After months of rumors and speculation, tonight Sony finally lift the curtains on the Superbot-developed “Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale”.
As the title suggests, the game will pit a host of Playstation All-Stars in an arena-based fight to the death! Confirmed characters include Kratos, Radec from Killzone, Twisted Metal’s Sweet Tooth, PaRappa The Rapper, Fat Princess and Sly Cooper. If for some sadistic reason you’ve always wanted to see the God of War inflict pain on a comically overweight, food obsessed princess – this might be your one and only chance! Each character will have their own unique moves sets based on their respective attributes and three different levels of “super moves” although it’s not yet clear how this system will work.
One of the most exciting things about the game is the dynamic arenas which also merges different Playstation worlds together. During bouts Hades can wreak havoc against a Patapon backdrop and Buzz can invade the LittleBigPlanet universe to host an impromptu quiz while you’re trying to bash your opponents face in!
As expected, the game will support up to four characters (both locally and online) in a mixture of modes including single player, free for all, 2 vs. 2 and handicap matches. More characters from both first and third party games are said to be announced soon (E3?) and I suspect we’ll learn more and more about the game periodically right up until its fall 2012 release.