Live-Action ‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’ Commercial Revealed

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In less than a month, fighting game enthusiasts will finally be able to get their hands on the final version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Finally, PlayStation fans will be able to see which of their favorite Sony-owned mascots, and a few recognizable third-party characters, would win in an all out fight for supremacy. Sony is obviously excited for the title’s upcoming release too, and they’ve released a brand new live-action ad for the game that’s similar to the much-loved ‘Michael’ commercial. Heck, it even stars the same hostess.

Sony has been leading up to this live-action crossover for weeks with a series of teasers that hinted at something related to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and those suspicions have proven to be accurate. Kratos, Nathan Drake, Cole MacGrath, and Sackboy are all present in the ad, but there’s a number of items laying about several scenes that allude to the presence of other characters that have already been confirmed for the actual game. The footage is only a minute and 56 seconds long, but it does a good job at showing off why gamers should be excited to do battle with classic PlayStation characters.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ad

Despite the initial launch roster for Battle Royale only featuring 20 characters, the possibility of downloadable characters (such as Abe from Oddworld) are reassuring for those hoping that Sony would continue to support the title well after launch. The ongoing public beta for All-Stars is giving fans a small taste of what they can look forward to this November, and a number of the Game Rant staff have been thoroughly enjoying the time they’ve spent kicking the game’s tires — and online opponents.

This live-action ad is a cool way of doing something nice for the fans, but it doesn’t come close to rivalling the previously mentioned ‘Michael’ commercial that Sony released last year as part of their Long Live Play campaign. Regardless, it’s a solid ad that’ll strike a chord with the intended fan base.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be smashing onto the PS3 and Vita on November 20th.

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TAGS: All-Stars Battle Royale, PS3, Santa Monica Studio, Sony, SuperBot Entertainment, Vita

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  1. i really like it but for the promotion of it all week last week was really unnecessary. they had already shown half the trailer with the 3 videos.

    Still it was awesome but underwhelming but there is a rumor on the forums that this is only the beginning and there will be more videos like this so i hope so. 4 weeks left XD cant wait.

    Im following this game religiously because im so hype for it. i go on the forums almost everyday, cannot wait. its really fun.

    it in no way stacks up to what the Long Live Play ad gave us last year. that was just pure epic.

  2. That was pretty lame.

  3. Tacky. On one hand it’s awesome to see those characters together in live action like the bar promo, but to have them fight is like bringing a nuclear bomb to a gun fight. It is just kind of silly.

    • So then you think the entire game is silly?

  4. I really liked Nathan Drake and Cole MacGrath, but the fake-looking cgi and the lame “fight” kinda ruins it for me.

  5. I think it would’ve been better to do a really great CGI trailer featuring more characters and better action instead of live action. Wasn’t bad though.

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