PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Finally Achieves Ultimate Balance

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Well whaddya know! On the same day that Nintendo has a Super Smash Bros. blowout bash, Sony releases a massive update for its own Smash Bros-style fighting game, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Wait a minute–PlayStation All-Stars is still being updated? I guess I haven’t been paying close enough attention, because I thought the game had faded into oblivion long ago, especially after it tanked in sales and Sony quickly dropped developer SuperBot Entertainment. Color me pleasantly surprised.

The Ultimate Balance Update brings the PS3 and Vita mascot brawler to version 1.12. In addition to more than 100 balance tweaks to the move sets for all playable characters, the update revamps the throwing system, air dodging, directional rolls and supers. The third costumes for Zeus and Isaac are now available as well. If you don’t own them already, the Graveyard DLC pack, which features the two fighters along with a MediEvil meets The Unfinished Swan mash-up stage, is on sale for only $1.99 until April 22nd.

Man, it’s been ages since I last played PlayStation All-Stars. I enjoyed what little I played when it first came out, but I mainly wanted to play it on Vita and unfortunately I just haven’t had the memory card space to squeeze on the digital cross-buy copy included with the PS3 version. I think it’s about time I search around for a physical copy on the cheap.

Anyway… For more on the Ultimate Balance Update, click over to the Sony Santa Monica Studio website to see the full change-list. This new trailer highlights the basic improvements.

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