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Playstation All Stars Battle Royale Confirmed + Screens And Gameplay Footage

Its official – Sony Smash Brothers….I mean Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale has been confirmed and shown off by Sony. Under the development of SuperBot Entertainment, the game will feature a roster of some of the most famous characters to have appeared on Sony consoles in a four player competitive environment, set for release sometime towards the end of this year.

Shameless copy or not, this game looks like it could be good fun

Initial details on the full roster are being kept sensibly under wraps, but we do know straight away that the likes of Kratos, Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth and even Parappa The Rapper have made the cut, as these were the characters duking it out in the footage that Sony have released. It also appears that levels will feature a mashup of different franchises, as one stage is Metropolis from the Ratchet And Clank series…only the Hydra from God Of War is in the background ready to eat unwitting characters that get in its way. From the footage on offer, the game is running smoothly at 60fps, and has incorporated some of the elements that has made Nintendo’s Smash Brothers series so successful, including signature attacks and general gameplay that seems to follow (or copy, depending on your outlook) the organised flow of action that made Melee and Brawl such a joy to play.

Yes - thats Parappa the god-damn Rapper beating the hell out of Sweet Tooth

If words don’t do the trick, then you can view the game in action via the video below. Now, I shall put my hands together and hope that some of my all time favourite characters (*cough cough CLASSIC CRASH BANDICOOT*) also make it into the game. More news when Sony decided to release it…or it gets leaked.

 

Do You Remember When Mario Punched Link Off The Corneria? – Super Smash Brothers Review

SUPER SMASH BROTHERS (1999) – HAL LABORATORY

I wonder how well it would have sold without Mario....

There are rumours flying about at the moment that Sony is looking to collect its very best characters from first party IP’s and put them all together in a fighting game. Potentially, it could be a very good title – but the thing that amuses me is that while fans argue about the validity of putting certain characters in, I wonder why it has taken Sony so long to emulate a game that Nintendo got organised more than a decade ago, in the form of the original Super Smash Brothers. Considering the enormous success of the franchise, in particular the sequels Melee and Brawl which regularly top lists of people’s favourite multiplayer games, it seems strange that the idea of putting your very best mascots into a fighting game was a foreign concept in 1999. People generally looked towards the established names of the genre (like Tekken, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat) if they wanted a good bout of fisticuffs, but the lure of being able to kick the crap out of Pikachu as Mario soon drew in the punters. 4.3 million sales later, and Nintendo’s little gamble (it was only ever intended to be released in Japan) gave us one of the best multiplayer games of the fifth generation. Continue reading Do You Remember When Mario Punched Link Off The Corneria? – Super Smash Brothers Review