Part of the fun of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise is the “what if?” mentality it takes to really enjoy the game. Fans of Nintendo’s large stable of characters enjoy the game a whole lot more than people who don’t, and battling Mario against Marth, Link against Lucario, or any other match-up, is all part of the fun.
Makes us wonder if any other company outside of maybe Capcom, Sega, or Disney could create a game that taps into the same cross-over joy as Super Smash Bros. Could Sony do it?
If rumors are true, then yes. Paul Gale Network is reporting on insider knowledge of a Super Smash Bros.-esque fighting game staring Sony-exclusive characters called Title Fight. The current roster of characters he is reporting on is around twenty playable characters, including Nathan Drake, Sly Cooper, Fat Princess, Colonel Mael Radec, Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Parappa, and oddly, James Bond with a Daniel Craig skin. Cameos include Hot Shots Golf characters who will assist on a fight in stage specific attacks, a LittleBigPlanet stage, Sandover Village from Jax and Daxter, Carmelita from Sly Cooper hinted at in a leaked image with code.
If all of this is sounding a lot like a Sony version of Smash, even the controls are purportedly like Nintendo’s simple, two button fighter. All in all, this sounds like an outstandingly insane rumor, but purported developer SuperBot Entertainment is seen to be playing fighting game in their offices, and are currently working on a big name PS3 exclusive. NeoGAF has done some digging and backed up all sorts of sneaky pics from SuperBot employee Twitter pics, including the very confirming Sweet Tooth you see above.
Interestingly, Kotaku is reporting that SuperBot level designer Chris Molina tweeted that the Sony “Michael” ad was “vaguely foreshadowing” their company’s new game. Note that that tweet, as well as every leaked screenshot via tweet, has been taken down, and Molina’s Twitter feed has been deleted. Uh oh.
It’s somewhat crazy, as Paul Gale Network leaked much of this information on October 31, but news is just now getting out. Normally, this would be a game hard to believe, but the above screenshot, the deleted account, and the rumored level of quality SuperBot is putting into this seems to indicate that we might be seeing something cool at this year’s E3. Nintendo might want to pay attention for their next Smash Bros. game.