Earlier today, GameRant reported that the Paul Gale Network had a big Sony reveal coming to us. In the initial post Paul Gale had put three hints which happened to be three images of him dressed in different attire: Martial arts uniform, James Bond tuxedo, and Tron. The hints themselves were somewhat vague and didn’t seem related but that was probably the point. Today the big reveal was that there was going to be a Sony equivalent of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl heading towards the Playstation 3 soon. With the rise of the fighting game community and the release and upcoming release of several fighting games (Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5) I’m surprised we haven’t heard about this sooner.
The game plays on a 2D plane according to Paul Gale and will feature a lot of the characters we’ve come to love on the Playstation console such as: Kratos, Sly Cooper, Nathan Drake, Fat Princess, Parappa, Sweet Tooth, and Rico (Killzone). I’d also expect to see Cole from Infamous, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Solid Snake and hopefully Crash Bandicoot just to name a few.
The gameplay style will cater to people who like the Smash Bros. series and that also goes for the stages as well. Paul states the the stages will be “vibrant and varied” and will take inspiration from popular playstation games such as Jak and Daxter. Much like Smash Bros., there will also be random objects spawning into the levels throughout the match.
This game is sounding to be a lot like Smash Bros. which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. There hasn’t been a style of game like this in several years and this could very well tide players over until the release of the new Smash Bros. on Nintendo’s Wii U. This is also the style of game that attracts more of the casual gamers as well. With games like Marvel vs Capcom and Mortal Kombat getting a significant skill gap rather quickly, this could be the game that people will enjoy playing without getting frustrated or caught in a substantially large combo.
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