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Videos: PlayStation All-Stars: Sly Cooper & Fat Princess Strategies

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102w ago - Senior Combat Designer Edward Ma at Superbot Entertainment has shared some new PlayStation All-Stars strategy videos today spotlighting Sly Cooper and Fat Princess below.

To quote: We're back this week to share our next two character combat videos for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

Today, we're examining strategies for Fat Princess and Sly Cooper with Game Director Omar Kendall.

Fat Princess

Fat Princess, much like Sweet Tooth, is a character who has never found herself participating directly in battle, so one of the challenges for us was to design her play style from the ground up.

Her design has gone through radical changes 0 at one point, we had plans for her to grow larger depending on the amount of cake she ate mid-battle. We made sure to follow character guidelines provided by the producer, one of which is the fact that Fat Princess isn't actually aware of her weight.

We incorporated this into her play style by giving her these graceful ballerina pirouette attacks.

Her loyal villagers are, of course, a key weapon in her arsenal. There were a lot of questions raised from the start: should we let her villagers do the fighting while Fat Princess hangs out in the back?



 

Video: PlayStation All-Stars: Sweet Tooth Strategy Video Arrives

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102w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Lead Combat Designer Paul Edwards has posted up a PlayStation All-Stars: Sweet Tooth Strategy video for fans today.

Below are the details, to quote: It's Paul Edwards, Lead Combat Designer at SuperBot. I'm here to shed some light on Sweet Tooth's character design, as we continue our PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale character series.

Sweet Tooth has always been closely associated with vehicular combat, rather than hand-to-hand fighting, so when shaping his playstyle we had to rely on his distinct personality and image.

Fortunately, we had direct input from the talented Twisted Metal team (including the man himself, Twisted Metal creator/game director David Jaffe), and we were able to get a great deal of constructive feedback from them through rigorous playtesting.

We also had early access to the newest iteration of Twisted Metal when it was being developed - we drew inspiration for his level 2 super from the new "Nuke Mode" that was introduced in the game.





Sweet Tooth has always had this sort of campy B-movie feel to him, which led us to thinking we should have him use the PS3 controller as a weapon in his super.

We played around with a few ideas...
 

Videos: PlayStation All-Stars: Kratos and Radec Strategy Videos

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103w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Lead Combat Designer Paul Edwards has posted up some Kratos and Radec strategy videos today for the upcoming PlayStation All-Stars video game.

Below are the details, to quote: I'm responsible for bringing everyone's favorite Spartan warrior, Kratos from [Register or Login to view links], into our world of ultimate crossover fighting with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

SuperBot Entertainment was incubated within Sony Santa Monica Studio, and their feedback and involvement ensured Kratos' transition from his game to ours was smooth.

One of the biggest challenges was taking this immensely powerful god-killing character from a single-player game and try to balance that design within a multiplayer fighting game.





To get you a better feel for Kratos' combat strategies ahead of the public beta later this fall, we've enlisted SuperBot's Game Director Omar Kendall and PlayStation.Blog's Sid Shuman to give you a breakdown of Kratos!

We wanted to pay proper homage to Kratos, so the approach we took was to have his playstyle reflect some of the most iconic weapons in God of War, such as the Blades of Chaos and Apollo's Bow. And we wanted his Supers...
 

Videos: PlayStation All-Stars EVO Reveal: Heihachi and Toro

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107w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Community Manager Daniel Maniago has shared some new video reveals this weekend spotlighting Heihachi and Toro from PlayStation All-Stars EVO below.

To quote: This weekend the SuperBot team and I are here in Las Vegas at the annual [Register or Login to view links].

In addition to checking out some of the best fighting games in the community and the heated competition between the fans, we're also here to make a very special announcement.

Tonight during an Exhibition Presentation, we are excited to announce two new challengers in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Heihachi Mishima and Toro Inoue!

Hailing from the ever-popular Tekken series, the original mastermind behind the Mishima Zaibatsu joins the battle!





Making his first appearance on the PSX in 1995, Heihachi is one of only five characters to appear in every iteration of Tekken thereafter, brawling his way through 17 years of King of Iron Fist tournaments. Heihachi fans will feel right at home with this newest interpretation.

Familiar moves such as his Electric Wind God Fist and Twin Pistons are intact and as deadly as ever. He excels at close-range combat,...
 

Videos: Sony Announces Brand New Adventures Coming Soon to PSP

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108w ago - Sony Junior Product Manager Marta Boullon has announced news today of brand new adventures coming soon to PSP, with details and video footage below as follows:

At PlayStation, we like to think there's something for everyone. We're looking out for our youngest fans with two all new adventure games for PSP: Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension and Geronimo Stilton: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy.

Inspired by the Disney Channel movie and adapted by Virtual Toys in Spain from the PS3 version, Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is an action packed adventure quest to save the world.

Fans will be able to play as their favourite characters - Phineas, Ferb and Agent P, as they journey through new dimensions, overcome obstacles and battle the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz as well as collect cool new gadgets.





Also coming soon is the anticipated sequel to Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy, Geronimo Stilton: The Return to the Kingdom of Fantasy.

Based on the hit books, which have sold over 74 million copies in more than 150 countries and developed exclusively for PSP by [Register or Login to view links], players will join Geronimo...
 
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