Posted by specialK November 29, 2012

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale brings in PlayStation's most loved & iconic characters into the same game. The characters are there to beat each other down. That's all there is to it. No holds barred, anything goes, show no mercy until there is one winner. Lets get this party started!

Designer, illustrator and life-long gamer Aled Lewis commemorated this special event into a trio of works titled The Challengers Appear. The series combines characters of the gaming world into famous film situations all while using the old PS 8-Bit look. Lewis says " I was thrilled to be asked to design three pieces for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - I've always been an avid video game player and a huge fan of the 8-bit look of the early generations of games. The pixilated designs as a kid allowed for your mind to wander and offer scope for what the characters might really look like. In keeping with this and in appreciation for the original game artists I wanted to use this style when creating these iconic images." 

 "The Karate Kid" image is pictured above. God of War's Kratos faces off with LittleBigPlanet's Sackboy in the final of the 'All Valley Karate Tournament'. 


"Rocky" is of Fat Princess raising her hands above her head on the steps of the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The very steps Rocky Balboa danced upon when he was feeling at his peak. Fat Princess is ready for battle! 

The third piece is "Reservoir Dogs". Jak & Daxter renact thee Tarantino moment with a Morph Gun.

PlayStation has created a behind-the-scenes short film on their collaboration with Aled Lewis. That premiers on 11/21st on PlayStaytion's YouTube Channel. The All-Star Battle Royale will be released on 11/23 and is available as a cross-play title on both PS3 & PlayStation Vita

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