PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale


PlayStation 3
Sony Computer Entertainment
SuperBot Entertainment


Game Rating

User Ratings: 7

Our Review: 9/10

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale News









  • Rumour PlayStation All-Stars Developer Thumped by Layoffs

    Heavy haymaker

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment has apparently been struck by a round of layoffs. According to Insomniac Games designer Mike Birkhead, around 20 employees were released earlier today. “When it rains, it pours,” he said, presumably in reference to the recent slew of job losses at defunct...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Punched Down to Size in European Sale

    Time to fight

    You’ll have no excuse not to engage in a spot of mascot madness this weekend, when PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s price is slashed as part of Sony’s ongoing European PlayStation Network sale. Between the 25th and 28th January, you’ll be able to snap up the brilliant beat ‘em up for just £19.99/€24.99, which...

  • News Kat and Emmett Pick a Fight with PlayStation All-Stars Next Month

    New challengers

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s latest combatants will enter the ring on 12th February in North America and 13th February in Europe, developer SuperBot Entertainment has announced. As previously revealed, both Kat and Emmett Graves will be available for free for a limited period of two weeks, after which th

  • News PlayStation All-Stars DLC Won't Break the Bank

    Cheap as chips

    While the first batch of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC – starring Kat from Gravity Rush, Emmett Graves from Starhawk, and a WipEout themed arena – won’t cost you a penny during its first couple of weeks on sale, an eagle-eyed detective over at


  • News Phew, Looks Like There May Be a PlayStation All-Stars Sequel

    Celebrate good times

    We’ve got to admit, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s seemingly poor sales had us worried for a moment. Developer SuperBot Entertainment has crafted such an excellent starting point, that it would be a real shame if the idea didn’t get fleshed out further in a sequel – but it looks like that’s exactly what’s on...

  • Talking Point What Went Wrong with PlayStation All-Stars?

    Worse for wear

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is an excellent game. It may lack polish in areas – the menus in particular are some of the worst we’ve ever seen – but the core gameplay is superb. Developer SuperBot Entertainment clearly invested a lot of time into making each character’s fighting style unique, and it

  • News PlayStation All-Stars' Latest Level Fuses Heavenly Sword with WipEout


    It’s only been a few weeks since Seth Killian shared the very first details about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s DLC – but already developer SuperBot Entertainment has updated with some fresh information. In a post on the PlayStation Blog, game director

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Patch Fixes Glitches, Adds New Item

    Smashing stuff

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s latest patch will ensure that your selected fighter no longer gets swapped during online gameplay. It will also add a new item to the game: Medusa’s Gaze from God of War. Presumably that will stop opponents in their tracks, giving you the opportunity to unleash some deadly combos. Other...


  • News This PlayStation All-Stars Commercial Is Really Weird


    If you thought the European advertisement for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was strange, then wait until you watch this North American alternative. It’s been produced by the Robot Chicken team, and shows some of the game’s characters chilling out in a company break room. Unfortunately, while it tries really hard, it isn't even...

  • Interview Trading Punches with PlayStation All-Stars' Seth Killian

    Fighting talk

    Since switching Capcom for Sony Santa Monica, lead game designer Seth Killian has been spending a lot of time with first-party upstart SuperBot Entertainment, where he’s been helping apply the finishing touches to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. We were lucky enough to catch up with the fighting game aficionado, where we grilled...

  • News Kat Has Some Unique Traversal Abilities in PlayStation All-Stars

    But she's broken at the moment

    Gravity Rush’s popular heroine Kat will boast some unique traversal techniques when she’s added to the roster of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as post-release DLC. Chatting with Push Square at a recent launch event in London, former Capcom employee Seth Killian told us that the loveable protagonist will be...

  • Store Update 21st November 2012 (Europe)

    Playing favourites

    How’s your appetite? We hope you’re starving, because just like overseas, this week’s European PlayStation Store update is overflowing with delicious morsels. Hot snacks include PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, LEGO Lord of the Rings, and Epic Mickey: The Power of Two. The

  • Store Update 20th November 2012 (North America)

    Full of stars

    You might want to grab a seat for this week’s North American PlayStation Store update, because it’s practically bulging with big new releases. Heavyweights include PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and the DOOM Classic Complete collection. Other notable arrivals include Sine Mora,

  • News Gravity Rush's Kat Soars into PlayStation All-Stars

    Emmett Graves, too

    If there’s one character that’s been a consistent source of conversation during the build-up to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s release, it’s Gravity Rush’s loveable heroine Kat. Despite being rumoured on a number of occasions, the protagonist is not part of the upcoming mascot mash-up’s initial roster – but...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Has Hundreds of Hours of Content

    Plenty under the hood

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is not a small game. Lead designer (and former Capcom man) Seth Killian has revealed that the title has hundreds of hours worth of content across its various game modes. “Beyond arcade mode with intros, endings, and rival cut-scenes for every character and all the multiplayer stuff,...

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

    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...

  • News Here's How Cross-Buy's Going to Work for PlayStation All-Stars

    Follow the simple steps

    Ever since it was announced at GamesCom earlier this year, people have pondered exactly how cross-buy for the PlayStation 3 and Vita would work. The offer has always seemed easily open to abuse, but Sony has now confirmed that the free handheld version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be tied to your PlayStation...

  • News This Russian PlayStation All-Stars Commercial Shows Fat Princess on the Throne

    Also, Sackboy on a skateboard

    If you thought the live-action trailer for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in North America was nuts, wait until you get a glimpse of this low budget Russian alternative. The nonsense 30-second short not only shows Sweet Tooth clasping a rather cute puppy, but it also features a man dressed as Fat Princess sitting...

  • News Sony Advertising PlayStation All-Stars Ahead of Wreck-It Ralph

    Hot spot

    Nintendo isn’t the only one using Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph as an opportunity to promote their latest software. SuperBot Entertainment has announced that it will be showing PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s recent


  • News PlayStation All-Stars Started Life as a Capture the Flag Game

    Lost the lead

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale wasn’t always a fighting game. Chatting with Siliconera, lead designer Omar Kendall revealed that the mascot mash-up went through a number of prototypes before settling on the final format that you see today. “There were all sorts of little gameplay demos and prototypes,” Kendall recalled,...

  • News Play Like a Pro with These PlayStation All-Stars Beta Tips

    God of war

    Are you having difficulty getting to grips with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's unique combat mechanics and scoring systems? This helpful video produced by developer SuperBot Entertainment should get you up to speed. The tutorial details everything from basic controls to tech rolls. It’s also scored by the mascot mash-up’s...

  • Rumour Amazon Outs PlayStation All-Stars Steelbook

    Commemorative piece

    UK retailer GAME may have a selection of unique PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale covers available for pre-order, but Amazon’s steelbook looks even more enticing. The custom packaging – which has not been officially confirmed by Sony – shows a slick silver cover with the faces of 11 of the title

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Has an Attainable Platinum Trophy

    Bling, bling

    You should be able to earn a Platinum Trophy in SuperBot Entertainment’s upcoming mascot mash-up, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The full roster of digital trinkets have emerged on Exophase, and aside from a couple of toughies, they look perfectly achievable. For starters, you’ll earn a Bronze Trophy for beating the Arcade...

  • News These Exhibits from iam8bit's PS All-Stars Event Are Fantastic

    Fan service

    As you probably read earlier this week, swanky video game production company iam8bit hosted a special PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale event in Los Angeles overnight. Alongside getting their hands-on the final version of the mascot mash-up, attendees also got to peruse a Royal Armoury of weapon replicas. On loan from the game's...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Come to Life in New Short Film

    They're only as good as you are

    Sony’s marketing department often gets criticised for not going far enough to promote PlayStation’s impressive stable of software – but you can’t really fault this initiative. In order to advertise SuperBot Entertainment’s upcoming mascot mash-up PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the company has created a...

  • News iam8bit Hosting Stylish PS All-Stars Jamboree This Week

    Fire starter

    Trendy video game production company iam8bit is hosting a one-night only PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale event in Los Angeles this week. Those that attend the show will be able to get their hands on the final version of SuperBot Entertainment’s mascot mash-up, as well as secure limited edition t-shirts and posters. In addition,...

  • News Sony Releases Third Mysterious PlayStation Teaser Trailer

    Crossover chaos

    It’s a brand new day, so that means it’s time for a fresh PlayStation teaser. Following on from last week’s The Reload and The Arrival videos, Sony has quietly uploaded a third trailer to its YouTube channel entitled The Aftermath. Once again, the video is rich with subtle PlayStation references, including Sly Cooper’s cane...

  • News Cryptic PlayStation Video Teases 'The Arrival'

    Detective time

    Sony’s released a follow-up to last week’s mysterious The Reload trailer. The 23-second short – entitled The Arrival – still points to a 23rd October announcement, but it features a few more clues to go on. For starters, the secretary is spotted typing a message in Ratchet & Clank’s Lombax language. Translated, the...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars Beta Begins This Week for Plus Subscribers

    Join the fight

    Mascot mash-up madness will come early to PlayStation Plus subscribers this week, when the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta launches on 16th October in North America and 17th October in Europe. Vanilla account holders will be invited to join the crossover chaos on 23rd October in North America and 24th October in...

  • News Sackboy and Big Daddy Are Rivals in PlayStation All-Stars

    David and Goliath

    Every crossover fighting game needs a nonsensical narrative, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is certainly no exception. While developer SuperBot Entertainment has been reluctant to share details about the mascot mash-up’s plot, it has revealed that each character will have a rival. And, according to a recent issue of...

  • News Ken Levine Contributed Writing to PlayStation All-Stars

    Who's the Big Daddy?

    SuperBot Entertainment isn’t messing around with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The brawler's roster might not appeal to everyone, but there’s no denying that each of the characters accurately capture the spirit of their original franchises. As such, it’s not particularly surprising to learn that Irrational Games’...

  • News PlayStation All-Stars' Full Launch Roster Has Been Revealed

    Like it or lump it

    If you were anticipating additional PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale character reveals in the weeks leading up to release, then it’s probably best to temper your expectations. Sid Shuman, of “farm fresh” PlayStation Blog fame, has stated on Twitter that the full launch line-up has been revealed. What’s interesting about...


  • News PS All-Stars Trailer Brings Backgrounds to the Foreground


    Paying too much attention to the backgrounds of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in the heat of battle can cost you the match – but when you’re a spectator there really is plenty to see. Just like the game itself, each stage is a mash-up of multiple Sony franchises. And in this brand new developer documentary, game director Omar Kendall...

  • News Latest PlayStation All-Stars Trailer Turns Up the Heat

    Calculated chaos

    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s character roster is finally starting to come together – and this Tokyo Game Show trailer acknowledges that with a madcap 90-second video showing everyone in action. We’re especially enjoying the LocoRoco stage, which is more colourful than a kaleidoscope pointed at the sun. The game’s...

  • News How Bluepoint Is Bringing PlayStation All-Stars to Vita

    Uncompromised quality

    Those of you that have played PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on the Vita will testify that it’s an absolute technical masterpiece. Whatever your opinion on the controversial mascot mash-up, it’s hard to take issue with the game’s uncompromised performance on Sony’s stacked handheld hardware. Running at an...

  • News Sony Starts Sending Out European PS All-Stars Beta Codes

    Don your lab coat

    Sony has started inviting European gamers to test out PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. If you volunteered yourself for scientific duties, you should probably check your email inbox right now. Go on – we’ll wait. Unlike the US beta, the European test will span both PS3 and Vita. You’ll be able to sample a handful of...