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Editorial PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Hands-On Preview


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It is, perhaps for good reason, surprising how many people love simple arcade fighters like Smash Bros. The genre has been around for over a decade and has made competitive play even more fun on a single TV with up to four players. Sony, in an attempt to capitalize on that same gameplay for a console that’s largely become popularized (at least in the US) as an individual’s system so more people would play together, is putting all of the Sony heroes (and villains) under one game roof.

And from my time with the game, it’s going to be great, though not relaxed.

With an auspiciously long title, Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pits 16 PlayStation-branded heroes (and four non-exclusive characters, including Dante [from Devil May Cry, specifically the upcoming DMC], a Big Daddy [Bioshock], Raiden [Metal Gear franchise], and Heihachi Mishima [Tekken]) against each other across 14 adaptable levels.

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