Is Sony Working On Its Own Smash Bros. Game?

Is Sony Working On Its Own Smash Bros. Game?

It seems Sony could well be working on its own version of Smash Bros., Nintendo’s beloved first-party fighting game series.

Called (or at least code-named) Title Fight, the project, supposedly in development at SuperBot Entertainment, would feature a range of Sony’s first-party mascosts squaring off against each other in a fighting game.

Some of the characters to star in the game which were mentioned in the original report, on Paul Gale Network, include Nathan Drake, Twisted Metal’s Sweet Tooth, Killzone’s Colonel Radec, Fat Princess, Kratos, Sly Cooper and even Parappa the Rappa.

Some further digging by NeoGAF members then turned up Twitter images from SuperBot employees, showing arcade sticks (which the company’s home page also features) and even what looks like an image of Sweet Tooth’s character model from the game.

Another tweet, from SuperBot’s level designer Chris Molina, also mentions that the recently-released Sony commercial “Michael”, featuring a range of PlayStation characters, was “vaguely foreshadowing” his studio’s “soon to be announced title”.

We’re contacting Sony for further information, and will update if we hear back.

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Title Fight developer name might be revealed soon, but for now, a few more answers. [Paul Gale Network, via Eurogamer]

Comments

  • Eh. I don’t think much of this.
    At least Nintendo has some interesting characters, the only ones I can see with any promise for this would be Kratos and maybe Ratchet.

  • Could be pretty good if they can get permission to use all the recognisable characters – Ratchet/Clank, Sly Cooper, Jak/Daxter, Kratos, Sackboy, Cloud, Sephiroth, Sora (KH), Nathan Drake, Cole (inFamous) – there’s more than enough for them to make something decent of this.

      • Why on earth would Cloud, Sephiroth or Sora be in it?…

        The above characters actually belong to Sony and that’s why they can use them, those three belong to Square Enix, who no longer cater exclusively to Sony, plus those characters never belonged to them to begin with

          • It’s not like Square Enix already has it’s own little corner of the “franchise icons beating the snot out of each other” market at all, right? ‘Cos if they did it would be silly to licence three of the biggest drawcards that game has to offer to someone else’s game.

  • I hope this IS a Smash Bros type game and not a Fighting game instead. The fact that there are pictures of a fighting gamepad does not bode well for the former.

  • So it’ll be smash bros without the cartoony appeal and that leaves it up against Tekken, Soul Calibur, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat…good luck Sony, you’re going to need it.

    • Aww poor Chazz, can’t even give a game that hasn’t even been announced yet a chance, and watch out everyone his powers of foresight have shown he knows what the gameplay will be like already. D: We’re dealing with a psychic people! Wonder why you didn’t audition for The One? You could have found that body faster than they could have even said “My name is…”

  • I’m not at all surprised about this, considering the fact that Sony steals every other idea from Nintendo.

    It’ll be interesting to see what kind of characters Sony will pit into the game. I don’t know many of the characters that make themselves at home within Sony’s district, but I’m pretty sure there’s enough first-party, as well as second- and third-party characters, to make a Smash Bros.-esque game.

    What I’m MOST interested in is what the gameplay will be like due to the the variety of gameplay backgrounds all of Sony’s characters will come from (for example, shoot-’em-up games like Call of Duty, compared to Sly Cooper or Fat Princess).
    However, I do notice the same effect in Nintendos’s own Super Smash Bros, the one and (was) only (Super Mario vs., oh, let’s say Game-and-Watch for Pete’s sake). The two games are vastly different in numerous ways, but the two can coincide in the same game (Better yet, let’s throw in the comparison of ICE CLIMBERS to Legend of Zelda–no, SOLID SNAKE! Now THERE’S a comparison not farther apart than any other).
    But, Sony is at both an advantage and a disadvantage. Advantage, because their games are more, as we call it, “hardcore” (I hate using that term; it’s so ignorant) due to their franchises having a more darker, more war-like tone to it. In contrast, games like Fat Princess, when compared to shoot-’em-up games, as aforesaid, will be a blend most interesting as the two will exist in a common territory.
    A disadvantage because, well, it’s practically a big, fat knock of of the original Super Smash Bros.

    All in all, Sony’s own twist of Super Smash Bros. should differentiate itself from its parent in that it originates from an entirely different company. However, the spin off should be most inequivocal compared to its more significant other. Those such as myself who are more of a, as you’d say, “casual gamer”, should be on the lookout for this game most different, yet similar, and critique it with care in that our own comfort zone will be destroyed the moment we step out and open our eyes just a teeny bit wider.

    Those who favor Sony, Microsoft, or any other company should show and express the same attitude as mine are those alike me to make the world go ’round once again.

    Now, it’s only a matter of time before Microsoft does the same…

    • Haven’t you heard of King of Fighters? Nintendo isn’t the first to bring a bunch of IP’s together and battle them out.

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