clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale loses online multiplayer at the end of October

Remember the PS3’s Smash Bros. game?

playstation all-stars battle royale Sony Interactive Entertainment
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony’s lukewarm execution of a Smash Bros. concept, will have its online multiplayer shut down at the end of October, the company announced this week.

The Oct. 25 shutdown doesn’t kill the game outright — the single-player campaign and local multiplayer are still available.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, developed by SuperBot Entertainment, launched in 2012 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It featured a roster of 24 characters, most of them from Sony franchises (Nathan Drake, Sly Cooper) and some from third-party publishers (BioShock’s Big Daddy, Dead Space’s Isaac Clarke). The lineup and themed stage format greatly resembled Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise.

In the single-player arcade mode, players duked it out with the rest of the lineup, a character-specific sub-boss and then the final boss, Polygon Man (no relation). PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale also featured cross-platform play between the PS3 and Vita, which of course will no longer be available.

The game launched to a fair-to-middling critical reception, and was followed with additional downloadable content characters over the next year. It was given away to PlayStation Plus subscribers in August 2014.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.