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.

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


Comments

    If it doesn't have Ratchet and Clank and Sackboy, it's not even worth making.

      I would pay good money to see Kratos fight Sackboy.

        i wouldn't

    Sony announced this ages ago. Nice way to keep up, Kotaku.

      You mean keep up Eurogamer? Kotaku never posts anything original, they post what others post, cuz it's a blog.

      Can you link to where it was announced? People had ben talking to me about it a week ago but all the 'news' comes from two blogs, nothing official.

        You will find no announcement, as this is a rumour.

      Hey Mariah,
      http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/11/is-sony-working-on-its-own-smash-bros-game/
      http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/11/so-who-exactly-could-be-in-a-sony-fighting-game/

    just played the cartoon network version on the wii and that was pretty bland.

    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.

      Yeah, this actually could be awesome if they got enough icons.

        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

          Just like how Snake and Sonic were exclusive to Nintendo, wait a minute.....

            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.

    That's insane, was just talking about an idea like this yesterday.

    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.

    I hope this is nothing like Smash Bros, as Smash Bros was super lame.

    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..."

        Where did Chazz make his prediction? I think he is merely inferring that Sony have to put a lot of effort into the game to differentiate in an overcrowded and monopolized ( deeply entrenched genre domination by the legendary games he refers to) market.

          This.

          Martin, you're a smart lad. Here's a cookie.

            http://smalltalkbigresults.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/chocolate_chip_cookie.jpg

            Might help if I added the cookie :S

        Not this.

        But nice try so you get this;

        https://www.dominie.com.au/images/rp_160x160/Product/49842/MAG-087.jpg?ts=1290580515

        A bronze star sticker.

        For once, I agree with Chazz.

        If that's a real screenshot, it has none of the cartoony charm and that background would probably be a training room background that most straight-up fighters have. If they go the crazy mixup route, they are competing with the amazing SSB series. If they go the fighting game route, they are competing with Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and KoF for a start. Then there's all of the smaller franchises, like Guilty Gear and such.

        Either way is going to be a really uphill battle and nothing in that rumour sounds very interesting to begin with.

    Fingers crossed Kevin Butler is an unlockable character!

      +1

    I want abe!

    Not the same...

    lineup will obviously match the sony ad's character lineup advert i think.

    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.

    needs the original playstation mascot...crash bandicoot

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