Release date: November 20
The moment you see PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in action, the influence of Nintendo’s Smash Bros games is painfully obvious. But this may not be a bad thing, as PlayStation fans have long hoped for a similar brawler starring their favorite Sony mascots. The roster is exploding with Sony heavyweights like Nathan Drake, Ratchet, and Kratos, plus third-party stars like DmC’s Dante, Metal Gear Solid’s Raiden, and a Big Daddy from BioShock. Though we still have some balancing issues with the game, hopefully they’ll be cleared up in time for Vita players to face off against gamers with the PS3 version via cross-play.