Super Bot aware of fan interest in Crash Bandicoot, under negotiation with IP holders - Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale EB Expo stage demo

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 7, 2012 at 10:51 a.m. PDT
Game Spot is back today with another EB Games Expo 2012 stage demo this time for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. They sit down with Omar Kendall as he shows off roughly 40 minutes of the game and discusses various game mechanics, stages and more.

Kendall touches on the subject of Crash Bandicoot and mentions that Super Bot and Sony are aware of the fan's interest in the character. He goes on to state that since Crash is not owned by Sony they are still under negotiations with the IP holders.
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knuxpyro56 said on October 7, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.

Fun fact PaulGaleNetwork has a vote if u want to know who are the rest of the roster which are the dlc fighters.

jtir123 said on October 7, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

Fan fact (not really fact), Activision is probably charging an arm and a leg for Crash. I may be wrong, but from what I've seen, Activision has been greedy.

JustSTFU said on October 7, 2012 at 11:33 a.m.

These kinda stuff should've been done before the project even begins
Close to 1/3 of the roster are no way "PS all stars" and the roster is not even that big
Such a poorly planed project only makes the "Playstation" brand look worse; you will not draw in any crowds that weren't fans, you drive away your base fans, and at the end only a few people left that will still buy this game
which is really a waste of such a good project and really a shame

DunnDeal said on October 7, 2012 at 11:34 a.m.


And that pretty selfish of Activision. Sony put them on the map with Crash back in the day on the PS1

fogopop said on October 7, 2012 at 11:37 a.m.

They're negotating how much they can charge for him to be DLC along with Spyro.

EvilRick said on October 7, 2012 at 11:50 a.m.

I agree that this is hardly an "all star" title, since when Raiden is more of an all-star than Snake? And Big Daddy? He's not an all start! Bioshock came firts on XBOX and has been multi-plataform since then, never a SOny exclusive and hardly a sony all star.

And even if they don't own Crash, how about Rayman, Lara Croft, Spyro or Kain? Aren't those all-star characters that appeared first on a Sony concole?

obscura9 said on October 7, 2012 at noon

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J said on October 7, 2012 at 12:04 p.m.

It's gonna be fun playing around with this game but I'm gonna wait for the price to drop a little.

jelaninoel said on October 7, 2012 at 12:11 p.m.

Cant believe people really want crash that bad. Yea hes deserves a spot more than anyone but lets be real. Hed not make an awesome addition. Hes not a cool character in the Slightest and have a stupid moves. Just like megaman in mvc3. Why play crash when u can play Kratos or Raiden? Now those are awesome characters

SnakeX said on October 7, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.

@3 and 6

I'm glad we have license-negotiation experts to show up and tell Super Bot how to run their company. Oh wait, you guys aren't experts? And you don't know how the license acquiring process works? Then step back and quit whining.

It's not a secret that Activision is not easy to work with when it comes to things like this, and it doesn't help that 3 out of the 5 characters #6 wants are owned by Activision (Crash, Spyro, and Kain).

Yes, the game's roster IS light. Nobody is saying otherwise. But to say the game doesn't have enough "All-Stars" or that Super Bot "planned poorly" just because your favorites aren't in the game is ridiculous and unreasonable. There are plenty of characters I wanted to see in the game that did not make it. But I'm not going to b*tch about it, because there are other characters that ARE in the game that I know I'll play as.


People's tastes are subjective. Who are you to say who they can and can't like?

KissofPoison said on October 7, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.

This game will do worse than we think. Bizarre game mechanics, bizarre stages, and a lacking of essential characters for other less iconic or secondary characters from main stay franchises.

The fact that we are talking main stream characters forgone for fillers and knowing to be charged extra later for the big names is atrocious.

Duggs26 said on October 7, 2012 at 12:37 p.m.

I thought Crash was owned by Naughty Dog? I can't even remember

EvilRick said on October 7, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.

@10 Firts off I know licence thing is hard and secodn I never said I was an expert, I'm free to tell my opinion on the subject, you're acting rude.

But yes, the gave preference to characters like Raiden over Snake or getting rights of Big Daddy only to push on sale son the upcoming Infinite title. In the end this title is more of a promotion to upcoming Sony titles rather than an all-star mash-up

AnaboliChris said on October 7, 2012 at 12:47 p.m.

Day 1 for me.

GodPride said on October 7, 2012 at 1:08 p.m.

Who cares about all-stars when you got characters like Kratos and Needles going up against furries like Jak and Ratchet and clashing in artistic design. The game's an eyesore.

The ones who wanted to see a Sony version of Smash Bros were platformer fans of the PS1/2 days. Most were fans of Naughty Dogs and Insomiac's collaboration and thought it'd be cool to see their franchise collide.

DunnDeal said on October 7, 2012 at 1:24 p.m.


When I first seen this game, I thought it was going to be the old skool(PS1) vs New school characters but that doesn't seem Ike the case. There probably only 2 or 3 old skool characters which is a big let down. The title "All-Stars" is pretty misleading. I won't be surprised if Characters like Crash or Spyro become DLC due to Activision's greed. Sony wouldn't make any profit if they were retail characters because they have to pay large sums of cash for them.

ItalianBoy said on October 7, 2012 at 1:51 p.m.

The only problem I got with this game is They wanna sell it like a seriously strategic competitive Fighting game come on every know this a Smash Brawl Rip off which isn't a Bad thing for fun casual Brawl game.

Kuza21 said on October 7, 2012 at 1:57 p.m.


We can say whatever the hell we want guy. It's missing key characters that made Sony and the PS what it is today, It's not just OH MY CHARACTER DIDN'T MAKE IT IN WAH WAH WAHHHH THIS ROSTER IS WEAK. That said I'm so glad Spike and Sir Daniel made it in, they were the most unexpected IMO. Nothing being said is unreasonable, MOST of the characters on the roster aren't even a decade old. hell, Donte's game isn't even released yet! That's like SSB not having Mario, Link, or Kirby but Travis Touchdown, Jack from MadWorld and Bayonetta. There isn't anything "All star" about this roster, Deal with it.

ya_boy said on October 7, 2012 at 3:08 p.m.


Activision greedy? That's an understatement. They'll try and take half this game's profits if they can.

xXsentijamal420Xx said on October 7, 2012 at 3:27 p.m.

@9 can raiden and kratos spin in circles really fast and throw wampa fruit? ya i thought so.

@10 barely any of the characters are considered all-stars, most of them just belong to the recent PS franchises and they are putting them in to promote their new games. there is nothing "all-star" about this roster at all. i agree there are still cool characters but it could have been way better, which is a fair reason to complain.

Robert1989 said on October 7, 2012 at 3:35 p.m.

November 22nd is a Thursday. Was that a mistake on his part or are games starting to release on Thursdays instead of Tuesdays?

kirbykirbykirby said on October 7, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.

i tried the demo at a store and it didn't feel fun at all.

xShonuffx said on October 7, 2012 at 4:28 p.m.

It ain't playstation allstars without Crash. I mean, it takes gauls to go to Nintendo of America HQ and trash talk Mario. Ah, the good ol days.

Im still a Mario fan tho but Crash has my respect.

fabfred said on October 7, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.

lol,theres always dlc in the future if they decide,pay attention team ninja,LEON AND OTHERS.

Model_M said on October 7, 2012 at 4:56 p.m.

lool damn Kratos looks like he's nutting in that thumbnail.

illness690 said on October 7, 2012 at 10:47 p.m.

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DEATHTRAP5000 said on October 7, 2012 at 11:47 p.m.

Can someone explain to me exactly why the Big Daddy is in this game? Since when was Bioshock a sony exclusive? I remember Bioshock 1 being exclusive to the Xbox for a certain amount of time.

yusdgbsd said on October 8, 2012 at 3:59 a.m.

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