Disappointed by the lack of first party PS3 titles the past few months? Well, then have we got news for you; next week a new PS3 exclusive will be revealed, and it just may end up being All-Stars Battle Royale.
Geoff Keighley, host of Game Trailers TV confirmed via Twitter that his show would indeed be “unveiling a huge new PS3 exclusive with first game footage.” The reveal will come next Thursday, though following recent events, we wouldn’t be surprised if the game was leaked before the official announcement.
Recent rumors suggest that the game being showcased is All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony’s supposed answer to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series, reportedly in development at SuperBot Entertainment. The game is said to include a variety of first party Sony characters battling it out, hence the title.
We believe this new exclusive is the rumored fighter because PlayStation LifeStyle recently uncovered a newly registered domain (http://playstationallstarsbattleroyale.com/) from Sony, currently serving as a placeholder.
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
919 E Hillsdale Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404
Domain Name: PLAYSTATIONALLSTARSBATTLEROYALE.COM
Other possibilities are that this new PS3 exclusive could be one of the two games Guerrilla Games is working on, one being Killzone 4 and the other, a brand new IP, though there are rumors that those might come to the PS4. Sony Santa Monica (God of War series) is also hiring for what could be a third-person shooter, but these are unlikely choices for the reveal.
Some may scoff at All-Stars Battle Royale as just Sony copying Nintendo, but as a PlayStation fan, it’s only fair to remind those that Naughty Dog “copied” Nintendo when they made Crash Team Racing, which some would argue is one of the few kart racers that was able to surpass Mario Kart. As long as the game is good it won’t matter if Sony copied Nintendo.
I still think the name is terrible though.
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