EVO 2012 Details Incoming: PlayStation All-Stars in the Spotlight

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92w ago - Sony Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared details today on EVO 2012, including PlayStation All-Stars in the spotlight below!

To quote: Infiltration's victory in the 2012 Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition finals late Sunday night marked the close of EVO 2012, the annual championship that sees international fighting game experts compete in top fighters like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Virtua Fighter 5, and Tekken 6.

This year, SuperBot Entertainment attended the competition to show off the PS3 and PS Vita versions of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the studio's upcoming love letter to PlayStation history and the fighting game genre.

Here Comes a New Challenger

PlayStation All-Stars' EVO showing included a chance to sample newly announced characters Heihachi and Toro. Intitially, I had the most luck with Toro, using his deadly Mochi bombs, shuriken blasts, and comical bicycle kicks to torment foes from a safe distance.

But despite his adorable appearance and goofy combat style, Toro is no lightweight. He's...
 

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

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93w 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 Evolution Championship Series.

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,...
 

Sony Unveils PlayStation All-Stars Pre-Order Bonuses, Release Date

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93w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Cristian Cardona of Software Marketing has unveiled the pre-order bonuses and release date for PlayStation All-Stars today.

To quote: It's only been a few weeks since E3, and the Internet has been set ablaze with anticipation for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale!

We announced new fighters Nathan Drake and Big Daddy, and that PlayStation All-Stars will have a PlayStation Vita release when it launches later this year - so you'll be able to take the battle with you on the go, or experience cross-platform matches against your friends whether you're playing on PS3 or PS Vita.

We've been thrilled to hear all of the great responses to the news about the game so far, and have been reading all of your questions and comments on the blogs and forums. While we'll get to answering all of them soon enough, today we're going to be answering a couple of the more popular ones: "Why pre-order?" and "When is the game coming out?"

Aside from making sure you've got a copy on day one, pre-ordering will snag you an exclusive set of costumes for all of the characters in the game! Here are the outfits for the roster so far, but be sure to check back in with us later when we unveil them all.

We've revealed eight characters already,...
 

EVO: Go Hands-On with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS3

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93w ago - SuperBot Entertainment Community Manager Daniel Maniago has announced today that EVO gamers can soon go hands-on with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS3 and PS Vita!

To quote: We know fans have been hungry for more information about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale after E3, so it's time to deliver!

We're excited to announce that we will be participating in the annual Evolution Championship Series (EVO) taking place this weekend from July 6-8 at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

As PlayStation's premier crossover fighting game, we will be participating in a number of activities throughout the weekend. If you're going to be in town, we'd love for you stop by and join us to check out the latest and greatest from PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

First up, on Friday, July 6th, we will be showcasing the game on the main stage of the tournament hall at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You won't want to miss this special presentation as we'll be unveiling our newest All-Stars (along with a few other surprises) in a live exhibition by the SuperBot team!

We also invite you to join us for our panel presentation on Saturday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m. Straight from the developer, Superbot Entertainment,...
 

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is Coming to PS3 and PS Vita

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95w ago - Sega of America Community Manager Kellie Parker has officially announced today that Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is coming to the PS3 and PS Vita platforms.

To quote: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a thrilling new racing experience coming to PS3 and PS Vita, featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and a fantastic cast of SEGA All-Stars.

This iconic cast will be competing across land, air and water in vehicles that fully transform from cars, to planes to boats.

Following on from the huge success of Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, the characters now have their own unique, transforming vehicles designed to take advantage of the varying terrain. 

The lineup on the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed grid sees SEGA favorites - including Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman and AiAi - return to battle against newcomers, including Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia.

Many attendees got to play the game for the first time at E3, and chose from one of three available levels: Dragon Canyon (based on Panzer Dragoon), Temple Trouble (based on Super Monkey Ball), and Adder's Lair (based on Golden Axe). In addition to this new track, we also announced that Joe Mushashi from Shinobi will be a playable character in the game.

Joe isn't...
 







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