PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's bell rings October 23

Two more characters in Sony and guests' mash-up brawler to be revealed tonight at EVO 2012.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will let players beat the tar out of various Sony favorites on October 23, according to the PlayStation blog. Two more characters for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita franchise-mashing fighting game will also be revealed tonight at 6 p.m. PST at Sony's exhibition for EVO 2012.

A super smashing brawl for all brothers and sisters.

The game's confirmed roster so far includes God of War's Kratos, Parappa the Rappa, Sly Cooper, Killzone's Colonel Radec, Twisted Metal's Sweet Tooth, the Fat Princess, Uncharted's Nathan Drake, and BioShock's Big Daddy. The new characters will bring the total to 10, though several official comments on the blog made it clear the selection will not end there. The game will also have several preorder-exclusive character costumes.

The game's melees will span several Sony-themed environments with static and interactive elements. Confirmed brawling locales include God of War's Hades, Ratchet & Clank's cityscape Metropolis, and Jak and Daxter's Sandover Village.

All-Stars Battle Royale will feature a number of single- and multiplayer game modes, as well as cross-platform online play complete with tournaments. For more on All-Stars Battle Royale, check out GameSpot's hands-on preview.

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ttrain600
ttrain600

Wow, you guys sound like a bunch o' nubs.  At least right a comment that looks the least bit intelligent.  And don't make it about stupid stuff like "We need more characters!"  Don't you realize its in beta.  Sheesh.  We all know crash is going to be in there.  and Spyro is a people's choice.  Ratchet is a definite yes.  Stop being an impatient bunch of babies.  -___-'

N4o7A
N4o7A

I think ratchet n clank, snake, and crash bandicoot should be in this game... actually there's plenty more characters that should be in the game

CYBERDESPYON
CYBERDESPYON

were is rachet and clank this game need more charactec

pacpuf7249
pacpuf7249

Are the clothes theyre wearing alternate costumes or default? Cause in my opinion, they look better with the originals

BenMan40
BenMan40

Not to burst any bubbles but wasn't solid snake a character in the latest SSB, although All-Stars would be a better fit i can hardly see him being in both.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Seems too soon judging by the latest videos. 

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

PaRappa the Rapper? Aahahaha is that the sound of a barrel being scraped I hear?

Briantb_2008
Briantb_2008

Im a major sony fan but I really dont see this as being any good.  

Beaugita
Beaugita

You know, I don't get why so many Nintendo fans are raging over the creation of this game. I've been a fan of the Super Smash Bros. series since the first, but I'm excited about this opportunity to play as characters from the other side of the spectrum. 

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

I know for a fact everyone is going to play with nathan drake his character is too over powered this game is crap

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

This could be fun, but I refuse to buy games with online passes. If they can't trust me to buy new, why should I trust them not to screw the game up?

DemonicChaosXX
DemonicChaosXX

Hopefully Spyro and Crash will be in this. I want to take out a few characters.

ziproy
ziproy

I didn't even know Sony had fanboys. Go ahead and enjoy these terrible characters, the rest of us are going to be having fun playing Smash Bros

Taxonomy
Taxonomy

Dang dude I agree Dart from LoD

ispeakfact
ispeakfact

Two things I am looking forward to the most: 1. Getting Allstars 2. Being entertained by all the raging Nintendo fanboys. :cool:

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

As a fan of rpg games, no rpg characters, no play. Didnt like Smash Bros til they added Marth, though Pikachu and Ness were in the first.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

October shaping up to be a great month with this plus a couple of racing titles I'm interested in. I think this game is looking very promising!

blackace
blackace

Well, it's pretty obvious that Ratchet and Jak will be in it since their environments are in the game. So that's a given. They need to add the guy from Infamous and Sackboy from LBP.

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

I swear that Uncharted guy is waaaaaaaaaaaaay over powered....dont believe me go watch E3 he pwn everybody including Kratos

hatieshorrer
hatieshorrer

I find this game funny for three reasons.

 

1)Playstation fans claim this will create competition for Smash but SSBB took four years in development and SuperBot was assembled and made this game in a year and a half.

 

2)Nintendo fans are calling Sony for coping Smash Bros.

 

3)A person from SuperBot admited this game is intended to copy the look and feel of Smash Bros.

evil-zodiark
evil-zodiark

Give me dante or vergil ! imagine dante vs vergil vs kratos vs nathan....

leeko_link
leeko_link

Sony needs to add these to finish the roster:

 

- Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet)

- Rachet & Clank (Ratchet & Clank)

- Jak and Daxter (Jak & Daxter)

- Noriko (Heavenly Sword)

- Tomba (Tomba)

- Dart (Legend of Dragoon)

- Vahn (Legend of Legaia)

- Finn (Beyond the Beyond)

- Ethan (Heavy Rain)

- Spike/Kakeru (Ape Escape)

- Arc (Arc the Lad)

- Rudy (Wild Arms)

- Nathan Hale (Resistance)

- Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)

- Jan Templar (Killzone)

- Leonard (White Knight Chronicles)

- Toan (Dark Cloud)

- Any Invizimals from the 1st game

- Yoshitsune or Benkei (Genji)

- Gabriel Logan (Syphon Filter)

 

If they want they could add any one or two of these as 3rd party guest stars

 

- Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

- Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)

- Crash Bandicoot

- Spyro the Dragon

- Klonoa

- Rayman

- Kazuya (Tekken)

- Dante (Devil May Cry)

- Chris Redfield (Resident Evil)

- Rikimaru or Ayame (Tenchu)

servb0ts
servb0ts

Rooster looks more weird than awesome.. but I wish Sony Luck,OCT 23rd huh, lets here what type of online pass and Day 1 DLC they're going to announce.

Lhomity
Lhomity

Vib-Ribbon and Tombi, kthx.

mtait01
mtait01

I call Ethan from Heavy Rain and his signature move of 'JASON!!!'

-The-G-Man-
-The-G-Man-

this is a sad lineup. though at least the Tekken series is identified with Sony, unlike BioShock

SuplexKirby
SuplexKirby

Playstation wouldn't been big if it wasn't for Crash and maybe Spyro, but sony never cared nor bother to keep them. They better show them some damn respect and add them and in their PS1 era models. They should of been the first one to be revealed along with those six characters. It's like leaving out both Mario and Link in the new SSB game.

Flint247
Flint247

I wonder if Sonic will be in it, since he was in Brawl.

AvatarMan96
AvatarMan96

I wonder what other characters they'll announce...Sackboy will probably be one

SolidTy
SolidTy

By Connor Sheridan, News Intern

Connor Sheridan is the News Intern at GameSpot in San Francisco. He loves Super Metroid and has seen "Weird Al" Yankovic in concert three times.

 

A Nintendoized Intern putting in as many SSB references as he can. ;)

SolidTy
SolidTy

They got Seth Killian to join them, along with two other well known fighting masters in the development of this game. Looking forward to playing it! :P

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Who cares if its a copy cat? This game would be an awesome alternative for those who don't own a Wii.

 

On a different note, hopefully Old Snake does make an appearance on this game.

SuplexKirby
SuplexKirby

 @ziproy I didn't even know Nintendo had Rabid Nintendorks. I will be enjoying both like what true gamers suppose to do. Sadly you don't see that in the gaming community. Bunch of stupid fanboys bragging about their godly consoles, and their lack of taste in games. Ridiculous

LoneWolves123
LoneWolves123

 @kiramasaki

 I agree. They wouldn't have to, for example, add the entire roster for every Final Fantasy to date. However, incorporating Cloud would be a no brainer in my mind. I will be quite surprised if zero characters from a Square-Enix RPG make it into the final product.

Killer6b9
Killer6b9

 @hatieshorrer Here is the deal though.....argument on your 1 post....it better not take as long to copy and paste a idea, just make it your people and arenas........argument for 3....if they did not admit it they would be called liars it is a direct copy of SSB by game play.........and argument on 2 is.........THEY did copy it!  pretty simple to see a 2 yr old can see it.....  Bottom line is Sony seen a game that Nintendo has done well with on at least 2 different occasions and they did not have a game like it and knows that if the big N can put there characters in there there fans will buy it.......just smart business.  Now I am not a fan boy cause I have owned every system since Atari....yes I am old!  lol  this type of business has been going on for decades.....people just need to enjoy it.

somefreaknfella
somefreaknfella

 @hatieshorrer 

Point 1 is doesn't even make sense, as a longer development time does not correlate to marketability.

 

Point 2 and 3 are essentially the same thing; and no one ever claimed otherwise.

 

Simsyas
Simsyas

 @hatieshorrer Four years? Brawl development started in October 2005 and the game was released January 2008 in Japan. Superbot was formed in 2009. They're actually taking longer than Brawl.

josephl64
josephl64

 @leeko_link Ethan? Strange choice, but it would be interesting to see if they could make him work

Zotmaster
Zotmaster

 @SuplexKirby TIL Crash and Spyro are what made the Playstation.  Sorry, Tekken (and its sequels), Battle Arena Tohshinden, Twisted Metal (and its sequels), Wipeout, Jumping Flash, Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9 and Tactics, Metal Gear Solid, Chrono Cross and the Gran Turismo franchise...you're just window dressing.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

 @SuplexKirby "I didn't even know Nintendo had Rabid Nintendorks."

 

Have you been living in a hole for the last 30 years then? It's not exactly uncommon knowledge.

josephl64
josephl64

 @leviathanwing it doesn't have to be...adding a character with a blade for instance shouldn't be too big of a stretch no matter where the character came from