PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale announced

Sony has announced PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a fourplayer PS3 brawler featuring characters from Sony IP that owes more than a passing debt to Nintendo's Smash Bros series.

The game, unveiled last night, is in development at indie studio SuperBot Entertainment and features the likes of Kratos, Parappa The Rapper, Sly Cooper, Twisted Metal's flame-haired clown Sweet Tooth, and Fat Princess. Stages are mash-ups of Sony properties, with one showing God Of War's Hades invaded by Patapon.

On the PlayStation Blog, game director Omar Kendall writes: "The developers here at SuperBot really like fighting games. We set out to make an experience accessible enough for all PlayStation fans to enjoy while also creating something deep enough for the serious fighting game afficionado. We think this 'accessible yet deep' strategy is the perfect way to bring PlayStation fans of all stripes together."

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