Destiny will be taken offline for maintenance later this week, it has been announced.
Bungie’s shooter will be taken down for approximately four hours from 4pm (UK time) on Thursday, November 13 “if all goes according to plan”.
“This totally planned service outage will enable us to prepare for the arrival of a series of updates planned for the next few weeks,” Bungie explained.
“During this time, you’ll be unable to play Destiny. We’re sorry about the interruption, but it’s for the greater good.”
Game progress will be unaffected by the update, Bungie confirmed.
“The updates we’re making will be on our side, so you won’t need to download or install a new batch of content,” the developer added.
Adding new quests, strikes, raids and other items, the game’s ‘Dark Below’ DLC will release on December 9.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a PlayStation 3 exclusive fighting game starring many characters from Sony developed games. The gameplay and crossover idea is similar to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series which was a huge success and is loved by people from all different gaming backgrounds. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was rumored to have existed for several months under the moniker Title Fight, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is currently under development at SuperBot Entertainment (with the help of Sony’s super-powered group at Santa Monica Studio).
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be released in the fall of 2012.
What Characters are confirmed for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale?
These are the six characters confirmed at this time. Characters from Killzone, Fat Princess, God of War, Parrappa the Rapper, Twisted Metal and the Sly Cooper series are all represented so far, but you can can guarantee there are going to be a great deal more from love Sony Classics
What Stages are confirmed?
There are four stages confirmed at this time, each based on a combination of two games.
- Metropolis (Ratchet & Clank / God of War)
- Sandover Village (Jak & Daxter / Hot Shots Golf)
- Hades (God of War / Patapon)
- Dreamscape (LittleBigPlanet / Buzz)
What are the Controls like?
Here is the control layout for PlayStation All Stars:
- Left Analog Stick/D-Pad: Movement
- Right Analog Stick + Direction on d-pad/left analog stick: Throws
- X: Jump
- Circle/Square/Triangle + Direction on d-pad/left analog stick: Attacks
- L1 – Block (Sly goes invisible instead)
- L2 – Nothing (?)
- L3 – Nothing (?)
- R1 – Pick up item in environment
- R2 – Use “Super” Attack
- R3 – Nothing (?)
What is a Super Attack?
By building a special meter for each character exactly the same way you would in games such as Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat — players can unleash a torrent of special attacks that grow in power the higher the meter gets. For instance, Sly Cooper’s standard first level attack might be fairly unimpressive, but his second level attack allows him to bomb enemies from above and can easily kill everyone on the screen. And if you get to a third level attack, watch out: Colonel Radec will get into a body-encompassing machinegun from Killzone 3, while Sweet Tooth turns into a gigantic truck to rain down destruction on his foes. These attacks are a guarantee to wipe everything out on screen.
Who is developing PlayStation All Stars?
All Stars is under development by SuperBot Entertainment. It’s their first game, but the game is being co-produced by Sony Santa Monica.
SuperBot Entertainment is composed of staff that worked on fighting series like UFC Undisputed and Mortal Kombat. These guys didn’t just look at what Nintendo did and outright copy it. Rather, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale represents the definition of iteration, an evolution of the style of game that attempts to take the formula to another level.