PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: SuperBot Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 3 (previewed), PlayStation Vita
Release Date: Fall 2012
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal is the free-for-all fighting game that will be featuring some of PlayStation’s most iconic video game stars! Gamers will get to choose from a fun list of characters which includes Kratos, Sweet Tooth, and Big Daddy-just to name a few. The gameplay is similar to the one of Super Smash Bros., but if-for whatever reason-you’ve never played Smash Bros. here’s a brief description.
Up to four players can be on the arena fighting whomever they want to. It’s an open brawl, so really anything can happen. Unlike Smash Bros, players in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale could collect orbs that could unlock up to 3 different levels of special moves. Level 3 special moves are indeed better; they do way more damage and affect more than one player.
Luckily for me while at the PlayStation booth at E3, I got to try out the game for myself. First off I loved the selection of characters. It had everything from Kratos, Sly Cooper, Mael Radec, Sweet Tooth, Fat Princess, PaRappa, Nathan Drake, and Big Daddy. Being that I love Bioshock games, I chose Big Daddy. The game was fun, you could tell the game makers really put the thought into what each character should bring into the game. Playing as Big Daddy (aka Mr. Bubbles) was almost as if I was playing Bioshock, but a fighting game at the same time. Big Daddy was slow but very powerful, and his level 3 special was beyond amazing! Big Daddy floods the arena and gains the upper hand because he then becomes faster. So there you know that not only is it a free-for-all battle, but it’s got the strategic qualities you’d expect from a fighting game. I also noticed other characters like Sly Cooper, which could disappear off the screen as a form of defense. Overall the game gave me a great impression and definitely shows that time was putting into bringing all these different worlds from PlayStation into one world that we could all call PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.