Rumor: SuperBot developing Sony IP fighter - Gematsu
Rumor: SuperBot developing Sony IP fighter
posted on 11.26.11 at 05:10 PM EDT by (@salromano)
All of the evidence gathered.

SuperBot Entertainment is working on a Super Smash Bros.-esque brawler for Sony characters, according to latest rumors.

First brought to light by The Paul Gale Network, the game is said to include characters such as Kratos from God of War, Sly Cooper from Sly Cooper, Nathan Drake from Uncharted, Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal, Parappa from Parappa the Rappa, and others.

SuperBot’s website describes the company as “an exclusive developer of Sony Computer Entertainment,” which is “currently in production of a yet-to-be-announced PS3 title.” They’re seeking a senior combat designer with “a strong familiarity with fighting games and fighting game theory.”

The Twitter account of SuperBot creative director Chris Molina provides further proof of the game’s development. Here are just a few updates:

#1. “Our capture station and waiting area – Parappa is a permanent resident.”

#2. “The character artist sitting a row ahead of mine is modeling polygonal female boobies. Carry on…”

#3. “Our studio fighters getting their brawl on.”

#4. “Slam! Second level design pitch approved by our studio leads! Now onto Sony Santa Monica for a final green light.”

#5. “New Sony PlayStation commercial vaguely foreshadowing our soon to be announced title.”

#6. “Checking out the original art assets from a Sony IP title we’re appropriating for my level – very cool seeing this environment in raw form.”

#7. “Fuck you clown!”

When contacted by Eurogamer, Sony declined to comment.

Thanks, NeoGAF, Eurogamer.

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  • Kougeru

    That commercial seems unrelated because it has Snake in it. He’s in other consoles, of course including Smash Brothers game itself. Though I guess it’s still possible Snake could be in this game too…Never heard of his company before so who knows how good it will turn out. I don’t like that it seems like they test their game with arcade sticks….A lot of console fighter games have control issues with regular gamepads for this very reason.

    edit: just realized it’s actually a cut version of the commercial. The full video is all over the net elsewhere

  • Charlie

    This sounds like it could have LOTS of potential.
    Can’t wait to see a trailer showcasing gameplay!

  • Sal Romano

    Molina deleted his entire Twitter account.

    Sony brawler confirmed.

    • Kkdog4Sado

      Can’t wait until its announced!
      Going to be amazing hopefully.

  • Rafi

    If Kratos will be there, maybe he will unstoppable because he is GOD of war….
    As long Sony and SuperBot Entertainment make it fair for each characters, it will be amazing.

    And for all gematser/gamer/commenter in this site, which character do you want in this game ?

  • NCloud

    Nariko and Jak :)

    • hush404

      @NCloud: I hope Nariko makes it :D

      • Sal Romano

        @hush404: I assumed she was the chick in the second Twitter image.

        • hush404

          @Sal Romano: Could be… could as easily not be too tho :S

  • Chaos Raiden

    I would like to see Cole MacGrath (inFamous series), Helghast soldier(s) (Killzone series), a Demon’s Souls character, Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza series), Nathan Drake (Uncharted series), Jayden (Heavy Rain), Kratos (God of War series), etc. It is hard to choose since there aren’t many memorable characters from PlayStation exclusive games. I wish Snake (MGS series) is included though.

    If I am the director for this Sony IP fighter game, perhaps I will pay third party developers like Ubisoft or Sega, and use licensed characters from multi-platform games like Ezio (Assassin’s Creed series), Batman, and many more because Sony’s exclusive line-up of games simply lacks memorable characters for gamers to remember. However, the game will still remain PS3 exclusive for certain reasons.

  • I just want Cameraman Jeff.

  • martymcflyy85

    It just wouldn’t be right if Sony didn’t somehow bring back Crash Bandicoot for this game.

  • Charlie

    ICO or Wander better be in this game!!!!!