Before its official announcement, rumours of a PlayStation crossover game had surfaced, bearing the name of . These rumors were supplied by leaked images of and from A survey, leaked by PlayStation Lifestyle, then revealed the official title: .Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. The game was finally officially revealed on Game Trailers TV on April 26, 2012.
Similar in concept to Super Smash Bros, developed by Nintendo, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale allows up to four players to fight on screen, using characters from various PlayStation franchises. Every character in the game has their own combat style, and a special move that can be unleashed when a special meter reaches its full potential. The special moves for each character can be activated when the meter at the bottom builds up to the top, each move has three levels with level one being the weakest attack and level three being the strongest.
Stages in the game are inspired by two different franchises per stage. An early example shows Hades' Underworld invaded by the Patapon warriors. In Hades' attempts to fend them off, he unleashes devastating attacks that inflict damage on all four players in the foreground.
A single player campaign has already been announced.
|Kratos||God of War|
|Sly Cooper||Sly Cooper|
|Sweet Tooth||Twisted Metal|
|Fat Princess||Fat Princess|
|PaRappa||PaRappa the Rapper|
|Toro Inoue||Together Everywhere!|
|Jak and Daxter||Jak & Daxter|
|Ratchet and Clank||Ratchet & Clank|
|Dante||DmC: Devil May Cry|
|Evil Cole MacGrath||inFAMOUS|
|Sir Daniel Fortesque||MediEvil|
|Isaac Clarke||Dead Space|
|Zeus||God of War|
|Metropolis||Ratchet and Clank/God of War|
|Sandover Village||Jak and Daxter/Hot Shots Golf|
|Hades||God of War / Patapon|
|Dojo!||Parappa the Rapper/Killzone|
|Alden's Tower||inFAMOUS/Sly Cooper|
|Time Station||Ape Escape/Resistance|
|Blackrock Stadium||Twisted Metal/Jak and Daxter|
|Columbia||BioShock Infinite/Twisted Metal|
|Franzea||Loco Roco/Metal Gear|
|San Francisco||Resistance/Ratchet and Clank|
|The Graveyard||MediEvil/The Unfinished Swan|
|Item Name||Game Franchise|
|Spear of Destiny||God of War|
|Boots of Hermes||God of War|
|Razor Claws||Ratchet & Clank|
|Murder of Crows||BioShock Infinite|
|Freeze Missile||Twisted Metal|
|Dohvat Lazer Designator||Killzone|
|Beach Ball||Kula World|
|Baumusu's Axe||The Mark of Kri|
|Medusa's Gaze||God of War|
- Kratos has the Morpheus Armor and Deimos as alternate costumes, with the former being unlockable in-game and the latter being a pre-order exclusive.