Even though it didn't quite sell as well as Super Smash Bros. did for Nintendo, Sony still found some viable success from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale when they released it a few years ago. And even though the development team at SuperBot Entertainment has moved on to other things, there's always the possibility that we could see the series make a comeback. And some reports indicate we could be seeing it revealed as soon as tomorrow during the company's Paris Games Week presentation.
A report indicates that an insider has gotten a look at a potential sequel for All-Stars, one that reintroduces a number of characters that have made the series popular, along with newer favorites that have since been introduced to the world of PlayStation.
According to the insider, the game features various characters in the demo, including:
- Kratos (God of War)
- PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper)
- Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot)
- Spyro the Dragon (Spyro the Dragon)
- Ratchet & Clank (Ratchet & Clank)
- Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
- Aloy (Horizon: Zero Dawn)
- Morgana (Persona 5)
- Noctis (Final Fantasy XV)
In addition, these characters are also rumored to be in the game, but take it with a grain of salt:
- Lammy (UmJammer Lammy)
- Dante (Devil May Cry)
- Klonoa (Klonoa)
- A Yakuza Character [Not stated which character]
There was also a description of some stages that will be in the game, including ones with crossover potential:
- Mementos (Persona 5/WipeOut)
- Wumpa Island (Crash Bandicoot/Horizon: Zero Dawn)
- PlayStation Arena
- Tearaway Stage (Crossover with Vib Ribbon)
There were also some first details on how certain characters play, as detailed below:
- Regular attacks will consist of a moveset being based around the Crash of the Titans entries (Punches & Kicks)
- Side attacks will consist of a moveset being based more around the original trilogy (Spin attack, Belly Flop, Wumpa Bazooka, Sliding)
- The Super Attack for Crash will be the Aku-Aku mask allowing Crash to run through all the other fighters
- Crash will also perform his victory dance while the others will clap in the background (on the victory screen)
- Regular attacks will include of his sword as a melee weapon
- His Slingshot will feature as a mid-ranged attack
- He has the ability to transform into the cat bus from Persona 5 as a side attack (Similar to Wario's Motorbike attack from Smash Bros.)
- His other special attacks consist of his Persona attacks
- His super move will depend on getting a fighter within range and will lead to the Phantom Thieves holding the fighter at gun point. The player caught in the attack will have 3 options; Give up a life, Give up a life to Morgana or Suffer an All-Out Attack from the Phantom Thieves.
These modes are also included, according to the leak:
- Arcade Mode – Similar to the previous installment; will have small story cutscenes, rival battle and a boss battle for each character; The final boss is apparently significant to PlayStation History.
- Online Modes will remain the same although will also add a new clan mode.
- Unlockables will also be very similar to the first game minus the minion characters.
The game is reportedly in the works over at the Game Arts studio, with some consultants from SuperBot on board.
Now, take all of this with a grain of salt. Sony hasn't said a word about All-Stars for years, and despite its appeal with Sony fans, it only shipped about a million or so copies after it released. Of course, it's a new market now, as the PlayStation 4 is capable of so much more – and a new All-Stars would be a popular hit at PlayStation Experience.
We'll let you know what the team officially reports tomorrow live from Paris! In the meantime, you can check out the original All-Stars for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita now.