PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale announced for PS3

Perhaps one of the worst-kept "secrets" of this generation, Sony has officially announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. As expected, PASBR is a SuperBot-developed Smash Bros-inspired fighter that combines various PlayStation franchises. The first six fighters revealed are PaRappa the Rapper, Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth, the Fat Princess, Kratos, and Radec from Killzone. The contestants will fight on a number of other recognizable stages, including levels from God of War, Ratchet and Clank, Hot Shots Golf and LittleBigPlanet. Characters will be able to pick up items, such as the shield from Wipeout. And with four-player support, this really is Sony's equivalent of Smash Bros.

Sly Cooper takes a hit on Hot Shots Golf

The Patapon invade God of War

A hydra invades a Ratchet & Clank level

You gotta believe PaRappa can fight

For a first-look video of the game in action, check out the latest episode of GT.TV.