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Rumor: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale [Up: Sony registers domain]

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So are we expecting this game to contain characters from first and second party titles only, like Nathan Drake, Kratos, Sweet Tooth, ect. or also from third party games that have been on the PS at some point, like Dante, Final Fantasy characters, etc. I really hope its the ladder or else I just can't see my self getting excited for this, Sony's ™ stuff just wouldn't make very interesting fighting game characters imo.
 

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So are we expecting this game to contain characters from first and second party titles only, like Nathan Drake, Kratos, Sweet Tooth, ect. or also from third party games that have been on the PS at some point, like Dante, Final Fantasy characters, etc. I really hope its the ladder or else I just can't see my self getting excited for this, Sony's ™ stuff just wouldn't make very interesting fighting game characters imo.
I expect it will mostly be Sony characters with third party guests like Brawl if we're lucky. I would also like the ladder, it could be a good melting pot of major characters if the gameplay is done right.

But I would be okay with an all Sony cast, they have a good amount of properties to draw from. If that's the case maybe they'll get guest characters for a sequel if it does well enough.
 
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Assuming that there are 35 characters...

Nathan Drake
Elena Fisher
Sweet Tooth
Sir Daniel Fortesque
PaRappa
Kratos
Cole McGrath
Bloody Mary
Ratchet
Clank
Captain Qwark
Dr. Nefarious
Jak & Daxter
Fat Princess
Nariko
Jaster Rogue
Stan & Ari
Wander
Colonel Mael Radec
Sly Cooper
Sackboy
Vibri
Scott Shelby
Dart
Joel
Ape
Gabe Logan
Tomba
Arc
Patapon
LocoRoco
Crash
Spyro
Ezio
Snake

I felt that stuff like Journey, Flower, ICO, etc. would work best as a stage representation, and that the Ape was a better choice than Spike, since the Ape is the mascot of the series.
 

alr1ght

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wow, that is a horrible name

Assuming that there are 35 characters...

On disc playable
Nathan Drake
Elena Fisher
Sweet Tooth
Sir Daniel Fortesque
PaRappa
Kratos
Cole McGrath
Bloody Mary
Ratchet
Clank
Captain Qwark
Dr. Nefarious
Jak & Daxter
Fat Princess
Nariko
Jaster Rogue
Stan & Ari

On disc DLC
Wander
Colonel Mael Radec
Sly Cooper
Sackboy
Vibri
Scott Shelby
Dart
Joel
Ape
Gabe Logan
Tomba
Arc
Patapon
LocoRoco
Crash
Spyro
Ezio
Snake
fixed
 

CadetMahoney

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Has a non-Nintendo Smash Brothers genre (Smasher? Brawler? Competitive platformer?) game really ever caught on?
I've never seen one been put on streams or allocated precious tournament brackets in place of the other major fighters on a regular basis in the last 3-4 years. Then again smash was some time ago.

I don't see this having long legs in terms of events and tournaments.
 

SykoTech

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Assuming that there are 35 characters...

Nathan Drake
Elena Fisher
Sweet Tooth
Sir Daniel Fortesque
PaRappa
Kratos
Cole McGrath
Bloody Mary
Ratchet
Clank
Captain Qwark
Dr. Nefarious
Jak & Daxter
Fat Princess
Nariko
Jaster Rogue
Stan & Ari
Wander
Colonel Mael Radec
Sly Cooper
Sackboy
Vibri
Scott Shelby
Dart
Joel
Ape
Gabe Logan
Tomba
Arc
Patapon
LocoRoco
Crash
Spyro
Ezio
Snake

I felt that stuff like Journey, Flower, ICO, etc. would work best as a stage representation, and that the Ape was a better choice than Spike, since the Ape is the mascot of the series.
Good list. Well, except maybe Crash and Spyro. I used to absolutely love them during the PS1 days, but they probably be like their current incarnations instead (yuck). I think their spots should be given to other 3rd parties like a Final Fantasy rep (Cloud/Lightning), Scorpion (Mortal Kombat), or Kazuma (Yakuza).

Other characters I'd like to see:

Kat (Gravity Daze/Rush)



Emmett Graves (Starhawk)



Kevin Butler



Just for fun.
 

CorrisD

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Not a great name, too long for a first game, if it was just Playstation All-Stars or Playstation Battle Royale I would probably be fine and then a sequel can add some funky extra titles.

Wil be interesting to see anyway.
 

Acquiescence

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Assuming that there are 35 characters...

Nathan Drake
Elena Fisher
Sweet Tooth
Sir Daniel Fortesque
PaRappa
Kratos
Cole McGrath
Bloody Mary
Ratchet
Clank
Captain Qwark
Dr. Nefarious
Jak & Daxter
Fat Princess
Nariko
Jaster Rogue
Stan & Ari
Wander
Colonel Mael Radec
Sly Cooper
Sackboy
Vibri
Scott Shelby
Dart
Joel
Ape
Gabe Logan
Tomba
Arc
Patapon
LocoRoco
Crash
Spyro
Ezio
Snake

I felt that stuff like Journey, Flower, ICO, etc. would work best as a stage representation, and that the Ape was a better choice than Spike, since the Ape is the mascot of the series.
Great list, very comprehensive. But you forgot someone...



Kat from Gravity Daze would be a terrific inclusion as well.
 

Combichristoffersen

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I think they actually might, but the demise of whoopee camp might have put everything into disarray there. Either that or I'm misremembering stuff.
I'm not 100% on this, but I think I looked it up sometime last year, and the Tomba IP was owned by some other company. I might be wrong though. Either way, I hope Sony gets going and puts up the Tomba games on PSN soon.

This blog post from last year mentions Tombi as one of the games going through the clearance process for emulation. Something might have stopped it from getting through since it's been so long and we haven't heard anything about it.
I know about that blog post, and I'm still waiting for those games, dammit :( SONY, Y U SO SLOW?
 
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I'm not 100% on this, but I think I looked it up sometime last year, and the Tomba IP was owned by some other company. I might be wrong though. Either way, I hope Sony gets going and puts up the Tomba games on PSN soon.
This blog post from last year mentions Tombi as one of the games going through the clearance process for emulation. Something might have stopped it from getting through since it's been so long and we haven't heard anything about it.
 
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Would kinda like to see Specter and or Forty-Five as DLC to represent Socom.



Though with Drake/Elena, Snake(if he shows up) and hopefully Gabe Logan, that would probably be too many gun users.
 

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Assuming that there are 35 characters...

Nathan Drake
Elena Fisher
Sweet Tooth
Sir Daniel Fortesque
PaRappa
Kratos
Cole McGrath
Bloody Mary
Ratchet
Clank
Captain Qwark
Dr. Nefarious
Jak & Daxter
Fat Princess
Nariko
Jaster Rogue
Stan & Ari
Wander
Colonel Mael Radec
Sly Cooper
Sackboy
Vibri
Scott Shelby
Dart
Joel
Ape
Gabe Logan
Tomba
Arc
Patapon
LocoRoco
Crash
Spyro
Ezio
Snake

I felt that stuff like Journey, Flower, ICO, etc. would work best as a stage representation, and that the Ape was a better choice than Spike, since the Ape is the mascot of the series.


There's no excuse for him not to be in there. I doubt that there would be much resistance from Sega considering that the is exclusive to Sony platforms.
 

IntelliHeath

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Did I recalled correctly that I heard that we will only get two dozen characters for this game, right?
 

Raoh

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Any news on fighting mechanics?

I'd love to see a fighting game like the fighting scene in metal gear solid 4.
 

iKeepPlaying

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Any news on fighting mechanics?

I'd love to see a fighting game like the fighting scene in metal gear solid 4.
What? No no no... It should stay in MGS4, where it was good.
But for a game like this, you must be able to jump, have more than just one kind of attack. Specials, etc.
 

Drencrom

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Would kinda like to see Specter and or Forty-Five as DLC to represent Socom.
http://www.socom.com/en-us/images/characters/char-profile-py.jpg[IMG]
[IMG]http://community.us.playstation.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-36407804-22529/DLC+charachters+002.JPG[IMG][/QUOTE]

Ugh hell no. Please keep those generic soldiers out of this game, no one will recognize them anyway.

[quote="Raoh, post: 37166684"]Any news on fighting mechanics?

I'd love to see a fighting game like the fighting scene in metal gear solid 4.[/QUOTE]

Really? Games like these are about accessibility, they would never have fighting mechanics like that.

A MGS level of that fighting scene would be great though.

[quote="SykoTech, post: 37163715"]
[IMG]http://h10.abload.de/img/0111_dodc.gif.
That's more like it!
 

SolidSnakex

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Really? Games like these are about accessibility, they would never have fighting mechanics like that.

A MGS level of that fighting scene would be great though.
Power Stone would be the best direction that they could go in. It would separate it from Smash Bros while still allowing it to have accessibility. I'm actually surprised that no one has even tried to make a new Power Stone-style game given the rebirth of fighting games in this generation.
 
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that name is just too long and "precise". another thing is, that the appealing of the word battle is brutal or shows sth. competitive. i would name this sort of games like nintendo do. smash is simple and smashing stuff makes fun and on the other hand a battle is hard and tough. the title should contain words like crunch, shatter, crash, dash, break , etc. instead of fight or battle.
 

Drencrom

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Power Stone would be the best direction that they could go in. It would separate it from Smash Bros while still allowing it to have accessibility. I'm actually surprised that no one has even tried to make a new Power Stone-style game given the rebirth of fighting games in this generation.
Power stone-style gameplay would definitely work, but i'm pretty sure the rumors said that the game is a 2D-plane fighter.
 

Dabanton

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Did see someone suggest that Scott Shelby would be in this game?

I would love to see that would be beyond wacky
 

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I'm worried it is going to be dominated by PS3 era characters, I really hope they dig deep and do old characters like Vibri. A black and white Vib Ribbon level where the environment changes to music you're playing on your PS3 would be so awesome