Despite it being clearly ‘influenced’ by Smash Bros, I had a lot of fun with PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale when I checked it out at Gamescom. The title seemed to have a perfect mix of addictive gameplay and Sony love, even if I did find it nigh-on impossible to actually get any kills! If like me you are looking forward to the game’s release, these new details of the game’s single-player story mode may just interest you.
CVG has printed an interview with SuperBot game director Omar Kendall, where he shares some information on the game’s plot. When asked if there would be a story tying together the single player action he told them; “Absolutely. We take inspiration for our single-player story mode from traditional fighting games. You’ll select your character, you’ll find out what brings that character to the PlayStation All-Stars universe, what they’re doing there, and what their motivation is. You’ll play in a couple of different match types against various different characters, and then we have this rivalry system. This goes back to one of the very basic motivating ideas that contributed to the PlayStation All-Stars becoming a video game, which was the idea of fantasy match-ups.
“Like, what would happen if Ratchet and Clank met up with Jak and Daxter? We actually have a rivalry concept in the game where, during each character’s individual arcade progression they’ll meet a rival, and that will introduce Easter egg type elements. We sort of have fun with different characters. For instance, Dante in the game, his rival in the game is Nariko, both of those characters obviously being handled by Ninja Theory. It’s little things like that we’ve played with. Then of course they’ll meet at the end in what we’re calling a “boss battle”, but we’re not talking about that. There will be a resolution there. Obviously the story of All-Stars isn’t exactly canon, we don’t want Kratos and Drake to go back to their universes and reference [our story], but we’re having a bit of fun with it.”
If the single player mode captures some of the PlayStation magic that will have Nathan Drake confronting Sweet Tooth for example, and if the promised DLC makes an appearance, we may be saying hello to a new classic when PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is released in November.
Thanks to CVG