PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale receives a later release date
Are you a Sony fan who's eagerly anticipating the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? The crossover fighter game, which has been in development for three years by SuperBot Entertainment and SCE Santa Monica Studio, shares a similar concept to the Super Smash Bros. series on Nintendo consoles. However, the actual gameplay shares a good deal of differences, such as the collecting of orbs which builds up a power meter, unique types of super moves, different items and stages, and of course, a large variety of popular characters.
Unfortunately, while the game was previously projected to be released in late October, it has now been officially delayed to November 20. The official press release explained that this would apply to North American and Latin American territories, although it was not confirmed whether the date would be the same for European territories. Following that, Chan Park, who is the current president of SuperBot Entertainment, had this written statement on the matter:
A delay of about a month could mean multiple things. It could be a marketing decision to release the game near a more festive time of year, which would likely raise the number of sales from the product. However, it seems more likely that this could just be to fine-tune any remaining presentation problems; they might be more aggressively looking at the community feedback from their beta.
Does the small delay of the game disappoint you, or do you feel that the pushed back release is a necessary one? Leave your comments below! At the very least, I think we can all agree that one change that should be made during this time is an additional character... Hewie from Haunting Ground.
I'm so pissed off right now. I ready to go straight to sony head quarters and go ape shit through the building to piss them off as much as they piss off me
Hmm, its getting into 'Shooter territory' there in November, I think it probably would have a better chance in December personally (closer to christmas, as this seems like one of the games you'll want to play with others on the couch)
Hopefully the delay will be worth it. ........Hopefully more worth it than SSBB's delay.
I was sad to hear the game was pushed back, it was originally supposed to come out on my birthday, but if SuperBot needs more time to polish and tune the game than so be it.
This doesn't bother me all that much I mean this game seemed to be rushing out the door incredibly quickly so It's good to know they'll be putting a bit more care into it.
Capcom already has a representative (if their going the Brawl route of one character per third-party), it's Dante.
Most likely it's the "closer to holiday" move. A shame for the fans but a good marketing move.
I am glad it got pushed for tune ups and so Ill have money to get it on release.
I'm kind of disappointed but if its to better the game, then I can wait longer.
I think it'll be worth the wait.
They're just holding it off for the holidays. It's a tried a true marketing strategy.
Its a darn shame that we have to wait longer for this game now. But if they're using the time to tweak the game and make it better, that's understandable. However, if they're pushing it back to increase sales around the holiday season, that's a little unfair to those who want to play it.