PlayStation All-Stars Fans Campaign for Crash and Spyro

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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Fans are campaigning for Crash and Spyro in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

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.

  • so the actual characters are really that boring that you need dead characters?

  • It’s quite obvious that Superbot went to Activision and asked for crash and spyro, and Activision either asked for too much money, or just flat out said no. I feel the former is most likely, knowing how greedy activision is. To blame superbot or santa monica for this is just foolish and a waste of time. All the campaigning should be going towards those greedy assholes who already make billions of dollars off of call of duty every year, Activision.

    • Squirrel Bobble

      I wouldn’t discount them completely. They’re the ones who thought it was a good idea to add Raiden and friggin’ Donte of all characters into the game rather than Snake or old Dante. I know it was a choice for advertising the newer DmC: Devil May Cry and Metal Gear Rising games, but someone at the studio had to say “yes” to that idea. Plus some good character choices were missed for some that are just out of place (Big Daddy? Really?). I’m sure Activision is making things more difficult than it is, but let’s face it, SuperBot fell flat on the roster to begin with.

    • Actually, Kojima wanted Raiden and Capcom… ahem… Dante to the game as to advertize THEIR products not superbot (When they were behind this game). They knew who we wanted and got rejected. Snake and Old dante weren’t in the cards.

  • What PlayStation All-Stars community?

  • Retro Cool

    lost cause, Sony gave up on these Characters a long time ago. Spyro spanned into Skylanders series and Crash…well i totally forgot about him. Tho’ how cool would that be!

  • This game is so bad–

    Crash or Spyro really won’t make it any better.

  • I just sold my copy today. I could not take the game anymore. I’ll just stick with Smash Brothers

  • Of course they’re gonna be in there, what else can Sony fill this game with?

  • John Ellis

    What’s the point, it won’t be Naughty Dog Crash and Insomniac Spyro. Spyro’s a minor character in his own game, hell the game doesn’t even have Spyro in the title anymore and Crash hasn’t had a game for years. They should put Wander from Shadow of the Colossus in their place.

  • safros93

    Not much point in adding them now. Sales aren’t going to magically explode, so it probably wouldn’t be worth the cost. While it would be nice to have them, I can’t see this working out, unless a kickstarter was started up to be able to amass enough money to pay for the rights and the creation of the characters (Which is pretty damn expensive, a couple hundred thousand dollars I imagine:

  • Gemnist

    I don’t know what you guys are talking about. Having Crash and Spyro will make the game a lot cooler that it is. I’ve never played the game, but some of the reviews sure look good (it was nominated Best Fighting Game by IGN). As for Wander from Shadow of the Colossus, that game looks good also, so I’m all for that.