TBA, Fall 2012Characters Announced:
Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Sly Cooper, Parappa the Rappa, Fat Princess and RadeStages Announced:
4 atm. Ratchet and Clank, GoW, Jak & Daxter, Little Big planet themed stages.
Quote explaining how "AP" works. It is your special bar you build up from hitting your enemies. Similar to a lot of fighters like street fighter, mvc, mk, etc. It is kind of like taking traditional fighting games with HP and specials and applying it to the smash brothers formula
Let's get the blindingly obvious out of the way first: this is, for all intents and purposes, a Super Smash Brothers game with Sony characters instead of Mario, Link and co. That's not a bad thing, by any means - and nascent developers Superbot (who've been built from the ground up to handle this very title) have done a good job of capturing the spirit of bouncy, over-the-top, irreverent mash-up fun that Nintendo managed to create with their flagship comedy brawler.In depth read on each character.
Here's how it works: you and up to three other Sony IPs spoiling for a brawl are chucked into a fairly simple arena and set about hitting each other with sticks and a variety of other colourful objects. The more you hit, the more AP (Action Points, I presume?) you gather. Spending AP lets you unleash Super Attacks, which are the only moves that kill opponents, and they come in three tiers depending on how many AP you've earned: Level one is a close-range attack, level two tends to explode in an area burst, and level three generally involves some sort of transformation - allowing you to stomp around killing everyone multiple times over as they respawn.
There are plenty of hazards, though, which'll drain your AP like nobody's business. Dangerous terrain features include the giant blades of God of War alumni Hades, stray barrages of golf balls from Everybody's Golf as they invade a Ratchet and Clank level, and whirring mechanical pits in Jak and Daxter's metropolis (The land of Hades, adorably, is invaded by an army from Patapon in the closing stages of the level). There are also collectible, ammo-limited weapons to nab - rocket launchers, bombs, glaives - and these will send AP spitting out of you in physical form, ready for other players to collect.
Good read if you have time to kill, the characters sound really fun and indepth. I like the idea how sly can't block but can go invisible instead.http://www.videogamer.com/ps3/playstation_allstars_battle_royal/features/article/playstation_all_stars_battle_royale_the_first_six_characters_in_massive_detail_2.htmlPreviews:http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1223840p1.htmlhttp://www.joystiq.com/2012/04/27/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-smashes-through-the-playsta/Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDgtQhjE6OQThis post was edited by gramkracka22 on Apr 29 2012 07:40am