Zoic Effect for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale
Visual effects company Zoic Studios casts kinetic silhouettes on video game stars for the ‘attract opening cinematic’ in the PlayStation video game title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for SuperBot Entertainment in conjunction with Sony Santa Monica Studio.
The crossover fighting video game allows four players to brawl it out with characters from various PlayStation franchises including God of War, PaRappa the Rapper and Sly Cooper, as well as third-party franchises such as BioShock.
Sony had announced the release of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, available for PlayStation 3 (PS3). Developed by SuperBot Entertainment, it is a four-player brawler, influenced by some of the greatest PlayStation themes and characters of all time. (Read: Sony Releases PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale)
Zoic Studios creative director Levi Ahmu crafted the overall design for the 2:27 attract cinematic, which went live online on Nov. 8.
“We worked with SuperBot to develop the high-contrast visual style you see in the trailer. It uses color against monochromatic blue tones to highlight the unique attributes of each character–all against a background reminiscent of PlayStation’s flowing ribbon-like aesthetics,” explains Ahmu.
The game is now available exclusively on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita systems and has an ESRB rating of “T” for Teen.
Zoic Studios is a visual effects company based in Culver City, California, which creates computer-generated special effects for film, television, commercials and video games.