PlayStation’s All Stars Battle Royale might have crashed and burned at retail, prompting a disconnection between the developers Superbot and the platform holder, but the game wasn’t terrible, and actually had some pretty good ideas.
These screens, part of a leak highlighting apparent content for the game never likely to see the light of day, shows the developer’s inventive streak, combining the beauty of PS3 indie hit Journey with the PS Vita’s Gravity Rush.
The images were posted by a member of the development studio, but were taken down immediately along with the actual post that housed them. Well, not quite immediately, as at least one site managed to grab them and – well – you know the rest.
The same site also appears to have alternative menu and UI screens, although it’s a little more unclear as to the story behind those. In any case, they’re much better than the fairly ugly menu system the game shipped with.
It’s a shame the game launched so watered down. This early concept video shows that there was massive potential behind the licenses and the characters.
Even Title Fight is a much better name.
A sequel isn’t likely, and continued DLC for the first game appears to have stopped, now it’s resting in the laps of Sony Santa Monica. A PS4 reboot would be welcome, but the roster needs tightening and the developers really need to listen to experts in the field regarding the mechanics.