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Yes, You Will Fight Polygon Man in PlayStation All-Stars

Posted by Sammy Barker

Intro movie inside

As speculated, failed marketing mascot Polygon Man will represent the final boss in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The infamous face – who was supposedly derided by platform father Ken Kutaragi in the brand's early days – is glimpsed at the end of the game’s stylish intro movie, which is embedded below.

Polygon Man was designed by Sony Computer Entertainment America in order to promote the original PlayStation. Rumour has it that when he was spotted by Ken Kutaragi, the luminary went absolutely ballistic. The problem with the mascot – aside from him being plastered all over Sony’s 1995 E3 booth – was that he wasn’t Gouraud shaded, a technology that the platform holder was trying to push at the time. Kutaragi’s tirade killed the character on the spot, which makes him the perfect antagonist for a game all about successful PlayStation superstars.

The intro itself – aside from the big boss reveal – is super satisfying, too. It shows all 20 of the title’s fighters battling it out in an XMB-esque otherworld. The mascot mash-up has now gone gold, which means that it’s ready for manufacturing ahead of its 20th November release date in North America. We’re excited, how about you?

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]

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User Comments (11)

3Above

#2

3Above said:

The trailer is amazing! Actually i didnt notice it wa an XMB environment they were in. I did notice who will rival who though. Good Cole against Raiden will be interesting to see. Still hoping for A FF Weather pack dlc with Cloud, Squal, Lightining and Snow lol

get2sammybAdmin

#3

get2sammyb said:

@3Above I think they missed a trick with Sweet Tooth versus Drake. Obviously, Drake hates clowns — especially murderous ones that drive ice-cream trucks!

3Above

#4

3Above said:

@get2sammyb This is TRUE! And you might think Sly vs Fat Princess might have worked with a ' he stealing from the obese rich girl ' angle. But im hoping the story turns out to be decent. Not that the gameplay isnt enough.

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

@3Above I wouldn't expect too much from the story to be honest. The cut-scenes I've seen do look funny, though.

Stuffgamer1

#6

Stuffgamer1 said:

I never heard of this Polygon Man before the All-Stars talk. This video is pretty sweet, though...it's a shame it's advertising a game with such issues.

ztpayne7

#9

ztpayne7 said:

While I see the drake clown scenario, I think putting the two "thieves" together makes a little more sense for rivals.

Stuffgamer1

#11

Stuffgamer1 said:

Y'know what DOESN'T make sense? Sackboy vs. Big Daddy. He should've been up against the cat mascot dude instead. :P

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