To be a competitive gamer is to be a stickler; this is especially true for top-ranked players belonging to the fighting genre. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale may not be of a traditional nature, but, according to Eurogamer, SuperBot Entertainment will be catering to the more hardcore segment of the demographic with today’s announcement that their upcoming title will support “all popular” arcade sticks.
Fans of the fighting game genre can use their favourite arcade-style controller to play Battle Royale to full effect…Every attack, combo, and strategy that can be performed on the DualShock 3 controller is seamlessly mapped to arcade button layouts. By default, nearly all DualShock 3 controller commands are assigned to the same buttons on an arcade stick. 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.
Though most inputs on the DualShock 3 and arcade stick will be identical, the game’s Throw command will have to be altered in the transition. On a traditional controller, players can initiate the ability with the device’s right analog stick; however, as arcade sticks do not tend to possess a second joystick, the Throw command will have to be triggered by an “easy button combination” that SuperBot Entertainment insists is well ingrained in the genre.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will launch for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita on October 23.