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Sony brings in big guns for All-Stars Battle Royale

By: Moses Abaortae

  |   July 7th, 2012   |  
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And no, it’s not another playable character but former a former Capcom employee who worked on Street Fighter. Set to work for Santa Monica studios on project.

Sony seem to have an open mind when it comes to where they get their ideas for games from and never rule anything out. Whether it is an original, innovation and extremely risky title such as Heavy Rain or LittleBigPlanet, or a big budget first-person shooter such as Killzone, or what many are deeming as an unapologetic rip-off of Nintendo’s popular All-Star series.

The consumer electronics giant showed off a number of new titles headed for the PlayStation 3, including the likes of Quantic Dreams’ Beyond: Two Souls and Naughty Dogs’ The Last of Us. However, one other title got a significant amount of stage time as well, and no, that is not a reference to Wonderbook.

That title was All-Star Battle Royale, a brawler game with four players taking each other on in frenetic, fast-paced action either using a PlayStation 3 or a PlayStation Vita, as the game boasted cross-platform play on the two consoles.

Seth Killian or S-Killian as he is known amongst his peers hyped up the project he has joined when he likened the game as a love-letter to PlayStation gamers.

He said, “All-Stars is also a total love-letter to Sony fans. From the characters, to their special moves, to the incredible level 3 supers, and the stages themselves,” before continuing, “I’m not sure there’s ever been such a giant dose of fan-service in Sony history.“

Killian also pointed out that there was plenty of depth in the game as well and it was not just a case of using big brand names to sell the title. He said, “Beyond great character designs or all the ingenious little ideas that make combat feel great, the real test of a great game to me is that ‘just *one* more game!’ feeling.”

The developer also pointed out that the game had already proved to be a hit in the office with employees having to be forced to stop playing the game. He said, “You only have to walk through SuperBot’s studio and see all the staff being scolded to stop playing their own game and get back to work to know that they’ve really got something special cooking.”

The main question that remains is whether the dish satisfies the pallets of the PlayStation gaming community and whether or not the title can hold its own when compared to an extremely similar Nintendo title.

Sony has already announced a number of characters set to appear in the game including the likes of Kratos, Radec, Sweethtooth and Nathan Drake, but one can expect many more announcements to be made leading up to the game’s release.