Rumor has it that Sony, in cooperation with Capcom, is developing a “reboot or sequel” of the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as one of the titles to be included in the highly anticipated launch of the PlayStation 5.

Segment Next said that the game will shadow its predecessor of the same title, and should be akin to the gameplay offered by the critically acclaimed Super Smash Bros.

As suggested by its name, the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a, well, battle royal cum no holds barred fighting game where “popular characters from the PlayStation world” - including several of of its beloved protagonists - to converge in a crossover and fight each other.

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In addition, the source added that it will supposedly be a “3D brawler/action/arena” based game. It will most likely jump over its brethren by leaps and bounds considering that amount of technological advancement Sony has put it in their next generation console.

The first iteration of the Playstation All Stars Battle Royale was released in November 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, and was developed by SuperBot Entertainment, in conjunction with SCE Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Its development began in 2009 under a Title Fight moniker and included several notable characters such as Kratos (God of War), Ratchet & Clank, Raiden (Metal Gear), Dante (DMC: Devil May Cry) and Big Daddy (BioShock).

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The game sold more than a million copies upon launch and had gained mixed reviews. Some “praised the game's multiplayer components and game play mechanics,” while others looked down on it due to its “lack of content and presentation.”

On a separate post, meanwhile, the same outlet said that there is no confirmation “about what the roster might be” in the second installment of the game. However, it added that the leak, which came through 4Chan, NeoGAF and ResetERA, included possible names to the list.

These will include, among others, Nathan Drake, Spider-Man, Crash Bandicoot, Jill Valentine, Cloud (Final Fantasy remake), Solid Snake, Ryu and Chun-Li. Should the game be confirmed by Sony, there would be more characters, including “new ones” from various PlayStation titles that have came out in the past five years.

Again, there is no legitimate truth about the game, so it's best to take this rumor with a grain of salt. Be that as it may, a Playstation All Stars Battle Royale 2 on the new PlayStation 5 is a sure win considering that it will “boost” the console's “appeal on launch”

If the game's developer will follow the Super Smash Bros. Formula, the new Playstation All Stars Battle Royale will have “cartoon-like graphics” and “over the top animations” to attract both casual and eSport players.

The PlayStation 5 is also rumored to be released in 2020 to rival Xbox's Project Scarlett.