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PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale developer clears the air on Smash Bros. comparisons

by Bill Hess on July 9, 2012


The idea might not be 100% original, and those that have played Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have noticed some striking similarities to Nintendo’s Smash Bros. franchise. As we bear down on the October release for PlayStation All-Stars, more and more details are being revealed about the game. This weekend at EVO, SuperBot Entertainment revealed not only an official release date for the game, but two new characters as well.

Hosting a panel during the Evo 2012, the developers of the game were posed with an interesting question. One which asked them why they chose to “ripoff” the classic Nintendo franchise. Omar Kendall, the Director for PlayStation All-Stars responded as such:

“PlayStation All Stars is it’s own game. I think that’s really the only way I can answer that. I understand that Smash players -some Smash players, not all Smash players do this- will sort of base how successful PlayStation All Stars as a game is on how accurately it recreates the Smash Brother’s experience. But that’s not really our goal.

Our goal is to create a unique combat experience for PlayStation All Stars that we fully admit borrows from many different kinds of games including Smash, but our goal is not solely replicate the Smash Brother’s experience.

I think based on ten minutes… maybe if you played it ten more minutes you’d have a different appreciation for the game. I just really would ask that players like you, approach it with an open mind.”

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is heading to the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita later this year.

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  • James

    It’s a fighting game with a console’s best characters, of course there are going to be similarities. It’s not like fighting cross overs were originally Nintendo’s idea.

  • SU-Team8

    “I think based on ten minutes… maybe if you played it ten more minutes you’d have a different appreciation for the game. I just really would ask that players like you, approach it with an open mind.”

    Follow what he says here people. Just give it A chance. If you still think it’s A smash brothers rip off, then go ahead. No ones stopping you. It’s just one more video game use true gamers get to have fun with.

  • bigjershby

    it is what it is but thats not a bad thing really the only ssb ive played was the original on n64 plus to me the cast in this game i know most of them cuz ive followed playstation since it first cameout

    for example capt falcon and that lil kid(forget his name hes the last unlockable char from the first ssb) i have no clue where they came from id never heard of them b4 plus i never liked how many pokimon chars that game relied on either

  • Jake

    well, I think it is similar to smash bros.. but I’m glad! I love SSB and another game like it is cool to me! I just get to use different characters :) also it will make the new ssb even better because now they need to compete with the compitition. (if it can ven get much better) but all in all I think it is great and that ssb fans should be more happy then sad.

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