Superbot Entertainment released its very first game, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, less than a month ago, and a majority of consumers have been enjoying their time with the frantic crossover-filled beat ’em up. While gamers anxiously await the arrival of forthcoming content for the game, some evidence has recently emerged that suggests that the developer may already be revving up to work on, what many are assuming is, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2.
A couple of job postings for positions at SuperBot have been spotted by NeoGAF user Nirolak. The jobs in question are for an art director and a game designer/implementer, which isn’t anything out of the ordinary, but it’s the description for what each position entails that alludes to work on a brand new project rather than downloadable add-ons.
According to the art director job description, the new game is “a project such as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which by definition brings together elements ranging from an incredibly wide range of artistic styles, requires a strong and unifying vision to present a cohesive and polished product.”
Meanwhile, the applicants for the game designer gig “must have a near encyclopedic knowledge of modern games, with emphasis on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.”
These job postings certainly don’t sound like they’re for DLC, but an entirely new project that’s essentially identical to PlayStation All-Stars. Sony would obviously like to pump out more than one game and turn Battle Royale into a successful series (that’s presumably why they put SuperBot together in the first place), so odds are they’ve green-lit a successor to All-Stars. That’s good news for those that were concerned that the would-be franchise simply wasn’t going to make it after mumblings of the title’s less-than-stellar sales. Fortunately, that doesn’t appear to have slowed down the alleged followup whatsoever.
A sequel could correct one of the biggest issues we addressed in our Battle Royale review; that issue being the minuscule 20 character launch roster. SuperBot is aware that some highly desired mascots are missing, and that’s why more characters and stages will be arriving in early 2013. The promise of DLC also assures fans that there’s plenty more to come to the current iteration of All-Stars — the first of which will be available for free for a limited time and consists of Gravity Rush‘s Kat, Starhawk‘s Emmet, and a new stage based on Heavenly Sword/Wipeout.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 was almost an inevitability, so word that SuperBot may already be getting to work on a direct followup doesn’t come as much of a shock. What will be interesting to see, though, is whether or not a sequel will land on the PS3 or its long rumored next-gen successor.
What’s your dream roster for PlayStation All-Stars 2? What other additions would you like to see in a sequel?
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