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Rumor: Sony/SuperBot Making Sony Smash Bros [Update 3: Even More Details]

The M.O.B

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One thing in common with all these Sony character lists is a lot of these characters are from dead franchises and a lot of the ones that are not dead have no personality and little relevance with the present day PS3 owners.

It will be funny having Kratos slice up people but no blood coming out of them. Whatever design they choose for him will look silly compared to what he usually looks like.
 

18-Volt

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Meh. I'd prefer a Nintendo vs Sony fighting game for both Wii U and PS next. Sony only has 16 years of past and it won't be exciting as SSB or Sega All-Stars (yes, those Sega games are exciting, at least for me). And Sony doesn't have enough cute characters. They have to add every single character they own, from echochrome model to Crash, if they can acquire licence from Universal.

Don't be reluctant Nintendo, do this with Sony. I want to see Kirby swallowing Kratos, make this happen.
 

Mxrz

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I was wondering... Why the hell are they supposed to "have a deal" to use Square characters? I mean, Sony is the third biggest shareholder of Square.

They're the third biggest? Maybe that changes it then. I'd still think some sort of arrangement would need to be made.

Can't help but get nostalgic about all the old IPs they could use or reference. But it could turn out to just be modern stuff. Hard to think they'd really use a true og like Prince Fleaswallow.
 

Globox_82

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They need SE characters if they want this to sell in Japan. No one gives a shit about westrn mascots over there.
I would like to see Tidus. Or Aaron
 

Corto

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goldenpp72

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You know it's weird to say but I think microsoft has a much better stable of IP to choose from for this type of thing, despite sony having a much more relevant stable of IP.

Hopefully this is good though.
 

Globox_82

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You know it's weird to say but I think microsoft has a much better stable of IP to choose from for this type of thing, despite sony having a much more relevant stable of IP.

Hopefully this is good though.

I was waiting for someone to say this...lol but no
 

The Lamp

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I didnt read the entire thread, but Im kind of surprised at the some of the reactions. Even if it ends up just being a copy of Smash, Id could still be fucking awesome.

As for the 'no memorable characters' thing, well I just dont agree.

I personally want Cole to zap the shit out of kratos.

A good portion of the characters in Smash Bros. weren't memorable to the masses until they were put in Smash Bros.
 

childplease

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Yup Sony just does not have a wide variety of memorable characters for a game such as smash bros.

This is just a bad idea.
 

Sardello

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If I had to make a list, it would look like this:

(in no particular order)
- Old Snake
- Dante
- Kratos
- Sackboy
- Nariko
- Jak&Daxter
- Crash
- Radec
- Sly
- Nathan Hale
- Wesker
- Some random dude from Dynasty Warriors
- Socom soldier
- Demon's Souls dude
- Chimeran soldier
- Sweet tooth
- FF7 Cloud
- Nathan Drake
- Lara Croft
- Ezio
- Crysis dude
- Amaterasu
- Lightning
- Ghost
- Cole
Can I make you notice that nealy 50% of this list is made of NON SONY IP?

I can hardly imagine a set of Sony characters that could impress compared to Nintendo IPs.
The great success of Smash Bros is first of all due to the "Mario games" backbone (Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Wario, Yoshi). The other Nintendo characters are "guests" of the Mushroom realm.

Dealing with Sony, from which backbone would they start? I think It could turn out to be a huge mess without any distinguishing style.
 

Cactus

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I'm cautiously optimistic about this. I don't think it'll come anywhere near Smash Bros. in terms of quality, but if they take their time and deliver a competent product, we might at least see a solid foundation for future entries.
 

Ezalc

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Well either this could be an interesting fighter to compete with Smash or it'll be like one of those terrible licensed rip-offs that are terrible. Only time will tell, I hope this game gets characters that are actually interesting. I can already feel the rage rising within me from the shitty roster choices.
 

AgentChris

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It's probably going to be like Marvel vs Capcom. I think the roster will be filled with mostly 3rd party characters.
 

jman2050

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A good portion of the characters in Smash Bros. weren't memorable to the masses until they were put in Smash Bros.

They had Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon to lead the way from day 1. Hell, if you look at the roster of the original game the only two characters that are really out of left field are Captain Falcon and Ness.

More on topic, more games like Smash Bros can only be a good thing, if done right at least.
 

SmithnCo

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Twitter strikes again, lol.

Anyway, I think Sony has plenty of good characters to use, I hope they have more quirky ones like Fat Princess and Parappa planned.

Plus they could always dig back and use stuff like Robbit from Jumping Flash.
 

Zoramon089

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I think people are underestimating the difficulty in getting multiple 3rd party characters in the game...