Sony Forms New Studio SuperBot to Develop Smash Bros. Style Game - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 April 2012 / 4,211 Views

Sony has announced that they formed a new video game studio back in 2009 called SuperBot Entertainment. The studio is based out of Culber City, California and Sony has revealed that there are nearly 100 industry veterans working their. They are currently working on a Super Smash Bros. inspired game for the PlayStation 3 called PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

The game is a side-scrolling brawler, with multiplayer and characters from popular PlayStation franchises. The characters include Fat Princess, Kratos, Parappa the Rapper and Sly Cooper. There will also be characters from third-party games that have been on a PlayStation platform before.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a "celebration of a storied history of great characters and rich worlds brought together in one game. And for us, there’s no better way to celebrate than by creating an experience that players can sit around one screen and enjoy together."

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Panama (on 27 April 2012)

I would love to see a good variety in the character selection. No doubt we'll see favourites like Nathan Drake, but the inclusion of more niche characters from the PS1 and 2 days such as Tomba would be amazing.

Ultr (on 27 April 2012)

thanks for mentioning Tomba! It feels like everybody forgot about him :_(

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theARTIST0017 (on 28 April 2012)

It is as they say, copying is the highest form of flattery. This is a good thing, as it pressures Sora to make the next Smash installment, GOOD!

pokeclaudel (on 28 April 2012)

I wish they based this off power stone instead of SSB. If you think about it Nintendo's legacy is in its 2d games from the nes and snes days so it made sense to have a 2d brawler. Playstation has always been about 3d games so a power stone type game would fit better. Who am I kidding I just want Power Stone 3

UnknownFact (on 27 April 2012)

Why not adding Selvaria Bles lol :P

cusman (on 01 May 2012)

Sit around one screen and enjoy together must bean local multiplayer. How many PS3 owners have more than 2 controllers?

Mr Puggsly (on 30 April 2012)

Let me fix the title of this article... Sony Forms New Studio SuperBot to Develop Smash Bros. Ripoff

Araknie (on 30 April 2012)

There are not so many iconic characters, some they could use they become multiplatform series, but fat princess and parappa are good entries that i didn't expect. Maybe the mute guy from Drakengard it's the click for me. But most characters i love from Sony are from the PS1 era so i don't really know if i'm willing to play this, i have to see the full roster.

OneTwoThree (on 28 April 2012)

Sony does what Nintendoes.

Dallinor (on 28 April 2012)

I actually think they are independent, their website lists them as such. However, they were actually based in Sony Santa Monica for at least a year, taken under the wing by the accomplished studio and probably taught how to use the tech. With the massive resources SSM have at their disposal and the working relationships they have with so many other studios, it makes sense that Superbot Entertainment found their feet there, especially given the nature of the title they are creating.

Dallinor (on 28 April 2012)

It's working 'there' not 'their'. Essential that articles like this get the basic grammar correct. Aside from that Sony having another big studio is a plus, actually really looking forward to this game.

VGKing (on 28 April 2012)

Dream come true. Can't wait to see which characters they put it in there!

NYANKS (on 28 April 2012)

I want a Valkyria Chronicles character! Snake and Cloud/Sephiroth are obvious.

shanbcn (on 27 April 2012)

So they are not independent?

pezus (on 28 April 2012)

They are, according to their own website.

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Heavenly_King (on 29 April 2012)

And it also says they are exclusive to Sony. They contradict themselves lol, so I prefer to believe in the interview in which they say that they were handpicked by Sony from Sony Santa Monica crew in order to make the New Studio.

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Michael-5 (on 28 April 2012)

I don't mind Sony copying Nintendo again, after all they have a lot of IP's and Dmash Bros is awesome, but they gotta think of a more imaginative name then that.

Gilmour (on 28 April 2012)

*Sight*... Sony: copying Nintendo since 1994.

robzo100 (on 27 April 2012)

hmmm, don't expect to see so many non-nintendo characters in the next smash installment this time around

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dark_gh0st_b0y (on 28 April 2012)

Sony sucks for the time being, and that's why Vita sells so bad NO IMAGINATION