Back in the 90’s, home gaming was popular but, unlike today’s climate, the arcade industry continued to strongly impact popular trends. But this tale isn’t about an arcade game. This game created the opposite effect and blew gamers’ expectations away at the time.
That’s when Nintendo seized the opportunity and Super Smash Bros. came out of the blue. Smash came to represent more than a ridiculously fun casual fighter. It gave gamers a glimpse into the future of multiplayer gaming and how important one little crossover could become to an entire industry.
Read on as Pop GO inducts Super Smash Bros. into The Hall of Games.
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“PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale” Is Officially Sony’s Answer To “Smash Bros.”
The worst kept secret in gaming has finally been unveiled. In development by Superbot Entertainment for around two and a half years, the new Sony fighter will include characters such as Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Kratos from God of War, the Princess from Fat Princess, and Parappa the Rapper. Still to be announced later are characters from third-party developers (possibly Solid Snake or Ezio?). The gameplay does have unique movesets for each character and special attacks to unleash that range from level 1 to 3 that exponentially increase in destructibility to opponents.
Settings include a variety of thematic environments that utilize franchises may not neccessarily end up with usable characters in the game. For instance, the seriesBuzz, a trivia franchise, probably won’t be represented but it’s been cleverly worked into the environments. Especially notable is the level of action and interactivity that can occur during matches.
It will be interesting to see how PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale continues to take shape over the coming year, considering they included characters from several M-rated franchises and how bad the name is.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be released in winter 2012.
It appears that Sony is in works to create a Super Smash Bros. type of game — currently called Title Fight — using their own first-party characters (which they have plenty of).
Hit the break to view a list of the roster and other details.
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