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Sony cuts ties with SuperBot, developer starting 'next chapter'

Sony cuts ties with SuperBot, developer starting 'next chapter'

Sony has officially ended its agreement with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment, putting the future of both the studio and game in question. This comes just a week after the developer was hit with layoffs.

Read more: Future DLC to be handled by Santa Monica studio »

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PlayStation All-Stars developer incurs layoffs

PlayStation All-Stars developer incurs layoffs

SuperBot Entertainment, the developer behind PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, suffered an unspecified number of layoffs late last week. A statement from Sony confirmed the layoffs and restated its intent to support the game with post-launch content.

Read more: Superbot and SCEA 'remain committed to supporting' PASBR »

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PlayStation All-Stars DLC begins in February, free for limited time

PlayStation All-Stars DLC begins in February, free for limited time

The first batch of DLC for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is coming February 12th. The initial add-on will expand the roster by two, and will introduce a brand new stage.

As previously reported, the DLC adds two combatants: Gravity Rush's Kat and Starhawk's Emmett. Kat can bend gravity to allow her to dash, slide, and fly from one place to another. Emmett offers “Build & Battle” gameplay from Starhawk, calling down different structures to aid him in battle.

Watch: Kat and Emmett show off their moves »

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All-Stars Battle Royale dev recruiting for more PlayStation mash-ups

All-Stars Battle Royale dev recruiting for more PlayStation mash-ups

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment is recruiting for what seems to be another game in the franchise. A job listing at the Sony studio hints that whatever it's working on, it involves mashing up various PlayStation franchises once again.

Read more: Responsible for bringing together franchises »

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PlayStation All-Stars getting Heavenly Sword/Wipeout level

PlayStation All-Stars getting Heavenly Sword/Wipeout level

Sony's mascot mash-up makes its bones on watching familiar characters beat the polygons out of each other, and the crossover stages accent the experience. Included with the free DLC characters coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a brand new stage.

Read more: Heavenly Sword interrupted by Wipeout racers »

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PlayStation All-Stars gets Robot Chicken treatment

PlayStation All-Stars gets Robot Chicken treatment

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale makes its bones on mashing up disparate Sony properties and making them fight for your amusement. The Adult Swim show Robot Chicken does much the same thing, only with action figures. So it makes a certain kind of sense that the two crossovers would themselves cross over, resulting in last night's very niche advert.

Watch: Teaser clip for full short »

"For the most part I also suck at them but am also interested in this game because more games ..."
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PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale review: a small tribute

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale review: a small tribute

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: PlayStation All-Stars is not Smash Bros. Thanks to the rather unique decision of making KOs achieved exclusively through special attacks, Battle Royale plays quite differently from Nintendo's mascot brawler. Still, comparisons are inevitable because there just aren't too many other first-party developed 2D mash-up fighters out there.

Most importantly, Sony's approach is far more technical than Nintendo's. In fact, the game is more Marvel vs. Capcom than Smash Bros. Each character handles very differently, and requires learning entirely different move sets. A fighting mainstay like Heihachi has 35 different moves at his disposal, discounting combos, but the seemingly accessible Sackboy has 34 moves up his sleeves. Devil May Cry's Dante is one of the most complex characters in the game, with 22 unique combos he can perform.

Read more: Deep combat system, but no worthwhile single-player »

"have seen a focus on the graphics being sub-par in several reviews. gotta say i'm curious how ..."
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PlayStation All-Stars getting free Gravity Rush, Starhawk DLC

PlayStation All-Stars getting free Gravity Rush, Starhawk DLC

Sony has announced the first additional characters coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. While much of the game pays homage to classic mascots from Sony's deep bench, these two are both from more recent games that have only come out in the last year: Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk. Both are set to hit early next year.

Read more: Free for first two weeks »

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PlayStation All-Stars wasn't always a fighting game

PlayStation All-Stars wasn't always a fighting game

A little known fact about the PlayStation 3: it can support seven controllers, although we can't think of a single game that's taken advantage of this rather unique feature. When I spoke with Omar Kendall, director of the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars, I asked why his game didn't support more than four players. Given there's no need for split-screen, it seems like a perfect candidate to be PS3's defining seven-player game. He didn't answer my question, but did offer a rather odd tidbit about the game's development.

Read more: Inspired by soccer »

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PlayStation All-Stars mashes up an intro trailer

PlayStation All-Stars mashes up an intro trailer

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is less than two weeks away, and Sony has kept the wagon train of new trailers a-rolling with a look at the intro released today. The opening cinematic teases its various franchise mash-up characters, and teases the final boss.

Watch: The opening cinematic »

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta begins tomorrow

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta begins tomorrow

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a curious bird, Sony's own stab at the formula of Nintendo's cross-over punch frenzy Super Smash Bros. series. PlayStationeers will get to try it for themselves from tomorrow, when the multiplayer open beta launches for everyone on Vita and PS Plus members on PS3. It'll open up to everyone else on PS3 next week, on October 23.

Watch: A peek at the beta »

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PlayStation All-Stars pushed to November 20

PlayStation All-Stars pushed to November 20

Sony's character brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has been pushed back, for polish and fine-tuning. The game is now slated to release on November 20, roughly a month after its previous October date.

Read more: More time for beta feedback »

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PlayStation All-Stars to support arcade fight sticks

PlayStation All-Stars to support arcade fight sticks

While it may look like a casual party game, SuperBot Entertainment is trying its best to make PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale a fighting game worthy of EVO. In addition to adding characters from Tekken, and hiring Capcom's Seth Killian, the studio has announced that the upcoming mascot brawler will also support arcade fight sticks.

Read more: Arcade stick commands detailed »

"Odd. It never occurred to me one wouldn't be able to use a stick. The buttons between a ..."
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta announced

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta announced

Maybe you don't trust us when we say that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale isn't exactly like Super Smash Bros. Maybe you need to find out for yourself how SuperBot's franchise mash-up fighter plays. Well, you'll be getting a chance to play the game soon. Sony has announced a public beta that will be available to "the entire PlayStation nation" later this fall.

The beta will include access to Kratos, Sweet Tooth, PaRappa the Rapper, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, and Fat Princess. (Sorry, it doesn't appear the full roster will be available.) The feedback received during the beta period will help SuperBot "craft the best online multiplayer fighting experience possible."

Read more: How to get access »

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Tekken's Heihachi joins PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

Tekken's Heihachi joins PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

Sony unveiled two more characters for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale at EVO this past weekend. And both characters should be familiar to fighting fanatics.

First up is Heihachi, from the Tekken series. He is one of the few characters to appear in every iteration of the Tekken franchise, and even appeared in Soul Calibur 2 as PlayStation's console-exclusive character (Nintendo had Link, Xbox had Spawn).

Read more: Toro joins the roster as well »

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