November 27th update: SuperBot Entertainment is developing Title Fight.  First screens, James Bond update, and more info within.

On October 31st, Paul Gale Network was finally able to reveal a major upcoming game that’d be exclusive to PlayStation 3, in which I simply referred to it as “Sony Smash Bros.” Today I’m happy to present you with a lot of gameplay details.

– Graphics at this point are similar to Brawl, but with higher polygon models and displayed in high resolution.
– Characters look like themselves. Kratos is as you remember him in God of War 3, Parappa is completely 2D, Fat Princess looks like her real self, Nathan Drake is similar to the build in Uncharted 3, Sly Cooper is cel-shaded (a bit like Toon Link), and so on.
– The characters don’t look out of place alongside each other at all. And in fact, it’s really neat in that Smash Bros. kinda way to finally see everyone on screen, together at once.
– Characters have a glowing ring around them while moving around, to help the user identify where they’re at.
– Only HUD elements are your super bar and character icons.
– A lot of the art/menus, right down to the design of the game’s name are still in what I call “placeholder mode”.

– Use the left analog stick to move your character.
– Triangle, X, Square, and Circle are used to jump and attack.
– R2 shoulder button is used for pulling off “supers”.
– Use your recovery move to get back on stage if knocked off.
– Moves are pulled off more similarly to Super Smash Bros. and not Street Fighter.
– Characters have the ability of double jumping.


Title Fight: Colonel Mael Radec in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Colonel Mael Radec is a playable character and not Rico. Radec primarily uses guns in combat.

Title Fight: Kratos in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Kratos will make people who like Pit from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, happy to play with. Kratos’ primary attacks are his chains. He also has a charge attack with his spear and shield that’s powerful, yet rather unwieldly. Kratos has a Level 1 bar attack where he plunges his chain into the ground and sparks fly. Kratos’ Level 3 super is him turning into his giant, armored super-self and using his huge sword that’s a 1-hit kill. His recovery move are his wings.

Title Fight: Parappa the Rappa in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Parappa seems to have his original voice actor behind him. He yells out some of his popular phrases during battle. He kicks, has a boom box attack, and uses a skateboard as well. His Level 3 super involves him shouting, “I gotta believe” a few times which damages opponents to the point of dying. He also talks while re-spawning.

Title Fight: Nathan Drake in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Nathan Drake’s moves involve him punching up close, but for most of his attacks, he’s an all-range fighter: he uses a pistol, grenade, and rifle. He’ll probably be the character that most resembles Solid Snake from Brawl. His Level 1 bar attack is him pushing over a statue onto his opponents. His Level 3 super is turning enveryone into defenseless monsters where he can then beat them up. His recovery move is a zipline.

Title Fight: Sly Cooper in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Sly Cooper uses his C-shaped cane for most attacks. His Level 3 super is like Snake’s Final Smash from Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The super begins with Sly disappearing from the screen, followed by an aiming reticule popping up. Bentley (yup, our turtle friend) shows up and gives you pointers to take out your enemies.

Title Fight: Sweeth Tooth in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Sweet Tooth has different nasty attacks with his Level 3 super being him turning into the mecha clown ice cream truck you all have come to love, and is equipped with a powerful gun.

Title Fight: Fat Princess in Sony Smash Bros. on Paul Gale Network
– Fat Princess’ Level 3 super involves a bunch of little elves coming out and throwing fireballs at everyone on screen.

– I will reveal more characters that are planned in the future.

– In the LittleBigPlanet stage, Buzz! pops up on screen when triggered (you pick up a Buzz! remote and use it) and asks you certain trivia questions and there are different platforms that appear that you can jump on, with each having a different answer. Get the answer wrong and it’s bye-bye by pie in your eye (KO’d).
– In Jak and Daxter’s “Sandover Village” stage (not Misty Island), there’s a fish swimming at the bottom that will eat you if you don’t hop onto a higher level.
– In Sandover Village, there are characters from Hot Shots Golf in the far background. When you pick up a flag, the camera zooms to the background where the golfers will begin swinging flaming golf balls at the stage, damaging all in their path…so you have to move quickly to get out of the way.
– I won’t be sharing any more stages at this time, but know that they are all very interactive.

Super moves:
– There’s a three level bar that gradually fills up throughout the match as you pummel your foes.
– The first bar that gets filled allows you to release a strong attack.
– The second bar gives your character a cool, more damaging attack.
-The third bar when finally maxed out gives the player what’s the equivalent to a Final Smash attack in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. These above all else, are really character specific in looks and function and are quite nice.

– RPG Rocket Launcher = a one hit kill.
– Quick Boots = you run around faster.
– Stage exclusive items like the Flag on Sandover, Buzz! Remote in LittleBigPlanet, etc.

Other details:
– If you fall/get knocked off a stage without recovering back onto it, you’ll die. On stages without ledges, you’ll die by a big enough attack or enough back-to-back damage (or environmental death).
– A bunch of attacks, followed by a pause, and then more attacks won’t necessarily KO you. To be knocked out, it seems like you have to suffer something a bit more devastating.
– Characters drop orbs when they’re killed. You pick them up. The more you get, the better off you are.
– The game is expected to be a 2012 title.
– 4 players fight at once on screen.
– The game’s name is still not set in stone, either, but I have been given a couple of different tentative titles…of which I’m recommending one over the other.
– The standard match is 3 minutes long (likely extendable).
– There will be online play.
– PlayStation Move controls have not been added to the most recent build, however that may change.
– The development team said that they’re still working on making the cast and stages a varied one and are looking at plus or minus 20 playable characters.
– The game won’t be littered with half a dozen playable characters from one franchise, rather, supporting characters from these games will have cameos (like the previously mentioned Bentley).
– A few no brainers that I haven’t seen yet but assume will make it are the pair of Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter.

Title Fight: Paul Gale Network unveiling of Sony Smash Bros. 'like' fighter

This was the first hint given about what PlayStation 3’s next big game would be. Some guesses were pretty impressive, while others were way off. Hopefully now you see where I was going and I’m looking forward to sharing with you more information when I’m permitted to. Yes I could reveal the tentative title and other details, but have to refrain for the time being. Stay tuned for future updates!

Tentative title revealed

Your questions, answered on November 12th

Here is the New Q/A for Title Fight, Sony’s Smash Bros. competitor (November 18th)

External testing update

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56 thoughts on “New gameplay details on PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (Sony’s Smash Bros. fighter), exclusive to Paul Gale Network.”
  1. So let me get this straight- you build up your power bar over time, probably by beating up on enemies… and then there are three levels of “super attacks”. However, if, say, you use your attack on level 2… then it resets to zero? So you would need to save up your super meter power thing for a while in order to get it up, and every time you use it it resets? Sounds awesome if so and a nice strategic element, just want to make sure I understood it right :p

    1. Have you ever played Street Fighter Alpha 2? Imagine Ryu’s level one Shinku Hadouken being fairly strong, his level two fireball being the same but causing more damage, and hit level three (instead of being what it is: an even more powerful version than one or two) be Samus’ arm cannon from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

      It’s #3 that’s really different than the first two. And yes, you have to wait a while until it builds up to that point.

  2. So it is fake. No trailer, just some blog saying they know everything exclusively. Again, I can’t find any other site that has information on this, and don’t say it’s exclusive.

    1. @ Colin:

      The only other place that seems to “confirm” this news is HipHopGamer, and if the recent turn of events has any indication, Andriasang’s recent article about Sony unveiling a surprise new game at Jump Festa.

    2. The information that I’m providing is exclusive to this site. I’m not saying that other people outside of those involved with the production, development, and marketing don’t know about it as well.

      When I go to media events, I talk to many people in the industry at all levels of the company ladder, and in each company. I make recommendations and pitches, too. Everything on my site is accurate information. It’s not up to me to convince you. I’m just telling you what I know and when I can.

  3. So if I understand, there is a life bar for battles, and you can also die by being knocked out from the stage. Is that right ? It seems very similar from Super Smash Bros for mechanics, but it stills good.

    1. It is very similar to Smash Bros. and I know that people are wondering why am I making so many parallels to that series. When you see it, I’m quite certain that you’ll agree.

  4. Are you sure this is real? No title, no screen-shots, no trailer, vaguely explained battle system and no word from Sony. Plus, I can count 2 contradictions from the last story and this one.

    -Colonel Mael Radec instead if Rico
    -Sandover Village instead of Misty Island

    Not to mention the play-style seems a little too similar to Smash.

    1. Yes it’s real. Colonel Mael Radec and Sandover Village are correct, not the other two. Keep in mind that character decisions, stages, and even the name may change at any time.

  5. I have a few questions.

    Do you know when Sony is going to make this game official? And do other journalists know but you were given exclusivity?

    I really hope this game is real, but I guess you can understand where scepticism is coming from.

    1. I received information intended just for me. This game has been in development for a while, but has been something of a secret. As for other journalists knowing from other media outlets, I can’t say that I know.

      I keep exclusive information confidential until I’m given the “ok”. Midnight tonight will be the name reveal. And I understand where you’re coming from.

  6. This is some interesting information. Thank you for the heads up! 🙂

    Although I do have a question regarding the Fat Princess character. There’s…really no other way of putting this but…is she fat? I mean, I can’t imagine her fighting as a fat princess…but then again that is the title. …Any help on this question? Thank you again!

    1. You’re welcome and yes, she is fat! Her little elves come out like a bunch of Pikmin from Captain Olimar in Smash Bros. during her Level 3 super move and chuck fireballs at the other players. It’s a good super.

  7. 1st will sack-boy be payable since his stage is here
    2nd will their be more females in the game as playable characters
    3rd will there be a story mode
    and finally what other modes can we expect

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  9. this was my favorite game on 64 and if this is real i can’t wait until it comes out.. that being said i see alot of ps3 consumers on here are asking about more female characters. just to throw some ideas out i was thinkin lara croft for one actually she should be 1st lady being that she’s been with sony since ps1 to name a few more jill valentine, nariko, aprhodite idk them all but i found this website to help you choose paul–a013422-p2.php0

  10. First of all, Kudos to you Paul. I have never heard of your site until you first started to hint at this game. I’ve been coming back since and have not been disappointed in your work. For those of you that are questioning whether or not this is real, it is, I can’t say why I know but it is.

    Stop giving the guy such a hard time. We should be thanking him for bringing us not only great news but a butt load of details. Which trust me is not easy to do when it comes to a game of this magnitude. And yes it is a big game as it is Sonys first step in that nintendo ‘esque direction.

    They are establishing their characters, their future. The gaming industry has never seen this type of move from another company. Nintendo has been the only company with a long enough history to have a cast of characters that are household names. You ask anyone gamer or none who is Mario Bros and they say “Oh that’s that Nintendo game”.

    Now sony is trying to do the same. Ballsy? Yes. Risky? Hell Yes. Stupid? Maybe. Just give them credit for trying and Paul here credit for his stellar work. Thanks Paul, Good work keep it up.

    1. DatNewYawker, thanks a lot for saying that; I appreciate it and it means a lot. It’s great to hear that you’ve been enjoying the site and if you want to read a fun article (well at least I really enjoyed writing it), check out my 5 year later story on Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 vs. Wii.

      That was an original piece and now a bit of news, so it’s really opinion based but still something I enjoy doing. Oh and by the way, the first screenshots of Title Fight are now on my front page! Have a great one, buddy, and I hope to see you around.

  11. To Paul, Answer this:
    Just when I thought Sony was getting a LITTLE creative. Nope, they just steal idea after idea. There is NOT enough sony characters to make a fighting game that can even get CLOSE to competing with Smash Bros. I’m not trying to make anyone mad, just saying the truth. Smash bros. Brawl has 44+ characters that are ALL Nintendo’s OWN creations. Although they do have Sonic and Snake which are the 2 exceptions.

  12. @TheClashMaker
    thats wrong bro sony has…

    Nathan Drake/Uncharted Characters* Kratos/God of War characters* Sackboy* Cole McGrath* Buzz!*
    Mariko (heavenly sword)* Ratchet/Clank* Jak/Daxter* Fat Princess* Parapa* Twisted Metal Characters* Dark Cloud Characters* White Knight Characters* Killzone characters* Resistance characters* Mark of Kri characters*

  13. how will people die in this game or get KOed do you have a percentage like in super smash bros or is it something totally different. also any news on sackboy i really wanna beat the crap outta somebody with him.

  14. if this real so they really need to put ratchet, clank, jak, daxter, this guy from ape escape 1 & cole in this game
    if sony can make 3rd party characters in this game i wanna see jin kazama (tekken), rayman, sora (kingdom hearts), ezio, leon (RE4) & crash bandicood

  15. Valkyria Chronicles really needs to be represented in this game. That series is too good and underrated, plus all of their games have been on either PS3 or PSP. They should talk to Sega about putting Selvaria Bles in. She would be perfect for a game like this.

  16. First off, love what you’re doing here Paul. I appreciate the time you are taking out to give us hints of this incredible sounding game. I do have one question. As a huge Final Fantasy/ Kingdom Hearts fan, would it be safe to assume there will be at least one Square Enix character? I know I am seeing countless requests for Cloud, Yuna, Sora, ect on various sites. Thank you for your time! I absolutely cannot wait for the next update.

  17. love the idea. but what the hell, i see mostly ps3 characters -_- where’s the devil may cry and final fantasy? what about castlevania, armored core, kingdom hearts, resident evil, spyro, syphon filter, tomb raider, dynasty warriors, crash bandacoot, tekken, etc. this game could be a masterpiece worthy of comparison with SSB, but unless they have at least half of the big shot characters from PS and PS2, it’s going to be a bust.

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