Sony has stepped up to bat with their new Sony property fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. What this game is, is essentially taking characters from different Sony licenses and putting them together and having them fight each other, much like the popular Nintendo franchise that came before it.
So far there have been six characters announced in this early version of the game. The six confirmed characters are: Kratos, Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, Sweet Tooth, Parappa the Rapper, and Mael Radec (Killzone).What makes this title different is in how you win. Where you need to strike the opposing players with specials that go up through levels of one to three, each doing different attacks and being able to take out more enemies.
The gameplay seems to focus on using the entire PlayStation 3 controller. By using the face buttons for attacks and the shoulder buttons for dodging, item grabbing, and executing specials. Making it more similar to the other popular party fighting game that we know and love, as opposed to a traditional 2D fighting game. With this still being an early version of the game you can expect that a lot more features will be added, with this only having a timed battle and a couple levels and characters. No release date has been announced at this time, but we can expect a release around the holiday season.
You can check out the gameplay footage and first impressions from Hit Points HD.