|PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale|
The game's American cover.
|Developer(s):|| SuperBot Entertainment|
SCE Santa Monica Studio
Bluepoint Games (PS Vita)
|Publisher(s):||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Platform(s):||PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Network|
|Release date(s):||November 20 2012|
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a crossover fighting video game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita which was released on November 20, 2012 in North America, November 21, 2012 in Europe, November 22, 2012 in Australia, November 23, 2012 in the UK and January 31, 2013 in Japan.
The gameplay is similar to the Super Smash Bros. series, in which up to four players can battle each other using characters from various Sony franchises such as God of War and MediEvil, as well as third-party franchises like BioShock. There are, however, differences in how opponents are defeated. During the game, players damage other players to receive All-Star Points that build up the Super Bar at the bottom of the screen. Earning enough points allows players to use one of three levels of Super Moves which can be used to defeat opponents and earn points. Arenas are also inspired by various PS games, with some areas mashing up two titles into one.
|Dante||Devil May Cry|
|Evil Cole MacGrath||Infamous|
|Fat Princess||Fat Princess|
|Isaac Clarke||Dead Space|
|Jak and Daxter||Jak and Daxter|
|Kratos||God of War|
|PaRappa||PaRappa the Rapper|
|Ratchet and Clank||Ratchet & Clank|
|Sir Daniel Fortesque||MediEvil|
|Sly Cooper||Sly Cooper|
God of War
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale got favorable reviews from crtics. IGN gave it an 8/10.
- Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Sora from Kingdom Hearts, Ico , and Wander from Shadow of the Colossus were planned to be in the game, but their retrospective developers (Activision, Disney Interactive, and Team ICO) said no.
- Dart from The Legend of Dragoon and Abe from Oddworld were planned to be included as DLC, but due to the low sales of the Issac Clarke, Zeus, and Kat DLC, they were cut. Fans however found their character models in the game, and started a campaign known as: "#ReleaseDart" and "#ReleaseAbe" on Twitter.
- This is the first time since 1995 that Polygon Man has appeared.
- Sweet Tooth's voice actor also did the narrator from Okage: Shadow King.