Vita has some touch sensitive features, like Super support. "Didn't want to create an easy mode", so shouldn't make things easier for Vita or anything.
Touch screen doesn't cause unfair things, like tapping an item across the stage and picking it up in Vita when PS3 can't do that. Duh.
Infinite avoidance system: once you reach threshold of AP earned in a combo, victim is knocked out of combo. You get a small AP bonus for hitting the limit 100AP is the fixed number!
Hades with Kratos, Raiden, Nariko, Sackboy.
"Getting into the game is really simple, no huge input mechanics like dragon punch or anything. Good if you want a fighting game or if you just love characters like Sackboy. Can introduce people to metagame of fighting games as well"
"I want to appeal to as many people as I possibly can" Whether you approach casually or hardcore, he wants to make it a game for you! Going to encourage fan action such as tournaments, but will ultimately leave it to the fans on what to do with the game. Taking fan questions now
Biggest difference between Smash and All-Stars? Well, it's playstation. "Not about percentages, more about meters, building supers..." Also, Omar loves Smash and plays it at the office often, I think that's what he said.
"How are you going to incorporate items without breaking the balance of the game?"
-Items aren't trump cards. Items are complementary, primarily help you generate AP or disrupt AP generation of opponent, can help you avoid supers... etc.
Stowaways with Sir Dan, Evil Cole, Parappa, and Dante now.
One item specifically can kill you. Medusa head from GoW. If you hit an enemy while stoned, they die. 'Epic item, rare spawn, takes skill to use"
ITEM THAT KILLS
Medussa head: make people turn into stone and you can break them
"Any characters you wanted to include that you couldn't get?"
-Yes. Two to tango, sometimes our goals don't align.
Next round will be last, winner gets a headset
Going over Toro's playstyle now.
And sorry, I'll try to get a screen of the character select, but they cut to Omar and pals when character selection is going on
Infamous stage now, Kratos bs Evil Cole vs Dante vs Big Daddy. (On that note, Dante was used a lot. Not as much hate as we thought?)
Discussing crossbuy, cloud saves between vita and ps3
Launch roster is 20 characters. Omar confirmed.