Sony confirms, shows PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

Update: More footage below.

Original story: And it’s real; Sony has formally announced its rumored PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale. As expected, Superbot Entertainment is developing.

And it’s pretty much what everyone expected: a bunch of PlayStation characters roughing each other up in levels themed around God of War, Ratchet & Clank, LittleBigPlanet etc. Levels showing different elements from different games (Hades with a Patapon backgdrop, for example).

The game made its debut on GTTV with the likes of Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Fat Princess, Sly and others all shown as playable characters. Expect there to be plenty more, of course, including some from third parties.

You can watch the episode here for plenty of footage of the game, including a look at a number of stages and characters.

Battle Royale will be available late this year, on PS3.