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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Cole and Jak Join the Fight

Daniel Maniago's Avatar + Posted by Daniel Maniago on Jul 15, 2012 // Community Manager, SuperBot Entertainment

We hope everyone had a great time in San Diego at Comic-Con! The convention seems to get bigger every year (not sure how that’s possible), and this year was especially exciting for SuperBot since it gave us a chance to reveal the newest additions to the roster for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale!

Today at Comic-Con, the SuperBot team led a lively discussion panel that gave attendees a sneak peek at the development of PlayStation All-Stars. Alongside our very own Chan Park and Omar Kendall, IGN.com’s Greg Miller joined us as a moderator to explore how the team created our super roster of PlayStation characters and environments for the ultimate cross-over brawler. In addition, they discussed alternate costume decisions, some of the different game modes available, and the concept of the “mash-up.” But of course the highlight of the panel was unveiling two new, highly anticipated additions to the roster. We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Jak and Daxter and Cole MacGrath in PlayStation All-Stars!

Initially debuting on PS2 in 2001, Naughty Dog’s Jak and Daxter series has seen critical acclaim and success, spawning multiple titles on PS2, PS3, and PSP. Fans have enjoyed Jak and Daxter’s signature style and varied gameplay, so we considered them prime candidates for our game. Jak and Daxter are beastly on the Battle Royale battlefield; they’ve definitely been my go-to pair lately here at the studio!

Players familiar with Jak and Daxter’s arsenal will immediately recognize some of the weaponry utilized in PlayStation All-Stars including the Blaster, Needle Lazer, Gyro Burster, and Mass Inverter. When the going gets tough, Jak has the ability to unleash the powers of both Dark and Light Jak to even the playing field, as seen in Jak II and Jak 3 respectively. Daxter even lends a hand in Jak’s melee attacks.

Representing the PlayStation franchise inFAMOUS from Sucker Punch Studios, Cole MacGrath proves to be an unlikely hero with extraordinary powers, so it made perfect sense to us for him to be in the ring alongside some of PlayStation’s heaviest hitters.

Cole takes advantage of a wide array of abilities in inFAMOUS, an experience we hoped to emulate when incorporating him into the game. He is a well-rounded fighter who is effective at both close and long range combat, and is highly mobile as well. Players can command both his electrokinesis and cryokinesis, using these powers to assault opponents from a safe distance or propel himself towards the action. With these abilities, Cole proves to be a formidable adversary for the rest of the PlayStation All-Stars cast!

We’re always excited to share new information about the game, so we hope you’ve enjoyed the reveals so far. We still have lots more to unveil before our October 23, 2012 launch date so don’t forget to pre-order your copy and you’ll be hearing from us again soon. Until next time!

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+ whiteboyfromco on July 16th, 2012 at 10:24 am said:

Can we PLEASE get Kat from Gravity Rush into this game?! PLEASE!!!!??? This game needs more women.


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+ Pukerat on July 16th, 2012 at 11:15 am said:

I want Mel and Hot Shots Golf mentioned! Mel could use a golf club as a melee weapon and for one of his specials, he could transform himself into one of his tiger camo military outfits and be armed with an M16 that shoots exploding hot dogs. Man, that would be hilarious! I’m sure you’d have plenty of things to work with for Mel, considering his dialogue includes things like “cream cheese,” “little more sauce on that chicken,” “I’d like to thank my dog,” and “I’m going to need a pair of fingernail clippers.”

I’d also like to see a character from a survival/horror type of game, such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Parasite Eve, etc. As others have mentioned, more female characters need to get in. Perhaps you should consider some female Final Fantasy characters or that woman from Folklore. One last character I’ll mention isn’t really a playstation character, but I’d love to see Earthworm Jim!

But Mel/Hot Shots Golf needs to be included. I remember playing those games from the PS1 to PS2, PSP, AND the PS3. You’d be doing a great disservice to the Playstation brand and fans if you included characters like the Big Daddy and Fat Princess without adding Mel/HSG in on the action.


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+ Bigcalv2002 on July 16th, 2012 at 11:28 am said:

Very pleased with this announcement, looks like I will probably pre order.

A few thoughts though, does anyone else think that the “real life” characters look a little off? I mean srsly, look at Kratos, Nathan drake, and Cole! Anyways, minor details, I know!

Oh and for stages, a suggestion, how about something from the pixeljunk shooter series where a huge lava eruption could slide across half of the map or where water would rise from the ground up and people could float in it.

Also obvious characters remaining
- Ratchet & Clank
- Sackboy
- Crash Bandicoot
- Spyro the dragon
- Nathan Hale from resistance
- Someone from the SOCOM series of games (inb4 SOCOM 4 sux)

pls pls pls tell me you have at least 3 of these characters in the works!


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+ Gintoki-w on July 16th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

I just hope the next announcement will be Specter from Ape Escape !


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+ PreatomicAbyss on July 16th, 2012 at 12:51 pm said:

Getting really tempted to pre-order this game now. I highly doubt Crash will be in this game but it wouldn’t hurt to hope I guess :)


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+ luvtoseek on July 16th, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

@37, IceColdKilla44- you’ll see the alt. costumes at the end of the vid.

@ 26, 56, & 58- Nariko is a great choice. But from a business perspective, it seems rather unlikely as her legacy looks to have ended w/ only one game. Heavenly Sword just didn’t sell well; my guess is that there weren’t any amazing titles at the time & the critics/consumers did not appreciate HS as Sony’s best offering. Too bad, the game had some issues but the character + art design was well done.

@ 107, saintaqua- good list!

Hey SuperBot, we def. do need some female characters!


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+ Tchanku on July 16th, 2012 at 1:15 pm said:

Cole. Add Sackboy and my wishlist is finished.


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+ Tchanku on July 16th, 2012 at 1:16 pm said:

Any word on digital preorders for the costumes?


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+ Zeruel36 on July 16th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

Character roster is great but I haven’t seen any big grabbers for me personally. However seeing as this game is going to be Vita as well, it’s only natural to give one of the biggest Vita exclusive character a place on the roster. Seeing as you’re limited with female characters a well, look no further than KAT from GRAVITY RUSH.

That would sell me on this game. And people playing it on PS3 may end up buying a Vita to learn more about this epic character named Kat. It’s Win Win.


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+ enano_javi on July 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

Where is Snake? Crash? Tomba? Cloud? Ratchet & Clank? Lara Croft? Sackboy? Spyro?
These are all “Playstation All Stars”, they all began with playstation! I want this game but seriously, make it a great game with a big character rooster of all the playstation real beginners…
Btw.Nice adding Jak & Daxter, thought u were gonna make them 2 different characters but u left them as one nice!
Hope to see at least 20 characters once this game comes out!


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+ Heart_stopper12 on July 16th, 2012 at 5:56 pm said:

I’m getting real of these butt hurt people, come on they just added Nathan, Cole, Jak, And Heiachi shut the hell up and wait and don’t give me no bull-crap comment either.


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+ Jizza-Boi on July 16th, 2012 at 6:28 pm said:

I hope they add either Alex or James from the Prototype series, they also need to add Altier from Assassin’s Creed.


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+ antimatter98 on July 16th, 2012 at 7:43 pm said:

Once they add Crash Bandicoot, I’m going to get the game for my ps vita


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+ Ndukauba on July 16th, 2012 at 9:44 pm said:

THANK YOU GOD!!! I’ve been waiting for these 2 characters XD. Ratchet and Clank have to be next! And i hope they put Cloud in. I mean, I can list out a few moves for his supers.

Level 1 – Cross Slash, Braver

Level 2 – Climhazzard, Meteor

Level 3 – Omnislash “Most reliable choice” (From either Final Fantasy 7 or from Advent Children), Ultima

Please put Cloud in the game!


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+ Bryan_C_Jones on July 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm said:

Kat from Gravity Rush & Sora from Kingdom Hearts please.


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+ jimboiscool1 on July 17th, 2012 at 7:01 am said:

YES! Jak and Daxter :)


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+ FORMIK on July 17th, 2012 at 8:44 am said:

SuperBot Entertainment should release an app for Vita, tablets, and smartphones to allow us to see characters used by us, friends, and the world, along with how well each performs and how often chosen.


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+ sharebear420 on July 17th, 2012 at 10:46 am said:

sypyro, R&C,crash,cloud/sephroth,alucard/belmount, tomba and were good :)


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+ Aeriscloud on July 17th, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

Please do not add Cloud or any Square Enix character, they do not need tainted further by the Playstation brand.


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+ nam1997 on July 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm said:

…so what’s Cole’s pre-order costume? I personally think it should be his outfit from the first inFAMOUS. They should also release “Evil Cole” as a separate character.

How cool would it be if they made just a general “Assassin,” and each skin would be from each Assassin’s Creed game (Altair, Ezio, and Connor)?

WHERE IS CRASH AND SPYRO?!?!?! Jak and Cole are cool and all, but I pretty much assumed they would be in there considering that they’re staples of two different generations. Revealing Crash and Spyro would solidify A LOT of purchases and preorders.


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+ slysonic18 on July 20th, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

I wonder who would win if Sly fought Cole, and Jak fought Nathan Drake.


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+ mathboy3 on July 21st, 2012 at 3:49 pm said:

My wishlist of characters:

Ratchet and Clank
Sackboy
Ezio Auditore da Firenze (from Assassin’s Creed)
Bentley and Murray (from Sly Cooper)
Snake
Crash Bandifoot

Hope Sony takes this into consideration!


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+ Markus on July 21st, 2012 at 10:39 pm said:

I cannot overstate my happiness that Cole is in this game. He was my number one. Now for the rest of my list :P
For levels:
-pixeljunk monsters- towers being constructed everywhere (possibly manned?) and players must avoid the incoming monsters. Perhaps a challende in which the players must defend the flock?
-shadow of the colossus-need I explain?
-super rub a dub-a good sony tribute I think.players avoiding whirlpools and sharks. Again, perhaps a challenge in which players must collect and save the little rubber duckies?
-starhawk-again, need I explain? Perhaps this crosses over with pixeljunk monsters?
-Katamari – players fight on top of a huge spinning katamari ball with random objects spinning in and out of view (in changing directions) caused by the ball rolling, creating a dynamic battlefield


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+ Markus on July 21st, 2012 at 10:41 pm said:

For Characters:
-sackboy-2nd most wanted. Uses paintinator, grappling hook, and creatinator that spits random
objects. Super(s): gains jetpack, allowing for flight and super speed/holds breath and pops, creating small explosion/opens popit, allowing for dropping large,obscure objects or obnoxiously placing stickers onto other players(killing them), or possibly physically moving objects in the level to hurt other players
-Nariko-3rd most wanted. Moves are performed as combos. Perhaps guest appearances by kai? (similar to toro and kuro) Super(s): throws hat in slow motion aftertouch (steerable)/cannon/ lvl 3 range superstyle.

btw i’m glad to see other people want these two characters. I also like the idea of a loco roco level. huge potential there.


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+ Markus on July 21st, 2012 at 10:43 pm said:

-prince (katamari)- pretty straightforward. Super(s): spinning charge/[unknown]/jumps out of view, revealing the whole level as a spinning katamari ball. Preoceeds to roll level around, crushing and killing opponents
-squall- duh. Super(s): GFs, limit break, and signature spells (perhaps lvl 1 is doom with a small hit chance?) It would be sweet if GFs played out exaclty like they do in the game
-ratchet/clank- another given. Super(s): /rhino/mootator/groovitron
-crash bandicoot-obligatory. Signature spinning attack and he could throw TNTor NITRO boxes. Super(s): /aku aku invulnerabilty and buff/wampa launcher/summon villain to fight with him (Tiny?). Also it would be funny if when he jumped on pepole wampa fruit would come out. When he does his level 3 super, he does his signature dance
-spyro-also obligatory. Super(s): I honestly don’t know
-kuo and nix (infamous 2)- straightforward. their moves are already made

also someone brought up a good point that sackboy could change costumes, even becoming any playstation character. perhaps this could be a gameplay mechanic?


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+ Markus on July 21st, 2012 at 10:49 pm said:

cont:

-roach/bohan/flying fox/whiptail (heavenly sword)- too much to list but they would all make great characters
-ellen/keats (folklore)- many different possible moves
-apprentice (sorcery)
-sports champion character (character changes with costume change?)-uses gladiator weapon for melee, and frisbee, volleyball, and bow and arrow for range
-dante (devil may cry)
-sora (kingdom hearts)
-alex mercer (prototype)
-kat (gravity daze)
-altair/ezio/connor (assassin’s creed)
-isaac (dead space)
-cloud (ff7)
-raiden (MGS)
-Jin (tekken)- fights in combos like nariko. Super(s): tag moves/devil jin.
–Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)-iconic of course but again is another ranged shooting character
MISC:
Taunts
Mandatory appearance by giant enemy crab. Perhaps the final boss?
Also, I forgot to include my level idea for new marais, but i think you know what that would be like.

Note how certain characters are requested again and again. I think it’s safe to say everyone wants crash,cloud, spyro, sackboy, nariko, kat, and ratchet&clank.

PLEASE DONT REMOVE MY COMMENTS I’M JUST TRYING TO GET THESE IDEAS OUT THERE SO HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WITH INFLUENCE OVER DEVELOPMENT CAN SEE THEM!


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+ Deaththekid155 on July 22nd, 2012 at 7:05 pm said:

COOL I JUST I WANT EZIO SORA CLOUD AND CRASH AND IM GOOD


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+ ChrissyJess5 on July 23rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm said:

Where are Jak and Daxter and Cole’s Pre-order costumes?

And also, if you put Ratchet and Clank and Sackboy in, here’s my idea for their pre-order costumes:

Trillium Armour Ratchet and Secret Agent Clank
Sackbot
Freedom League Jak and Pants Daxter

And here’s the stages I’ll want:

A stage combining Fat Princess and BioShock

A stage combining Uncharted and Twisted Metal

The Terminal Velocity Stage’s Design


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+ OMEGA_MEXICAN on July 28th, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

Dang! Jak and Cole look just like they do in their own games. After i saw their trailers i had to go Preorder this! Im really excited for Gamescom and the new reveals
Great job Superbot I absolutely cannot wait!!


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+ jml_809 on July 28th, 2012 at 1:41 pm said:

WHAT ABOUT HEAVY FROM TEAM FORTRESS TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! (As part of Sony’s Friendship with Valve). Maybe one of the robots from Portal 2 or Gorden Freeman.


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+ jml_809 on July 28th, 2012 at 1:52 pm said:

Aeriscoud, do not say that Final Fantasy was tainted by PlayStation. In fact, the only reason that Final Fantasy is no on the Xbox 360 was due to financal reasons and that Xbox fanboys started forcing Square Enix to do that horrible decision and in fact the PS3 version of Final Fantasy XIII was superior to the Xbox 360 one


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