By Operation Rainfall Contributor / March 6th, 2013
If there is one thing that can’t be argued when it comes to Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon, it’s how deep their roots run in PlayStation history. Both Crash and Spyro made their debut in the late 1990s on the first PlayStation and are considered by many to be the PlayStation’s biggest icons of the era. It would seem like a no-brainer to include them in Superbot’s mascot fighter PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. PlayStation All-Stars came out in November 2012 with a cast of 20 characters, and in the span of a little over four months, two additional DLC characters were released (Gravity Rush‘s Kat and Starhawk‘s Emmett Graves), and two more are on their way on March 19th (God of War‘s Zeus and Dead Space‘s Isaac Clarke). However, there’s no sign of Crash or Spyro on the horizon, and some fans have been blaming and pointing fingers at their IP holder, Activision, for the lack of news regarding the duo.
Not all fans, however. One particularly dedicated group of PlayStation fans has begun a campaign to catch the attention of both SCE Santa Monica Studio and Activision in order to garner interest in adding Crash and Spyro to PlayStation All-Stars as future DLC. Individual tweets have been met with a paltry “we love our fans” from Santa Monica Studio, but this team is working on a much larger scale to coordinate support from the fans. This campaign currently covers Twitter, NeoGAF, and the official PlayStation Community, and we at oprainfall have been contacted by the campaign team, as well.
We’re contacting you guys on behalf of the Playstation All-Stars community. We’ve started a Twitter campaign aimed at Activision, Sony Santa Monica, and Seth Killian of Sony Santa Monica. We’ve so far racked up 250+ tweets and we’re only on day 3. The word on the movement has been spreading pretty fast. We need a bigger push to make a real impression on Activision and Sony Santa Monica. We’re asking that you help us push the campaign to get the most requested characters into this game. Please urge readers to tweet @AtviAssist (Activision Support) who is forwarding all tweets to the correct parties at Activision, @SonySantaMonica the studio now in charge of the game, and @SethKillian the man in charge of all things DLC for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. […] Thank you for your time and please relay the message and help the cause, it’s our only chance to make a difference and turn this game around.
Sincerely, The Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Community
To date, the campaign has amassed over five hundred supporting tweets, and shows no sign of slowing down. If you wish to show your support for Crash and Spyro making the leap to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, all you have to do is show your support to @ATVIAssist, @SonySantaMonica, and @SethKillian on Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #ListentothefansActivision in your tweet.
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