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See PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in Action

Omar Kendall's Avatar + Posted by Omar Kendall on Apr 26, 2012 // Game Director, SuperBot Entertainment

Today marks a special day for us here at SuperBot Entertainment, as we finally get to share our game with the world! PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale existed as an idea in the hearts of gamers way before SuperBot got around to making it, and the expectations of the fans are really what drive us. This game is a labor of love, and we’re excited to be able to finally show it — learn more in our new video interview above.

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

So what is PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale? First and foremost, it’s a celebration of a storied history of great characters and rich worlds brought together in one game. And for us, there’s no better way to celebrate than by creating an experience that players can sit around one screen and enjoy together. There are probably a few types of games that can be enjoyed by four players simultaneously, but for us at SuperBot, a brawler was the obvious choice for one really good reason: the developers here at SuperBot really like fighting games. We love playing them and we love making them. With PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, we set out to make an experience accessible enough for all PlayStation fans to enjoy while also creating something deep enough for the serious fighting game aficionado. We think this “accessible yet deep” strategy is the perfect way to bring PlayStation fans of all stripes together.

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle RoyalePlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

The game features a number of cool game modes for both single and multiplayer, with a focus on online play which features a robust tournament mode. Players will be able to compete against each other as well as play cooperatively. We can’t wait for you all to try it for yourself.

Until then, please stay tuned; there are plenty more features, characters, and levels we want to show. And you definitely don’t want to miss what we’ve got in store for E3!

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+ crazyfooINC on April 27th, 2012 at 1:25 pm said:

You simply cannot possibly fathom how much I love SuperBot Entertainment already; I’ve greatly enjoyed brawlers like this in the past; fighting games for a more fun and casual setting, and I’m finally glad that Sony jumped aboard with characters of their own. You guys at SuperBot certainly know what you’re doing from the looks of it; I love how you stayed true to the original design of each character while spicing things up in the process. Oh, and thanks for putting Sly into the game; I know who I’m going to pick on the first time I start this game up now!

Any word on release date and/or preorder bonuses?


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+ Heavenly_king on April 27th, 2012 at 1:27 pm said:

At least put the Playstation text small and not centered, so that the ALL STARS: BATTLE ROYALE shows more Right now the title is too long and sounds a bit cheesy, (something like: Legacy of Kain: SOUL REAVER, the legacy of kain text is little so the SOUL REAVER PART is seen).

We all know it is a Playstation game, so no need rubbing it on people´s face.

For not PS fans, the name will take them off the game.


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+ MarUlberg on April 27th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

Abe, Crash, Spyro, Jak, Ratchet, Drake and Dante please! Ow, and that black guy from Theme Park World.


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+ ratchet720 on April 27th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

Jak, Ratchet, and Crash Bandicoot…..this is all i ask.


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+ Kchow23 on April 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

Jack Tretton as the final boss :)


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+ Freedom_Op666 on April 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

If Brave Fencer Musashi makes an appearance. This game would definitely reach maximum greatness. That game has had the most replay value in Sony history in my opinion. Still play it every once in a while. :P


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+ Capitan_Carrot on April 27th, 2012 at 1:30 pm said:

Well, I left a big long comment and it didn’t show up, so… here I go again.

It would be awesome if this game was fast-paced and somewhat technical and could be played competitively, but also friendly to new players (Super Smash Bros Melee, not slow and floaty like Brawl).

You said you’re looking for feedback from fans, so here’s some characters I’d like to see;
Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Amaterasu, Prince of Persia, Snake, Nathan Drake, Kevin Butler with a Move remote (wooo!), Cole MacGrath, Wander or Ico, Dante, Crash, Sora (Valor form? That would be most the fun for a fighting game.), maybe some FF character (I think any of Lightning/Tidus/Auron/Basch would be really cool to play as), Laura Croft, Spyro, and -maybe- Ezio..

Thanks for the game, looking forward to it! I love Playstation exclusive characters :)

*copies post this time just in case forums are dumb again*


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+ jac_richardson on April 27th, 2012 at 1:35 pm said:

Any 3D support? Also I would Love a Vita version of the game. Lastly, please I would really like Cole, Jak, and Ratchet as characters. You know I’ve been waiting for this game specifically for about 3 years. Nice to see this happen. Keep up the good work.


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+ trapper12 on April 27th, 2012 at 1:37 pm said:

Hello Omar,

First I want to say thank you for writing on the Blog and listening to fans that want this type of experience on the PS3.

I was wanting to know if you can add these characters into the game along with some 3rd party characters:

Crash
Spyro
Spike (Ape Escape)
Spector (Ape Escape)
Blasto
Sir Dan Fortesque (Medievil)
Rayman
Megaman
Altair/Ezio (Assassin’s Creed franchise)
Tomba
Jak/Daxter
Ratchet/Clank
Sackboy
Nemesis (Resident Evil franchise)
Cloud (FFVII)
Sepheroth (FFVII)
Chimera (Resistance franchise)
Cole McGrath (inFamous franchise)

If your team can add these characters into the game, that’ll be great!


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+ Capitan_Carrot on April 27th, 2012 at 1:39 pm said:

Also, as others have mentioned, the title is kind of… meh. It would put me off if I wasn’t such a big fan of some of the characters likely to be included (I really only like Sly out of the 6 announced so far, but I’m sure there’s far more to come). If I had barely played any of these games before, the title would definitely put me off. It just sounds too long and cheesy, sorry x)

Even just making it “Playstation All-Stars” or “Playstation: Battle Royale” would make a big difference.

The gameplay aspect is what’s most important for myself and those I know, though. If it’s anything like SSB Melee and its fast-paced action where you can chain attacks into other attacks (NOT like Street Fighter, etc. This is much different), we’ll fall in love with it immediately. If it’s anything like SSB Brawl, we’ll play it a few times and get bored of how slow and floaty it is and how you hit each other once, float away, float back, and repeat. =P Sorry to any Brawl fans, just my opinion :)


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+ TomatoDragon on April 27th, 2012 at 1:39 pm said:

Already commented, but have to again. Very excited. Hope to see Cole MacGrath, Nariko (maybe somehow paired with Kai…Flying Fox would be kind of nifty also), Sackboy I’m sure will be in there, Drake will obviously be in there, just imagine if someone from Demon’s Souls made an appearance? Maiden in Black? Flame Lurker? LOL! One of the characters from Heavy Rain? Ethan or Scott. I could go on and on lol! There are a few 3rd party characters also. I think everyone is hoping to see Snake. Maybe Issac from Dead Space. Anyway…hyped!


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+ Gintoki-w on April 27th, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

Nice !!

Please add Spike and Spectre from Ape escape !! >> especially SPECTRE !!

if you add them it will be a MUST buy for me !!

Thanks .


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+ StormTimber on April 27th, 2012 at 1:43 pm said:

this game looks freaking awesome! it looks like a game i would play on a vita then on a ps3, but either way, i think it’s awesome!

if you’re reading this, I think this game would best opportunity to have players use their customized PlayStation Home Avatars as Playable characters in the game. i’ve always wanted to see my avatar to kick butt in a game!


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+ TheOdd_Gentleman on April 27th, 2012 at 1:50 pm said:

Characters that should be added if not already

Ratchet
Clank

Abe (Odd World)
Stranger (Strangers Wrath HD)

Sack boy
Sackbot

Rayman

The PSN sphere (Character of location)


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+ Simeon718 on April 27th, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

Features I would love to see:
-7 Player Offline Local Play (This would set this title ahead of Super Smash Bros. for parties)
-PS Vita crossplay.

Characters I hope to see:

1st/2nd Party:
-Crash Bandicoot
-Spyro
-Tomba
-Nariko & Kai (Heavenly Sword)
-Jasmine (Hot Shots Golf)
-Ellen (Folklore)
-Keats (Folklore)
-Cullen Gray (SOCOM 4)

3rd Party:
-Noby Noby Boy
-Ryu (Ninja Gaiden Sigma)
-GEX
-Bomberman
-Glover
-Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)
-Altair (Assassin’s Creed)
-Carl Johnson (GTA San Andreas)
-Atlas & Peabody (Portal 2)

Obvious choices by popular vote:
-Sackboy
-Ratchet & Clank
-Jak & Daxter
-Nathan Drake
-Nathan Hale
-Ico
-Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)
-Cole MacGrath

Items:
The special ability to use a creature from the game Folklore.

Level backdrop:
-Gran Turismo 5 (Possibly Nurburgring)


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+ FifthMoonDrifter on April 27th, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

Sony if your gonna rip off a mash up just do it right rip off smash brothers entirely not DON stadium no one likes those damn points you gotta collect, please i would probably enjoy this game if that is not the fighting system


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+ Sakamoto_x on April 27th, 2012 at 2:14 pm said:

Characters I hope to see:

-Old Crash Bandicoot

-Specter (Ape Escape)

-Klonoa


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on April 27th, 2012 at 2:17 pm said:

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!..DAY ONE PURCHASE..i just hope and pray they have ABE LOGAN and the new Emmit Graves..and for the 3rd party character..Crash Bandicoot..his games were my favorite platform games..i like how the games would be mixed with 2D and 3D..Playstation is slacking in those kind of games. All we need now is the RELEASE DATE…so i can mark it on my calendar :) Keep up the AMAZING WORK SONY PLAYSTATION and SuperBot Entertainment!!


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+ Beattie_theBeast on April 27th, 2012 at 2:20 pm said:

Oh please none of the third party people like assassin creed or that stuff. That would be so stupid for a game like this.

The only third party characters that would be good is stuff like original spyro and crash.

But I don’t wanna see ezio or John marston or master chief or anybody else that shouldn’t be in a PLAYSTATION all stars.

I just wanna see guys like jak and ratchet starhawk guy anything but as long as they are just true Playstation characters. Don’t pull a Nintendo with the newest super smash bros and how they added sega in it.

And to someone who said earlier that title should be shorter so you can say something like “hey let’s play smash”. Well you could, ” hey lets play some all stars”.

And when is the at least expected release date for this or will we hear later? Probably e3 huh


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+ Naijaplaya on April 27th, 2012 at 2:39 pm said:

i have some questions about this game
1.can characters ko enemies by knocking them off stage?

2. will you include characters from the vita era like
Kat from gravity rush and the liitle deviants?

3. how possible is it to include characters like alundra. wander from sotc,
dart from legend of dragoon and sir daniel fortesque from medievil

i would appreciate an answer from you guys
btw this game look totally awesome it has great potential


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+ Naijaplaya on April 27th, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

and yes i would like to have a kind of health system in this game
like knocking off from stage with combo damage
and yes sackboy is a must in this game


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+ SasukeY6JUchiha on April 27th, 2012 at 2:43 pm said:

I’ll just say that any chars you guys choose but longest my fav char that i missed so much and he’s an Bandicoot <3


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+ Permafry_42 on April 27th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

I miss ps1 era sony when Sony knew how to make original ips… I will not be buying this weak attempt to 1up nintendo…


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+ PokeYorch on April 27th, 2012 at 2:45 pm said:

3rd Party Wish list

1,-Megaman X
2.-Sigma (megman X series)
3.- Gabriel Belmont (Castlevania Lords of Shadow)
4.- Zobeck (Castlevania Lords of Shadow)
5.- Serge (Chrono Cross)
6.- Lynx (Chrono Cross)
7.- Ryu (Breath of Fire III or 4)
8.- Alex the Dragon Master (Lunar: Silver Star Story)
9.- Batman (Batman Arkham city)
10.- Joker (Batman Arkham Asylum)
11.- Crono (Chrono Trigger from the PSX game “Final Fantasy Chronicles”)
12.- Magus (Chrono Trigger from the PSX game “Final Fantasy Chronicles”)
13.- Ryu (Street Fighter)
14.- Monster Hunter character ? =P


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+ Pulseman on April 27th, 2012 at 2:46 pm said:

@Gekidami 28

Unfortunately this gray-washed out filter is called next-gen. :( Developers have been constantly using this gray-washed out post processing filters to make the game more “realistic”, yet if you go outside and see nature and you will be amazed how vivid and colorful it is ;)

This Gears of War griddy/wash out effect turns me off and makes me to not even bother playing the game that uses it and I am pretty other people feel the same. :)


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+ simplydaniel on April 27th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

Omar Kendall, you are my hero. Glad to see this actually happening. I can guess some of the more obvious features, but I am really excited to see what you guys do with the online game modes. Tournament mode is already a selling point, I’m anxious to see if you spoil me any further. :]


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+ dagundam on April 27th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

Where are the JAPANESE PS characters!??? you are side-stepping half of the true PS identity.


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+ Heavenly_king on April 27th, 2012 at 2:56 pm said:

@223: Is not done to try to achieve “reality”. It is done because when you torn down the colors, you will have more memory for other things. That is all.


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+ prince134 on April 27th, 2012 at 2:57 pm said:

Sony take my money already
I love smash brothers and I know I’ll love this

Try to add classic characters such as tomba, blasto, klonoa! Soul reaver, the ape escape kid! Crash bandicoot! Brave fencer mushashi! Medievil, Wild 9, etc
It would be great seen these play station classics


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+ NoPantsToday on April 27th, 2012 at 2:59 pm said:

I really hope there are other variations on how to score KOs. I’m not 100% on this gauge building method. I’d like to see a “ring out” (similar to another unnamed mascot-based fighting game) or HP based mode too. Otherwise I’m super pumped for this game.


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+ Naijaplaya on April 27th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

and please superbot dont change the name its actually a good name
it should sound like this
playstation allstars: battle royale
it leaves so much open for sequel names
what about
playstation allstars : Rumble Pals


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+ Halberdier17 on April 27th, 2012 at 3:05 pm said:

Here are some characters I was thinking might be good for it.

Kakeru/Spike (Ape Escape)
Arc (Arc the Lad)
Toan (Dark Cloud)
Kat (Gravity Rush/Gravity Daze)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Ico
Cole (inFAMOUS)
Jak (Jak and Daxter)
Daxter
Jeanne (Jeanne d’Arc)
Ellie and Joel (Last of Us)
Lemmings
Dart (Legend of Dragoon)
Sackboy/Sackgirl (Little Big Planet)
Rau Utu (Mark of Kri)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)
Ari/Evil King Stan (Okage)
Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank)
Clank (Ratchet and Clank)
Chimera (Resistance)
Jaster Rogue (Rogue Galaxy)
Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)
Kyoya Suda (Siren)
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
Chloe Frazer (Uncharted)
Lammy (UmJammer Lammy)
Rudy Roughknight (Wild Arms)

Also I have to know do you have to use Supers to K.O. somebody or is that just a false rumor?


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on April 27th, 2012 at 3:14 pm said:

@ Beattie_theBeast

Agree so much. see my last post for a list of more SONY characters than don’t appear on other consoles and are TRUE PlayStation All-Stars :)

The release date is rumored to be Fall or Winter 2012 btw.


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+ La_maravich_22 on April 27th, 2012 at 3:14 pm said:

Dante- Devil May Cry
Sorcery Kid
Kevin Butler
Yoshida
Jack Tretton
Batman
Scorpion- Mortal Kombat
Ryu- Street Fighter
Cole
Cloud- Final Fantassy
Sephirot
Etzio Auditore- Assasins Creeds
Ratchet and Clank
Spyro
Snake- Metal Gear
Journey (Special Move the Kites) also you can do a Stage of Journey
Mod character of Modnation
Naruto
Ichigo -Bleach
Ryu Hayabusa – Ninja Gaiden
Ico
Also you can do a PS Vita Version with Cross Platform
A Coop Camping or


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+ KingCurtis34 on April 27th, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

The game looks great! One really cool thing to have would be a way to set up online tournaments where you can win actual prizes like PSN points. Another mode that would be really cool would be a mode where you design your own Sackboy and you can equip it with different costumes to change its powers. Keep up the good work Superbot.


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+ MP_is_for_Chumps on April 27th, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

@ NoPantsToday

Congrats on having the second best PSN id :)


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+ Velkrio on April 27th, 2012 at 3:19 pm said:

pretty awesome… ps3 version of super smash bros… i’m pretty sure it’s way better though, btw please add in armored core nine breaker or something, it’ll be awesome to see a robot in a fighting genre… lol


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+ mikethegamer1 on April 27th, 2012 at 3:21 pm said:

my list of characters that i would like to see in this game:
Minato Arisato* from Person 3. He’s been on only PlayStation systems so he qualifies as an All Star.
Sora from Kingdom Hearts. It probably won’t happen because Kingdom Hearts is shared between Sony and Nintendo.
Daniel Fortesque because he’s awesome and hasn’t been seen since Medievil Ressurection.
Rasputin from Pyschonauts. Again, this probably won’t happen since the game came out on the Xbox and PC.

*My ‘Must Have Character In the Game Because He Qualifies’ Character.


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+ eddieanton on April 27th, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

I’m really anticipating this game, but the only negative thing i have to point out is… the colors appear washed out, is it an artistic decision?, the stages and characters need to be very colorful for this type of game, at the very least give us filters, i hope you take my opinion into consideration.


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+ Viewtiful_Josh on April 27th, 2012 at 3:34 pm said:

I hope that Patapon background indicates we’re going to be able to play as a Patapon!!


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+ Simeon718 on April 27th, 2012 at 3:37 pm said:

My Original Post (215) was posted without looking at anyone else’s ideas. After looking at others’ ideas I would like to see the guy from Echochrome and PAIN added as well as Solid Snake from MGS4. KEVIN BUTLER must be added in some way, shape, or form.


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+ El_Santo_Poly on April 27th, 2012 at 3:40 pm said:

you should add alternative even experimental game modes that is always welcome and please add a level creator anyway it looks goos i will sure buy it
SALUDOS DE MEXICO!!


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+ villaintine on April 27th, 2012 at 3:42 pm said:

Omar, you put out this game for Vita with cross-play and I can guarantee you five sales between my fiancée and I, and my good friend Sal, 3 Vita sales and 2 PS3 sales. I have to believe many more Vita owners, both current and future, would also be in this camp. You guys have a system selling property on your hand, make it happen! Best of luck to you and your development team between now and release!


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+ eddieanton on April 27th, 2012 at 3:45 pm said:

Also.. i like the name, but i dislike the logo, it’s too generic, put the PS button symbols in there with their respective colors, as they are awesome.


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+ TheBigK2008 on April 27th, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

im so glad to see Parappa’s Return, with that said, please add Skullmonkeys to this game or bring it to the PS3.


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+ demolishin_man on April 27th, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

as far as characters goes the only character that got me set on buying the game is Sweet Tooth cause this is one character that i always wanted in a game like this when i seen he was in it i broke down saying THANK YOU!!!!

now this, as far as having other characters theres one i’ve been hearing said the most, is Crash Bandicoot. i mean come on think about it, picture his signature spin move in there dealing some hits, oh btw heres my character roster, ahem

Snake – Metal Gear series
Drake – Uncharted
Crash Bandicoot – Crash Bandicoot series
Ryu – Street Fighter…..HADOUKEN!
Cole – Infamous 1 or 2 style (more then likely 2)
Eddie Riggs – Brutal Legend
Ratchet – Ratchet and Clank series
Ezio or Alttair – Asassins Creed
Liu Kang – Mortal Kombat
Jak and Daxter – Jak an Daxter series
CJ – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Sonic – Sonic the Hedgehog series
Mega Man – Mega Man series

and yes i am serious about adding Sonic and Cj to my list cause im trying to mention names that werent mentioned.


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+ thebgj on April 27th, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

Super smash bros. for the Playstation……sweet


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+ IzoGray on April 27th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Please READ. FEEDBACK. IMPORTANT.
I think the agreement is across the board on the name change. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale sounds like a damn joke and it’s really hard to be excited about the game with a name floating around like that. No wonder everyone who doesn’t own a PS3 is making fun of it already.
The name should be short like your previous attempts. Playstation Title Fight is appropriate and resonates strongly in the mind.
Second, and I stress this one so much more, this NEEDS to be on the Playstation Vita with crossplay. This is the first game of its genre for Sony and could be a Vita marketing point. I know a few people who would be willing to buy a Vita for a game like this.
And if you’re listening to the second suggestion, you may as well take it a step further and have exclusive solo missions with characters on the Vita. Something along that idea anyways.

the name is an eyesore..


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on April 27th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Obviously since my fav game is MGS I want to see Solid Snake in the game.. but I think SONY will do that. Just want to remind them to include the other BIGGEST 3rd party characters that were BORN on the PS1:

LARA CROFT

and

CLOUD STRIFE

And PLEASE, for the love of playstation, and my childhood memories…….BRING BACK CRASH!!! I don’t care if you have to torture activision (I dont think anyone would mind actually;) but give SONY back their first MASCOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CRASH BANDICOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I’ll whoop everyone’s a$$ with him…. remember this commercial guys???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnQ_voBmxpE
BOOYA, GRANDMA, BOOOYA. ;P


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+ ChrisHighwind on April 27th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

Looks like you guys’ answer to Super Smash Bros.

My interest is piqued. Tell me, will there be a Vita version?


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