PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale Enters the Arena This Holiday Season

  PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale Enters the Arena This Holiday Season

Legendary PlayStation Characters Come Together for First Time in Epic Brawler
Exclusively on PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita systems

PR Newswire

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment
America LLC (SCEA) announced today the North American launch of PlayStation®
All-Stars Battle Royale exclusively  for the PlayStation®3 (PS3) and
PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems. Developed by SuperBot Entertainment, in
conjunction with Sony Santa Monica Studio and PS Vita developer BluePoint
Games, the title celebrates PlayStation's rich history by bringing together an
array of legendary characters from PlayStation's most popular games for the
platform's first-ever exclusive multiplayer brawler.

Launching with a roster of 20 unforgettable first and third-party PlayStation
characters, the result is an original take on the classic fighting game that
continues to expand on the popular gaming genre. Up to four players can enter
into battle, choosing characters that range from action heroes like God of
War's Kratos and UNCHARTED's Nathan Drake, to family-friendly faces like
LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy and Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank. Each character
is true to their original play style, including their signature attacks and
special moves, offering a wide variety of combat mechanics to satisfy
different players' preferences and gameplay strategies.

The game also introduces 14 mash-up arenas combining multiple elements from
various PlayStation IP to create original battlegrounds for players to
compete. These arenas feature dynamic play spaces, item pickups, and
environmental hazards consistent with the original franchises on which they're
based. The title's soundtrack is an eclectic mash-up of music tracks from each
of the games, further merging multiple PlayStation worlds into one epic battle
that spans space and time. The game offers a diverse variety of play modes,
including a single-player story campaign, multiplayer free-for-all,
multiplayer team battles, and tournament mode. Players can track their success
with online leaderboards.

"PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale celebrates PlayStation's rich legacy by
bringing together iconic characters from our most popular franchises
throughout the platform's history," said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President,
PlayStation Brand Marketing, SCEA. "With the implementation of Cross-Play,
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale showcases our unique hardware offerings
with an unparalleled connected gaming experience where players on PS3 can
battle against their friends on PS Vita."

Only PlayStation can deliver the ultimate  connected gaming experience,
enabling great content to be played easily on two platforms through
PlayStation's new Cross-Play feature. Whether a player is at home using their
PS3 system, or on-the-go with the PS Vita system, they can seamlessly play
with their friends through the PlayStation® Network (PSN), delivering easy
invites and frame-perfect action between both platforms. SCEA is also making
it easier than ever before to experience PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
on both platforms with Cross-Buy -- a special promotional offer that allows
consumers who purchase the PS3 version of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
to download the digital PS Vita version from PSN at no additional cost.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale also features Cross-Save functionality,
which allows players to save games to the PlayStation Network from their PS3
or PS Vita system, and pick up where they left off on either platform.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will continue to offer post-launch
downloadable content through PSN allowing consumers to further expand upon
their gameplay experience with new characters, new environments, new costumes
and more in coming months. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for the
PlayStation 3 and PS Vita systems has an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen. For
more information about the ESRB, visit www.esrb.org. For more information
about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, visit the PlayStation blog or the
official game site www.playstationallstars.com. PlayStation All-Stars Battle
Royaleis available exclusively on PlayStation 3 for $59.99 and PS Vita for
$39.99.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the
entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® systems, the
PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3™)
computer entertainment system, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable
entertainment system and its online and network services the
PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store. Recognized as the undisputed
industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the
PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and
distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP, PSPgo, PS3 and PS
Vita systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony
Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North
American operations.

Visit us on the Web at http://www.us.playstation.com.

PlayStation, PS3, PS Vita and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective
owners.

SOURCE Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC

Website: http://www.us.playstation.com
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Contact: Jennifer Dean, +1-650-655-7307, jennifer_dean@playstation.sony.com
 
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