PlayStation gamers, you can finally place your thoughts at ease: The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal rumors are true.
Confirmed only moments ago, GTTV revealed SuperBot’s latest PlayStation 3 entry to be PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale and is slated for a 2012 holiday release. As you’d come to expect from a game with “Battle Royale” in the title, PlayStation All-Stars will be a straight up brawler that will pit everyone’s favorite iconic PlayStation heroes, or villains, against each other in a Super Smash Bros. like fashion with four-player online and offline support, including a single player campaign.
According to SuperBot president, Chan Park, Battle Royale will feature characters, environments, and themes from within the last two decades of the PlayStation Universe. So far, some of the confirmed characters for Battle Royale are Sweet Tooth, PaRappa the Rapper, Kratos, Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, Radec, and a multitude of PlayStation “All-Stars” that are yet to be announced. To further spice up the character list, Superbot wasn’t quick to deny the possibility of third party characters. With this in mind, players can expect playable characters from other franchises away from the PlayStation brand.
Environmentally, the brawler will place the fighters within popular Sony venues like the Metropolis from the Ratchet and Clank series, Hades’ Lair from God of War 3, The Dreamscape from LittleBigPlanet and Sandover Village from Jak and Daxter. In addition to the various levels, Superbot will unify two different environments, from two different games, to make an entirely new battlefront for players. Backgrounds in Battle Royale expand far more than just scenery. Players can interact with the backgrounds to gain an advantage against the competition. An example of the unification and interaction with the backgrounds was noted in a match that combined Hades’ Lair and the Patapon world. In this match, Hades watched from a near distance where he would occasionally slam the ground in an attempt to inflict damage against the fighters. The Patapons watch from afar as they toss spears and arrows at players. Combining the two worlds looks to generate a unique and refreshing experience.
PlayStation All-Stars’ Game Director, Omar Kendall, has also stated that characters will feature their own unique power ups and abilities called “Supers”. These power ups will work around a three-level based system. For instance, when a player is in control of Kratos, the Level 1 Super for him would be a sword slash attack that will unleashed an effective blow to fighters within range, while Kratos’ Level 2 Super will cause the angry spartan to slam the ground, unleashing an array of cyclones that will inflict damage on nearby players and above Of course, every character will be equipped with a Level 3 Super that will require the opposition to”fight for their lives.” Kratos’ Level 3 Super allows him to transform into special armor that acquires him an entirely new, devastating, move set and abilities. Other Level 3 Supers include Radec’s Jetpack that will give players a first person view, through Radec’s perspective, as he fires away at enemies from a distance, and Sweet Tooth transforms into his signature mech to tear up the competition.
Chan has also confirmed that there will be one ultimate boss at the end of the single player campaign, however he isn’t planning to disclose that information anytime soon. Who would you like to see as Battle Royale’s final boss?
Again, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is set to release during the 2012 Holiday season.