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'Ultimate' balance update rolls out for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, whose downloadable content updates stopped for good last summer, nonetheless has been given an "ultimate balance update" that rolled out today. In addition to more than 100 balance adjustments across all characters, the update also unlocks the third costumes for those who own the DLC characters Zeus (from the God of War series) and Isaac (of Dead Space). For those who don't have them yet, the price on the Graveyard Pack that includes them, and MediEvil's Graveyard stage, has been dropped to $1.99 until April 22. The full list of adjustments and changes may be seen here. Santa Monica Studio also announced that it has partnered with Level-Up Series to stage a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Spring Tournament at Super Arcade, in Walnut, Calif. It...

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Gravity Rush and Starhawk DLC available on Feb. 12

Gravity Rush heroine Kat and Emmett Graves of Starhawk will hit PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on Feb. 12 in the game's first batch of downloadable content, developer SuperBot Entertainment community manager Daniel Maniago announced on the PlayStation Blog today. Both characters will be available for free for the first two weeks after release, and come with alternate costumes as well as their own Trial Modes and cutscenes for Arcade Mode. Also available on Feb. 12 is the new Fearless stage, a mash-up of hack-and-slash adventure Heavenly Sword and anti-gravity racer Wipeout. SuperBot notes that players who purchase Fearless will be able to use it for both offline play and in non-ranked lobby matches, while those who do not purchase the stage will have a chance to try it out in...

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Happy Holidays from SuperBot Entertainment

SuperBot Entertainment, developer of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, has gone vertical with its animated holiday greeting. Check out the video above to see SuperBot's titular robot closing the loop to ensure the soft glow of electric cheer.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale footage shows DLC characters Kat and Emmett in action

Upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale characters Kat and Emmett are shaping up to be formidable opponents, shown in action in a video posted recently by Revision 3 Games. In the video above, Adam Sessler chats with Sony's Seth Killian on how Kat and Emmett will fare in the arena against classic PlayStation characters of yesteryear. According to Killian, Gravity Rush was a hit right away, which made Kat a perfect addition to the game. The buzz surrounding Starhawk brought Emmett into the ring, and Killian says that both characters bring highly unique move sets to Sony's brawler. Check out the video above for more details and to see Kat and Emmett in action. The pair will be released as downloadable content in the near future, as well as a Heavenly Sword/Wipeout mash-up stage.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale getting the parody treatment on Robot Chicken tonight

Sony's thematic brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is getting the parody treatment on Adult Swim's stop-motion comedy program Robot Chicken, the show's executive producer Matthew Senreich announced today on the PlayStation Blog. The clip posted above gives a sneak peek at the game's program spot, which airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Cartoon Network. Senreich writes that PlayStation asked the show's team to "play" with the game's character roster, inspiring the writers to have the "geek discussions we all love to have." For the spot's story, head writer Douglas Goldstein and "super gamer" writers Mike Fasolo and Rachel Bloom penned a short story about these characters time out of the arena, catching them in their off-duty hours. "We are all gamers. It's that simple. A...

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's opening cinematic reveals the final boss: Polygon Man

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale went gold today, and Sony Santa Monica marked the occasion by showing off the game's opening cinematic, which runs through the game's line-up and reveals the final boss right at the end. The game will release on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on Nov. 20 in North America.

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PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale goes live action in this new commercial

PlayStation 3 brawler PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale goes live action in this new commercial from PlayStation.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta begins tomorrow

The public beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will begin tomorrow, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. PlayStation 3 owners with PlayStation Plus memberships will have access beginning October 16th, while the open beta will be available for everyone else one week later, on October 23rd. PlayStation Vita owners can also enter the beta tomorrow without a PlayStation Plus membership, and the beta will support Cross-Play, allowing Vitas and PlayStation 3s to duke it out together. The beta will include Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess in the Metropolis and Hades stages. It will support four-player and two-on-two online tournaments, with the latter supporting friend invites to create two-person teams. PlayStation All-Stars Battle...

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Releases
North America
  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer SuperBot Entertainment
  • PlayStation Vita
    • Released 11/20/2012
    • Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
    • Developer SuperBot Entertainment
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