Game details

Game:
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
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Genre:
Fighting
Sub Genre:
Beat 'Em Up
Release Date (US):
November 21st, 2012
Release Date (UK):
November 23rd, 2012
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
1-4
Developers:
Superbot Entertainment
Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rating:
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

About PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

A royal rumble of PlayStation's most iconic characters, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pits the likes of Kratos, Sly, Sweet Tooth and more in a Smash Bros-type arena fighting game for up to four players.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
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Summary

PlayStation All-Stars is a deeply engaging fighter and love letter to PlayStation fans that ultimately triumphs over shallow single-player content and a few design quirks.

We like

  • PlayStation's best, together at last
  • Tremendous fun and impressive mechanical depth
  • Sophisticated networking

We dislike

  • Inconsistent narrative quality
  • Boring presentation
  • Disorganized progression system

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The moment I ripped open the Christmas wrapping on a Sony PlayStation in 1999 was the moment when I like to imagine that I joined the PlayStation family. I'm grateful for the countless gaming memories and friends made in the years since, but PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is the kind of game I didn't know I needed until now. A competitive gathering of legendary PlayStation characters is an idea I rarely entertained, proba...

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale News

  • PlayStation All-Stars gets 'the ultimate balance update'

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has received a brand new update courtesy of Sony Santa Monica. The update applies a variety of balance tweaks to the beat-’em-up’s extensive roster, in what Santa Monica calls “the ultimate balance update.” “This update truly cr...

  • No new characters, environments coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony Santa Monica says

    PlayStation Universe reported late last month that Sony Santa Monica had no plans to release more downloadable content for crossover fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Today the studio further confirmed this report, stating that everything currently available for Battle Royale "...

  • Sony confirms no plans for new PlayStation All-Stars DLC

    Sony has poured cold water over any hopes of seeing additional downloadable content for beat-‘em-up PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. "Thank you for your continued support of PlayStation All-Stars and for keeping the community thriving. At this time we have no plans to release new c...

  • PlayStation All-Stars fans call for Abe, Dart DLC

    Sony’s official Twitter has been inundated with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale fans calling out for additional DLC in the shape of Abe (Abe’s Oddysee) and Dart (Legend of Dragoon). Both characters were reportedly in the works as post-release content for the SuperBot brawler, thou...

  • SuperBot isn't closing down, confirms work on new IP

    The developer behind PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has dispelled recent rumors that the studio is set to shut up shop. Speaking with EDGE, SuperBot Entertainment director of operations, David Yang, confirmed the company is beavering away on new IP, but did reveal it has downsized considerab...

  • New PS All-Stars DLC detailed

    Dead Space’s Isaac Clarke and God of War’s Zeus will be joining the roster for Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, IGN has confirmed. The pair will follow on from the previous batch of DLC, which introduced Kat (Gravity Rush) and Emmet Graves (Starhawk). In addition ...

  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Minions DLC incoming

    The Asian PlayStation Blog has detailed its weekly store update this week and confirmed that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will receive new Minions to purchase as DLC. The following Minions will be available for purchase: Minion: Ashelin Minion: Buzz Minion: Carmelita Minion: Colo...

  • PS All-Stars dev lays off 'around 20' employees

    A designer at Insomniac Games has leaked unfortunate news about SuperBot Entertainment, developers of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The man in question is Mike Birkhead, and a tweet from his personal Twitter account indicates that around 20 SuperBot employees have been or will soon be laid o...

  • PlayStation All-Stars gets Kat and Emmett (free) on February 12, new characters soon

    The first round of character DLC for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will bring two wildly different fighters to Sony's crossover brawler on February 12. We've covered the details of Kat and Emmett Graves in a previous post; both are expected to inject serious variety into a roster that will so...

  • SuperBot Entertainment is hiring, more PlayStation All-Stars content incoming?

    Earlier today, Gamasutra listed nine jobs available at SuperBot Entertainment, the developers of the incredibly fun brawler, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (which we gave a 9.0 in our review). It would make sense for a studio to add more talent for their next project, but requirements for ...

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Features

  • Is Nariko OP? A closer look at one of PS All-Stars' deadliest combos

    The beauty of a game like PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is that it caters to every type of PlayStation fan. From ferociously mature warriors like Kratos and Sweet Tooth to heroes of yore like PaRappa and Spike, there's a character for you if you like pretty much any PlayStation franchise. The ...

  • PS3 Game of the Month: November 2012

    Well, there we have it. As hard as it is to conceive, the majority of the holiday 2012 games rush is now done and dusted. By now, most of us have probably bled our wallets dry and made our eyes go square after indulging in some of the year’s finest slices of gaming entertainment – and if...

  • PlayStation All-Stars: Did Sony doom it to failure?

    PlayStation 3’s next lot of heavy hitters may not be arriving until 2013, but that doesn’t mean this holiday season is entirely devoid of big exclusives. Aside from the ambitious Wonderbook, platform holder Sony’s big gun this year is the Santa Monica-developed beat-‘em-up Pl...

  • PlayStation All-Stars: 5 characters who should have made the cut

    Sony’s Smash Bros-inspired brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale does exactly what it says on the tin: brings together a host of iconic characters plucked from 15 years of PlayStation gaming, and lets them rough each other up in the ring. However, its choice of combatants is slightly que...

  • PlayStation All-Stars Character Profile: Nariko

    Seen in: Heavenly Sword Bio: Nariko is a member of the clan who is responsible for keeping the life-draining Heavenly Sword's incredible power from falling into the hands of those who would use it for evil. The clan long prophesied that in the year of the fire-horse, a deity in the form of a...

  • PlayStation All-Stars beta stuns us

    As Parappa enthusiastically states upon his respawn, "Get ready to believe!" The newest beta for PlayStation All-Stars, available to PlayStation Plus members, is the most enjoyable and improved version yet. The "Sony Smash" moniker can now rest in peace, as one match in this be...

  • PlayStation All-Stars Character Profile: PaRappa the Rapper

    In preparation for the impending release of Sony and SuperBot Entertainment's crossover brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (of which we are very, very excited), we thought we'd take a look back at the playable fighters we know are coming to the game and bring you up to speed with detailed c...

  • PlayStation All-Stars Character Profile: Nathan Drake

    In preparation for the impending release of Sony and SuperBot Entertainment's crossover brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (of which we are very, very excited), we thought we'd take a look back at the playable fighters we know are coming to the game and bring you up to speed with detailed c...

  • PlayStation All-Stars Character Profile: Sweet Tooth

    In preparation for the impending release of Sony and SuperBot Entertainment's crossover brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (of which we are very, very excited), we thought we'd take a look back at the playable fighters we know are coming to the game and bring you up to speed with detailed c...

  • PlayStation All-Stars Character Profile: Heihachi Mishima

    In preparation for the impending release of Sony and SuperBot Entertainment's crossover brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (of which we are very, very excited), we thought we'd take a look back at the playable fighters we know are coming to the game and bring you up to speed with detailed c...

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