Posted 20 November
PlayStation All-Stars: The Battle Royale begins this week!
Throughout its almost 20 year history, PlayStation has allowed us as players to explore new worlds, triumph over adversaries and realise our dreams of rapping superstardom. Three years ago, SuperBot Entertainment, BluePoint Games, and Sony Santa Monica Studio set out to create a game that pays tribute to the amazing memories we as PlayStation fans have all experienced together.
This week, we’re finally able to share that game with you. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has arrived!
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a celebration of the PlayStation history: its characters, its universes and, most importantly, its fans. And what better way to celebrate that with some good old-fashioned butt-kicking!
In PlayStation All-Stars, up to four players can simultaneously control any of the 20 great PlayStation characters featured on our roster, including Kratos from God of War, Nathan Drake from UNCHARTED, Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, Big Daddy from BioShock, and Dante from DmC Devil May Cry, and fight it out brawler-style on one of our 14 levels, each one created by mashing up two PlayStation worlds – like the topsy-turvy world of LocoRoco mixed with the war-torn battlefields of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
While our Versus Mode, which pits player against player (against player, against player) will undoubtedly provide endless memorable experiences, venture into Arcade Mode to find out what brings all of these great characters together into one crazy world. And if you’re strong enough, discover what it’s like to face the oldest and most powerful PlayStation All-Star, Polygon Man.
Alternatively, head over into the Combat Trials Mode to learn the ins and outs of the Battle Royale combat system. Insight into the various fight mechanics and individual character instructions come together in the form of a fun yet educational mode. And when you’re ready, jump online to challenge the world in either our Tournament or Quick Match Modes, which offer what we feel is an online multiplayer experience virtually indistinguishable from offline play.
Available on both PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, PlayStation All-Stars takes full advantage of the interconnectivity between the two platforms via Cross Play, allowing players to battle it out against one another on either device. Owners of both a PS3 and PS Vita can even transfer their saves from one machine to the other, allowing PlayStation All-Stars to be played wherever the fans want to play it. And best of all, if you purchase the PlayStation 3 version of the game, you get the PS Vita version at no extra cost! There’s really no reason not to take advantage of such a great deal.
As a friendly reminder, in order to redeem your digital PS Vita copy from the PS3 on-disc benefit, you’ll need to ensure your PS3 system is updated to the latest firmware, version 4.31.
Today marks the start of a great adventure for us – one in which we as developers get to celebrate with you as the fans. We couldn’t have made this game without you, and I hope you all enjoy playing the game as much as we enjoyed making it. See you online!
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale launches today in the US, tomorrow in mainland Europe, Thursday in Australia & New Zealand, and on Friday for UK & Ireland.