PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale is kind of like a corporate retreat for the stars of HD console video games. The games full of Sony mascots, but it’s also a (curb)stomping ground for Capcom icons like Devil May Cry’s Dante, Konami bruisers like Metal Gear Rising’s Raiden, and even the Big Daddy from 2K Games’ BioShock. The game’s got more than mascot power though, as even some of the all-star creators of those games are lending a hand. BioShock director Ken Levine actually wrote the script for his characters in the fighter.
“We worked really closely with Irrational on the development and getting Big Daddy and Little Sister into the game, said All-Stars developer Omar Kendall of SuperBot Games, “But when it came to the script writing, Ken Levine, who is the creative director at Irrational, actually took over writing duties and wrote every line of script and dialogue for Big Daddy and Little Sister in the game.”
Having the creators of these “borrowed” characters lends PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale a fine collaborative air. It’s hard not to wonder though; why is Levine spending time writing for another game when his own game, BioShock Infinite, remains unfinished?
Get back to work, Levine!