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How Many Characters Would Xbox All Stars Battle Royale Have?

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Sunnyknight1675d ago

Good question lol. I'm not sure to be honest. I can only think of master chief, and the gears of war characters off the top of my head.

BattleAxe1675d ago

The game would be called "Gears of War Dudes VS. Halo Dudes" and it would guest star a random driver with a racing helmet from Forza.

blitz06231675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

While I do think Xbox doesn't have as many characters, you have to admit Master Chief is bigger than ANY Sony character because of Halo. He's not as big as Mario, but Sony doesn't have a character as big as him let alone Mario. The good part though, is that Sony has Kratos, Drake, Sackboy, Ratchet, etc that really make up a well rounded roster.

Abdou231675d ago

I hope you don't mean big in size, Because Nathan Drake Is fuckin Popular

Skips1675d ago

@blitz0623

Sony doesn't focus all their marketing on one character. lol

Ezz20131675d ago (Edited 1675d ago )

lol the pic was too damn funny
and true ...
..unless they can add 3rd part characters which is fair since PASBR did that too

TheFallenAngel1675d ago

Kratos is popular too. Most people don't know master chief by his name. More like halo dude.

The_Con-Sept1674d ago

Hey wait!!!!!! You forgot one guy..... The king from burger king!!!!! He should be in there throwing hamburgers and fries as his attacks. If you don't think he should be in there you are wrong. Just search mugen Ronald McDonald.

ShinMaster1674d ago

That's subjective. Bigger or popular does little per individual and not always means a better character.
For example, like other people, I couldn't care any less about Master Chief. There are Sony and Nintendo characters that are way beyond Master Chief, personally.

XB1_PS41674d ago

Microsoft owns rare.. That puts Banjo-Kazooie, and Joanna Dark on the list. Probably a trials HD character, Crackdown guy, and the cute Tiger from Kinectimals. Done!

UnholyLight1674d ago

Hey Blitz0623, you'd have to be a fucking stupid Sony fanboy to think otherwise...oh wait....I bet most people on this site are.

NO parents know who Snake is or Nathan Drake. EVERYONE knows Halo and Master Chief. It's a household branding like Apple.

Tontus1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

This may actually surprise people but the top 5 most popular characters across Sony and Microsoft are:

Kratos > Master Chief >>>>>>> Sackboy >> Nathan Drake > Marcus Fenix.

http://www.google.com/trend...

Halo may sell the most out of all of these franchises, but Kratos is slightly more popular now. It's interesting how unpopular Marcus and Drake are comparatively since those characters are meant to be from big series (although a lot of Uncharted's sales are due to monumental bundling so that isn't truly a big series which might be why Drake isn't popular). Sackboy isn't very popular either but surprisingly more so than Marcus and Drake.

One thing's for sure, both Kratos and Master Chief are bloody popular, more so than any Nintendo character not called Mario or Pikachu and a lot more than any other Playstation or Xbox exclusive characters.

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guitarded771675d ago

Fable and Alan Wake are obvious too. I think MS could dish up enough characters to do it too. PSASBR has some multi-platform characters like Big Daddy and Dante. MS could have some multi-platform characters to round out the roster. Plus they own Rare, so they could add some Killer Instinct characters and Banjo Kazooie. They have a lot of downloadable characters they could use, like Minecraft and Jason Fleming from Shadow Complex. It doesn't seem like MS has a lot of characters, but they haven't spent the time promoting their characters (outside of the obvious like Master Chief) the way Nintendo and Sony have. I love SSB and PSASBR, so I have no problem with MS making a brawler too.

mcstorm1675d ago

I was just about to put the same thing. MS do have a lot of name to but I think this was done to start a argument between the fans of each console.

I don't think this type of game will sell well on the xbox look at the sales of it on the PS3/PSV. There is really only Nintendo who can pull a game like this off because of the history of the charters and also because most people know who they are. PSASBR has a lot of characters on there people will not know and it would be the same for a Xbox version.

That said im still loving my PSASBR and I hope we get to see another one next gen.

ShinMaster1674d ago

Rare characters are more relatable with Nintendo.
Especially because some of these haven't even appeared on an Xbox platform and only on Nintendo, like Killer Instinct.
Nuts and Bolts was just... no, not the same and not as good.

You can't rely on third party characters. Minecraft? Third party.
PSASBR only had 1 downloadable character and 3 third party. One of which is highly relatable with PlayStation (Heihachi).

showtimefolks1675d ago

i just don't understand why MS think that 1st party exclusives are not important, people keep saying its gonna catch up to them but they keep making the same 2-3 sequels and keep selling well

i like verity and for me personally sony has the most spread out type of games, what i mean is you can be a fan or horror,action adventure,rpg,fps,hack and slash along with many other type of games

i think soon these same franchises will get fatigued, look at COD for what it is for making billions it has slowed down big time compare to last one as much as 10%. you don't think 10% is big but take 10$ out of 2.5 billion and its quite big

sony still has some 2nd party studios that it can buy

insomniac, if their next game fails which isn't look so good and now its coming in between a lot of AAA game than i can see them crawling back to sony

read at dawn studios are working on next gen title rumored to be for ps4

QD after beyond 2 souls i could see sony buying them

and in the long run that's what's gonna matter, bottom line is most 3rd party games will be out on every console so you need to give people reason to buy your machine. and for a gaming console you need to provide games-more important exclusive games

360ICE1675d ago

They'd have Banjo Kazooie.... which would feel kind of wrong.

WiiUsauce1675d ago

really? this is retarded, there are many XBOX exclusive characters that could be included in a Smash Bros type game on 360. some of these are third party, but I'd pick Marcus Fenix, Master Chief, Baird, Blinx the Cat, Conker, Banjo, a Viva Pinata stage, Shu from Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey characters, Tales of Vesperia characters, Commander Shepherd, Garrus, Riddick, Sam Fisher, Sonic the Hedgehog, Stranger, Jade Empire characters, Naruto from Rise of Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, DOA characters, Kameo, Crackdown police officer, and there are a few more from original XBOX, I'm sure.
come on guys, there have been more much more than a few great exclusive releases on XBOX over the years. Go ahead and thumbs me down, Sony fanboys, because I know there are a crap ton of you on this site.

jetlian1675d ago

whats funny is the picture has a big daddy on psa even tho bioshock appeared on xbox first. Any character that hit xbox could be put into the game.

Veneno1675d ago

You expect thumbs down because you know your list is weak as hell.

ShinMaster1674d ago

Big Daddy is only 1 of 3 characters third party characters out of 22 on PS AllStars.

That list above sure has A LOT of third party characters.
Vesperia also on PS3, same with Ryu Hayabusa and DOA. Commander Shepard on PC and PS3 as well, same with Garrus. Sam Fisher also on PC and PS3. Rare characters are highly more relatable with Nintendo. If they were to be included, man would that feel cheap and wrong. Sonic the Hedgehog and Naruto... are you kidding me?

Weak list is weak.

jetlian1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

rare is still owned by MS! Not that I care. I didnt even go into the whole list thing.

PSA didnt sell well because most of its characters arent mainstream enough and MS would be even worse. Fact is Nintendo has more known characters.

Dante,raiden,big daddy,heihachi all 3rd party. Some like nariko arent even stars.

Eyeco1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

your really reaching on that list, and I mean scraping an empty barrel reaching, more than half of those aren't exclusive, have never been exclusive and if they were, haven't been exclusive to xbox for like 5 years, that's more than half of your list, so that game may as well be multiplatform if it was ever released.

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BrianC62341675d ago

Microsoft could have lots of characters but most would have to be third party characters. I'm really surprised they got rid of so many developers over the last few years. You can't always count on third party support like they have now. You need lots of first party games too.

IAMERROR1675d ago

This article is dumb, is doesn't take into account that also has 3rd party characters. And to be fair they would be other characters such as Joanna Dark, Conker, 'Splosionman, Captain Smiley, Crackdown guy, Fable hero etc. Plus third party characters but oh wait! The article is biased. And why is this rising again? This was already discussed many months ago.

Not saying MS should ever make a game like this but for crying out loud, your fanboy is showing.

The_Con-Sept1674d ago

You do realise that crackdown guy has a name right? Why do they always refer to him as either the crack down guy or "that officer dude?"

I could imagine the game coming out and his character name is "that crackdown guy."

Besides that point being made 'Crosoft will have to do what Sony and 'Tendo did for those third party cameos. That involves a lot of paper work. Hopefully the rights to those characters, while they are being fumbled with new owners, won't be as misconstrued as spyro or crash is. Even that blue haired ninja from the n64 era.
Plus didn't Xbox have that platformer from the makers of oddworld?

The_Con-Sept1674d ago

The question is...... How many different characters does the Xbox have? A.k.a. fighting styles? They would have to have an equivalent to Nathan Drake and his barrel roll attack.....

The sad part is that 'Crosoft would have to double up with each game to get a sizable roster... But there is only so many variants of play styles when it comes to shooters....

Then you have the problem where super smash has the objective of knocking your character off the screen as its main point of scoring. Psasbr has the point of the game to do finishing moves that borrow from mortal kombat. What would 'Crosoft come up with? Knock the player out of the screen with a finish move where you have to then play duck hunt with them?????

As far as third party characters go.... With so many already claimed from psasbr and smash.... Who is left? That leaves gex, sonic, Lara Croft, dragon ball z, one piece, blues clues, Dora the explorer..... You get the idea...... Lmao!

tachy0n1674d ago (Edited 1674d ago )

fanboyism all over N4G is funny.

i never owned an xbox so dont call me a fanboy for posting this picture below.

http://community.us.playsta...

3-4-51674d ago

* Yuri - Tales of

* Castle Crashers

* Minecraft Character

* Fez

* COD Soldier

* Xenoblade character

* Joanna Dark

* Banjo

* Bond

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Relientk771675d ago

We have all been through this when PS All-Stars was announced, see the pictures on the link

wastedcells1675d ago

Lmao on the pic for this article.

Blackdeath_6631675d ago

the only thing that picture is missing is a banner saying "better with kinect"