PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3)
Sony Officially Unveil PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale
Written Friday, April 27, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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After weeks of rumours, Sony has finally confirmed PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale. Just as we thought, it’s a Smash Bros.-esque brawler featuring both PlayStation-exclusive and third-party characters and levels.

Developed by SuperBot Entertainment, Battle Royale will run at 60ps. Kratos, PaRappa the Rapper, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Fat Princess, Colonel Radec from Killzone and Sly Racoon have already been confirmed as characters, with plenty more to be revealed at a later date.

In addition to this, a number of gameplay stages have also been unveiled, including arenas themed around God of War, Buzz, LittleBigPlanet, Patapon and Ratchet & Clank.

With a focus on online play, the game features both single-player and multiplayer, and includes a tournament mode. You can play competitively or cooperatively.

More details are expected at E3, but in the meantime, check out the video below, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.


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Comment #1 by newgroundsguru
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:34:24 AM
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lol super smash bros. sony!

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Comment #2 by Pyramat
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:54:45 AM
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I gotta admit I was skeptical about this at first, but it actually looks really good. I mean, it looks basically identical to Super Smash Brothers but with Sony characters instead, but that's a good thing.

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Comment #3 by SUM1SLY
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:55:25 AM
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who would play that over the age of 8 ?

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Comment #4 by Badcompany87
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:55:57 AM
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Looks good and @1 so what if its the same as smash bros it will be better! My guess while be that all the characters you saw on the long live play tv ad will be in this game!

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Comment #5 by DMCV
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:58:08 AM
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Okay, I know this game is going to get the piss taken out of it for being so similar looking to SSB but...I DONT CARE!

Cus it looks soo much frickin' fun!!!!!!!

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Comment #6 by LukeyCow
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 03:58:17 AM
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To be honest i didnt think they would make it like smash bros, lol this is a complete copy. I think they could have done a better job making it an actual fighting game like tekken or street fighter. They should try something themselves instead of copying a formula they know works. Im probably still gonna get this but i would have preferred a SF type fighter.

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Comment #7 by AndyBeans
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:00:18 AM
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Looks like something fun for me to try with my mates on games night, but it's not the sort of thing I'd buy for myself at full price. I'll keep my ear to the ground to see whether it's a cheap platinum lol. Good move by Sony to tempt Wii-owners to the dark side before they get conned into a Wii U :)

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Comment #8 by nintendo64X
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:06:54 AM
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Looks like a copy.

Will it be as fun?

...would be a waste of money to me since I got a wii and the past 3 smash bros games.

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Comment #9 by TheTosh
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:10:44 AM
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I hope Buzz is in it because I to beat his with Kratos

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Comment #10 by SylarTheNinja
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:16:31 AM
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60fps! That's sold me on this game


If it has Drake in it though I will definitely buy it

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Comment #11 by WINAS3
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:18:56 AM
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I am a Super Smash Bros. fanatic so this is right up my alley. =)

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Comment #12 by Alex Fly
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:25:48 AM
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This looks interesting ! :)

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Comment #13 by Rawanz
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:40:32 AM
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Wasnt interested at first, but after watching some gameplay, it looks like it might actually be fun. Mindless fun even!

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Comment #14 by Pabs_85
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 04:41:19 AM
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Looks... crap :

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Comment #15 by maur1c1o
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:07:21 AM
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Really people like this i personally think it looks shit SSB was shit. But hey that's my opinion. Good concept shit execution should have gone for more of a Tekken or Mk gameplay aproach in my opinion. Then again ill try a demo out but from don't screenshots not appealing at all to me,

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Comment #16 by Lara Soft
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:32:01 AM
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does "3rd party characters" mean we can maybe see lara croft in this game?

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Comment #17 by Macthillien
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:36:59 AM
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I gowed up with SUper Smash Bros so I will defnetly get this!

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Comment #18 by The Captain097
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:37:04 AM
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I want Kazuma Kiryu

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Comment #19 by Macthillien
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:40:28 AM
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BTW! it would be cool to beat the sh*t out of Kratos with Sackboy! xD

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Comment #20 by Vuule
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:47:48 AM
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@6 Then people would call it a SF ripoff, wouldn't they? There are too many fight games like those already, they do something different. Not something completely new, but who cares? You could basicly call every other game a ripoff somehow.. *sigh*

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Comment #21 by Loftus
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:49:41 AM
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Looks really cool! As a sidenote, part of me still wishes the consoles would come together for an 'ultimate' type roster, e.g. 10 or playstation characters, 10 or so playstation characters and 10 or so xbox characters. Seeing people fighting each other who would never otherwise even be on the same console would be pretty awesome.

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Comment #22 by crsn891
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 05:55:02 AM
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This game is going to be awesome!

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Comment #23 by Ice884
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:25:37 AM
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I am one of those people who loves to have games to play when friends come over and this would be awesome

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Comment #24 by biggmack09
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:31:20 AM
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looks promiseing :D

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Comment #25 by PJHRES2
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:34:51 AM
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Put Sully and Garrus Vakarian in there Sony and you have my money

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Comment #26 by weephilymcvey
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:43:27 AM
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to me it doesnt look like i will like this unfortunately, but i will give the demo a go and hope i enjoy it

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Comment #27 by Rafie
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:54:45 AM
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Guys this is an unfinished game. Some of you have already written it off. Those aren't the only characters that will be in the game, obviously. I see this as paying a "homage" to SSB. I'm a very big fan of that series and I have no doubt that Sony will do a fantastic job with this game. This is a launch day pick up for me. Thanks Sony for the teaser vid.

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Comment #28 by Jacarda
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 07:10:00 AM
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This makes me want to go play Super Smash Bros, and I haven't touched the Wii for over a year...

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Comment #29 by roza
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 07:17:38 AM
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Loved SSBM So I may just have to get this. Just need to see who else gets announced. 5 Characters isn't enough for me to make a decision as of yet

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Comment #30 by dougbarrett619
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 07:18:00 AM
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looks good its a super smash bros. for ps3 cool. i know many who would have wanted it to be like street fighter or mk but then no little kids could get it this is for a little kids or b people who love super smash bros. when a demo comes out i may get it

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Comment #31 by neahcrow
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 07:27:53 AM
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I hate kratos. That will be so funny to beat the crap out of that ass with sackboy, fat princess, or a character from Journey, LOL.

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Comment #32 by Rafie
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 07:55:07 AM
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@31 Hahaha I guess Kratos isn't for everyone. Even Playstation fans. I love Kratos, but I can already tell that a bunch of folks online will have him, so I will go with Fat Princess. Just like I went with JigglyPuff on SSB.

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Comment #33 by KylarXBlint
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 08:00:07 AM
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I don't know why I'm saying this but they should bring Tokobot from the PSP into this game! Lol Slamming people with little robots would be hilarious. A face off between them and Sackboy maybe?

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Comment #34 by drkrZEN
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 08:30:11 AM
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I'll admit, it does look like a Super Smash Bros. knock-off, but y'know what? Back in the day Mortal Kombat was a Street Fighter knock-off, Sonic was a Mario knock-off, God of War was a Devil May Cry knock-off and so on... its just each one brought their own feel to gaming.

This looks like it could be fun, though. I can definitely see myself using Sly Cooper, Sackboy and, so help me he better be in the roster, Jak.

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Comment #35 by Rafie
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 08:44:21 AM
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@34 I'm an old gamer and I never...ever heard of MK being a SF knock off, but I get what you're saying. You know they can't have a Sony Battle Royale without Jak and/or Ratchet!

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Comment #36 by timewarp
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 08:57:29 AM
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First of Jak is in the game, why have a Jak and Dexter stage and no Jak? Of course he's there. I think we can count Jak, Nathen Drake, Sackboy, Cole, Ratchet among others in there. The way I see it.

Jak and Ratchet should be like Fox in SSBB. So using the default guns of their games but mostly used as melee. Nathan should be more towards Solid Snake, Sackboy is going to be the kirby of the game. No doubt there, he attacks your character gains one of their moves. Cole is easy he should play like Pitt, they both have ranged and melee attacks and he's flying move can be incorporated like with Pitt and he's wings.

There's some weird characters I feel should make the cut like Lil and Laarg. Ice Climbers anyone?

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Comment #37 by Yaniko
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:17:45 AM
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Day 1

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Comment #38 by EpicR3volver88
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:44:06 AM
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hopefully they will have tons of dlc (characters) for later, the game looks good so far day 1 for me (im a huge SSB fan)

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Comment #39 by Kewlspyder
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:54:54 AM
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If i can play as my own sackboy that would be sick. I'll buy this on release day.

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Comment #40 by Draco416
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 09:58:41 AM
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Comment #41 by Charlyposho
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:16:39 AM
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I want Cole mcGrath, Nathan Drake, Dante, SOlid Snake, Sackboy, Wander and Commander Shepard.

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Comment #42 by happyman778
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 10:53:17 AM
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me and my friends have always beenn saying that sony should make a smash bros esque game...

and now its finally here

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Comment #43 by Avan
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:00:21 AM
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Gimme Gimme Gimme, fisrt day buy for me don't care it is a sh*t game lot of characters of PS in a sigle game is priceless

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Comment #44 by lildrummerboy
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 11:01:13 AM
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Super smash bros + Sony characters + trophies = pure AWESOMENESS

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Comment #45 by B0SS Zombie
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:23:54 PM
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Just tell me that Cole McGrath is in it. I need some more inFAMOUS!

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Comment #46 by Totavier
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:34:30 PM
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If have a reference of ModNation Racers or WipEout HD (as a stage/arena specially), well sold it!, take my money!

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Comment #47 by Postremo
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:39:04 PM
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Love that all these idiot comments are getting dislikes! good job lads!

Can't wait for this game, will keep me entertained for ours and will a great game to play when having people over!

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Comment #48 by BaRtMaN2466
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 12:41:22 PM
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there better be Nathan Drake, i mean come on he is the best playstation exclusive!

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Comment #49 by kingofirony
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 01:16:36 PM
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@18 i hope they add Kazuma Kiryu.and even a Kamarucho stage.

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Comment #50 by kingofirony
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 01:20:30 PM
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and from what i heard there is also supposed to be 3rd party appearances.So Snake is a possibility.

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Comment #51 by Shirokurou
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 01:29:23 PM
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Petal from Flower...

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Comment #52 by roza
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 01:43:01 PM
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@6 "Should make an original fighter, like Street Fighter or Tekken"

Do you understand the meaning of 'original'?

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Comment #53 by god-of-paradise
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 02:33:23 PM
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the characters im hoping to see are cole from infamous, nathan drake, PYRAMID HEAD! perhaps a chimera from resistance. Some cool stages could be a scene playing out from heavy rain. This game is going to be so awesome. I dont care how similar it is to super smash bros. me and my brother have been talking about a game where a bunch of famous gaming characters would simply beat eachother up and its finally going to happen

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Comment #54 by SSWORM69
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 02:43:20 PM
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Comment #55 by abel1389
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 02:58:31 PM
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even if it is pretty much a SSB clone it'll still be cool. here's to hoping that it'll handle at least a little bit differently, though. maybe a slightly more complex combo scheme? seems like it could benefit from being ever so slightly more technical than SSB was. nevertheless, looks fun.

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Comment #56 by Puppet Master
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 07:20:27 PM
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Call me crazy but this game is really making me think Sonys characters are absolutely horrible.

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Comment #57 by Sammydodger
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 05:48:47 PM
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@3 People who want to have fun.

Also NO it shouldn't be like SF or Tekken, there are TOO MANY f***ing 2D fighters like them, I've wanted another brawler like Smash bros for a long time. Smash bros is a classic because it's simple to learn but still requires skill to be the best, while most other fighters have a steep learning curve as you're required to learn stupidly long combos and are at a disadvantage if you don't own an arcade stick.

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Comment #58 by DignifiedTuna
Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 10:34:12 PM
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@6 "They shouldn't have copied Smash. They should have done something themselves and copied Street Fighter or Tekken."


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Comment #59 by Palmettoboy23
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 08:25:56 PM
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Looks awesome i loved smash bros for nintendo!!!

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Game Info


US November 20, 2012
Europe November 23, 2012
Japan January 31, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-4
ESRB: Teen
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