Hideki Kamiya slams PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
- Posted August 6th, 2012 at 05:23 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 8 Comments
Platinum Games co-founder Hideki Kamiya appears none-too impressed with Superbot Entertainment’s upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, if a series of Tweets from the developer are anything to go by.
The Devil May Cry director took to the social networking site to label the upcoming brawler a “rip-off” of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series.
“To try to please fans, you can do EVERYTHING. Great theory. Totally against mine,” he said.
“It’s just a rip-off. RT @mirainog I’d luv 2 C the P-100 heroes in Super Smash Bros. though! I agree w/U abt PS All-Stars, doesn’t look good.”
You can view all Kamiya’s Tweets via the screen cap below, courtesy of the chaps at NeoGAF.
PlayStation-All Stars Battle Royale is due out on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in fall 2012.
- 9:13am EDT - August 6th, 2012
Completely agree with him.
Niceneasy92 | Niceneasy92
- 10:12am EDT - August 6th, 2012
Ya know, at first, I thought it was a rip off too, but when I really thought about it, it really isn't. SB and PSASBR are both just entry's in this particular genre. Mascot fighter.Now granted, it's not the biggest genre ever, but still. There's no reason why SB can't get some competition. If you want to look at it his way, then every shooter is a rip-off of any other shooter, same goes with fighters, racing games, etc,etc.
- 10:39am EDT - August 6th, 2012
Aren't Platinum games behind Anarchy Reigns? Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that not slightly similar? I personally feel this guy's worried because he knows Battle Royale will outsell Anarchy Reigns. The PlayStation icons are much more memorable and iconic, so it will appeal to a wider audience. I did think this was a rip-off at first too, but the more I see of it, the more differences there are, and it is shaping up to be less similar to Super Smash Bros. than I initially thought. I'm starting to agree with what a large number of people are saying: this is a genre in itself. Yes, at first, anything similar to Smash Bros. will come across as a blatant rip-off, but give it a good 5-10 years, when there are much more games like this, and 'mascot fighter' will be its own genre.
Having said all that, I'm not expecting this to be better than Brawl, but I am open to the concept of this, and I'm starting to believe that I'll be pleasantly surprised.
TheMadTitan | EcksMane
- 11:10am EDT - August 6th, 2012
throw away morals???? really? he is talking about video games that are similar right? one game per genre guys. thats the way things should be.....
- 5:15pm EDT - August 6th, 2012
To bash a game like that is like bashing the people who are creating it. Thats kinda rude and silly. Especially since the game isnt even out yet. I mean look at the level design already. That alone is different in its own way.
- 9:36pm EDT - August 6th, 2012
Who cares if its extremely similar, its a great formula and it is being made exactly how it should be. I bet lots of those hating on PS all stars enjoy Gears of War which is a complete rip off of the duck and cover system that made Kill Switch on PS2 such a popular game. Its not possible to create a unique fighting game. If they made it close zoom side scroller and more serious like tekken and soul calibur then it would just be a rip off of tekken and soul calibur! criticize stuff that needs criticism.
Bunch of hipsters...
- 3:11pm EDT - August 7th, 2012
Vortx you're an idiot. How can Namco rip-off their own franchise? It's very possible to create a unique fighting game, so stop trying to back up Sony and stop being a narrow-minded fanboy. There's taking ideas from something, and there is a blatant copy. PSASBR is a blatant copy of SSB. The only difference is you don't knock characters off screen. It disgusts me that these fanboys are going to let Sony get away with this, and it annoys me that this game will sell millions.
- 6:25pm EDT - August 7th, 2012
this stupid MUST NOT forget where his reputation comes from, the playstation community gave him the fame he possesses we the playstation community supported Devil May Cry so his commentaries show exactly why Japanese developers are dying.
This will permanently ban this user and delete all associated comments. This action is irreversible, are you SURE you want to do this?!