What is 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.
First Take (impressions)
Smash bros gameplay confirmed
60 FPS confirmed (nerds)
multiplayer with options
3rd party characters are in
3 layers of super for each character, the Bars represent your "Super meter"
Mash Up Stages featuring elements from multiple fanchies, like God of War/ Patapon, Ratchet and Clank/ with God of War elements.
The aura glow around the characters signifies that your Super meter is full. It is not always present.
You can use D-pad or Analog to move around
Here's a quick rundown of the six debut characters:
Parappa the Rapper: Parappa is small and fast; a short-range melee character. His moves come right out of Chop Chop Master Onion's kung-fu dojo, though you'll have to be right up on your opponents to connect with most of them. One of his most useful moves is also pretty funny: he brings out his Boxy Boy boom box (it arrives with the classic "Aw yeah!" hip-hop sample) to the play field, where it spews AP bubbles that can be picked up to charge super meters. Smart players were using the boom box to level up and use Parappa's skateboard super, which dashes through and knocks out anyone in sight. It's a total dick move, but it works, and wins matches.
Radec: Killzone character Radec isn't as cute as our favorite dog rapper, but he makes up for it with badassness. He's quite the opposite of Parappa, working best as a long-distance attacker, with projectiles and lasers that easily land hits on the opposite side of the play field. His level one super gives the player a reticule that can be placed over any character to direct a large-scale fire attack.
Sweet Tooth: Those wanting to play as a strong bully will want to choose Twisted Metal's scary clown hero. He's huge and all about space control, with attacks that can send you flying. Up close he hits really hard, so stay away if you can. I loved using him to shoulder check enemies to send flying across the screen. His level three special is flashy, bringing fire and parts flying out of the sky to his body to turn him into Mechatooth, armed with a machine gun that will easily mow all opponents down.
Fat Princess: No one picked the big girl in the first rounds, but I found that she was one of my favorites after trying her out. I fell in love after seeing her match opening animation, which has her instantly plumping up after downing a piece of cake. Princess has swinging mid-range attacks that are fast and reliable, and they provide good defense, as a lot of jumping and blind swinging can take place. She's surprisingly agile and has lots of power.
Sly Cooper: Sly is unique in that he has no defense at all. Instead, and true to his character, he can turn invisible by hitting the block button. This makes him quite a bit more sneaky, as he can get behind opponents to use his special moves in close range. His normal attacks glide him from platform to platform, and he can fly/attack diagonally, making him great at recovery.
Kratos: Anyone that has enjoyed any of the God of War games will feel right at home with Kratos, as he plays exactly the same in All-Stars. He's the best all-arounder of the initial line-up, with a mix of both ranged and close quarters moves. His spin attacks take up huge space, and his spear-based pokes will push you back. He's a beast.
(Third Party Characters)
Third Party Characters have been confirmed, but none have been revealed yet. Pulling from 2 decades of material, so chances are good for some PS1, and PS2 characters.
-Some Stages are combined between Franchises-
Hades stage (hades doing things during the fight) Includes Patapon elements.
Buzz stage (get quizzed DURING the fight)
LBP stage (starts off empty, stage builds as you play)
Sandover Village stage
Ratchet and Clank stage with Hydra from GoW
E3 is June 11-13! Early discussion, conference chats, livestream links and any other matter of hype and worry can be found in the E3 2013 thread. This is sure to be a doozy.
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Brawl Brothers Origins formally announced
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:08 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:10 AM
Needs 20-30 characters though.
Edited by levitynyc, 27 April 2012 - 06:11 AM.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:55 AM
Oh well looks cool enough, though Parappa looks...kinda...disturbing when taken into this art style.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:06 AM
Ratchet and Clank
Jak and Daxter
Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:11 AM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:56 PM
Finally, a Smash Brothers game with first party characters I don't care about!
This. I'm glad that this is finally official so the rumors can be put behind us. And I find myself to continue not caring.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:18 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:23 PM
I can't tell if that's more praising Nintendo for its strong character/brand associations, or dissing Sony for its relative lack thereof. Maybe a little bit of both.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:52 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:44 PM
I can't muster up 1/9th of a fuck for this game currently.
Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get a Vita version at E3.
How do you debut a game like this and not have a crazy trailer with all the characters interacting via wacky hijinks? Like Nathan Drake mistakingly driving Sweet Tooth's wheels or Kratos savagely murdering some children's property.
Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:48 PM
Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:05 PM
The good news for you will be two years from now when they announce "Little Big Planet Fighter" which is mysteriously similar to this game.
My kids are ecstatic.
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