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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is Here!

Throughout its almost 20-year history, PlayStation has allowed us as players to explore new worlds, triumph over adversaries, and realize our dreams of rapping superstardom. Three years ago, SuperBot Entertainment, BluePoint Games, and Santa Monica Studio set out to create a game that pays tribute to the amazing memories we as PlayStation fans have all experienced together. Today is the day that we’re able to share that game with you. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has arrived!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a celebration of the PlayStation history: its characters, its universes, and most importantly, its fans. And what better way to celebrate that with some good old-fashioned butt-kicking! In PlayStation All-Stars, up to four players can simultaneously control any of the 20 great PlayStation characters featured on our roster, including Kratos from God of War, Nathan Drake from UNCHARTED, Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, Big Daddy from BioShock, and Dante from DmC Devil May Cry, and fight it out brawler-style on one of our 14 levels, each one created by mashing up two PlayStation worlds — like the topsy-turvy world of LocoRoco mixed with the war-torn battlefields of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

While our Versus Mode, which pits player against player (against player, against player) will undoubtedly provide endless memorable experiences, venture into Arcade Mode to find out what brings all of these great characters together into one crazy world. And if you’re strong enough, discover what it’s like to face the oldest and most powerful PlayStation All-Star, Polygon Man. Or, head over into the Combat Trials Mode to learn the ins and outs of the Battle Royale combat system. Insight into the various fight mechanics and individual character instructions come together in the form of a fun yet educational mode. And when you’re ready, jump online to challenge the world in either our Tournament or Quick Match Modes, which offer what we feel is an online multiplayer experience virtually indistinguishable from offline play.

Available on both PS3 and PS Vita (digital and retail), PlayStation All-Stars takes full advantage of the interconnectivity between the two platforms via Cross Play, allowing players to battle it out against one another on either device. Owners of both a PS3 and PS Vita can even transfer their saves from one machine to the other, allowing PlayStation All-Stars to be played wherever the fans want to play it. And best of all, if you purchase the PS3 version of the game,you get the PS Vita version at no extra cost! There’s no reason not to take advantage of such a great deal. As a friendly reminder, in order to redeem your digital PS Vita copy form the PS3 on-disc benefit, you’ll need to ensure your PS3 system is updated to the latest firmware, version 4.31.

Source: PlayStation Blog

PlayStation All-Stars Final Boss Revealed

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is polished off and ready to ship, and Sony Santa Monica marks this glorious occasion with a video of the complete opening cinematic, which teases the game’s final boss. Brace yourselves – it’s Polygon Man.

Polygon Man was Sony’s mascot for the PlayStation in mid-90s North America, but was replaced before the actual console launch. With that in mind, he probably holds a fair bit of resentment for the PlayStation franchises popular enough to make it into Battle Royale.

Check out the complete opening cinematic above, with Polygon Man looming over everything right at the end. Battle Royale launches on November 20.

Source: JoyStiq

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal BETA this week!

PlayStation Blog has announced that Battle Royale‘s beta kicks off tomorrow (October 16th) for PlayStation Plus members, and Vita owners. If you aren’t apart of the exclusive group of individuals subscribed to Plus, or touting a Vita, then you can download PlayStation All-Stars beta next week (October 23rd).

The beta’s feature list is comparable to earlier builds, and includes:

Characters: Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, Fat Princess.
Stages: Metropolis, Hades.
Modes: four-player online tournaments, 2 v 2 online tournaments.
Cross-Play, friend inviting.

Source: PSLifestyle

PlayStation All-Stars update: No unlockable characters

In a lengthy video interview, SuperBot’s Lead Game Designer Omar Kendall answered a variety of community queries ranging from Crash Bandicoot’s inclusion, and DLC characters to arcade mode and the end boss.

Responding specifically to fan requests for Crash Bandicoot, Omar acknowledged the marsupial’s popularity, but uttered nothing in the way of confirming him one way or the other:

We obviously know at SuperBot and at Sony how important various characters are to the game, Crash Bandicoot in particular. We got this question at San Diego Comic Con and my president, Chan Park, gave a very good answer: ‘It takes two to tango’. We know the fans want Crash. We want Crash. Crash is not owned by Sony. So it is a negotiation between Sony and the IP holders for all of the characters that exist in the game. We’re very interested in making that happen but it’s not for free. I do want the fans out there to know that obviously we recognized the interest in Crash and characters like Crash.

When questioned about post-launch All-Stars being added via DLC, Omar offered a much more hopeful answer:

It has dawned on us that it’s very important and fans are interested in it. If there’s enough fan interest post-launch, we definitely want to support the game with DLC. Absolutely.

But, unfortunately, Omar re-confirmed the 20 launch roster statement from last week while notably stating that they’ll all be unlocked and ready to brawl from the get-go:

Ya, we went back and forth on this; ultimately we decided not to have any characters locked so the entire roster will be available and unlocked the first time you play the game

Omar went onto speak about the underlying story connecting all the characters in the game, while alluding to the villain who will be the force drawing these characters together:

There is an evil mastermind (I wont call him evil) who’s sorta responsible for the things you’re experiencing and you’ll get a sense for who that is through the arcade mode

Source: PlayStation LifeStyle

PlayStation All-Stars Details

We know all of the characters included in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, but one aspect where we’ve been left standing in the cold in regards to the cross-universe single player mode, and in an interview with CVG SuperBot CEO Omar Kendell provided some juicy details on the single player story mode as well as the interactiveness of different levels:

We take inspiration for our single-player story mode from traditional fighting games. You’ll select your character, you’ll find out what brings that character to the PlayStation All-Stars universe, what they’re doing there, and what their motivation is. You’ll play in a couple of different match types against various different characters, and then we have this rivalry system. This goes back to one of the very basic motivating ideas that contributed to the PlayStation All-Stars becoming a video game, which was the idea of fantasy match-ups.

Omar then continued onto more specific examples, and rivalries:

Like, what would happen if Ratchet and Clank met up with Jak and Daxter? We actually have a rivalry concept in the game where, during each character’s individual arcade progression they’ll meet a rival, and that will introduce easter egg type elements. We sort of have fun with different characters. For instance, Dante in the game, his rival in the game is Nariko, both of those characters obviously being handled by Ninja Theory. It’s little things like that that we’ve played with. Then of course they’ll meet at the end what we’re calling a “boss battle”, but we’re not talking about that. There will be a resolution there. Obviously the story of All-Stars isn’t exactly canon, we don’t want Kratos and Drake to go back to their universes and reference [our story], but we’re having a bit of fun with it.

Regarding the interactiveness of different levels in the game:

Yeah, all of the levels have a bit of interactivity. The way we look at it, each level has a mash-up, so [for example] you’ll have the Stowaway – which is an Uncharted level – fly by the Bioshock Infinite city of Columbia. Each level represents two different worlds, but each world has interactivity and a liveliness to it. It’s not just a level that you’re fighting on, it’s a world that you’re fighting in. The world is constantly acknowledging your distance, acknowledging the distance of the two mash-ups, and being able to negotiate a level hazard and what your opponent is doing to you are vital skills in PlayStation All-Stars.

We already know the full list of launch players, which will most likely include multiple additional characters post-lunch. Omar also admitted that Nariko was his favorite character claiming she is not overpowered nor was more time spent developing her character in the game. PlayStation All Stars is due out next month. Click here to read the full interview from CVG.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal Characters Final

PlayStation Universe (PSU) confirms PlayStation All-Stars launch characters are revealed totaling 20 launch characters to play with.

If you’re disappointed with the twenty characters revealed thus far for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, we’re sorry to report that you won’t have more to look forward to for launch.

PlayStation social media manager Sid Shuman tweeted earlier today that all of the characters playable for launch have been revealed. When responding to a fan asking if more than 20 characters would be included, Shuman replied, “We have revealed the full launch lineup of characters”. This news casts a dark cloud over fans eager to see the inclusion of Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, and a myriad of potential Final Fantasy candidates.

Here’s the full list of characters playable at launch. Any inclusions you lament? What characters are sorely missing? Are you happy with the list? Let us know in the comments below.

1. Big Daddy
2. Cole MacGrath
3. Evil Cole MacGrath
4. Colonel Radec
5. Dante
6. Fat Princess
7. Heihachi Mishima
8. Jak and Daxter
9. Kratos
10. Nariko
11. Nathan Drake
12. PaRappa the Rapper
13. Raiden
14. Ratchet and Clank
15. Sackboy
16. Sir Daniel Fortesque
17. Sly Cooper
18. Spike
19. Sweet Tooth
20. Toro