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Sony Ends Working Agreement with SuperBot

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:49 pm by Stephen Janes

Daniel Fortesque

It’s OK, Daniel. You need your own reboot anyway.

Just a few weeks after reported layoffs at SuperBot Entertainment, Sony has announced that they have ended their working agreement with the studio on amicable terms. SuperBot Entertainment was responsible for the Super Smash Bros. clone, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which was released on the Playstation 3 and PS Vita in November.

“We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their endeavor,’ said a Sony representative.

PSABR received favorable reviews and sold very well, but apparently Sony was not completely satisfied with the fan reception. Having played the beta and not the actual retail game, I can say it was a lot of fun but some key elements drove me away from really loving it. My main complaint was the scoring system and how you only gain points for knocking your opponent off using super attacks as opposed to ring outs. I liked the initial starting roster, but was confused on some of the character choices and omissions (Snake?! Snake, do you copy?! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!)

No word has been released on SuperBot’s future, but we do know that the future of PSABR is in the hands of Santa Monica Studios, known for their work in the God of War franchise and the Pixel Junk games. All future DLC and potential sequels will be handled by Santa Monica.

What do you Geeks think? Did anybody play PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? Are you winded just by reading the name?

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