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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will support arcade sticks, SuperBot Entertainment has confirmed.
The company's Facebook page included a statement along with an image of two players competing in a match, one using a controller, the other an arcade stick.
"We are happy to announce that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will include controller configuration support for all popular arcade stick peripherals! Fans of the fighting game genre can use their favourite arcade-style controller to play Battle Royale to full effect."
There have been minor tweaks to account for the transition from controller to stick: "joystick inputs behave exactly the same as DualShock 3 D-pad inputs would, so arcade stick functionality is natively supported in PlayStation All-Stars.
"The only exception is the throw command, which uses the Right Stick on the DualShock controller. With an arcade stick, throws are simply performed with an easy button combination, similar to many traditional fighting games."
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale arrives in the UK on October 26 on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.