Oh God, It Looks Like Sony's Fighting Game Will Be Called "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale"

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Earlier this month a marketing survey indicated that Sony was considering (draws breath) "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" for its rumored fighting game featuring iconic characters from the publisher's library of titles. That nine syllables is a mouthful of marbles and would make a GameStop sales associate breathe into a paper bag after answering the phone "Thank you for calling GameStop where you can trade in your used Xbox 360 or PS3 games and preorder PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale my name is Chad how may I help you sir or ma'am."

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Luke thought it sucked. I do too. Title Fight was either a project name or a work-in-progress but it was much more compact and, sure, maybe the game has to reflect the Sony branding. But what the hell is wrong with PlayStation Title Fight?

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But the domain www.playstationallstarsbattleroyale.com has been registered by Sony, reports PlayStation Lifestyle, which also first reported the marketing survey bearing the dreadful title suggestion. I'm crossing my fingers that this is a red herring, or just Sony parking a domain for SEO purposes before some shitbag cybersquatter gets on it. Because I cannot imagine anyone typing out all that just to see the game's official page. But, PSLS says, Sony has not registered anything containing the words "title fight," though it has registered playstationallstars.com, which is a little better, if not as distinctive or evocative of a fighting game.

Guess we'll find out soon enough. A Sony game is set to be revealed this week, but it may be God of War 4/Ascension. It may also be this thing, too.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Name is Real, Site Owned by Sony [Update] [PlayStation Lifestyle]

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gymmasteralex
GymMasterAlex

Thinking of rosters, and this is what I have. Names in italics would be unlockables, ideally. The last ones on this list would come mainly from having their games be put on the PSN, or having them published by SCE (in the case of Tomba). Let me know what you think, tried to keep the roster at 30 characters.

Twisted Metal

Sweet Tooth

Dollface

Uncharted

Nathan Drake

Chloe Frazer

Victor "Goddamn" Sullivan

Eddy Raja

inFamous

Cole MacGrath (good or evil variant would be selectable)

Zeke Dunbar

Kessler

Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet & Clank (I can't really see Clank as his own separate character)

Captain Qwark

Jak and Daxter

Jak

Daxter

Sly Cooper

Sly Cooper

Murray

God of War

Kratos

Little Big Planet

Sackboy/Sackgirl (wouldn't be surprised if saved LBP skins could be imported here)

Killzone

Tomas "Sev" Sevchenko

Mael Radec

Resistance

Joseph Capelli

Chimera

Nathan Hale (infected)

Ape Escape

Pipo Monkey

ICO

Ico

Heavenly Sword

Nariko

Sorcery

The Apprentice

The Last of Us

Joel

Legend of Dragoon

Dart

Crash Bandicoot

Crash

Tomba!

Tomba