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PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale out this holiday

Friday, 27 April 2012 06:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

It’s official: PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale has been announced on GameTrailers TV from Superbot Entertainment for PlayStation 3. Full details and GTTV episode inside.

PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale is rumour no more. The fighter, speculated to be in the works since last year, has made its official bow on GameTrailers TV.

Superbot Entertainment is developing the title, having been created internally from Sony Santa Monica to make the game. Gameplay, as expected, is similar to that of Super Smash Bros, and is running at 60FPS.

Spotted in the show are gameplay stages themed around God of War, Buzz, LittleBigPlanet, Patapon and Ratchet & Clank.

The first characters are also to set to be announced during the episode, but spotted already are Kratos, Parappa the Rapper, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Fat Princess, Colonel Radec from Killzone and Sly Racoon.

Third-party characters will make an appearance in the game, a la SSB Brawl, but those involved are yet to be announced. More details will be announced at E3 in nearly five weeks time.

Battle Royale launches this holiday for PS3. Watch the full reveal from the GTTV episode, more video and first screens below.

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104 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I saw it and it looks like crap in 60 frames per second. Wow. Such an achievement.

    They also confirmed that there will be 3rd party characters in the game.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. speedxl01

    It seems exactly like S Smash Bros but with Sony characters, and that’s a good thing, I know some friends that like a lot SSMB who will be glad with this game if they pull it right.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    It’s not just the same game, but even UI is from Smash Bros (with health and “Super” bar exception).

    Radec’s special is exactly the same like with Solid Snake. I’m actually shocked that they copied the game completely.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    Looks sweet, can’t wait to see the entire roster.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. polygem

    @2,3: yea it really is super sony smash bros.
    they bought a license from nintendo right? if not nintendo should probably sue them.
    nintendo gets copied by both ms and sony a lot…and mostly badly. the spark is always missing. mod nation racers is not bad but not a mario kart killer. i still kinda liked the gameplay footage shown here.
    will keep an eye on this one for sure. kind of like the backgrounds. played a lot of these games…

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Christopher Jack

    @5, Ah, the American way: Something looks similar, sue them! Nintendo don’t own the fighting genre & Sony owns most of the characters & have already obtained the rights to any 3rd party owned guys. Sure Ninty could try & sue for its likeness, but chances are that their are other games of similar style before SSB. I mean if you were the creators behind Doom (or whatever the first fps was), that shouldn’t automatically mean that every other fps needs to pay royalties for it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    @6, It’s not one thing it’s all these little things that makes everyone feel like Sony is trying to copy the competition, and it’s not even a “let’s copy it and make it much better” it’s let’s just copy it and sell it to the masses.

    They have every right to copy every shit they want like with their shitty tablets and then sell “Zero” of them.

    Sony has a huge variety of development studios. Couldn’t one of them have come up with a unique fighting game formula?

    Well, 4 billion loss is a good start i guess.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Wah wah wah. I bet these comments were written yesterday and saved in a notepad to be copy & pasted once the game was shown.

    We havent even seen a collective 2mins of the game yet, but i guess we already know everything about it.

    People asked for a game like this, Sony delivered. They didnt want a new fighting game, they wanted Sony Smash Bros. Jeesh, dont you people visit games forums?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    Well I didn’t hear anyone but the Nintendo faithful complain about Sony’s early Crash Team Racing(8.8 on metacritic, 9.4 in user ratings) which was clearly inspired by Mario Kart.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Joe Musashi

    @yosp
    I’m not the last boss, CEO Kaz will be (not)

    Haha.

    JM

    #10 3 years ago
  11. The_Red

    Wow, this is even a bigger and more shameless clone than Move. Seriously, they could have at least tried a more 3D look like Power Stone. This is pretty much SSB.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    So you recommend a way of not copying one person by copying a different person? Seriously people…

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Fin

    Looks fuckin’ awesome!!
    Who cares if it’s a clone of SSB, SSB is also awesome!!

    @10

    I assume Kaz’s special will be him saying RRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER, followed by cars flying across the screen.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. speedxl01

    @8 You are right, that’s what people wanted, and I think it’s good since there’s no other game like this on PS3.

    There are a lot of examples of companies copying each other concepts, it’s no case..

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Joe Musashi

    @13 Dunno. Maybe @yosp was referring to Sony as a whole, not just this game.

    OOOOH IN B4 PLATFORM TROLOLOL

    JM

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @12, Power Stone is 3D brawler, but if they could copy that formula there would be less complain and with 3D mode PS3 could show a potential.

    But here is a serious 2D Rip Off with the same Nintendo brawler UI. It’s not “was clearly inspired by Mario Kart” blah blah blah.

    From a business perspective it’s a bland, typical Sony Move. “they have it, let’s join them” and sell in the end nothing.

    Hmm, remember that shitty Move game… Move Heroes? That thing sucked and sold really bad to begin with. Because there was no soul except for pathetic Rip Off.

    Playstation All Stars Battle Royale – Even the logo has a “cashed in” feel to it.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    @15
    You’re in way too late.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. polygem

    @5…you got me wrong here. i hate this sue everyone attitude. deeply. i really like nintendo for being so relaxed…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Christopher Jack

    @16, All I can say to that is something a little similar to what I said earlier: Crash Team Racing. A game of critical acclaim & sold around five million copies- simply an excellent game in its own right despite having obvious’sources of inspiration’ but calling it a cheap knock off is ignorant & simply degrading to the team that made it.

    @18, They aren’t as relaxed as you think, they maybe humble when someone takes a game they made & makes it something different, which I respect, but they are often on the attack of blatant rip offs, emulators & other forms of piracy like those R4 cards, which you can’t really fault them for.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Gekidami

    They talk about here:
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/first-take-playstation-all-stars/729633
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/first-take-playstation-all-stars/729631
    Some blatant differences to SSB are mentioned.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. polygem

    @19…it is too early to say something about this game…but on first sight it really really totally looks like smash bros, just with sony mascots and backgrounds. it really looks like a copy paste job.
    i still like the idea of having such a game for the ps3.! smash bros is so awesome. i am still interested in the game.

    @20: thx for the link!
    really sounds like sony changed some stuff in the gameplay department.
    can´t wait to check it out myself.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. awaltzforvenus

    Wah wah, it looks like SSB. So what? I’m not interested in the game for its originality, I’m interested in it because it looks fun to play.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. KAP

    I absolutely love the way gamers are trippin over themselfs fighting with one another that this is similar to SSB LOL

    Its a little pathetic really. You dont hear people claim COD is a rip off of DOOM do you. Fuck me, gamers are so fuckin fickle its crazy!!!

    Its safe to say this game is built for the fans. Plain and simple.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Da Man

    FAK FAK FAK FAKIN BASTARDS YOU DARE INSULT MY SONY111

    #24 3 years ago
  25. John117

    Is it just me or does the game look like it’s running on the same engine as SSBB? O_o I mean, the graphics are quite similar and well everything else. Sure, if they manage to pull this off and make a decent game then good for Sony seeing as they could need some good exclusives at the time. Altough I gotta say it sure looks like a rip off with nothing new to the table though time will tell…

    #25 3 years ago
  26. shogoz

    more like playstation fag stars

    #26 3 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

    More homosexual slurs? Really?

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Christopher Jack

    Wait, fags are gay?!

    #28 3 years ago
  29. daytripper

    This has potential to be fun especially online

    #29 3 years ago
  30. albo88

    not the first time that Sony copy’s from Nintendo

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OlderGamer

    Good thing Sony made a MOVE like this. Because we all know that Ninetendo games and Wii/WiiU are just for young kids and housewives. So bravo for Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale! I am sure that it will be far more mature and really deliver that Core game experience that can only be found on a PS3.

    Whats funny to me are the fans. Its great to diss the Wii. But when Sony clones another Wii experience, the game gets praise and anticipation by the same fans? Don’t talk about fanboys around here, your glass house could shatter from all of the stones flying around.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. daytripper

    @30 they all copy from each other, if its a good idea and consumers want it, why not? it looks better than what I thought it would be to be honest.

    @31 you getting a wii u ? would love a new starfox game for it.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OlderGamer

    Yep day, going to be a day one pick up for me, The WiiU I mean.

    I would likly grab StarFox if and when it comes out. I really want a new Zelda and a new F-Zero. But truthfuly I am looking forward to most of Nintendos first party line up.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    I’d have preferred Chairman Stahl over Colonel Radak… Stahl was easily the best thing about the rather excellent Killzone 3.

    Malcolm McDowell once again proving theirs no bastard like an English bastard :-)

    #34 3 years ago
  35. daytripper

    @34 “Fuck em”

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Charlie Sheen

    sony unoriginal who new?

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Charlie Sheen

    btw this looks so shit hahahahahaha fucking sony trying to hard to copy nintendo lul

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Joe Musashi

    @17 Apparently not. :)

    JM

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Spider Law

    looks fantastic and i cant friggin wait.

    Copying Super smash bros? Fine with me, Smash Bros is fucking awesome.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Eregol

    @16 ‘Hmm, remember that shitty Move game… Move Heroes? That thing sucked and sold really bad to begin with. Because there was no soul except for pathetic Rip Off.’

    I don’t think the game sold badly because it had no soul, it sold badly because it was a bad game. Poorly implemented mini games and not much to tie it all together.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. nikk900

    I can’t wait for this. I don’t care if people say “it’s a smash bros rip-off”. Smash bros is a good game, and playstation fans have wanted this for a long time. Companies copy each other all the time. The move took the wii controller to the next level. The kinect took the eye toy to the next level. It’s not just games either, it happens with lots of things. If something is popular then it will be copied. We wouldn’t have a lot of great games if people didn’t copy each other. Stop crying!

    #41 3 years ago
  42. lexph3re

    I think it’s funny. In order to be a smash rip off doesn’t it have to have “Smash” components? There’s no smash attacks, no board drops, no flying off the screen. The only thing that is similar is the 2D design in which that’s not similar either. Sure seeing 4 characters fighting on the screen evokes the “Smash Familiars” but does that make it smash? Nope.

    The game is Combo heavy and Super’s execute their kills. And when their hit they disintegrate. Come on guys can we quite with the BS I have to call X a ripoff because I like Y? It’s really unfitting towards your personalities. Make’s for little diversity in the gaming community XD

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Charlie Sheen

    @42 ok then every cod is different then, different guns, campaign, camos on guns, different maps, character design and different spec ops/zombies…… just because they have changed minor things its still going to feel like cod and thats going to be the same for this mess of a game and whats funny is that i remember most sony fanboys saying that ssb is a kiddie fighting game but its mature as hell when sony make it….

    #43 3 years ago
  44. ManuOtaku

    I dont mind if it borrows some elements from super smash brother, and i think that is quite good, becuase developers always have to look and / or aim at the greatest games, and i think smash is a great game, therefore if they took some things that is really great.

    What i dont like is the attitude of some gamers that criticize and/or indicate that smash brothers is a kiddie game, that is not their kind of game, basecally they dont like it because is a nintendo tittle, but when something similar or in the same vein arrives in their predilected system, then turns out that is the greates thing ever, that is what i dont understand, ***scratchs head***, dont get me wrong, iam glad that you will be receiving this kind of game on your predilected console, and i will be getting this also, as i got SSMB, but please restrain from trashing the nintendo tittle at the same time, it doesnt look coherent IMHO.

    #44 3 years ago
  45. lexph3re

    There’s a difference in a feel and the general execution. Your comparison used the same game and made a statement as if it we’re suppose to be different. CoD isn’t suppose to differ by much as the sss(super smash series) isn’t suppose to differ by much. This on the other hand has a completely different feel to it and brand new in some respects. And as all the preview videos state it DOES NOT FEEL LIKE SMASH.

    And I am often called a Sony fanboy(which im not they just deliver the things i want) and I played Smash competitively with friends and tourneys and know the game had a great meta game level to it and still does (not so much brawl). So your generalizing statement kinda eludes the perspective I’m tackling by stating this game is obviously going to be different from smash

    #45 3 years ago
  46. OrbitMonkey

    @35, Best line of the game :-)

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Charlie Sheen

    @45 how can it different then ssb? seriously please point out to me how its different

    #47 3 years ago
  48. Eregol

    @47: Opponents not defeated by Ring outs and instead defeated by Super Moves which are charged by attacks,
    A level that gets built as you play on it, promptly followed by a section where you have to answer questions while fighting or you’ll be clocked by the level.

    I don’t see the problem in being a SSB clone, Hudsonsoft did one first, plus we’ve also had a TMNT one and a Cartoon Network one. What does it matter that Sony are doing one as well? As far as I can tell, you’re dredging up a similar argument to that what you’re complaining about Sony fanboys calling SSB kiddy (something I have never done, had a lot of fun with SSB).
    You’re on the outside looking in, and as it’s Sony you’re bitching about them doing their own take on a particular ip. If they want to have a crack, let them. If you don’t want it, don’t buy it. No-one’s making you, you know?

    #48 3 years ago
  49. absolutezero

    It’ll have an online component that works.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. Spider Law

    @47
    he did, twice

    #50 3 years ago
  51. Charlie Sheen

    “Opponents not defeated by Ring outs and instead defeated by Super Moves which are charged by attacks,
    A level that gets built as you play on it, promptly followed by a section where you have to answer questions while fighting or you’ll be clocked by the level.”

    those are some serious game changing components that they added in the game seriously those components make it more bloody roar then ssb im such an idiot im so sorry please forgive me.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Eregol

    @51: You never said they had to be game changing. Just that they had to be different to how SSB does things.
    Seriously, grow up and try to argue in a mature way, instead of stamping your feet and frowning petulantly.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Charlie Sheen

    @52 because the stuff you pointed out doesnt change the fact that the game is exactly like ssb, and even the little minor stuff that you pointed out, you can change the settings in ssb to make the game feel like this pile of poopy so your comment is invalid

    #53 3 years ago
  54. daytripper

    @orbit

    Yeah it was a awesome moment :-)

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Joe Musashi

    @LOLShock94

    Here’s a couple of ways it’s different: It’s got different characters and it’s on a different system.

    Problem?

    JM

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Eregol

    @53: And the original Call of Duty was just like Medal of Honor, EAs UFC game is just like THQs, BlazBlue is just like StreetFighter, Soul Calibur is just like Battle Arena Toshinden, Full Auto is just like Twisted Metal, Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi is just like a steaming pile of dog shit.
    Wherever you look ther are games cribbing on other games’ style, does it matter? Not at all. Every company is entitled to produce their own version of something (as I said in a previous post where I mentioned Hudsonsoft, Cartoon Network and TMNT super Smash Bros clones, which you just happened to ignore).

    So, come on, be a big boy and say something that actually makes sense, instead of just going ‘Boooo, Sony ripping SSB. Shitty Sony. Booooo!’. It’s not very becoming.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. absolutezero

    Incoming link to a flash animation and a bunch of awful memes.

    #57 3 years ago
  58. TD_Monstrous69

    I loved Super Smash Brothers as a kid, and loved Super Smash Brothers Melee even more, and I have no problem with Playstation All Stars Battle Royale reminding me of those days, playing Super Smash Brothers with either my friends or my siblings. Because what I saw last night was a fighting game that actually looks like a lot of fun to play, and nothing but the highest amount of promise to it. Though to be more specific, what I saw when this was on GameTrailers earlier this morning, was a very interesting fighting game that blends the zoomed out camera style, levels that can play a combat role, and weapons of SSB and SSBM (with the weapons having a Playstation twist), with the supers and ultra combos of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and even some of the close quarters combat style of the Tekken characters from Street Fighter X Tekken. Here’s my questions to anyone, HOW IS THIS BAD, AND HOW IS IT BAD THAT A FIGHTING GAME THAT’S MEANT TO BE FUN COPIES SUPER SMASH BROTHERS!? “Oh boo fuckin hoo, they ripped off Nintendo, they should be sued”. Here’s a slap of reality for everyone out there, it’s as a wise man once said “No Idea’s Original, there’s nothin new under the sun, it’s never been what it’s been, but how it’s done”.
    I look forward to hearing more about this, and can’t wait to see who else is making the roster for PSAS: Battle Royale.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. HeavyD-Love

    Where’s Nathan Drake, Sully, Crash Bandicoot, Sackboy, and the little Journey ghost/dude?

    #59 3 years ago
  60. Charlie Sheen

    @55 mw3 different character skins, different guns and different consoles.

    umadbro?

    #60 3 years ago
  61. ManuOtaku

    #59 if little big planet kart racing game is anything to go by, the are waiting for the little big planet all stars battle royale, i guess ;).

    #61 3 years ago
  62. HeavyD-Love

    People, sometimes rip-offs are a good thing for the consumer. I don’t understand the arguing here. I’m still wishing someone would rip off the 3D Zelda model using the Move controller on PS3 in a killer app kinda way. (note i’m also a fan of 3D Dot Game Heroes, but looking for HD 3D Zelda rip off)

    But seriously, back to my original question in #59. They’d be fools not to include these Sony characters. Oh wait, they’ll probably charge extra for them as “DLC”….

    #62 3 years ago
  63. monkeygourmet

    Was looking at people’s comments earlier but had not yet checked out the footage….

    Jesus Christ, that is the worst rip off piece of shit I’ve seen in a while. If someone had said some weird Chinese black market company had made this people would have cried rip-off… The fact this is official is a complete joke.

    Nintendo should sue seven shades of shit outta Sony for this. It’s not just another fighting game, it IS super smash brothers. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference at a glance.

    Bad show Sony… Bad show…

    #63 3 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @62

    Not in this case… Looks cheap and nasty

    #64 3 years ago
  65. Charlie Sheen

    @63 apparently if it has different characters it isnt a rip off!!!!!! who knew?

    #65 3 years ago
  66. monkeygourmet

    @58

    Oh come on, to copy something that blatantly is just embarrassing. How can they developer even have the guts to talk about this abomination without being sick in his mouth a little bit…

    I mean, check out the developers diary of dishonoured. The guy saying he deliberately tried to avoid any other enetertainment product when trying to create an original art style.

    There’s one thing getting subconsciously influenced, it’s entirely another to copy something outright!

    #66 3 years ago
  67. ManuOtaku

    This should be called instead ***PlayStation All copying: the nintendo Royale*** :)

    #67 3 years ago
  68. OrbitMonkey

    Rare should defo be working in their rip-off SSB… MS have plenty of characters to fill a roster.

    You get 4 or 5 from Halo easy, from Master Chief to the Covenant. Chuck in a bug robot from that big robot game they had. Kameo and Blinx. Some girls from the Dead or Alive games… Conner the Squirrel dude, the pilot from Crimson Skies, Joanna Dark and erm… Well you get the idea…

    It could have Kinnect controls AND a dance game!! It’d sell lot hot cakes mate, trust me :-)

    #68 3 years ago
  69. monkeygourmet

    Best mash up ever:

    Titus the fox
    Gianna Sisters
    Monty Mole
    Jack the Nipper
    Horace
    Roland from Roland in the caves
    The jester from Black Lamp
    Jet set Willy
    The kid from Magic Pockets
    Bubble Ghost
    Barbarian
    Ikari Warriors
    Kiwi from New Zealand Story

    #69 3 years ago
  70. ManuOtaku

    #68 you forgot alan wake, some fable characters, phoenix and carmine, how could you?

    #70 3 years ago
  71. Bojangles

    @69 You talk about copycat and then promote Gianna Sisters? FAIL.

    For those predictably knee-jerk reacting from glancing at a video, you want to read the first-hand previews from people that have actually played the game and spent time with its combat system. Seems like they’ve found plenty of differences in what’s been shown off so far.

    #71 3 years ago
  72. monkeygourmet

    @71

    That was a joke. I forgot most people on forums have Aspergers syndrome and fail to spot sarcasm and irony very easily…

    If you would care to pick apart my list further you will see games icons listed from various companies who no longer exist so there is no real worry of this game being created…

    Also, I’ll call it now…. This game will be shit.

    I don’t see how listening to a few neck beards opinions who have been plied with free booze from the company who have been developing the game is going to sway my gut instincts. This game looks shocking, no two ways about it….

    You gotta have SOUL, something Nintendo games generally have in bucket loads. This smacks of dirty whoreish corporate bullshit….

    #72 3 years ago
  73. Charlie Sheen

    @71 why would you trust them? there obviously been paid to say shit

    #73 3 years ago
  74. Bojangles

    So you’re saying that these people that have played the game have been paid to lie about the game mechanics.

    OK.

    #74 3 years ago
  75. Charlie Sheen

    yeah i am

    #75 3 years ago
  76. monkeygourmet

    @74

    If you’ve never heard of people being over enthusiastic at a preview showing, your incredibly nalive…:

    Fun examples include Dead Space 2′s amazing multiplayer mode! Kinect etc…

    #76 3 years ago
  77. Bojangles

    OK, clearly stressing the word “mechanics” to help you see the distinction between factual detail and personal opinion clearly didn’t work.

    Its just as possible that some people don’t even know such a distinction could even exist.

    #77 3 years ago
  78. nikk900

    You guys sound like a bunch of fucking whiny kids! If you don’t like it then don’t buy it. You sound so bitter, just shut the fuck up and go away with your bullshit. It comes down to the fact that playstation fans want this game, smash bros was a good game so obviously sony have taken from that. If sony made something totally different you would all say it was shit. They copied a winning formula, they would be stupid not to. Nintendo will not sue them, you fucking idiots.

    #78 3 years ago
  79. monkeygourmet

    @77 in what ways did they describe the ‘mechanics’ to be in anyway different to smash brothers?

    What’s the new ‘hook’? The whole point of making new fighting games was to add a slightly new spin on things:

    Mortal Kombat, fatalities
    Streetfighter X Tekken, gems
    Dead or Alive, reversals etc…

    What is new here compared to smash brothers? Please provide me with links

    #79 3 years ago
  80. monkeygourmet

    @78

    Get fucked with your, if you don’t like it, don’t buy it bullshit… Thats the most lazy arguement to anything, sequels, dlc etc… You seriously want lazy cash ins like this?!

    It just easy and cheap for Sony to develop stuff like this…

    Let’s just face it, I own all 3 consoles and Nintendo is clearly the company everyone else copies…

    #80 3 years ago
  81. nikk900

    @80 Why do you care? Seriously, why? What dose it matter if this is like smash bros? Smash bros had nintendo characters. This is similar, but with playstation characters. That is the obvious big difference. Who gives a shit if it looks the same as a game on a different console, with different characters?

    #81 3 years ago
  82. Gekidami

    Yeah, its easy and cheap for Sony to develop a new game in a genre they’ve never done before using a brand new studio, making a game totally from the ground up. *rolls eyes*

    #82 3 years ago
  83. nikk900

    @80 You have anger issues, clearly. Maybe take a few breaths and let your fanboy rage cool down. I also own all three consoles, and I don’t care who copies who. So long as I like it.

    #83 3 years ago
  84. monkeygourmet

    @82

    Its not a risky project. It’s directly copying a tried and tested formular. It’s an easy sell considering its not really a new ip. So yes, considering those factors, it is cheap and easy for Sony.

    @81

    I don’t like it because it lacks imagination and soul. If I see anything that proves otherwise I’ll happily change my mind but from what I’ve seen this just looks plain bad.

    Why are you getting so defensive, I’m mainly attacking the developers for producing what I think Is a cynical marketing cash in

    #84 3 years ago
  85. Charlie Sheen

    This makes me want to go on a shooting spree, lol il be famous

    #85 3 years ago
  86. monkeygourmet

    @83

    just shut the fuck up and go away with your bullshit,

    People in glass houses! :)

    Not angry, just think this is lame. If I just posted, this looks shit, people would ask why. Just trying to list some reasons for why I think that.

    #86 3 years ago
  87. monkeygourmet

    @85

    Go back to 4chan!

    #87 3 years ago
  88. Charlie Sheen

    @87 no ones on /b/ atm :(

    #88 3 years ago
  89. nikk900

    @84 You say you hate the developers for “cashing in”? Playstation fans have wanted this for a long time. It’s one of the most requested games to sony. Giving the fans what they want, what a bunch of bastards. I’m not being defensive, I just saw this game and got amped as it’s something I’ve wanted to see for a long time and I just see comments like yours full of unnecessary negativity, and it annoys me.

    #89 3 years ago
  90. Gekidami

    @84
    Ironically a lack of risk and only using ‘tried & tested formulas’ is a perfect description of everything Nintendo releases.

    Some more irony; you saying others are being defensive when you seem to be the most enraged person here. Dont like it? play something else. Its not like Sony have a lack of other PS3 games on the way.

    The game is being made due to fan demand, accept it. No other dev is looking at what the fans want and are commissioning new studios to makes new games from the ground up. Are we really going to complain about this? I mean, fuck new content? Really?

    #90 3 years ago
  91. monkeygourmet

    @89

    That was copy and pasted off one of your opening sentences actually… Insert credit, try again…

    Look, I honestly didnt think anyone would request this kind of game from Sony. My bad if I’m wrong, it is literally the last thing myself or anyone I know ho owns a ps3 would be waiting for but maybe there is a market for it.

    For me, Sony’s franchise characters just dont have enough history or love behind them compared to something like Nintendos games have.

    #91 3 years ago
  92. monkeygourmet

    @90

    Nintendo can get away with this a little more since they are purely a games company and have invented most fun innovations in gaming in the last 20 years.

    They still release some cash in shit though.

    But, mario galaxy, skyward sword, mario kart, pikmin, star fox, wave race, f zero, etc etc…. Please find better examples of these type of games

    #92 3 years ago
  93. Gekidami

    ^ Special pleading isnt cool. Oh and please, unless its something like Wii fit, Nintendo stopped being innovative a long time ago. The last original franchise they made was Pikmin on Gamecube, Sony on the other hand… Drop the act, most people here arent blinded by the nostalgia Nintendo lives off.

    #93 3 years ago
  94. monkeygourmet

    In what way is PS allstars part of this strategy? This is jut a rinse and repeat job and you know it. Same as crash bandicoot platformer and kart vs. mario kart and mario 64, move & kinect vs. wii remote, all handhelds vs. gameboy, the list goes on and on…

    The wii is my most least played console, but, we all know, when Nintendo get it right, no one even comes close…

    Forza 4 is a good example of copying an existing game and bringing new unique features thus leaving Gran Turismo behind.

    Do you think ps allstars will achieve that over smash brothers? Good luck with that….

    #94 3 years ago
  95. Gekidami

    Point being, Sony also release original games on the side, Nintendo stopped long ago. Why shouldnt they do more traditional stuff too?
    But whatever buddy, you’re clearly deep in this whole ‘Nintendo did everything first’ mentality. Just do us all a favour and live your delusion else where. I’m just glad you have no say in how games are made, otherwise most of them wouldnt exist, especially in the fighting genre; We’d only have Street Fighter as a 2D fighter or whatever the very first one was because they’re all based off that one original model, and Virtua Fighter or whatever for 3D ones. Actually Smash Bros wouldnt exist either, because Nintendo didnt invent mascot fighting games, cross over fighting games nor did they even invent the type of gameplay we see in SSB.

    #95 3 years ago
  96. monkeygourmet

    Have you even seen Nintendos eshop offerings? Thars originality in them thar hills too…

    Look, fighters megamix aside, tell me another fighting game that took a selection of different mascot fighters, developed their unique fighting styles, added fan service (collectables, trophies etc…), added 4 player and online modes, added character specific levels, an easy to play yet deep combat system..?

    I can only think of two, smash brothers and this…

    What delusion do you think I live in? A world where games aren’t bullshit cash ins and contain some form of character and soul. Id rather that than get force fed shite anyday… I love lots of different styles of games, I’m just not afraid on calling out stuff that looks bad either…

    #96 3 years ago
  97. HeavyD-Love

    I don’t care for Super Smash Brothers, never did. But i know a whole lotta people do.

    The people here who are acting as if nothing in this world has ever been a blatant ripoff before are the real fools.

    #97 3 years ago
  98. monkeygourmet

    @97

    Please mr. Company man, spoon feed me the same shit and I’ll eat it without question…

    #98 3 years ago
  99. HeavyD-Love

    ^
    If you’re insulting me…..won’t work.

    If you’re backing me……your line is exactly my point.

    I don’t remember this many people complaining when Doom and Super Mario 64 were ripped off..

    #99 3 years ago
  100. monkeygourmet

    @99

    You obviously weren’t there for the MarSon wars of ’91…

    Lost a lotta good people in that war…

    People said a Hedgehog couldn’t perform precision jumps like an old fat Italian man… Sad to say, they was right…

    People said, the level design wasn’t as inspired… They was right

    People said, Needlemouse was only created to combat Mario’s huge worldwide appeal… They was right….

    People have ALWAYS complained when shit is ripped orf! ;)

    #100 3 years ago
  101. HeavyD-Love

    @100.

    Now i feel ya. Peace brother

    #101 3 years ago
  102. Christopher Jack

    Hopefully Sony’s able to secure the rights for Spyro & Crash from ActiVision for this game. They really did define the original PlayStation back in the day & were the unofficial mascots. If not Spyro (I’d imagine he’d be difficult to design for) then at the very least Crash.

    #102 3 years ago
  103. Christopher Jack

    Btw, anyone else reckon that the most likely end game boss will end up being Zeus? Assuming ofc they won’t go with something ridiculous like a large glove.

    #103 3 years ago
  104. Charlie Sheen

    i reckon it will be a massive cock with a trollface at the end of it saying “umadnintendo”

    #104 3 years ago

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  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

    Destiny has once more produced a slew of entertaining, educational and occasionally baffling videos. Destiny players have repeatedly sparked crazes by exploiting the game’s little foibles – Sparrow surfing is one example. This latest one is kind of mysterious; I don’t know how it’s done, or why you would want to, but Hidden Reach has […]

  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

    The Sims 4 is the latest game to be offered free through Origin’s Game Time promotion. The Sims 4 is now free to download from Origin, granting you a 48 hour window to try it out and see if you want to pay for the full game. The free time starts counting as soon as […]

  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

    Destiny Crucible players can enjoy a new kind of PvP action with Doubles. Destiny may not be as PvP focused as some Halo fans were hoping, but Bungie is slowly ramping up Crucible support, starting with better Iron Banner events. Some time ago the developer promised to introduce experimental game modes, and the latest Bungie […]

  • Halo: New Blood novel launching digitally in March

    A new Halo novel will explore the backstory of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck. Halo: New Blood is a digital-first short novel launching on March 2. The 60,000 word novel was penned by Matt Forbeck, an award-winning author of many licensed fantasy and sci-fi publications. It’s an all-new story, but fans of Halo 3: ODST will […]

  • Destiny players purchased 1.1 million Ice Breakers last week

    Destiny players know what’s hot, and Exotic sniper rifle Ice Breaker is definitely warm. Destiny vendor Xur offered Ice Breaker for sale last weekend, much to the delight of everyone yet to find this terrific bit of gear. According to the latest Bungle Weekly Update, Xur sold 1,143,320 Ice Breakers. He left the tower with […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition nets GLAAD special recognition award

    Dragon Age: Inquisition has been honoured for its diverse representation by LGBT advocacy body GLAAD. Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a special recognition award for “the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game”. GLAAD doesn’t normally honour video games (maybe one day, if we ever have enough that deserve it), but […]

  • The Order: 1886 AR game is full of puzzles

    The Order: 1886 has spawned a new promotional website with lots of info to ferret out. Called The Order Exposed, the new site pertains to be the blog of a missing researcher, who had been hoping to uncover the secrets of the alternate history. This on its own is quite interesting but it’s also full […]

  • Grow Home is the next game to follow Child of Light, Valiant Hearts

    Ubisoft has announced another small passion project in the wake of the success of recent releases. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon are all the products of a new initiative at Ubisoft where the publisher lets key developers rest after big triple-A projects by working on something […]

  • What mysterious reveal is Xbox teasing for May 4?

    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]