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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Expands: PS Vita, Drake, Big Daddy

Omar Kendall's Avatar + Posted by Omar Kendall on Jun 04, 2012 // Game Director, SuperBot Entertainment



In the weeks that have followed the PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale reveal, we’ve been asking you all to stay tuned for more exciting announcements. Well it’s finally time to deliver! We’re very pleased to announce that in addition to coming to the PS3, PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale will also be available on the PS Vita with full Cross Play support! Equally exciting is that Nathan Drake of the famed UNCHARTED series and Big Daddy from the amazing Bioshock universe join us as the latest additions to the PlayStation All Stars roster!

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The pick-up and play nature of PlayStation All Stars and the portable power of the PS Vita seem to be made for each other, so bringing the two together was a no-brainer. With Cross Play support, owners of the PS3 and PS Vita versions will be able to play against each other seamlessly, via both local and online play. Both versions of the game feature identical gameplay at a blazing-fast 60 frames-per-second, offering the complete PlayStation All-Stars experience. PlayStation All- Stars PS Vita takes advantage of many of the unique Vita features, including “near” functionality and both front touchscreen and rear touchpad support.

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Equally exciting of course is the announcement of two new characters: UNCHARTED’s Nathan Drake and BioShock’s Big Daddy. Nathan Drake is a true PlayStation star known to never miss an opportunity for adventure, making him a perfect addition to our roster. Big Daddy’s introduction may come as a surprise, but we think he’s a character that typifies the celebration that is PlayStation All-Stars. This deep sea giant packs a serious punch when he’s angry, offering a fun play style that’s fresh and exciting.

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E3 week is always an exciting time, and we’re really excited to be sharing this news with you all. If you make it out to E3, be sure to stop by the Sony booth to check out PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Vita featuring Cross Play, as well as our two new characters, Nathan Drake and Big Daddy. And of course, stay tuned for more feature announcements leading up to PlayStation All Star’s release this Holiday season.

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+ NotoriousGamer on June 4th, 2012 at 7:32 pm said:

Put up the E3 demo of the game on PSN store right now!!!


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+ XFRod on June 4th, 2012 at 7:37 pm said:

w00t! Big Daddy is coming to the party. Now, all we need is a Prinny, dood!


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+ Websblobs on June 4th, 2012 at 7:38 pm said:

Why you announced this on Facebook the day before E3 boggles my mind. I mean, really?


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+ xjordan93 on June 4th, 2012 at 7:39 pm said:

no release date? cant wait


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+ guitarded77 on June 4th, 2012 at 7:39 pm said:

Awesome PS3 and Vita!!!

But where is our PS+ list for June??? I know you guys are busy with E3 and all, but I’m eager to know after the tease on the E3 stage.


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+ SEVENTH-INFINITE on June 4th, 2012 at 7:40 pm said:

GahIi was excited too..so basically nothing new for the Vita besides hulu and crackle?
We already knew about everything else.


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+ SEVENTH-INFINITE on June 4th, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

*gah i…


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+ DaMann22 on June 4th, 2012 at 7:43 pm said:

@5 I too feel underwhelmed about the Vita showing. I dont see how they are going to sell 11million projected Vitas worldwide this year. There must be a lot of games that are going to be announced in the ensuing months.

Nonetheless, I really am excited this game is coming to the Vita. Ill play this more on the go then the ps3


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+ SEVENTH-INFINITE on June 4th, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

Plus everything you announced was “coming soon” besides ac3


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+ FredNation on June 4th, 2012 at 7:53 pm said:

Beta test news!?


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+ insano_jaco on June 4th, 2012 at 7:54 pm said:

Hey, just a reminder: remove Nintendo Super Smash Bros from the tags in youtube for this video.


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+ luvtoseek on June 4th, 2012 at 7:57 pm said:

Nice work on stage, Omar! Alot of characters I’ll like to see… but the Big Daddy & Nate role call made my day!


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+ Matrix_Lion on June 4th, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

Me and the Voltron Crew are going to have some fun with this game.


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+ AriesWarlock on June 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm said:

Hey Omar, I am excited for Big Daddy, but don’t forget Jennifer from Primal :)


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+ Elvick_ on June 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm said:

Another reminded to remove the Super Smash Bros from the tags on the video. Unless you’re getting some money off ads or something based on the hits.

Then go for it. People are not happy~ I could care less about it myself.


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+ saab01 on June 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm said:

I like the additions of Drake and Big daddy. Hopefully we will see more to come.


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+ Elvick_ on June 4th, 2012 at 8:06 pm said:

reminder* xP

And the game looks great, but I was underwhelmed with it’s E3 showing. All stuff we had seen before. And then we only got 2 character reveals at the end of it.


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+ DRAQ-520 on June 4th, 2012 at 8:15 pm said:

awesome reveals, any chance alternate outfits will be available?, because drake’s desert outfit would be nice, also why only two reveals?, expected to see more, well i hope Cloud and Cole Mcgrath are the next revealed characters and there will be more stages? because i don’t see any new one.


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+ Berae on June 4th, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

great addition, I thought we would see more characters tho but its alright. The game looks great


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+ skepsipol on June 4th, 2012 at 8:29 pm said:

I like how you guys used Justice’s “Genesis” for this trailer, the music makes the gameplay trailer even better.


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+ UnleashedMonkey on June 4th, 2012 at 8:40 pm said:

CMON GUYS LETS GET PRINNY IN THIS!!


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+ D-Squad3 on June 4th, 2012 at 9:33 pm said:

No disrespect Omar but you guys already know that everyone wants Square Enix characters such as Cloud, Sephiroth, Lightning and Sora!


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+ freshprincepbg on June 4th, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

For the love of Playstation, get rid of the Super-only Ko’s. We saw in the e3 demo, that if you miss your super, you are screwed. And why didn’t you guys show off new characters in action? It’s e3! Not even a new stage or anything?


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+ Darth-Krayt on June 4th, 2012 at 9:39 pm said:

Aside from the rediculous time spent on that book (you should have ending it after the applause after mentioning J.K.Rowling), this was the other mistake of your presser. If Drake and Big Daddy were playable on the show floor after the conference…….why didn’t you use the press conference itself to actually debut them in game?

That was odd to me, that even though you had new characters at E3 to show off, you just showed the same exact thing you showed a month ago. Weird choice, but I guess sometimes it’s the obvious things we miss.


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+ FruitySnaks on June 4th, 2012 at 9:41 pm said:

Just made a PS.Blog.Share idea for Prinny in All- Stars! Please come vote it up!


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on June 4th, 2012 at 9:43 pm said:

I also think that a Prinny would be a great character. I really hope this roster ends up being huge because there’s an absurd amount of characters they could choose from.


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+ SToRM-TROOP3R_LG on June 4th, 2012 at 10:05 pm said:

Nathan Drake all the way


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+ JazzSaxPlayer on June 4th, 2012 at 10:25 pm said:

freakin out about the Big Daddy. They need to add the traveler from Journey!!!


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+ Natros_ on June 4th, 2012 at 10:33 pm said:

Drake’s my man.
But other characters I’d love to see implemented, aside from the pretty obvious, i.e. Big Boss, Jak, Ratchet, Spyro, Crash, etc…

Top 10

1. Dart (The Legend of Dragoon)
2. Prinny (Disgaea)
3. Cloud (FFXII)
4. Revolver Ocelot (Metal Gear Solid 3)
5. Rayman (Rayman)
6. Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
7. Chris Redfield (Resident Evil 5)
8. Dante (Devil May Cry)
9. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
10. Raiden (Metal Gear Solid: Rising)

Not in any particular order except my #1.


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+ Enigma777 on June 4th, 2012 at 10:34 pm said:

Drake was expected, but Big Daddy? Wow, that’s certainly a surprise. Hope there’s a nice 30+ character roster in the game.


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+ proud2be on June 4th, 2012 at 10:38 pm said:

LOOKING FORWARD TO A COLLECTORS EDITION AND IM ALL IN FOR A BETA TESTER SONY, GET @ ME. PLEASE MAKE A COLLECTORS AND ADD SONYS EX …CRASH BANDICOOT.AND PLEASE HAVE A FEATURE WHERE YOOU CAN RECORD GAMEPLAY AND SUBMIT TO YOUTUBE . LOOKIN FORWARD TO IT SONY!


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+ Enigma777 on June 4th, 2012 at 10:46 pm said:

Also I’m not sure about the Vita version. I just don’t think I want to play this type of game on a small screen.


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+ Gekidami on June 4th, 2012 at 11:12 pm said:

I’m surprised not even a new stage was shown. Also, Big Daddy? Hardly a staple of the PlayStation, when i think of Bioshock & PS3, i think of a game the platform got later and was a pretty shoddy port.

When can we expect more news about the game with a real, decent showing?


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+ BDurk15 on June 4th, 2012 at 11:21 pm said:

Please, for the love of God, let Drake’s ‘finisher’ (or whatever equivalent of) be the “I will kick you to sleep!” head kick. I could die happy then…


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+ ATFrez on June 4th, 2012 at 11:44 pm said:

Honestly, I expected Drake, but Big Daddy? Shocker! (No pun intended.) I still have my personal request of Vahn from Legend of Legaia, however. I would be so grateful if that were to happen! Game looks great so far. Keep up the great work, Superbot!


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+ fruitsamuraiF on June 5th, 2012 at 12:19 am said:

does the comment section work?(I tried once my comment didn’t show up


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+ ytl1986 on June 5th, 2012 at 1:41 am said:

They need to add at least a Hot Shot Golf character or a stage because the series is part of the Playstation history.


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+ DarkOne_PR on June 5th, 2012 at 1:47 am said:

NO LIKE THE ONLY KOs BY SUPERS!!!! NO GOOD NO GOOD!!!!! KNOCK OFF STAGE MODE with ACTUAL DAMAGE I DEMAND!!!!

Also! dont put to much third party support! its good to put like a limit to 5! the rest must be ps exclusive. and not too many shooter guys! thats not good.

My top 5:
1: Cloud or Sephiroth (Obviously)
2: Ezio/altair
3: White Knight
4: Demons Souls Knight ( He can use bow, sword and spells like soul Arrow and stuff and as special move FIRE STORM!!!) * DROOOLING! WAIT HE IS EXCLUSIVE! NEVER MIND!
4: Ryu Hayabusa
5:Rayman/Crash/Spyro

Some exclusive suggestions:
Alicia from Valkyria Chronicles, Cole, Nariko, Tag, SackBoy, Ratchet and clank (together), Fei from Xenogears,
MAO(disgaea3) Tomba…. i cant remember anymore.. lol!


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+ Kchow23 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:00 am said:

Any bundle for both PS Vita and PS3 versions and what are their differences?


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+ Kchow23 on June 5th, 2012 at 2:01 am said:

Disappointed that their were some hints at Solid Snake but he didn’t show up in either a new MGS game or in PS All-stars..


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+ lequish on June 5th, 2012 at 6:47 am said:

Cole (Good and Bad)
Raiden
Jak
Daxter
Crash
Monkey (ape Escape)
Cortex
Spyro


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+ BRRPPPPPPPPPPPPP on June 5th, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

FFVII LBP2 Remake Project
Vote for Cloud- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znA6Njuylmo&feature=channel&list=UL
Vote for Sephiroth as Final Boss – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jat96-0cRqQ&feature=channel&list=UL
Vote for Crash Bandicoot – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUkcKaByNQ&feature=channel&list=UL


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+ pscoolman on June 5th, 2012 at 8:59 am said:

YOU GUYS SHOULD RENAME THIS “PLAYSTATION BATTLE-STARS ROYALE” OR JUST SIMPLY “PLAYSTATION BATTLE-STARS” OR “PLAYSTATION ALL-STARS”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is too long


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+ Hooligantuan on June 5th, 2012 at 9:12 am said:

Oh, neat, stupid Kratos is in it.


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+ Astroking112 on June 5th, 2012 at 10:47 am said:

Nice. Everyone was guessing Nathan Drake on the previous thread (Of course he’s going to be in it, just like Cole MacGrath), but I didn’t see anyone guessing Big Daddy. Heck, I had no idea who he was, but he does look like a nice addition to the roster.

Still remember the original PSOne, though. Crash, Spyro, and Sir Daniel need to be in this. Along with them should be Nariko, Leonard, Sora, Ratchet & Clank (As one character), Jak & Daxter (Also as one character), the Journeyer, and various others.

As for the Vita, will it be possible to play a battle with some players on the PS3 and some on the Vita using Remote Play? And will there maybe be special stages or even a character available only on one version? If so, could they still be played on either version through the remote play function?


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+ Astroking112 on June 5th, 2012 at 10:53 am said:

Also, it would be nice if there was a special “Variant Mode” on each character. Look at SSBB, see how you can click on your character’s portrait once selected to change the color? Something like that would be nice, except with only two versions (The PSASBR version would be default).

For PSOne and PS2 characters, it could be the original polygon image (Like having KH2 Sora as default PSASBR, but his KH1 counterpart as a variant). However, something would need to be come up with for Variants for the newer characters.

Some would be easy, such as Cole MacGrath. Make his default the hero (The default is hero in both games), and his Variant the evil version, with red electricity and paler skin. Sackboy could have a different costume.

These Variants could merely help distinguish people playing as the same character more, and would only be aesthetic changes, making them relatively easy (I think).


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+ JQM78 on June 5th, 2012 at 12:31 pm said:

Overall, I was a little disappointed in the E3 Sony presentation. Not a whole lot of Vita stuff that we didn’t know about… Also, where’s the PS Plus support for the Vita?

It’s great that there’s some big titles coming to the PS3, but why neglect the Vita?


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+ JQM78 on June 5th, 2012 at 12:33 pm said:

ALSO – Really let down that was no LBP Karting for Vita announcement!!

This game would work perfect on Vita, why no port?

Modnation for Vita was fun, but it had no on-line!! We need a Sony Kart Racer for Vita, Kart Racers are so much more accessible and fun on a portable!!


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+ techey91 on June 5th, 2012 at 1:21 pm said:

I can’t decide between this and Call of Duty: Declassified


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