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April 26 2012

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THE GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM THE PLAYSTATION® LIBRARY CONVERGE TO FIGHT IN PLAYSTATION® ALL-STARS BATTLE ROYALE

Engage in Four-Player, Free-For-All Battles Locally or Online Utilizing Iconic PlayStation Characters and Environments

THE GREATEST CHARACTERS FROM THE PLAYSTATION<sup>®</sup> LIBRARY CONVERGE TO FIGHT IN PLAYSTATION<sup>®</sup> ALL-STARS BATTLE ROYALE

FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 26, 2012 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the release of PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale, available for PlayStation®3 (PS3™).  Developed by SuperBot Entertainment, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is the ultimate four-player brawler, influenced by some of the greatest PlayStation themes and characters of all time. Spanning the entire PlayStation universe, players will select and control the likes of iconic characters such as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Parappa, Fat Princess, Colonel Radec, and Sly Cooper among others. Additionally, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will include a line-up of special characters from some of the game industry’s top third party developers and publishers. With a host of playable characters, special attacks, themed stages, and mash up music, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pits players in a deep fighting game that draws inspiration throughout the colorful PlayStation universe.

"PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale delivers a veritable encyclopedia of PlayStation’s rich gaming history," said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SCEA. "This game is a celebration for fans of PlayStation and we are excited to deliver the most comprehensive brawler available."

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale gives players access to a wide variety of PlayStation characters and ties in the excitement of a four player, full screen brawler.  Players can fight in a variety of configurations, including versus matches for four, team battles, special practice modes, and team up with friends to take on players online.  Online battles will deliver a new set of challenges, including Tournament mode, Special Event Battle, and Custom Matches.  In Tournament, players are matched online to gain experience and special awards.  Special Event Battles allow SuperBot to set match parameters daily, and players earn experience points towards an overall leaderboard based on performance.  Players can also arrange customized matches with their own rules. 

Environments and music are drawn from the rich and varied history of PlayStation titles, then thrown together in unique mash ups that showcase each property in a new setting.  The mash up elements will introduce a secondary IP to an existing theme, allowing situations where characters and environments from completely different PlayStation IP can interact during a match.  The in-game music, composed by John King of the Dust Brothers, will also stay true to the mash up theme by incorporating a mix of various IP soundtracks throughout. 

In addition to a rich and deep online multiplayer experience, players can engage in several single player modes including Combat Trials and Arcade mode.  In Combat Trials, players not only learn the basics of the game but perfect their skills through hundreds of unique challenges.  Additionally players can play through a fixed level progression with prizes in Arcade mode. 

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has not yet been rated.  For more information about the title, please visit www.playstationallstarsbattleroyale.com.

About SuperBot Entertainment
Founded in 2009, SuperBot Entertainment is comprised of nearly 100 game industry veterans who have worked on some of the most successful and celebrated franchises in video game history. The studio has focused on building a team with deep expertise in fighting game design and cutting edge technology to establish itself as a premiere development company. With a focus on providing a strong multiplayer experience, SuperBot brings the excitement of party-mode gameplay to the online world. Located in Culver City, California, SuperBot is an exclusive developer for Sony Computer Entertainment America.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes, develop and markets the PlayStation®2 (PS2) computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system and the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system. SCEI has revolutionized home entertainment since they launched PlayStation in 1994. PS2® system further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP® system is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3™ system is an advanced computer system, incorporating the powerful Cell Broadband Engine and RSX processors. PS Vita system is an ultimate portable entertainment system that offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCEI also delivers the PlayStation® experience to open operating systems through PlayStation®Suite, a cross platform and cross device initiative. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI, along with its affiliated companies, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and its division companies, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Sony Computer Entertainment Asia develops, publishes, markets and distributes hardware and software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide.


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