How many of you consider Super Smash Bros. to be one of the best arena fighting games every created? Well if you are a fan of this style of game play as well as a fan of PlayStation characters, then you will be thrilled to find out that Sony is coming out with its own arena fighting game and incorporating many of its star characters. The game will be titled PlayStation 3 All-Stars Battle Royal. The game is, in fact, so reminiscent of Super Smash Bros. that many fans are calling Sony out on ripping off of the game. Personally, I can see this side of the situation, but I believe that the game has the potential to epic and I think that Sony will add its own spin to the game.
The characters that have already been announced include Sly Cooper, Twisted Metal‘s Sweet Tooth, Killzone‘s Colonel Radec, Parappa the Rapper, Kratos and Fat Princes. The objective of the game is to allow the characters to retain signature fighting styles from their original games in order to create verity and versatility through character choice, as well as incorporating different elements of each character’s environment to make a fun, good looking map pack. If this sounds exactly like Super Smash Bros. don’t be alarmed, Battle Royal is taking it a step further. Sony is not only basing maps off of the characters, but in fact combining different map elements from different characters to create environments that fit every situation.
The list of confirmed characters is expected to grown considerably in the near future as Sony attempts to cater towards its audience and make a game that all different fans from all different backgrounds will enjoy playing. Sony stated that it is specifically listening to fans about what characters to include in the games and how to make sure they don’t disrespect the loving memory of some of their fans’ favorite characters.
The game is set to be released during the holiday season this year, and I know that I am very excited for this game. I might even have to go buy a PlayStation 3 just so I can play it.
What do you guys think about this release? Do you feel like Sony is ripping too much off of Nintendo or are you just excited for a possible epic game? Let me know in a comment!