even, that had a great cast of characters and FF tributes enough for any FF fan to pick up and play . I just don't see this reaching the same charismatic value.

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xenris
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:26:15 AM

Did you watch the video? They showed like 6 characters, plus the guy said they are listening to the fans so relax dude.

I trust that characters like, Jak, Ratchet or Clank, and others will make it into the game.

I personally would like spike from Ape escape. His throw could be catching people in his net and whipping them across the map. Also Dart from Legend of Dragoon would be sick too.

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Phoenix
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:31:59 AM

I agree with Ultimadream, I just dont think sony is going to be able to pull this off with the cast of characters they've got.



Seriously, if you want a SSB game, go and play a SSB game.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:33:49 AM

The Killzone character is actually Radec.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:44:11 AM

WAY too early to make judgements.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:59:44 AM

I understand it's early days yet, but to do a celebration like this you need a strong load of content to back it up and I dont think Sony alone has this, most PS games I play are from thrid party developers, if they start to include them maybe... but just thinking about SoE's games... I don't think the content is half as iconic as Nintendos.. but I guess we'll see where they go with it...

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Underdog15
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:17:41 AM

SO then you should be happy when you read the part about them adding in a number of third party characters?

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:27:41 AM

I might be happy when I see it... but then they could get someone like 'Big the CAT' from Sonic Adventure involved... jus tahve to wait and see...

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:29:22 AM

I have decided, Bring back Crash Bandicoot could make this game, god that little furball has been on vacation for far too long!

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daus26
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:09:12 PM

You can say clone or the game looking very similar, but I wouldn't say rip-off. Playstation most certainly have enough of their own characters, each with very different worlds, that can bring their own unique moves and style. It's only a rip-off if the game isn't any good! Of course, we don't know the conclusion to that.

Just try to imagine it like comparing fighting games like Tekken and Soul Caliber. They're both fighting games with 3D graphics and with nearly the same camera view. The only differences are the characters and movesets. This game is like that to SSB. But honestly yes lol, it really does look nearly the same as SSB, but for sure the characters, levels, and moves aren't.

And yes, Crash got to make it!

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:00:00 PM

I agree there should be Crash mentioned before any of the newer characters.

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Havoc
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:13:52 PM

Honestly Ive always wanted to get into smash bros but the few times ive played it and watched it none of the characters grabbed me. Ive owned all things playstation and to me the amount of memorable characters are abundent from sony and just a handfull from ninty.

I like mario games but do I want to play in a fighting game with him? No no I dont. I am very excited to get this game and enjoy it with my 10 year old son.

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Fabi
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:38:50 PM

The argument about going to play SSB if you want to play SSB is stupid. I'm not gonna go out and buy a Wii to play SSB.

Who made this rule that there can only be one party brawler? It's ridiculous.

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:46:47 PM

Sony has more IPs then Nintendo and Microsoft combined. You don't have to worry about them not having enough characters to choose from.

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Phoenix
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:07:14 PM

I'm not worried about quantaty, more so quality. Lets face it, Nintendo has the most iconic characters in gaming history, Sony is only on thier 3rd system, and really dont have any iconic characters, apart from snake.... who kinda got his start on the NES, or perhaps that guy from the uncharted games, they are kinda popular, arnt they?

I guess if you dont have a N64, GC, or Wii, then this game might seem like a good thing, even though I pity you if you dont because your missing out out some of the best games, but I still say if u want SSB, go buy it.

@Fabi
This gen, it seems to me sony is just in copy/pasty mode, if something on another console does well, sony wants to get in on it, and this is just another example of it. O, I'm sorry, did u want another example? *cough* Move *cough*. I think that's what bothers me the most about this game, hell,who knows, it might end up being an ok fighting game, but it will always fell like a cheap SSB ripoff.

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:19:27 PM

Your fooling yourself if you honestly believe that Sony doesn't have Iconic characters.

I don't even... Just wow...

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DeusExMachina
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 6:36:27 AM

Um, yeah I dont think Sony or sony fans have anything to worry about, seeing that Sony has more 1st party IPs and devs than Ninty and M$ COMBINED, and thats not even counting 3rd party yet (and Im not blowing smoke out my a$$m check it up). So I think this game is settled in terms of possible content.

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Mog
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:28:04 AM
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Oh, I wish sackboy is a character because I really want to witness sackboy bashing up kratos.

THIS WILL BE AWESOME!

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thedaini
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:33:34 AM

If not, you could always play as Sackboy against Kratos in Hot Shots Golf ;-)

I know, I know... not the same.

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:04:50 AM

Well there is already a LBP stage in the game so I am sure there will be a Sackboy character.

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Palpatations911
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:14:14 PM

Yep. I read the article on IGN and they said that there is a level called "Dreamscape", inspired by LBP, therefore Sackboy should be in it.

So they also said there will be some third party developer characters.

Wouldn't it be cool if they had the 'Souls' series warrior or pyromancer and maybe the Origami Killer from Heavy Rain? Lol... It'll never happen tho :P

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oONewcloudOo
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:28:27 AM
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Hmm, I thought it was going to be like Marvel vs Capcom. I'm happy ether way

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:39:37 AM

That would have been better I think.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:49:56 AM

I prefer to have maps with various levels and have a brawl mentality like SSB, though. I really like that combination of battle and platform.

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DarthNemesis
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:28:48 AM
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Iconic characters? ha, my nephew who plays brawl all day did not even no any of those characters besides the big 3 and Pikachu.I had to tell him who star fox and donkey kong were.Ice climbers,kid icarus,kirby and captain falco are far from iconic.Hell the wiis fanbase who are casuals do not even know who mario is.Anyway how iconic the chacters are do not matter but rather how it plays since I fojnd smash bros to be clunky.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:39:01 AM

I'm sure your anti-Nintendo bias has nothing to do with your lack of appreciation for what Nintendo has done with Super Smash Bros. and her iconic characters. To my generation, YES! Those characters you listed ARE iconic.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:46:41 AM

Yeah. DEFINITELY iconic.

It's children that would be the least likely to identify iconic characters from franchise histories, so you shouldn't be surprised by your nephew.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:40:31 AM
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Nintendo must feel flattered. It's a Smash Bros. clone. Hope Cole is in it.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:24:01 AM

Was thinking the same thing. Cole would be badass.

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:48:44 PM

It would be crazy if he wasn't in it.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:48:51 AM
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Personally, I don't care if this game isn't as good as Smash Bros. Smash bros is an incredible franchise. You can be not nearly as good as smash bros and still be an amazing game.

Know what I mean?

There are lots of Playstation characters I still want to see. Some PS1 jRPG characters, please!

The HERO from Dragon Quest 8 would make a great Playstation version of Link. lol... seriously! Sword, shield, boomerang, magic... has a spear as well, for an extra add-on.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:52:07 AM
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Old Snake needs to make an appearance in this since Kojima put Solid Snake from MGS2 in the last SSB game. :)

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Oxvial
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:55:25 AM

Now that is a great idea!

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:04:01 PM

Yes, Naked Snake form MGS3, that will be cool.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:58:36 PM

Alex, I mean Old Snake from MGS4. But Big Boss would be welcome as well. :)

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:27:58 PM

I don't follow, I thought Old snake is Solid snake?

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:35:24 PM

He is, but when they introduce him at the beginning of MGS4, they introduce him as Old Snake instead of Solid Snake.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:47:30 PM

okay got it.

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Cesar_ser_4
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:53:08 AM
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that's nice but which engine will they be using? with pretty much every character so far shown in the video coming from a different engine.

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telly
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:13:58 AM
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I'll be honest -- meh. I never cared for Super Smash Bros., other than the novelty of seeing major and minor Nintendo characters in the same space. Sony's roster has a lot of cool characters -- you ready for Parappa to rap Kratos to death? You KNOW it's coming! -- but I'm not about to get super excited about this.

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Highlander
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:14:27 AM
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Question.

Why is it that people say this; "so far all it screams out to me is Smash Bros rip off. "?

It's a mash-up brawler, so is Smash Brothers. So, does Smash Brothers own the concept of a brawler? Do they own the concept of a mash-up? Do they own the concept of 4-way play?

Sorry, I don't see the problem here, 4-way play, brawling fun. That's all. So if you're Sony, and you make a brawler, why not use all your iconic characters and mascots to being in the fans? OK, so it's not a unique concept, but then there are not many unique concepts in video games in any case, are there? Most games have their roots in games from 20 years ago and are really evolutions of those concepts with more modern technology.

You know what I would like to see? A top down, w-way action game featuring all the same Sony iconic characters working their way through level after level of adventure and treasure hunting. Kind of a Sony All-Stars meets Gauntlet. "Sackboy needs food, badly...", "Kratos is about to die...", "Cole Mcgrath shot the food!",... Much retro fun to be had.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:20:30 AM

What other Brawler plays like Smash Bros.? It's obvious Sony copied Nintendos concept.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:47:31 AM

Nintendo copied Ehrgeiz!!!

lol

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Deathb4Dishonor
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:57:49 AM

Doesn't Smash Bros kinda play like Powerstone? except on 2D Levels?... So Smash Bros is a rip off too?... Most concept are taken from other games so it's unfair to say it's a rip off from anything

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daus26
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:58:10 AM

I don't know.. taking the concept of a 4 way brawler is fine, but in terms of game design, screen layout, gameplay, style, etc, it all looks too similar to SSB imo. Maybe there are no other ways to implement a 4 way brawler, but I find that hard to believe honestly.

That said though, Sony's characters and world are very much diverse and different than Nintendo's so that alone is probably enough for this game to be its own kind.


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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:08:59 PM

Smash Bros. plays nothing like Power Stones. Nor did I say this game is a Smash Bros. rip off. It's a clone. Everything from the floaty 4 player gameplay to the interactive levels and platforms. Watch, next we're going to see item drops and helper characters. Which is fine, I'm not complaining, but to deny the obvious Super Smash Bros. influence is asinine.

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daus26
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:18:59 PM

Jawknee has a point, and he does know his Nintendo, so I believe him. Although I had hoped that Sony's brawler would be a bit more different, SSB's formula is a winning one and if Sony is going with it, I'm good with that. I'd definitely feel the same if Sackboy Kart Racing played like Mario Kart!

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Dustinwp
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:52:08 PM

It's funny because the same people that say this is a Smash Bros. ripoff will probably run to their TV's after they post to play a FPS. If you play first person shooters, action adventure, role playing, fighting, puzzle, sports games and say this game is a ripoff....YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!

I love God of War, so when Dante's Inferno and Castlevania:LoS was announced I was stoked. I didn't say "That game sucks cause it's a ripoff". Super Smash Bros. is a fun game. So why wouldn't people want more games like it? Time to grow up people.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:56:53 PM

Apples and oranges.

Besides, no one is complaining. Smash Bros. is a fun game. Even though I would have preferred this be more like Marvel vs. Capcom I'm sure this will still be fun.

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Dustinwp
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:08:09 PM

@Jawknee

Wasn't really responding to you or anyone one in this thread in particular. I've just read a lot of BS on internet and we know nothing about the game yet. Just want people to realize every game barrows from another directly or indirectly. I think Dante's Inferno is a prime example. There is always room for more good games in the same genre.


@everyone

So what if it is like Super Smash Bros.? Is that a bad thing if you like Super Smash Bros.?

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LowKey
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:24:57 PM

Well, if you wan't to get technical, it wasn't nintendo that came up with the 4 player brawler, I seem to remeber Wu Tang Shaolin Style was the first 4 player brawler,

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Highlander
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:22:38 PM

So then according to some, every 3D, third person action adventure game with elements of platforming and combat is a rip off of either Tomb Raider, Uncharted, or any previous 3D, third person action adventure with combat, puzzles and/or platforming - including Ratchet and Clank.

4-way play has been around in various games since before Gauntlet even. Brawlers are not exactly new either. I'm sorry, but this isn't a case of criticizing Nintendo, I'm simply pointing out that the game play in a 4 way brawler is not really earth shatteringly innovative. Even if this game combines several elements that are similar to a game on another platform, it no more makes it a clone or copy than one FPS being like another FPS makes either a copy of the other.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:36:26 PM

@Highlander, far too often shooters are just cut and paste jobs. You know this. You cannot deny that so far, from what we have seen, this is Smash Bros. with Sony characters. No need to deny it. Sony again followed where Nintendo lead. And there is nothing wrong with that. That's not to say Sony won't do things different or make improvements upon the Smash Bros. formula. There are a lot of 4 player brawlers but none have had the success of Smash Bros.


@Dustinwp, Gotcha. I know too many Nintendo fanboys are having a seizure. I'm thrilled as a Nintendo fan. I love Smash Bros. Now I can play it with my favorite Sony characters. :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:41:42 PM

Jawknee: You're not really going to accuse others of anti-Nintendo bias when you've clearly exhibited a bias for Nintendo, are you...?

This ridiculous idea that Sony just "always" steals from Nintendo has always been false; just another silly claim from the Ninty fankids. I'm sorry, but while there are examples, in terms of gaming overall, Sony is the one making strides in interactive entertainment. Not Nintendo. Gimmicks don't count. Evolution and innovation do, and Nintendo hasn't really done either for a long time.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:53:19 PM

I never said Sony stole anything nor did I attempt to pretend I am not biased. I am biased but I can still see when they do wrong unlike some here who never seem to see or awknowledge Sony's quirks or when they take influence from other companies.(I'm not talking about you Ben.) Move has heavy Wii influence and now this. Which is fine with me. I'm not complaining or accusing Sony of stealing ideas. I just think its silly to try and deny that these games are very similar in layout, gameplay, level design, etc.

You said it yourself. It's a Playstation brand Smash Bros. and that is fine.

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:50:42 PM

Smash Bros was influenced by the game The Outfoxies by Namco.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 8:48:20 PM

"Sony again followed where Nintendo lead."

The implication in that quote is not true.

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Jawknee
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 9:01:43 PM

The implication is that Sony took influence from one of Nintendo's franchises just like they took influence from the Wii when making the Move in both design and function while improving upon the tech which I expect they'll do with their brawler. I never conflated influence with stealing ideas. My band is heavily influenced by Propagandhi and NOFX yet we don't steal their ideas. Same rule applies.

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xenris
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 8:52:29 AM

I agree with most of highlanders points. While the game does look similar to smash bros, watching the video on IGN led me to believe the combat wasn't as simplistic as smash bros and had a bigger move set. However I can't deny how similar it looks to SSB.

Jawk

Power stones and SSB are similar games, you have items that drop down from the sky, four player brawling, floaty jumps and interactive maps. But your right in that they play differently, this is largly due to one being 3D and one being 2D.

But I think you were saying that All-stars is heavily influenced by SSB which I do agree, I think some people interpreted that as you calling it a clone/rip off or not good for some reason.

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VampDeLeon
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 10:28:19 AM

Just to add to the list; developer Klei Entertainment (who brought us Shank 1 and 2) had a game called Sugar Rush (look it up on youtube :3) that unfortunately didn't get picked up after the beta.
It was just like Super Smash Bros, though in 2D form with a slightly larger map (in terms of scrolling by the screen when moving), allowed up to 8 players (4 vs. 4) and featured character customization in terms of looks and stats.

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Lord carlos
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:15:17 AM
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I wanna see.....
crash bandicoot
spyro
cole mcgrath
victor sullivan
nathan hale
scott shelby :)
old snake ....as stated above
rachet & clank
nathan drake
sir dan fortigue
dr neo cortex
And the ginger mexican nightclub owner from heavy rain :)

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Highlander
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:22:04 AM

You forgot KOS-MOS and Sophitia...

;)

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Deathb4Dishonor
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:05:49 PM

I wouldn't mind seeing squall, cloud, Dante, and maybe the chick from Heavenly Sword

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Lord carlos
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:15:15 PM

Ah yes forgot about nariko & kai !!!
Twing twang anyone??

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daus26
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:20:46 PM

I'm certain Nariko will make it. That one PGN site made me a believer and I saw hints of Nariko, so I'm going with that lol.

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Temjin001
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:20:44 AM
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Can't say I've been much for these brawler types. Looks okay, but probably not for me.

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marcusfrommo
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:37:14 AM
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Ahh, this was Ign's big sony announcement? Can you 'imagine' what the hype machine would be like if the sequel to the ps3 was to be released later this year?

They prabably would play 'vague' game like nintendo did with their sequel to the wii? Gosh, I sincerely hope not.

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duomaxwell007
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:44:19 AM
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umm smash bros hard to pick up and play? that game is super simplistic lol and i love it... ps all stars doesn't look like much of a smash bros clone though.. i seen energy bars and most of the stages shown were "closed" so no "knocking opponents off the stage to win" so yeah Im already not interested

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Kiryu
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:46:06 AM
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Kiryu Kazuma is destined to be in this game.

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Deathb4Dishonor
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:08:01 PM

That would be awesome... To supplex Drake or Kratos would be memprable for me

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:53:19 PM

He so better be in this game!

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:08:48 PM

Ah!! Best suggestion yet.

I'm sorry everybody, but Kazuma is too tough for the rest. No other character is a match :P

Unless Duke Nukem is an announced third party character...... 0_0

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CrusaderForever
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:52:48 AM
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This looks like a lot of fun! Nice job Sony! No reason you cannot improve on a winning formula. DOOM has been improved over time by many companies. NO reason Sony cannot do the same. The only complaint I have is please remove the white outline! That doesn't look good at all. I hope this does well because I enjoyed SSB and feel like it's time for something new in this genre.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:04:54 AM
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Final boss and unlockable character should be big boss

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SnipeySnake
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:41:21 PM

Or Kevin Butler...

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JackDillinger89
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:12:40 AM
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Cant ask for more, its another ps exclusive for crying out loud.

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PSTan
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:40:31 AM
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Hopefully it has the same perfect combination of depth and accessibility that makes Smash Bros a timeless classic.

I have lofty expectations, but I'm confident this game will deliver.

Also, my excitement for this game has officially skyrocketed. I've always wanted something like this on a Playstation console.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:42:51 AM
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Seems like they are going to go the campy route. How could it not. It is a "brawler" and has fat princess and a rapper.

I originally liked the idea, but I am envisioning myself playing it, and let's say I am playing as Cole. I have to face a Raccoon thief?

Ok, I am not going to bury this thing totally until I see it in action. But, these are not iconic characters in the same mold as Link, Mario, or even Kid Icarus. Adults play SSBB for the nostalgia, and kids play it cuz it's fun.

I had my hopes up for something like a Golden Eye 4 person multiplayer where you have serious characters with their own abilities playing on maps unique to all their franchise games. Give me Cole, Kratos, Dante, Ezio, Nate (ok, he will be at a disadvantage =)), maybe throw in a Big Daddy from Bioshock.

They probably didn't go that direction since that concept has been done to death, but it would be fun to be Kratos or Cole scaling the buildings of Rome chasing after Ezio.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:56:19 AM
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Oh wow that looks terrible.

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Beamboom
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:25:50 PM
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Was *this* the big surprise that IGN has hyped for weeks now? Oh man... I'm sorry but I was hoping for something more exciting than this. :(


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daus26
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:32:52 PM
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Imo, this needs a new name. It's a bit complicated if you want to talk about it amongst other people.

"So hey have you heard about Sony's version of Super Smash Bros.?"

"Nah... what is it?"

"It's Playstation All-Stars Battle Royal!!"

"Playstation All-Stars.. what?"

In this day and age, we like to shorten what we say, and there is absolutely nothing I can think of to shorten this one. PASBR? Title Fight, or Playstation Title Fight seems more straight forward and less cheesy. Previously, "Heroes on the Move" seemed better than the final name, "Playstation Move Heroes." Sony's getting a bit cheesy with these title names... of course, imo.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:39:40 PM

I'm just gonna call it PlayStation Brawl. xD

...PSB

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SoulController
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 7:25:45 AM

PBR...lol

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FatherSun
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:49:31 PM
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This title will be a boon for the PlayStation Brand. The roster can always be expanded and new stages are only a DLC away. It will bring more visibility to PlayStation characters. Hey maybe someday they too will be considered “ICONIC” even to other brand enthusiasts.

All these announcements are making people wonder just what will Sony reveal at E3 this year. Just like last year they announced big titles prior to the show. With all this activity the probability of a 2012 E3 PS4 reveal just went below 5%.

Imagine... Big Kaz takes the stage to announce "PLAYSTATION ALL-STARS: VITA" with FULL Cross-Platform functionality with PS3. If he doesn’t do I will so if PSAS: VITA is not already in development then SONY will have no choice but to make it happen because an announcement like that would create BUZZ of Epic Proportions!

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:01:05 PM

I can appreciate your enthusiasm. But "This title will be a boon for the PlayStation Brand".

Do you believe that really? Do you mean it in a way that you think it will be a system seller? When I hear "boon for the PlayStation Brand", to me means that it will really push the brand forward. I don't see how this game could do that.

To me, this just seems like it will be a fun title, that will be lucky to sell 500,000.

Playstation Move heroes sold a little over 100,000 I believe.

Maybe there is a thirst for this type of game that you see, and I just don't. In no way do I represent the gaming populous, but I think it could be somewhat fun for a bit, however I tire of these types of games quickly.

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FatherSun
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:18:49 PM

Actually I have no thirst for this game at all. Fighting games in general have not excited me too much. I enjoy playing them but I am over them to the point that they are not D1Ps for me.

My statement comes from Sony's perspective. If they handle this property properly it can and will make their characters more visible in this ever expanding gaming industry. Opening the audience of all titles to each other. Also if a VITA version is announced SONY can really say that they are living up to the Cross Platform Gaming feature. Imagine having a quick match with up to 3 opponents located anywhere on the planet on a PS3 or VITA all while on a bus or train ride or just sitting in the park. You know, all the things the VITA is made for.

Maybe I should have said the this game "MAY" be a boon instead of "will" be. It all depends on what Sony does with the property. Particularly if the 3rd party support is healthy.

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LowKey
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:20:08 PM
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Ummm.... EW!

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SuMtOnE
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:23:19 PM
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Never been this excited on a Video Game. since they announced a HD of Final Fantasy X on the Playstation 3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 1:35:44 PM

Still waitin' on that remake

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SnipeySnake
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 2:37:59 PM
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All the characters I want in the game:
Dante, Jak, Crash, Spyro, Cloud, Snake, Sora.
Though I'm definitely getting this game no matter what. I really hope they manage to get a ginormous roster with at least 50+ characters. I hope most of the roster will be from the PS1 and PS2 gens.

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kraygen
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:01:51 PM
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While this isn't really my style I'd probably pick it up cheap for when I have friends or family over because they are fun when you have 4 people in the same room laughing and what not.

I think they need to add a White Knight to the mix, all my other favorites have been mentioned, but I think the White Knight would be pretty perfect for this game.

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Highlander
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 4:05:51 PM

White Knight FTW

This message brought to you by "The Gamers Addicted to White Knight Chronicles". TGAWKC is a non profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating gamers that have lost their love for the White Knight.

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fatelementality
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 3:32:27 PM
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Can we get a lil Raziel & Kain in there? That would be sweeeeeet. The final boss should be a fusion of Metal Gear Rex, and Minion from the old TM games with Kevin Butler behind the wheel. Minion Rex will destroy all!!!

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Oyashiro
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 5:02:00 PM
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I hope they put in Kat from Gravity Daze/Rush.

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evilmunkie
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 8:50:27 PM
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Anyone here remember Thrill Kill,how it was rated AO and never released? Now that is something I would like to see finally released!Really twisted four player action in cramped spaces with them dying off one at a time. What I worry about here is this company, I've never played anything from them or heard of them so hopefully this will be good. I personally would like to see Cloud, Sephiroth,a moogle, Solid Snake, Revolver Ocelot, Nathan Drake, Crash, Lara Croft maybe even Pyramid Head and Sir Daniel Fortesque hah.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:14:04 PM

Thrill Kill was cool.

It was basically released as a different game, Wu Tang: Taste The Pain. Exact same engine, exact same gore, only this time you had to unlock the gore via a code.

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___________
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 5:39:55 AM
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sigh.
this is EXACTLY why $ony has not posted a FY profit for years!
stupid decisions like this.
i wish $ony would stop trying to steal a piece of nintys pie its NEVER going to happen!
there in the mindset that hey ninty is releasing all these kids games and are making a mint so if we make them we will make a mint too.
WRONG!

ninty is making a mint of these kids games because that is what they have been doing since the companies creation!
ninty is known for kids games, $ony is known for the opposite!
going to $ony for kids games is like going to ninty for GOW!
ninty would NEVER release a game with scenes half as graphic as GOW!
$ony need to stop being so god dam greedy, be happy with what they have, and bring back some old franchises their fans might actually want!
something the majority of their fans will want, not something 0.0000000000000000001% of their fans want!


how did medievil moves dedmunds quest sell?
how did that fitness game sell?
how did ape escape for the move sell?
how did playstation move heroes sell?
how did R&C all for one sell?
poorly?
hmmmmmmmmmmmm, i wonder why!!!!!!!!!!

this is whats REALLY pissing me off with $ony this gen!
they cancel amazing looking games like 8 days, the getaway 3, heavenly sword 2, awesome projects that their fans would love and would push the industry forward!
things they SHOULD be doing, things that will make them a good profit get canned!
things that will sit and gather dust like facebook, twitter, crappy kids games, things that will make them the smallest profit get front row centre.
no wonder there bleeding money like a asian dude in a quentin tarantino film!
its, its almost like $ony WANT to go bankrupt!

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Gradon
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 3:09:15 PM

Erm yeah, Nintendo don't just do 'kids games', you should look up the three RPG's they've just published for the Wii, oh and in June there are two survival horror games known as Project Zero coming out by Nintendo, so Sony isn't exactly jumping on a 'kids game bandwagon' here, because I hardly believe too many kids will even be interested in this game anyway.

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Robochic
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 10:07:58 AM
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Game looks fun i would get this for my Son for sure he seems to have difficulty with the Wii remotes but has no problem wiht the PS3 move or controller so he'll be happy to see a game he can play.

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