Kratos And Sackboy Duke It Out In 'PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale'

November 21, 2012

Kratos. Sackboy. Big Daddy. Nathan Drake. These are just a few of the biggest names in gaming, and only one game brings them together. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pits characters you would never expect to see together against one another, on a balanced playing field, and lets them duke it out to see who reigns supreme. Sure, it sounds a little bit like Smash Bros., but did Smash Bros. have Sweet Tooth, a psychopathic serial killer with flaming hair and a demonic ice cream truck? No, no it did not.

SuperBot Entertainment and Sony's Santa Monica Studio on the PlayStation 3 and Bluepoint Games for the PlayStation Vita. With a deep Sony pedigree, these teams are experts in the characters and the games that are featured in Battle Royale, and they've created an experience that longtime Sony fans will eat up.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is simply head-to-head battles for up to four people at a time staring some of the most memorable characters from a variety of genres and publishers. Like most fighting games, it's just a matter of picking your favorite character and doing whatever you can to beat the snot out of everyone else that's playing. Once you've perfected your Battle Royale skills by destroying all your friends, you can take them online and show the world just how badass Parappa the Rapper really is.

Since the game stars mostly Sony characters, and even has the word "PlayStation" in the title, you're only going to find this bad boy on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. You can grab the game at retail right now or download it from the PlayStation Network on either device. On the plus side, if you pick up the PS3 version, you get a download code for the Vita release. It doesn't matter whether you're duking it out on your PS3 or Vita, because the games offer Cross Play functionality, meaning that Vita owners can go up against their console counter parts, and vice versa.

All-Stars Battle Royale is the culmination of eighteen years of PlayStation gaming. It brings together virtually every important PlayStation franchise in one place. Jak and Daxter – Check. Infamous – Check. Sly Cooper – Check. Then, on top of that, Sony has invited characters from other beloved franchises like Metal Gear, Devil May Cry, and Tekken to join the fray. The gameplay is simple enough for anyone to pick up, whether they're playing competitively or just for kicks. If you've ever dabbled with a crossover game then you know how fun it can be seeing worlds collide, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is another example of just how fun it is when that happens.