Last week, I had the opportunity to discuss several upcoming PlayStation 3 games with their respective developers, as well as try them out.
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royal, scheduled for a holiday release, is a fighting game mash-up that will pit many of Sony’s popular characters – such as Sly Cooper and God of War’s Kratos – against each other. To me, the game is a bit like a reality show, where old stars hope to get rediscovered.
Speaking of God of War, the next installment in that Greek mythology-inspired action series – God of War: Ascension, a prequel – will feature online multiplayer modes for the first time. Sony hasn’t announced a release date for the game, but I found the addition of multiplayer an interesting commentary on the used-game issue facing the industry.
Lastly, kart racing is coming to the LittleBigPlanet franchise this holiday season with LittleBigPlanet Karting. The game is being designed by Vancouver’s United Front Games, which cut its teeth on the similar ModNation Racers. It looks like United Front is giving up on that franchise in favour of the much more successful LBP. Check out my interview with William Ho, one of the company’s designers (if you like reading instead of watching, here’s the transcript):