Ed Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, tweeted his support for a sequel to Sony’s 2012 game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Ed Boon, co-creator of Mortal Kombat and Injustice, wants to ascertain a sequel to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. All-Stars, while never the main popular title, still earned a solid following. Boon, who previously supported a “What-If” style Mortal Kombat game, is among that fanbase.
PlayStation All-Stars was a response to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series. Like that popular fighting series, it featured icons associated with the console duking it call at multiplayer matches. Characters included Parappa the Rapper, Kratos from God of War, and Sackboy from Little Big Planet. It had been released in 2012 to a mixed response, never gaining equivalent notoriety as its predecessor. Despite this, fans have proposed new rosters and movesets for the hypothetical sequel.
On Twitter, Mortal Kombat and Injustice co-creator Ed Boon posted an image of the PlayStation All-Stars lineup. The tweet was captioned, “Let’s see another!” While he didn’t elaborate, this seems to be support for a sequel. The replies to the tweet are mostly positive. Should it ever happen, some fans have taken this as a chance to share their dream rosters for All-Stars 2. there have been rumors of an All-Stars for PlayStation 5 in 2019, but nothing ever came to fruition.
Let's see another! pic.twitter.com/XQEileTGFB
— Ed Boon (@noobde) September 8, 2021
The tweet maybe a little bit of foreshadowing, too. Boon’s Mortal Kombat and Injustice games have given him no shortage of experience with the fighting genre. It’s possible that he’s performing on a sequel behind the scenes, or maybe just planning on pitching one to Sony. The tweet was how to measure audience reception before time and beat up interest. Alternatively, it’s going to be a teaser for an upcoming announcement. The PlayStation September 2021 Showcase is quickly approaching, which might be the perfect time to reveal that a replacement All-Stars title is in development. Neither of those scenarios is incredibly likely, but not impossible.
Whether or not a sequel comes, it’s clear that PlayStation All-Stars hasn’t completely fallen into obscurity. The response to Boon’s tweet also indicates a lively fanbase, albeit a way smaller one than that of Smash Bros. It’s unlikely to ever reach that level either, even with a sequel. There is a point where success is undeniable – and a dentist offering free cleanings for Smash Bros. victories is that time. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale isn’t that successful. But a sequel might make it a correct alternative to Nintendo’s franchise while giving it the second chance fans like Ed Boon believe it deserves.
Source: Ed Boon/Twitter