Geoff Keighley confirmed a few days ago that this week’s episode of Game Trailers TV would be offering a world premiere unveiling of a brand new PS3 exclusive, just six weeks before we expect to see a lot more of said unannounced game at E3. Combining this news with reports of Sony having All-Stars Battle Royale developed as their own first-party version of Nintendo’s Smash Bros. games and with Sony registering the official domain name for the title recently, and it became increasingly clear that it is All-Stars Battle Royale would be revealed this week.
That’s not all. New developer SuperBot Entertainment was formed to work on some sort of combat/action game exclusively for the PS3 and while it’s not official that their game is All-Stars Battle Royale, all signs point towards that being the case.
Adding more credence to expected revelation, the preview for Thursday’s episode of GTTV confirms that the PS3 exclusive to be showcased is the game SuperBot is working on. Let them first-party Sony characters battle it out!
Skepticism and accusations of Sony copying Nintendo aside (with this and LittleBigPlanet Karting), such a game sounds fun. Sony went on record stating that they spend more on first-party titles than both Nintendo and Microsoft, but a lot of those games haven’t paid off. Resistance 3, despite being one of our favorite shooters on the PS3, didn’t sell well at all, and games including LittleBigPlanet 2, Uncharted 3, Killzone 3, etc. couldn’t hit the numbers of Gears of War 3 or of Nintendo’s heavy hitters.
What characters would be include in All-Stars Battle Royale and what sort of style would it embrace? Would it clone the same side-scrolling platformer style of the Smash Bros. fighters, featuring four-player multiplayer or is it something totally different that none of us could have expected? What do you want it to be?
Kratos vs. Nathan Drake vs. Sackboy. Who would win?
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