SuperBot discuses Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Crash & DLC possibilities

SuperBot Entertainment’s Omar Kendall comments on the possibilities of Crash Bandicoot and other DLC characters joining the cast in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.

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Outside_ofthe_Box2082d ago (Edited 2082d ago )

Honestly they should have secured characters like Crash and Spyro before deciding to FINALLY make the game. It's obvious that those 2 characters are going to be the most popular and wanted. I know some people that aren't getting the game at all because Crash isn't in it.

I'm personally still getting the game, but I don't have the same enthusiasm and excitement for Battle Royale that I had when the game was first announced now that all the characters are revealed.

Hopefully the game ends up selling well which would hopefully allow greedy publishers like Activision and Square Enix to allow the use of their beloved characters in either DLC or sequel to Battle Royale.

spektical2082d ago (Edited 2082d ago )

to not get a game because of a couple characters is really silly.

There are many other likeable characters and I know I'm not alone when i say I cant wait for this game to release.

Parappa2082d ago

It's not silly when it's a game like this. This was supposed to have iconic characters and celebrate the history of Playstation but it has turned into nothing but an advertisement. You won't see characters that people want like Crash, Spyro, Solid Snake, etc. Instead you'll see a bunch of character advertising their upcoming games.

They've been lying about everything else so far so I wouldn't be surprised if the last boss was nothing but a crab. I'm sure there won't be a sequel once this game flops (there are hardly any pre-orders for it as it is and it got so bad that some places started offering $5 of the game for pre-ordering). We definitely won't see this getting a sequel. If anything they need to scrap the entire IP and make a similar IP with new mechanics, a roster people actually like/want, and be sure not to give it to an untalented studio like Superbot.

RyuX192082d ago

This is a game that is about the characters. There are plenty of fighting games that are similar to this and what differentiates them are the slight differences in gameplay and the characters.

Eyeco2082d ago

the main attraction of these games are the characters the only reason i bought SSBB was to play as Snake, why ? because i'm a huge MGS fan and i wanted to play as my favourite VG character, whats wrong with that ?

I'm sorry to say it but if Crash is in the game he's easily the best known character, and its not because he's gone multiplat, most people associate Crash with playstation thats what he's most famous for, same with Spyro. Sony has never really had another game character as popular as Crash , since the franchise went multiplat

GarandShooter2081d ago

'there are hardly any pre-orders for it as it is and it got so bad that some places started offering $5 of the game for pre-ordering'

Best Buy has been offering $20 in reward certificates for many high profile games, including Borderlands 2, Resident Evil 6, Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3, Halo 4, Dishonored, Madden 13, FIFA, etc. Does that mean these games are 4 times as likely to bomb since their offering 4 times the incentive?

Guess which game doesn't have that offer? That's right PSASBR. I wish it did. I'd jump on that in a heartbeat.

Haha1232081d ago

Well I've still not played MVC3 because Gambit was not in the game...

It makes sense when its like your favourite character

Army_of_Darkness2081d ago

Too much complaining, not enough playing.

abc12332081d ago

@Parappa: It's funny that you're calling this game just a simple advertisement for upcoming games considering your username and profile picture. There are plenty of playstation classics in there, calm down. Activision would be stupid not to offer Crash and Spyro at some point and it's clear from the interview that they're still not finished with character announcements.

knowyourstuff2081d ago

Trying to please everyone is pointless. There will always be some nitwit who wants some character they loved growing up, the list is endless for characters. What about Gabe from Syphon Filter? What about the guy who drives the cars in Gran Turismo? What about the kid from ICO and some of the Collossi from Shadow of the Collossus? What about some of the Resident Evil characters made popular on the PS1 back in the day? You can't please everyone, so this nonsense about "a roster than no one wants" is just a cop out.

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Carl_Shocker2082d ago (Edited 2082d ago )

Didn't Omar tease a while back that we would have to "wait and see" about Crash, basicaly teasing us that he was going to be announced

He kind of lead us on abit...if they wern't going to have Crash then they should of just said.

Wouldn't you create this game only when you know you can get the iconic PS characters which would be a huge selling point to the game


Oh here it is

"Does that mean we can expect Crash to make the base roster of fighters? "Stay tuned," he said, after much prompting."

"Stay Tuned" I said if they didn't have him why didn't they just say that instead of leading people on

DialgaMarine2082d ago

Look at TGS. We were supposed to get more character reveals then, but got nothing but a trailer showing a couple new levels. Pretty unprofessional and stupid on Superbot's part. They also said to stay tuned for Final Fantasy characters but we didn't get any information on that either. This game is a golden oppurtunity for Sony to finally unite the Playstation brand and market all their icons to a much broader audience, but at this point it seems like we as gamers are going to get pretty gyped on it. Unless they chnged their mind about unlockable characters, it doesn't look like this game's going to have a strong list. Don't get me wrong, I'll definitely be purchasing it either way, as I am a devoted Playstation fan, but the masses simply won't. Why? Because they know that the game is being as nothing more than an afront for companies to market their new characters, with a few minor classics thrown in here and there. It simply won't sell as much as it needs to. Just the truth.

Also, didn't Omar also say they would never put Crash as DLC? So, if there's no unlockable characters and this is the final roster, we can pretty much confirm that Crash will not be in at all. Pretty bad descision if so, but they seem to be all over the place with this game at this point, so who the hell knows?

abc12332081d ago

They could have still been in discussions with Activision by that point. From the interview, he does suggest that there are more characters yet to be revealed so I doubt this is the final roster.

adorie2082d ago

Disagree. ~F-Spyro. Crash on the other hand is pivotal.

smashcrashbash2082d ago (Edited 2082d ago )

So they should have just cancelled the whole game because they couldn't get two characters? Gamers do seem to get the concept of schedules and business decisions. Suppose they asked Activision and/or Square for a meeting to talk about the game and they couldn't do it until six months later. So they are supposed to sit on their hands for six months until they get Crash and Spyro? So what about all the other people who are willing to listen to them now? I am supposed to ignore their time and schedules and then tell them when I want to talk to them?

Suppose you finally get Crash and Spyro and then you can't get to talk to the other people who have the other characters? So we delay the game even longer? What about the people who wanted Sir Dan, Drake and Parappa? They are supposed to ignore them just because fanboys think they can't do without Crash? You need to think like a Sony fan and not a Sony fanboy. This is a business they are running to tell them to get Spyro and Crash first or delay a whole game even in it's concept stage is very unreasonable. Are you basically saying they should delay a whole game because you didn't get every one you wanted? I wouldn't mind more characters too but I don't want the whole game nerfed over a few characters.I like the ones they have now and it is very selfish to say the whole game shouldn't exist until you get what you want. What about me or anyone else who still wants to play it? Disagree all you like, but it's the truth.Why do you think Nintendo only stuck with first party and the only third parties they had were Snake and Sonic. Because they knew very well how hard it is to get other characters from everyone. Why didn't they have Mega Man, Simon Belmont, Maximo or Fire Brand?

@ Parappa. You are a very selfish person.Cancel the game because you or anyone else thinks it will flop or no one wants it. And look at the idiots agreeing with you.You are like the people saying cancel Home because you don't use it. And why do you keep saying the characters are advertising their games. What upcoming games are Sir Dan, Fat Princess, Drake, Nariko and Jak advertising for?

Outside_ofthe_Box2082d ago

I'm pretty sure SuperBot started work on the game before trying to get third party characters. I'm not saying that they should delay the game. I'm saying ideally they should have made sure to get a handful of popular characters before doing work on the game. Besides even if they had to delay, it's taken this long to finally get a Sony brawler. Waiting a bit longer wouldn't do no harm.

This game would have been better off being released last gen in my opinion. The greediness of publishers wasn't as high as it is now last gen. No DLC nickel and dime-ing and no "you must sell a million within the first week or you're a flop" nonsense. Sony was also better financially last gen. It's evident that publishers only care about how they can advertise their game when it comes to Battle Royale. Iconic 3rd party characters were doomed from the get go for this game thanks to the greedy mentality that started this gen from publishers.

fei-hung2081d ago

Excellent point. People disagreeing or throwing rage tantrums over Crash and Spyro are acting as if they know exactly how games are made and the exact moves Superbot made.

It's the first game of its kind on a Sony console made by Sony. They may not get it all right 1st time around. People like Activision and other IP owners may not play ball with Sony until they see sales and consumer reaction. There is nothing Sony can do about this.

We also don't know the politics at play behind the scenes between Sony and many other studios e.g. Having Raiden but no Snake, having Emo Dante but not original, having 2 Coles but no Sev from KZ. Not having the dude from Yakuza series and I am sure there are more characters I cannot remember of the top of my head.

Crash doesn't make PSASBR, nor does Spyro. It's the collective that makes this game what it is with or without them. Besides, we have no idea if there will be any unlockable and hidden characters in this game!

mt2082d ago

Ill buy the game, and I'll will not buy any DLC Character never did never will for any game, especially for a fighting games aka tekken ... etc

ninjabake2081d ago

People can feel free to disagree but I'm one of those that wont get this game without crash in it. Without their 1st legit mascot the game is more of a PlayStation some-stars than all-stars. Just my opinion.

killerhog2081d ago (Edited 2081d ago )

Same here, me and my bro grew up with crash (during our playstation days) he has to be in the game and the original not the crappy activision redesign.

Aceman182081d ago

if people want crash and spyro sooooo bad, why don't you all fork over the millions of dollars activision would want for them.

you whiners seem to think Sony should just fork over 5-10 million just for these two characters. a company shouldn't be held hostage just for two characters. plus i have a feeling activision wants these two to be dlc.

also if you guys think you could develop this game better why don't you get into the industry so you can influence development. if your not then stop your b*tching because its getting old and tiresome.

ninjabake2081d ago

Chill out its not that deep. People just want their favorite characters in there is all. They have every right to be a bit disappointed with only 20 characters outs of the box (and potentially the only free characters) I'm not saying this wont be a solid game because I'm pretty sure it'll be entertaining but I'm not going to spend $60 on it. However Its noy my job to deter others who do wanna buy it.

princejb1342081d ago

crash or not im buying this game day 1
but in my opinion all this rage over crash and spyro is stupid
because even if they were included in the game people would find another excuse to rage about another character not in it

fans: we want crash
superbot: ok lets give them crash
fans: we want spyro
superbot: ok lets give them spyro
fans: we want cloud
superbot: ok lets give them cloud
the list goes on and on
fans: we want (insert character here)
superbot: ok lets give them that character

the list goes on and on

trouble_bubble2081d ago

Personally I don't give a tossy toss about long dead IPs like Crash and Spyro showing up in All Stars. Not enough interest this gen to warrant their own AAA-ers from their own publishers, let alone being cameos in someone else's game. I'd rather see more contemporary PS exclusive dudes be it a Chimera, Kazuma Kiryu or even one of the kids from Valkyria Chronicles.

ninjabake2081d ago

Interest isn't the problem here. That should be apparent by the multitude of fans wanting them in the game and the outcry about how far they have fallen. There is plenty of interest, it isn't a AAA shooter tho so I guess its not as important right? Idk about you but I'm a gamer and I love playing games that are entertaining if that means it has a AAA budget, so be it but that isn't the sole reason I'm interested in a game. The budget isn't providing me the entertaining content, the quality of the game is.

I respect that you don't care for crash and spyro but the lack of a "AAA" game this Gen (excluding skylanders) rather than knocking them for poorly made games is a poor excuse if you call yourself a "gamer" sounds more like a marketer to me.

Ps-this isn't personal I'm just providing my 2 cents on your comment so no need to attack me. Thanks & have a great day

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majiebeast2082d ago

I bet activision wants Crash as DLC so they can get some money from that they dont care about fans just the money otherwise diablo 3 wouldve actually been a game instead of a auction house.

prototypeknuckles2082d ago

ive accepted that crash will no longer be in the game, and could be dlc, but why dont superbot just come out and say, No crash is not in right now.

ceballos77mx2082d ago (Edited 2082d ago )

Maybe they're trolling us, he is after all the most requested or popular character and announce him before the release.

admiralvic2082d ago

I wonder how long till the delusional fans are going to claim this is a ploy to hype Crash being announced...

lociefer2082d ago

in all honesty i dropped from 100% excited to 40% after they said this was the full rooster

BitbyDeath2081d ago

I was hoping for at least 30 characters.
20 does seem a bit lean for this sort of game imo

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