PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Announced

April 27, 2012

All those rumours finally come to fruition. Today Sony announces PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale for the PlayStation 3. A side scrolling beat-em-up brawler developed by SuperBot Entertainment, Battle Royale will have you punching, kicking, slicing, dicing, blasting, rapping and so much more with your favourite, iconic ‘PlayStation’ branded characters. A cast built from Sony owned intellectual properties, and third party characters known for appearing on Sony platforms, will be coupled with battle stages and arenas equally stylised after PlayStation franchises, themselves mixing themes and styles. Ever wondered how Hades from God of War would react to an invasion of Patapons? Now you can find out.

The objective in each stage is simple: beat the hell out of your opponent to score points. Each character has a special energy bar. Filling this bar, by using standard attacks, allows characters to unleash three tiers worth of super special attacks. In order to score points, players must use these special attacks to defeat opponents. Low level special attacks will be quicker to charge, though may not knock out opponents, meanwhile level three specials are almost guaranteed multiple points.

Though Sony is promising many characters to be revealed (we’re looking at you, Mr. Drake), SuperBot has revealed some of the cast. So far players can look forward to battling with:

  • Kratos from God of War
  • Colonel Radec from Killzone 2
  • PaRappa from PaRappa the Rapper
  • Fat Princess from Fat Princess
  • Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal
  • Sly the Raccoon from Sly
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Announced will feature both single player and multiple player (local and online) modes, and will no doubt be fully revealed at E3 2012. Check out Sony’s first footage of the game below.
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