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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pits Sony's classic
characters against each other in winner-takes-all brawls. Here's a round-up of
the confirmed characters of Sony's star-studded fighter, along with the
characters we hope will be in the game. We will update the list as Sony reveals
Here are the final 20 characters that Sony confirmed will be in the game when it ships in November.
Nariko: It appears as though Nariko from Heavenly Sword can use the huge hand-cannons featured in her source game, as well as call on her adopted sister Kai for help.
Sir Daniel Fortesque: Sir Daniel of MediEvil fame has been rumored for some time, and his appearance was confirmed at PAX 2012.
Raiden: A combo-based character proficient with his sword. His level 3 super puts opponents in a box!
Evil Cole MacGrath: Cole's evil side can shoot fire and electricity at his opponents. He can also suck AP, too!
Ratchet and Clank: Ratchet and Clank have been a presumed cast members of All-Stars for quite some time, but now their appearance has been confirmed. The two will apparently function as one character, much like Jak and Daxter.
Sackboy: Sackboy is another character we have long assumed would show up, but now we know for sure that LittleBigPlanet's adorable mascot will be around to fight.
Dante: The new version of Dante from the upcoming Devil May Cry from Ninja Theory is the Dante that will appear in All-Stars. If you want to play as the original Dante, you will have to stick to Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Spike: Spike is a slightly more obscure character. He was the star of the Ape Escape games, a series we haven't seen in awhile. Presumably, the apes will play some kind of role in Spike's combat mechanics.
Jak and Daxter: Jak and Daxter work as a team. They are a very long range team. Jak has access to a range of weapons and will be able to transform into his Light (seen above) and Dark Jak forms as well.
Cole MacGrath: Infamous’ parkour master looks like a very versatile fighter. Cole will feature an array of lighting attacks; we watched him throw lightening grenades, blast other characters with ice spikes, and unleash a devastating tornado. It looks like you will be playing exclusively as the good version of Cole form Infamous 2, unless there is a swappable skin of some kind.
Heihachi Mishima: Heihachi is arguably Tekken's most recognizable character. He appeared as a guest character on the PlayStation 2 version of Soul Calibur 2, and clearly that wasn't enough for him. In a game like PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, it's much more fun to see characters who typically aren't in fighting games making an appearance, but Heihachi feels like he belongs here.
Toro Inoue: If Toro isn't immediately recognizable to you, that's because he helps out with Sony marketing Japan. We don't see a whole lot of him over here in North America, which makes his inclusion in the game one of the more interesting additions.
Nathan Drake: The Uncharted hero brings his trademark half-tuck to the arena, along with attacks that incorporate explosive propane tanks, sarcophagi, and more. He's one of the most agile characters in the game, which should come as no surprise after all these years of seeing him scurry up walls and cliffsides.
Big Daddy: BioShock fans can step into the heavy boots of one of this generation's most memorable character types in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. He's slow, but strong, and he can call on the Little Sisters to take care of business.
Kratos: The God of War was among the
first characters confirmed for Battle Royale, and given his illustrious career
killing pretty much every notable character in Greek mythology, we're not
surprised. We can't wait to see Kratos rip off PaRappa's head.
Fat Princess: Sony's
confectionary-loving royalty was the last character we expected to see in
Battle Royale, but she's confirmed to be on the roster. We're not sure what her
special moves will be, but we wouldn't stand between her and a piece of cake.
Sly Cooper: We're not sure how much Sly's stealth skills will come in handy, but he's been confirmed for Battle Royale nonetheless. At the very least, he can thwump his enemies with his pimp cane.
Sweet Tooth: Sweet Tooth is no stranger
to chaotic free-for-alls, so he'll fit right in with Sony's other contenders. His
superior firepower and sadistic nature may even make him a favorite.
PaRappa the Rapper: Has Sony already
run out of characters to include? Maybe PaRappa can dazzle his opponents with
his rapping skills, but we're still considering PaRappa an underdog (pun most
Radec: Killzone's Helghast leader
wouldn't be our first pick for a cartoony brawler, but at least we know he's
got some fighting skills. In Killzone 2, Radec had a machine gun, combat knife,
and two varieties of grenade at his disposal, so we're guessing he'll be
well-equipped for a fight.
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