Take this with one heck of a pinch of salt... in fact just take an entire salt mine and pour it over your desk.
This has been rumour for a VERY long time, in fact ever since we've had our PS3's and 360's theres been rumours every year about "oh why not make a *insert company name here* Smash bros.
Well... it might be happening for real this time.
Paul Gale over at the Paul Gale Network posted a rather interesting article the other day, interesting because it's slowly circulating several forums and blog sites, chances are it'll be on big news outlets before the week is up.
That being. Sony is currently making and testing their own fighting game which he described as being "like Smash Bros, only with Sony IPs."
Alright sure, what random blogger hasn't claimed that? Wait... who exactly is Paul Gale and why is he getting attention?
Well he's done a lot of stuff like martial arts and movies... but... he's also got quite a big hand in the videogame side of things. Mainly as a writer for 1up and even CVG in the past. So he is in the industry (sorta), but as to how big a hand he actually has... that I have no idea, so how he found this out, or even hypothetically I don't know.
But heres the details...
The game plays on a 2D plane much like Smash Bros, however the character roster (at the moment) is said to contain the following...
Kratos, Sly Cooper, Nathan Drake (Uncharted), Fat Princess, Parappa, Sweet Tooth, and Rico (Killzone).
Notice how almost all of them had/have a game out very recently, and yesterday it was reported that job adverts for God of War 4 were doing the rounds.
Other details included...
The stages are vibrant and varied, just like in Smash Bros., and the style of play is geared towards people that like that series. Expect pretty colorful backgrounds (when appropriate), such as in Misty Island from Jak and Daxter and LittleBigPlanet.
One other potential reason why it might be true, is that lately Sony have been doing a lot of fan service with this 'long live play' campaign that they're doing. The Michael advert for example, containing tons of characters, not just Sony exclusive IP's.
And thats about it... like I said... take this with a huge pinch of salt since it's come from a very dodgy source and sounds like one of those 'too good to be true' kind of things. A lot of fans have been asking for this, and many people constantly go on about 'why is there no smash bros version of....* So Sony might actually be doing what many have been asking.
Edited by Hogfather, 27 February 2013 - 07:02 PM.