The brand-spanking-new studio SuperBot Entertainment is busting their way into the game industry with their first game, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, releasing tomorrow (11-20-2012). The first-party Sony studio was created by Shannon Studstill, formerly of Sony Santa Monica (God of War) and consists of talent known for their experience in developing fighting games.
We here at Game Tangents have the privilege of being located conveniently close to Hollywood. What this allows us to do from time to time is attend tech/gaming events.
A recent event Eissa and I attended was thrown by iam8bit, a promotional company that gets hired out to throw parties for companies like Sony. On October 24, 2012, Sony coordinated with iam8bit to produce “LA Beatdown”, an event held at the iam8bit store/gallery off of the famous Sunset Blvd showcasing Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (developed by SuperBot Entertainment). The game had already gone gold at this point, meaning this was the first time the general public was able to get their hands on the finished version of the game.
Walking into the store portion of iam8bit, we were greeted with a unique museum style exhibit of items corresponding to each character in the game. For example, the Blades of Chaos used by Kratos, and the Mask and Dynamite worn by Sweet Tooth (pictured above). Most of the items were rather impressive replications of their in-game counterparts.
The gallery area of iam8bit was the meat of the actual event, showcasing the full version of the game over several gaming stations in addition to a massive wall-projected screen. Additionally, the gallery area housed a unique photo op with a plethora of game replica props and several bars providing free drinks for all!
Swag was also given out to attendees, which included an exclusive “ONE NIGHT ONLY” Limited Edition Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale T-Shirt and a rocking Poster!
At one point, the developers challenged each other and we had the pleasure to watch an intense 2 vs 2 battle which then led into a 1 vs 1 match.
All in all, the event was quite pleasant and provided us with a great opportunity to play Sony’s next big game. Thus we tip our hats to Sony for their organization and execution of this event, which in our humble opinion was a successful showcase of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale.