It Looks Like Sony's Fighting Game Will Be Called 'PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale'

Earlier this month, a marketing survey indicated that Sony was considering (draws breath) "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" for its rumoured fighting game featuring iconic characters from the publisher's library of titles. That nine syllables is a mouthful of marbles and would make a GameStop sales associate breathe into a paper bag after answering the phone, "Thank you for calling GameStop where you can trade in your used Xbox 360 or PS3 games and preorder PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale my name is Chad how may I help you sir or ma'am."

Luke thought it sucked. I do too. Title Fight was either a project name or a work-in-progress, but it was much more compact and, sure, maybe the game has to reflect the Sony branding. But what the hell is wrong with PlayStation Title Fight?

But the domain has been registered by Sony, reports PlayStation Lifestyle, which also first reported the marketing survey bearing the dreadful title suggestion. I'm crossing my fingers that this is a red herring, or just Sony parking a domain for SEO purposes before some shitbag cybersquatter gets on it. Because I cannot imagine anyone typing out all that just to see the game's official page. But, PSLS says, Sony has not registered anything containing the words "title fight", though it has registered, which is a little better, if not as distinctive or evocative of a fighting game.

Guess we'll find out soon enough. A Sony game is set to be revealed this week, but it may be God of War 4/Ascension. It may also be this thing, too.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Name is Real, Site Owned by Sony [Update] [PlayStation Lifestyle]


    The title will probably be "Playstation Allstars" with Battle Royale as it's sub title thing.

    If they can make a Smash Bros esque game that isn't so imbalanced and luck based with item drops, then I'll definitely check this out. As long as it has Jak 2 Jak in it.

      You know you can disable item drops in Smash Bros, right?

        It's the core game though. It's like turning off items in Mario Kart, it becomes a boring albeit fairer racer.

          It's not the 'core' game. It's still a blast, and even now Melee is still played competativly.

    It's not that much of a mouthful really. No different to 'Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom Three'.

    Be interesting to see what it is!

    See.... if going by the last two words... you had a character, ran around an island with a collar on your neck which threatened to explode at any time with a random weapon and had to find ingenious ways to kill all the others in the goriest ways possible? Bring on the BATTLE ROYALE!!!! But alas, it'll never be that, just another fighting game :(

    How will the name affect gameplay? Who really cares how long it is? Or is it a dick measuring comp?

    You... you do realise that the first smash brothers was called "Nintendo All-stars! Dairantou Sma(aaaaaaaaaa)sh Bro(oooooooooo)thers" right? That's... 11 syllables.

      Or outside Japan...

      Super Smash brothers :)

      Suddenly not such a long name huh? We're talking Western release names here buddy not japanese translated names.

    I hope the game has a decent character roster and that popular characters are not locked out as DLC.

    Stuff this, where's my Sega Vs Nintendo Smash Bros. game?! Been waiting years for this too spawn.

    Playstation, now's the time to copy Nintendo again; Super Smash Bros. Brawl is epic! If Playstation All-Stars has the same style of gameplay you can't go wrong... well except when you consider characters like Para-whatever the Rapper. Ratchet & Clank, Solid Snake, and Nathan Drake would be good.

      So no one's allowed to make a Smash Brothers-esque game apart from Nintendo? Reminds me of when Saints Row came out and everyone was crying 'THEY'RE COPYING GTA!!!!!'

      So what - only one type of each game is allowed to exist?

      Yes, because Nintendo is the only company allowed to do ensemble-character fighting games.

    Maybe to avoid confusion wirh the move game The Fight?

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