PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is Officially Announced

Alright before we begin, let’s get this out of the way right now.  PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is without a doubt a Super Smash Bros. clone.  Anyone who tries to claim otherwise need change their Sony pjs.  So if you can accept that and move on, let’s take a look at the game.

The game is being developed by SuperBot Entertainment, and will have a wide assortment of both single player and online modes.  So far Sony has only announced six different characters and four stages, but many more are going to be revealed at E3 in the coming weeks.  The stages are actually kind of unique because they are a combination of two distinct universes, such as say Twisted Metal and Hot Shots Golf.

So what do you guys think of this?  My opinion is simple, this could have easily been called SSSB or Sony Super Smash Bros.  I’m hoping the gameplay has a little more variety so it’s not the complete rip-off it appears.  From what I’m hearing though, the game is hella fun, which is the whole point, right?

13 thoughts on “PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is Officially Announced”

  1. Wow! You were not kidding when you said this was smash bros! Its a direct rip off! Haha, whats funny is the guy being interviewed acts like this is an original inspiration.

  2. Yeah I thought the same. I guess he can’t just come out and say “we totally ripped off SSB” lol. He could say it was the inspiration behind the game though. At first I thought HAL was developing this, I mean even the music has that SSB feel to it.

  3. Am I the only one who thinks the name is exceptionally lame? Whatever happened to creativity? Further, why can’t Nintendo sue this into oblivion? There’s nothing unique about these concepts. Or I guess gameplay isn’t legally protected.

  4. This looks awesome. Although i’m not all that exited about the characters in this game compared to smash, it’s cool to see a fighting game like this in non nintendowemustprotectourchildrenfromthebadontheinternetandsuckatonlinematchmaking hands. I have no problem with a good idea being taken and reworked. There is no grounds to sue. It’s ridiculous to think games can/should all be original. The name IS lame lol. See you online! :)

  5. There is some potential here for some weird mash-ups. If Buzz ends up being in here or better yet Kevin Butler, I’ll have more than a few good laughs lol. I’ve been reading a lot of posts on this game today and some people are actually trying to justify how this is original. That cracks me up. There is no possible way anyone can claim this is original in any way, shape or form.

  6. Even though the name sounds very Japanese (see Smash Bros. real name in Japan, it’s even more convoluted), the development is very Western Oriented. As long as it throws in some original mechanics, it’s about time Sony rolls in a product like this and mimics from the best. Battle Stadium DON rolled by years ago and it actually managed to be unique despite borrowing the template off Smash Bros. The roster can also make or break the game. TMNT’s biggest problem was its terrible roster, so Sony better step up and dig up their most obscure characters and most popular guests that defined their past eras. I want to see characters from Legend of Dragoon, Wild Arms, Legend of Legaia, Crash Bandicoot, ICO and Final Fantasy 7….basically the stuff that defied the PS1 and PS2 eras. Their western modern franchises are all well and good, but having some unique Japanese characters from the PS1 era would be awesome.

  7. The gameplay mechanics are already sounding different here. Players don’t die by being thrown out of the arena, but by being attacked with a super move. Each character has three supers they can use, level one can kill one character, level two, two characters, and so on. That said, more advanced players will be able to find ways to kill multiple characters with a level one super. The super meter fills up as more hits are registered. So at least that’s different.

    As for the characters I think we’re going to see some messed up stuff. Just look at the four levels already shown to see humor will play a big part of this.

  8. Can’t say I’m too terribly impressed yet, but the game will definitely be on my radar! I don’t mind a clone of a game as long as it’s a good clone. ;) For me, I’m just waiting to hear if any good (or some cool third-party) characters get in. I can’t say any of the characters already included really entice me to buy the game. However, if Cloud from Final Fantasy VII were in the game, I’d probably be much more inclined to get this. Wild ARMs or Legend of Dragoon would be great too.

  9. I find it funny how everyone keeps mentioning the same characters. I’ve heard Snake from MGS, Cloud from FFVII, and some characters from Sony’s backlog like Wild ARMs be mentioned in almost every post about this game. If the developers are listening, they clearly know where to go.

  10. The name isn’t particularly inspiring but I’m very excited for the game itself since I absolutely love Super Smash Bros. and regardless of whether or not this game is a complete rip-off, playing a version of SSB with Sony characters is something to look forward to.

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