Sony Announces Release of Brawler Game 'PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale'
After Nintendo fans flocked to get their copy of "Super Smash Bros." over the last three consoles, starting with Nintendo 64, Sony finally decided to make a character mash-up game of their own.
The video game company on Friday annonced the release of "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale," with characters Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Parappa, Fat Princess, Colonel Radec and Sly Cooper confirmed to be in the game -- and whom reportedly appear on the demo. No realase date has been set.
More characters are expected to be announced in about a month.
"What we tried to do is take all these characters... that come from these very diverse worlds and sort of have them meet in the center," game director Omar Kendall said in a video blog. "The center for us is that PlayStation all-stars universe."
Nintendo's "Super Smash Bros." series was originally released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, followed by two more releases via the GameCube and Wii. This is the first time the PlayStation will have a game that compiles characters from multiple games into one package.
Players battle each other, usually in a free-for-all fracas, with victory left to the last character or team standing. But as business blog VentureBeat pointed out, will the characters in the PlayStation universe match the classic qualities Mario and his possy carry?
The four-player game can be played in different modes, which resembles the "Super Smash Bros." set-up, including versus matches, team battles, special practice modes and multiplayer gameplay.