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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's New Combatants

Sony is slowly revealing details about All-Stars, and we got our hands on Nathan Drake and a Big Daddy in the game, as well as the Vita version.

The Big Daddy from BioShock is the slowest character among those playable in the demo, but he's punishing to anyone around him. When he fills his power meter at the bottom of the screen, three levels of super attacks are available in successive tiers. The first is a Little Sister he can release at a nearby enemy. The second is an area attack that kills everyone instantly, and the third is a giant flood that consumes the whole level.

Uncharted's Nathan Drake is much more nimble of a fighter, and his super attacks are a propane tank he can detonate, a concrete pillar he can topple (for a long-range attack), and a sarcophagus that unleashes a horde of zombies on the level (in that order).

SuperBot says it still has other details about the game that it hasn't revealed like the different multiplayer modes, single-player, and the complete roster of fighters. A hedgehog grenade from the Resistance series is one of the items you can pick up in levels, so it's a good bet that a character from the franchise will be among the final list.

I also played the Vita version of the game (which features cross-save and cross-play functionality with the PS3 version), and it plays just as well as the console edition. Super attacks can be initiated either by swiping the back touchscreen or by hitting L1 and R1 at the same time.

As good as the Vita version looks, the one criticism I have is that it can be a little hard to see the items you can pick up in the environment.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale comes out for the PS3 and Vita this winter.

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  • I wish the big three could just overlook corporate pride for a second and make a huge fighting game with the three company's characters and whatever 3rd party ones wanted to join.

    Oh well, a man can dream lol This is looking good so far, though it looks like the gameplay would get old quickly for me; it seems most of it is based on just building juice for the special moves.

  • I am excited for this game. Screw the haters.
  • just so you guys know the new bio shock coming out has exclusives coming on the ps3 version.......... I know thats not much of a history or any thing but I think thats where they got the idea too put big daddy in the game. Also crash bandicoot or go *** your self.

  • You know I scoffed at this game when it first was mentioned. But I think I have sufficiently warmed up to it, especially now that it will be on Vita with cross play. I don't care if it is sort of a Smash Bros. is different enough for me.
  • Really looking forward to this

  • Big Daddy? I wonder if there are going to be be lots of third party characters in the roster. This is supposed to be Sony all stars after all. With rumors of James Bond in the roster as well it really make me wonder....

  • Love the SSB games, so I'm sure a clone of it for Sony will likely be just as fun.

  • I'm hoping that one purchase will grant me both versions.  That would be amazing.

  • Mod

    just give us a health bar TT_TT


  • I wouldn't be suprised if every single character from the Michael video made its way into this game as a launch character or future dlc.

  • Hey SuperBot, uh where's Cole MacGrath?

  • I'm hoping at least for ninja raiden.

  • A BIG DADDY?  That's all I needed to hear.

  • Buying both Versions! I was one of the community that asked Sony for this! Its time to trow my money at sony this holidays XD