Superbot's Sony-themed multiplayer brawler will support arcade sticks at launch, suggesting that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is taking aim at the hardcore tournament scene and FGC as well as casual players.
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“We are happy to announce that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will include controller configuration support for all popular arcade stick peripherals,” reads a recent update on Superbot's Facebook page. “The joystick takes care of the character’s movement and combines with the Square, Triangle, and Circle buttons to perform the full range of 24 unique attacks. In fact, joystick inputs behave exactly the same as DualShock 3 D-pad inputs would, so arcade stick functionality is natively supported in PlayStation All-Stars.”
“The only exception is the throw command, which uses the Right Stick on the DualShock controller. With an arcade stick, throws are simply performed with an easy button combination, similar to many traditional fighting games.”
This should allow Battle Royale to cater for a more demanding audience, not to mention the potential to enter the tournament circuit (so long as it's mechanically competent and balanced enough).
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