PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will support arcade sticks, making the likelihood of it making an impact on the tournament scene slightly more likely.
Developer Superbot Entertainment confirmed peripheral support on the game's Facebook page.
"We are happy to announce that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will include controller configuration support for all popular arcade stick peripherals," it boasted.
The transition from one type of controller to another sounds fairly smooth.
"The joystick takes care of the character's movement and combines with the Square, Triangle, and Circle buttons to perform the full range of 24 unique attacks. In fact, joystick inputs behave exactly the same as DualShock 3 D-pad inputs would, so arcade stick functionality is natively supported in PlayStation All-Stars," the developer explained.
"The only exception is the throw command, which uses the Right Stick on the DualShock controller. With an arcade stick, throws are simply performed with an easy button combination, similar to many traditional fighting games."
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale launches on October 23.