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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation 3 | PlayStation Vita
Genre: Action
Developer: SuperBot Entertainment Official Site: http://www.superbotentertain...
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertain...
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Post by Eorl @ 11:51am 05/02/13 | 0 Comments
Sony has officially revealed via Kotaku that Superbot - the studio behind recent title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - has ended their working agreement on good terms. According to the statement, Sony's in-house studio Santa Monica will be handling all future DLC and support.
Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer Superbot Entertainment has amicably ended. We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their next endeavor. PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale and the title's forthcoming DLC releases will continue to be fully supported by Santa Monica Studio.
While it is unknown as to how this will affect the independent studio in the long run, a statement by David Yang seemed cheerful and confident, saying that the studio will continue "working on projects that reflect our passion for games."
SuperBot Entertainment can confirm that the relationship with SCEA has ended on good terms. We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work on with Sony on Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, and are extremely proud of the work we have done. SuperBot Entertainment will continue working on projects that reflect our passion for games and our commitment to creating award winning titles. We are very excited about beginning the next chapter of our future and invite all of our fans and supporters to follow our journey.
The studio also revealed to Kotaku that no layoffs are currently planned, however "it is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time."

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale launched late last year for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, offering cross-play and cross-save support between the two platforms. You can check out AusGamers review (8.2/10) for a look at what we thought of the brawler title.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Post by Eorl @ 12:14pm 18/01/13 | 0 Comments
Sony has announced two new characters will make their way to the battlefield in their beat 'em up title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale come February 12th. Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk join the lineup, with unique playstyles and combos among them.
Kat graces PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale with her presence, as an up-close melee fighter who utilizes her ability to manipulate gravity to turn the tide in battle. Players who enjoyed Gravity Rush on PS Vita know that Kat loves to bend gravity to allow her to dash, slide, and fly from one place to another, and her All-Stars incarnation is no exception. Those who enjoy AP burst combos and varied mobility will definitely gravitate towards Kat.

Emmett Graves from Starhawk joins the fray! He brings his signature “Build & Battle” style from Starhawk, calling down different structures to aid him in battle, including Rift Extractors for AP and Flak Turrets that fire at will. Aside from his default rifle and pistol, Emmett can also call for additional weaponry in the form of shotgun and rocket launcher loadouts, allowing him to adapt to any situation. These loadouts will also change his level 1 super, giving him a total of five supers to choose from!
Both of these new characters will be available for free for the first two weeks of their launch, but will go on sale afterwards so be quick. Sony has also unveiled the newest level, Fearless — a mash-up between Heavenly Sword and Wipeout — will also be available to purchase in February.

Check out the character trailers below for a glimpse of the action.



Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Post by Eorl @ 03:10pm 12/12/12 | 0 Comments
The brawler genre has been a mixture of many different fighting game titles, including the very successful Super Smash Bros. by Nintendo. With the success of this series in particular, it isn't a surprise to see Sony trying their hand at a brawler title of their own with recently released PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

While the game offers various amounts of similarities between Super Smash Bros., the big question is what does it offer that is different to Nintendo's brawler? We got our own expert Dave Kozicki to take on the challenge of Sony's first brawler game to see what he thought.
Do yourself a favour this Friday and grab a couple of mates, invest in four controllers, knock back a case of brewskies and work that arse groove on your couch as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is going to keep your interest for a quite some time.
Read more of the review over here.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 10:35am 28/11/12 | 0 Comments
Sony has revealed a new trailer for their recently released brawler, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, however things are slightly different in this one. Gathering help from the crew at popular comedy TV Show Robot Chicken, the "Break Room" trailer has the stars of the brawler in their very own doll form, complete with tacked on mouths.

Co-creator of Robot Chicken Matthew Senreich took to the Playstation blog to officially announce the trailer, but also to discuss just how tough it was to create the voices for these characters.
When PlayStation asked us at Robot Chicken to literally “play” with their all-star line-up of characters, we were not about to say no. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale gave us an opportunity in the writers’ room to have the geek discussions we all love to have.

What is that “before” or “after” location like where all these characters hang out? What voices could we give to these iconic characters when turned on their side 90 degrees? Part of what our Robot Chicken crew does best. Take the absurd and make it mundane.
Check it out below for a glimpse into just what the characters get up to outside of their constant battling.

Thursday, 22 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 12:51pm 22/11/12 | 1 Comments
Sony has today announced that the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale brawler is now available for purchase both in-store and on digital shelves for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Featuring a range of PlayStation characters, the brawler also kicks off a month long event that will include a nationwide search for Australia’s Ultimate All-Star fan and favourite PlayStation All-Stars character.
oin a cast of characters including Kratos, PaRappa the Rapper, Nathan Drake, Fat Princess and many more. Each character has their own unique special moves, as different PlayStation universes collide to form interactive environments. Compete at home with friends and family, via “Cross Play” against PS Vita players or enter action-packed online tournaments.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale also supports “Cross-Buy”, which enables owners of the PS3 title to purchase the game for and play on the PS Vita platform for free. With game experiences being playable across PS3 and PS Vita, Cross Buy delivers unmatched value for money.
For those looking for info on the nationwide competition can find more info over at the official Facebook page.

Friday, 9 November 2012
Post by Eorl @ 11:40am 09/11/12 | 1 Comments
Sony has released a new trailer depicting the fight between each playable character in their upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita exclusive brawler. Paying homage to some of Sony's more influential characters including Drake from Uncharted, Kratos from God of War and even Parappa the rapping dog, the brawler pits 20 playable characters against each other to fight it out and determine the winner.
Spanning the entire PlayStation catalogue, players will control the likes of iconic characters such as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Parappa, Fat Princess, Colonel Radec, and Sly Cooper among others. Additionally, players will have access to top third party gaming heroes to use in battle. With a host of playable characters, special attacks, themed stages, and mash up music, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pits players in a deep fighting game that draws inspiration through the colourful PlayStation universe.
Check it out below or swing by our game page for a look at each playable character available.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be available on November 20th for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and will feature cross-play between the two systems.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 03:36pm 23/10/12 | 1 Comments
Sony has released a new trailer depicting some of the characters one will find in their exclusive PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 3 brawler in live action form. Included in the trailer is the quite large Kratos, a flying Sackboy, Cole from Infamous and Drake from Uncharted.

Previously Sony had been teasing the new trailer with three teaser trailers, each depicting a part of the encounter shown in the full trailer. While it hasn't been said, it looks like this trailer could be a "spiritual successor" to last years Michael trailer, with some of the previous actors looking to be back.

Check it out below, and if you missed our recent interview with SuperBot on what to expect from the upcoming brawler you can check that out over here.

Monday, 22 October 2012
Post by Eorl @ 03:19pm 22/10/12 | 0 Comments
We recently caught up with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale game-director, Omar Kendal, to talk to him about the upcoming PlayStation exclusive brawler and grilled him on the online play functionality, but also on what it means to remain unique amidst other brawler-styled games.

"It’s called lockstep, basically, it’s: we move forward together; every step that we take is synchronized. And when there’s a bad connection, fighting games have to get slower, and slower, and slower, and slow down the action to make sure that everything is happening at the same time, and they can verify that packets are being sent simultaneously, and being received on both ends simultaneously," Omar explained in regards to latency issues in online play.

"We have some really innovative guys on our network side who said “Maybe we don’t have to do this”. We’ve got four players who are going to be playing at the same time. The Likelihood that one of the guys in that match is going to have a bad connection, and ruin that experience for everyone, is pretty high. So choosing to go down the lock-step path, would mean that we’re really increasing the odds that the experience you’re going to have could be slow and laggy, and just not feel like you’re offline experience, and we really didn’t want that."

Read on for the full interview.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Post by Dan @ 10:24am 09/07/12 | 1 Comments
Headlining a presentation at the annual EVO fighting game tournament in Las Vegas over the weekend, Sony has announced the release date for their answer to Smash Bros. -- PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale -- as October 25th 2012 for Australia/New Zealand (23rd in North America, 24th in Europe and 26th in the UK).

Also revealed were two more characters for the game's roster: Sony mascot Toro the karate cat (who also recently featured in Street Fighter X Tekken) and Heihachi Mishima from the more traditional Tekken line-up.

These two join the already announced Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Fat Princess, Sly Cooper, Radec from Killzone 2, Kratos from God of War, PaRappa the Rapper, Nathan Drake from Uncharted, and the Big Daddy from BioShock.

Watch the two new gameplay trailers below.



Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Post by Eorl @ 02:16pm 05/06/12 | 0 Comments
Sony today announced in their E3 conference that the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will feature two exclusive playable characters, the Big Daddy from Bioshock and Nathan Drake from Uncharted. The current roster is still being drip fed, but so far there have been a few notable characters, such as Kratos from God of War series and Sweet-tooth from Twisted Metal.

Sony has also announced that the PlayStation Vita will be receiving PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and will be featuring cross-compatibility with the PS3.

Check out the trailer below (HD here) which gives a glimpse into the chaotic gameplay as well a preview of Big Daddy and Nathan Drake in action.