Files posted on NeoGAF and GameFAQs by users supposedly show previously unknown characters and stages of Sony's upcoming brawler; Sony has refused to comment.
A number of user-posted files have appeared on both NeoGAF and GameFAQs claiming to have uncovered screenshots of unannounced levels and characters from Sony's upcoming four-player brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, supposedly obtained from a private beta of the game.
The data files and screenshots show what is supposed to be a previously unveiled list of characters, stages, minions, items, and game modes.
To date, the game's confirmed roster 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.
According to the supposed leak, the game will also include Dante from Devil May Cry, Spike from Ape Escape, Raiden from Metal Gear Solid, and Nariko from Heavenly Sword, as well as a BioShock Infinite stage and a Twisted Metal stage.
Neither the screenshots nor the data files have been confirmed as real. When asked for comment, Sony told GameSpot: "This story is based on rumour and speculation, which is not something we comment on."
All-Stars Battle Royale will feature a number of single-player and multiplayer game modes, as well as cross-platform online play, complete with tournaments. The full list of supposed leaks from the game is below:
Evil Cole (InFamous)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Raiden (Metal Gear Solid)
Ratchet & Clank (Ratchet & Clank)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)
Spike (Ape Escape)
Atomizer (Resistance 3)
Baumusu Axe (The Mark of Kri)
Boots of Hermes (God of War III)
Freeze Missile (Twisted Metal)
Golf Club (Hot Shots Golf)
Gravity Shield (Wipeout)
Hedgehog Grenade (Resistance)
Dohvat Laser Designator (Killzone 3)
Leech Beem (Wipeout)
Murder of Crows (BioShock Infinite)
Railgun (Metal Gear Solid 4)
Razor Claws (Ratchet and Clank)
Scythe (Fat Princess)
Spear (God of War)
Sonic Rift (ModNation Racers)
Sackbot (Little Big Planet)
Captain Qwark (Ratchet & Clank)
Kai (Heavenly Sword)
Kat (Devil May Cry)
Monkey (Ape Escape)
Nix (InFamous 2)
Pierre (Doko Demo Issho)
Sam (Metal Gear Rising)
Alden’s Tower (InFamous)
Black Rock Stadium (Twisted Metal)
Columbia (BioShock Infinite)
Paris (Sly Cooper)
San Francisco (Resistance)
Time Station (Ape Escape)
And when I say "These all seem like they could potentially be legitimate" I'm referring to the list in the article, not the other crap that I don't know how it gets flushed around the internet anyways
I'm no lawyer, but I think if it was all fake, they should be able to say so. And with most fake rosters, they all have like three Uncharted characters and Mario or something ridiculously stupid. These all seem like they could potentially be legitimate, and I hope they are because they're basing their Ape Escape cameos off of classic Ape Escape
If we start to rip the roster then Fox or Samus or even Pikachu aren't really gaming icons. Not even talking about Ice Climbers, Pit and Marth. If you took out Mario, Donkey Kong and Link from SSB the roster would be 90% worse and less notable.
One thing people don't get is that there is a generation whose main console hasn't been Nintendo. Many people who have been born since 1990 have had Playstation as their main console. Personally while I had NES and SNES, PSOne was the point where I really started playing. So to me Crash Bandicoot is atleast as important as Mario. Metal Gear Solid is absolutely epic compared to Star Fox I've never played.
I know lots of people who have played countless hours of Tekken, Ratchet & Clank or God Of War and barely know anyone from Nintendo besides Mario.
sony is not nintendo. They dont even make their own games so they dont really have their own characters. And these are not exactly what I call game Icons.
Cant think of any more PS-associated characters I would put into the game.
Bioshock originally came out on 360 :S
@brainiac1988 yeah but 360 only has exclusive games cos they pay for the rights. it's not like they come up with their own shit either.
CHARACTERS so far
Big Daddy (Bioshock)
Colonel Radec (Killzone)
Evil Cole (Infamous
)Fat Princess (Fat Princess
Good Cole (Infamous)
Jak (Jak & Daxter)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
Parappa the Rapper (Parappa the Rapper)
Raiden (Metal Gear Solid)
Ratchet (Ratchet and Clank)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (Medievil)
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper)
Spike (Ape Escape)
Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal)
Toro (Sony Macot)
@Racsoyorkd The latest ones are just a leak but if its true then things start to look pretty good.
Still needs someone from Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Soul Reaver, Ico, Shadow Of Colossus, GTA, Spyro The Dragon, Duke Nukem, Rayman, Tomba, Tenchu, Syphon Filter and Kingdom Hearts
@PrpleTrtleBuBum i really wish for rayman and
@Racsoyorkd And if Bioshock gets there then Dead Space, Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect deserve someone too. Plus I forgot Silent Hill from the last list.
Adam jensen from deus ex, Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend, Rico from Just Cause or maybe even the guys from army of two would be cool.
I love Smash Bros... but..
Why the hell would I want to play as 95% of any of these stupid characters?
The 2K character they should have used is Duke Nukem. Total Meltdown, Time to Kill, Land of the Babes. Devastators, shrink rays and Jon st. John's voiceover
So far only 3 3rd party characters: From Namco, 2K and Capcom. Big Daddy isn't big Sony but he's the only 2K character coming to mind in the least.
Activision - Crash Bandicoot
Square-Enix - Lara Croft
Ubisoft - Rayman
Oh and they definitely should add Blasto
@BahamutZERO Probably because most people already know they're gonna be on it already.
I already know one of the first matches I wanna have then. Kratos vs. Dante vs. Sweet Tooth vs. Cole MacGrath. Curious about the minions...first I'm hearing of them. Still, sounds good so far.
Well honestly I was expecting Ratchet and Sackboy to be announced eventually but it's back to what it was with SSBB when leaked rosters came out showing Dark Rider from Fzero, Midna and all the Sonic speculation prior to his announcement. Once again Sony, just make your own dojo site.
@kbaily They do have a site for the game, but it's not as helpful as the Smash dojo. Just names, where the characters came from, and background information.
Sony already released videos of Tekkens Hiachi and the Sony Japan mascot Toko. Sense these two arent on the list its probably a hocx or at best a pre-beta with an unfinished roster.
I think these are nice characters, I just think the game should have more. And I hope the classic Dante is an alternate skin for DMC's Dante (I like the looks of new Dante, but the old one I already have affection for)
If they had add Final Fantasy Materia to Summon Bahamut, Shiva, Ifrit, Levithan ect, ect aka Pok-e-mon Summons, Any of the Hyperdimension Neptunia 4 Goddess, Purple, Black, Green & White Heart & any of the 3 Girls from Tecmo Deception Series, Mellina, Reina, or Princess Allure using traps to fight. It'd be Day 1 Buy. :D
Why people always want to put cloud or sora in here? Aren't you guys tired seeing those characters?
Put DART from Legend of Dragoon
mmm, gone from 0 to 2% interested in the game now... Sir Dan was glorious even without a jaw, Nariko was brilliantly designed and heavenly sword deserved a sequel, shame on Sony for not letting them make it and shame on them for not buying the rights to Crash Bandicoot, save the poor bugger from the franchise toilet.
But all in all, still not worth the money for 2 characters, not even sure about the gameplay either.
Sad thing is, since the PS1 most of their staple franchises have somewhat boring characters in (in my oppinion.)
Don't really get why everyone here thinks this is totally ok. A shameless knock-off is a shameless knock-off, and it's unfortunate there are so many fanboys here that aren't willing to admit that.
@Sgthombre Who cares? If you enjoyed ssb, there's a good chance you'll like Allstars. Only reason Nntendo fanboys are mad is because mom and dad didn't buy them a ps3, so they can't play it. Isn't anymore complicated than that.
@Sgthombre The same can be said for nintendo land and the wii-u pro controller. Shameless knock-offs but nintendo fanboys don't want to admit it. It is okay for everyone to copy especially nintendo, but its bad for sony? Ridiculous
@SuplexKirby Nice Straw Man. I never said it was ok for NIntendo to do knock off ether. I don't really see how you counting the Wii-U Pro Controller as a knock off considering all it is is a controller that follows the standard layout that all consoles, whether that be Xbox or Playstation or PC gamepads, follow. As for Nintendo Land, yeah, it's still a knock off. I'm not saying that's ok ether, I was just speaking to this game.
@SuplexKirby Hi, Nintendo fanboy here; Wii U pro controller looks like the Xbox360 controller. Now here's my question to everybody:
@Sgthombre I don't care if it is a shameless knock off it lessens the wait between each SSB game! Besides it also introduces competition.
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