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PlayStation All-Stars Gamescom Reveal: Dante, Sackboy, Spike, Ratchet and Clank

Daniel Maniago's Avatar + Posted by Daniel Maniago on Aug 14, 2012 // Community Manager, SuperBot Entertainment

Yo PlayStation.Blog readers! Gamescom is finally upon us, and you know what that means: time for some highly anticipated Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale reveals!

We’re thrilled to announce the inclusion of Insomniac’s Ratchet and Clank in PlayStation All-Stars! Given the wealth of tools and gadgets at their disposal, it made perfect sense to us to include them in our roster. This duo is strongest at mid-range, and they can cut off many points of entry with varied angles of attack. We made sure that iconic Ratchet and Clank weapons such as the Combusto Pistol, the R.Y.N.O., and Tesla Spikes are available for players to utilize on the battlefield. Clank joins in on the fight wielding his powerful Chronoscepter, and even Mr. Zurkon can be summoned to lend a hand!

Also joining the cast is Spike from Sony Computer Entertainment’s franchise Ape Escape — a character that was on our radar from early on. We here at the studio have fond memories of the original Ape Escape on the PlayStation, which was revolutionary at the time for introducing unique gameplay elements facilitated by the first Dual Shock controller. The Ape Escape series has cemented itself in PlayStation’s history, and it’s our pleasure to have Spike as part of our roster. He’s a well-rounded character that can compete at close range, or from a distance with traps and projectiles, including the classic R.C. Car. He comes brandishing not only his signature stun clubs, but also peculiar gadgets, crazy weapons, and, of course, apes!

Dante from Capcom’s Devil May Cry has also made his way into PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale! It was imperative that a character with such a rich history and dazzling play style was part of the cast, and Dante fans can finally pit their favorite demon hunter against heavy hitters like Kratos and Heihachi. Dante’s offensive capabilities and mobility allow players to be creative in their assault, ensuring Devil May Cry fans will feel right at home hacking, slashing, and shooting their rivals into oblivion with devastating weaponry and stylish combos.

Lastly, we are pleased to announce that Media Molecule’s Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet is joining the rumble! Fans have been clamoring for his inclusion in our roster, and we’re more than happy to oblige. We had a panoply of items and gadgets to draw inspiration from in forming Sackboy’s moves for our game, so we eventually decided we’d give him a quirky and curious moveset that makes him stand out from the rest of the cast. He can produce various objects, gadgets, and tools that have varying effects when in play, affording him a distinct playstyle that is likely to catch foes off guard. Sackboy can pester enemies from a distance with his Cakeinator, and bounce them back to a non-threatening distance with a bounce pad!

We are also excited to show you our newest level, Stowaways, taken straight from one of the more frantic sequences in Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Stowaways is a unique stage that forces players to adapt to both long-range and close-quarters combat. The environment is constantly moving and changing, benefiting those who can quickly adapt. As usual, players can expect this Uncharted-themed level to be mashed up with elements from another franchise — which will it be this time?

PlayStation All-Stars: UNCHARTED - Stowaways

We’re also really excited about the promotional pricing announcement for PlayStation All-Stars that was made at today’s press conference. For all of you that purchase the PlayStation 3 version of PlayStation All-Stars – at retail or digitally through the PlayStation Network – you will be able to download the PS Vita version of PlayStation All-Stars from the PS Network at no additional cost. How awesome is that?!? Now you’ll be able to experience all of the great cross-save and cross-play features that PlayStation All-Stars has to offer on both the PS3 and PS Vita at one great price. So if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, perhaps this news will pique your interest.

That’s all for now! We appreciate the continued support for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale from the fans. We still have plenty more surprises in store for everyone between now and our November 20 release date, so keep checking back for more news!

PlayStation All-Stars: SpikePlayStation All-Stars: Sackboy

PlayStation All-Stars: DanteRatchet_Heroic

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218 Comments   6 Replies

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+ TheLastNinja- on August 14th, 2012 at 6:32 pm said:

Needs some Naked Snake/Big Boss.


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+ venneer on August 14th, 2012 at 6:38 pm said:

Not about how the character plays. This one is really about just how the character looks.

THAT is just not Dante. If this game is supposed to be a homage to the Playstation lineage then having that layout for Dante is simply a mistake. There is very little way around that. As is not having Crash and Spyro, by the way.


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+ Roxas91317 on August 14th, 2012 at 6:44 pm said:

I was sold when Cole got announced, but I’m really glad that Sackboy’s in the game. I also like the inclusion of Sly and Heihachi. There’s only two other characters I’d really like to see in this game that have neither been confirmed nor leaked. I look foward to seeing if they’re in this game. :)


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+ retro25 on August 14th, 2012 at 6:44 pm said:

Sweet, the next challengers will be: Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the dragon and Lara Croft (classic Playstation characters maybe added to the battle royal lineup I hope lol).


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+ SiloEyes on August 14th, 2012 at 6:46 pm said:

Pretty excited to hear the cross buy news for this game, and can’t wait to try it out. However, gotta say I am pretty disappointed to see this version of Dante in the game. As a Devil May Cry fan since the first game on PS2, I was really hoping for him as a character in All-Stars but I guess now he’ll just be chalked up to the list of characters I really wont be bothered with trying in the game. Please don’t downplay my disappointment as just someone who is upset only because his hair isn’t white, or his coat isn’t red; the principle of the matter is that he is just purely not Dante in the least bit. Including this new faux version of him is disrespectful to the legacy of “Playstation’s Dante” IMO.


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+ Evolution_ten on August 14th, 2012 at 7:18 pm said:

IM SO DISSAPOINTED at capcom first they kill wesker, now they make vergil a good guy and fk up dante,i wouldn’t be surprise if Leon died in the next R.E, Buy i want amaterasu in ps allstars!!!!!


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+ X-ay00ANT on August 14th, 2012 at 7:27 pm said:

jst wondering would there be more stages tht we seen


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+ djml9 on August 14th, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

ok, im sold. free vita version and sackboy, no way im passing this up. i absolutely love sackboys voice and moves, though his lvl3 could have been better. and idc about dante’s appearance, he looks like he can get alot of kills, but i was kinda hoping for a devil trigger. o well, sackboy more than makes up for it. and spike looks super weird, but i remember all the moves from ape escape on the loose. im sold on this game. sony, u guys know how to sap my wallet dry.


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+ djml9 on August 14th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

im 100% sure classic dante will be an alternate stume, guys. calm down.


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+ Robsonmonkey on August 14th, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

“We understand that different people have their own favorite version of Dante. However, once players sit down and try him out they will realize that he’s simply a blast to play”

What do you mean “versions”

People either like the old one or the new one…..what PR bullcrap is this

Superbot are you like totaly clueless about the new Dante, the MAJORITY of gamers don’t like him so why use him when you know this. It’s a game about Playstation all stars, New Dante is not a PAS…I know other characters arn’t but they never had exclusive games to the system in the PS2 days like DMC.

Give us a real answer….did Capcom force you to do this


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+ WhiteF8ng on August 14th, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

spike looks like he’ll be beast. Sackboy doesn’t seem too bad either…


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+ The_Jooker101 on August 14th, 2012 at 8:10 pm said:

Ratchet and Clank looks wired in the intro like he is going to rap me wired


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+ AmaterasuOkami1 on August 14th, 2012 at 8:18 pm said:

I am so happy that you guys are giving away Playstation All-Stars for free on Vita if we buy it for the PS3.

Thanks a bunch Superbot! I shall be practicing my combos on the go. :D


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+ sovietprince on August 14th, 2012 at 9:37 pm said:

1) all characters unlocked that sucks one of the things i enjoy in these types of games is unlocking new characters and is a big disappointment that you all went with giving players all the characters then letting them earn the characters through the story mode.

2) I noticed radek, sly, and ratchet;s level 3 are oddly similar


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+ SHINSPIKES on August 14th, 2012 at 9:48 pm said:

Dante seems like the only person with long good combos. I can’t seem to combo with anybody else, just small stuff, like 3 hits. Maybe yah should make a combo vid.


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+ proud2be on August 14th, 2012 at 10:00 pm said:

Not to excited about dante, since he’s not the o.g. character i was introduced to. And im still waiting on Crash,Spyro,Solid Snake. I cant wait till im able to play the beta though, looking forward to all the goodies and stuff to come. And i really hope a toy line and apparel can be made to promote and advertise this awesome game. Quick question why did PSABR get pushed back???


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+ proud2be on August 14th, 2012 at 10:08 pm said:

And also what made you guys choose a song by rapper the game as a song for the trailer?just curious…why?


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+ SolduNuts on August 14th, 2012 at 11:00 pm said:

Buy one get both is the best idea ever. My Vita investment is really seeming worth it although I have been loving the machine since I got one. With this and Plus coming to the handheld I will have to get that 32GB card sooner than expected. The mash up with the Uncharted level looks like the blimps from Bioshock Infinite. I like how all the characters look and feel like they were plucked right out of their game universe and dropped into this fighting game, it’s great. Keep up the good work and hopefully there will be more announcements.

Sold.


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+ DarkOne_PR on August 15th, 2012 at 12:23 am said:

EMO dante not kool… waned the old one… and when i mean waned i mean WE ALL WANED… >_<

Still I had this game reserved since it was posted on the gamestop screen since i was one of those asking for this game for YEARS!!!

but one question! If I buy my PS3 version… Do i get my physical copy?? i ask bc my Vita library its physical… and i wanted to purchase this physical since i was going to buy both versions… still if its only digital… can we still get a bundle to get my physical copy even if i have to pay 10 more bucks for it? like a 70$$ combo for both?


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+ ragnarok_weapon on August 15th, 2012 at 12:24 am said:

Awesome! Preordered a week ago for the PS3, and was debating whether or not to get it for my Vita. Now I get it for free ^_^


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+ DarkOne_PR on August 15th, 2012 at 12:37 am said:

BTW: Cloud MUST be in this… we need a swordman who can take that overpower dante…


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+ DarkAmaterasu77 on August 15th, 2012 at 12:42 am said:

well hopefully that they will make the Original Dante look as one of his alternate costume. I love the Uncharted and BioShock Stage! Songbird looks badass!!

My wishlist:

1st Party:

Ico and Yorda (ICO)
Wander (Shadow of The Colossus)
Kat (Gravity Rush)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Nathan Hale (Resistance)
Emmett Graves (Starhawk)
Sir Dan Fortesque (MediEvil)
Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)

3rd Party:

Crash Bandicoot
Solid / Naked / Old Snake
Raiden (Metal Gear Rising)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
Aya Brea (Parasite Eve)
Sephiroth / Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII)
Noctis Lucis Caelum (Final Fantasy Versus XIII)
Ezio Auditore da Firenze / Connor Kenway (Assassin’s Creed)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider Reboot)
Commander Shepard (Mass Effect)
Jill Valentine or Leon S. Kennedy or Ada Wong (Resident Evil)
Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)
Sub-Zero or Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
Ryu Hayabusa
Spyro


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+ gracos2010 on August 15th, 2012 at 1:35 am said:

would be shocked if neither Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon wasnt in the game


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+ QueenB82 on August 15th, 2012 at 2:13 am said:

Damn you almost had on it, Sony……until I saw the crack-wack, manorexic Dante. Then y’all just killed that for me……LAME. <_<

How'd you have the audacity to claim that chump as reppin' the DMC/Sony era is beyond me.


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+ blazingkite on August 15th, 2012 at 2:47 am said:

Is there any seats/slots left for more female brawlers besides Nariko and Fat Princess? Sackboy and Toro Inoue are more geared towards the cute factor. Any hope for Scarlett Blake from Dead Nation? How about making Yorda from ICO brawl give Yorda a ballerina fighting style, incorperate ICO weapons with telekinesis and Super consist of Ico, Shadow Beasts and The Queen protecting Yorda? Give Spike a nose or two dots where the nose should be. Last thing is Ico and Wander suited and booted for PASBR? Sorry so many questions. Exceptional work SuperBot.


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+ creperey22 on August 15th, 2012 at 3:13 am said:

Please we want Real Dante costume at least.

And I would love to see Gabe Logan, Snake, Altair.. And specially PEPSI MAN in the final roster!!! :D


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+ IcedDice777 on August 15th, 2012 at 4:17 am said:

Can’t wait for this game! Btw SuperBot…The “REAL” DANTE better be there too! LOL. Seriously, can you guys try to get MEGAMAN or fat megaman in the game too? And please…try to dig more characters from the ps1 game library, there’s alot of great unique characters that would be perfect for your title. Thank You


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+ TORAKISAKONOULIS on August 15th, 2012 at 4:42 am said:

superbot if u see this please answer resident evil and crash bandicoot?


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+ oo7PorscheMGS on August 15th, 2012 at 5:09 am said:

Just had to sign in… in the middle of the night…

to say this ;)

Hopefully someone from Superbot sees it. Love what you’ve shown so far, but also want to let you know what others have been saying as well: It won’t truly be complete unless you have Crash Bandicoot, Spyro (I’d rather have Gex but spyro is more popular I guess but both would be nice too…), Solid Snake, Lara Croft, and Cloud Strife. MGS, FF7, and Tomb Raider are TOO big in playstation’s history to ignore, and of course crash is #1 since he went up against mario himself. Could care less if Activision has the rights to Crash now.. bother their dumb a$$e$ until they let you put crash where he belongs. Same with spyro.

I would put Resident Evil on the list too but I’m not sure if you guys will get one of those characters as well. Snake, Lara, Crash and Cloud are more important first. If you can get a resident evil character I’d say chris+Jill+Leon would all have to be included… Jill and Chris are my personal favs tho.

What else… my own personal request? AlucarDDracula… Perfect for a 2D fighting game….


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+ Raffymundo on August 15th, 2012 at 5:46 am said:

hey chan :) the game needs more voice acting in the fights :/


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+ IceColdKilla44 on August 15th, 2012 at 6:20 am said:

Okay, I won’t lie. I was hoping you would have used Dante’s old look (since that one’s actually ‘iconic’).

But after seeing that Dante trailer….I’m convinced. He looks SUPER fun to play!

Oh and btw, I’m absolutely stoked to hear about the free Vita version; I preordered as soon as I heard the news!


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+ Mo-green28 on August 15th, 2012 at 6:52 am said:

If any of these 5 character’s are missing, then Superbot/Sony have failed us…

1.) Any Version of Snake from MGS series

2.) Crash Bandicoot

3. Lara Croft

4.) The Main Character from MediEvil series(name?)

5.) Spyro

These five are mandatory.

My list of characters that are not announced, and not even rumored that should also be there is… Cloud, 1 of the main character’s from AC series, Prince of Persia(PS2 series), Ryu(Street Fighter),Sora/Goofy,Donald(character trio from KH series), Tommy Vercetti(Most people’s fav. Main character from GTA series), Gabe Logan, and Jill or Leon( Resident Evil).

All of these character’s were exclusive’s,timed exclusive’s to Sony, really a top priority on Sony’s systems to help them sell, or helped them out quite a bit at some point in time.


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+ TheGazer000 on August 15th, 2012 at 7:51 am said:

This isn’t the Dante that I used to know :(


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+ le_silva on August 15th, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

I thought that was the Dante Alighieri =)


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+ destroyaX on August 15th, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

well is not the Dante i wanted… but is Dante none the less =D he looks really fun to play as well, would we have Vergil as well?


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+ Sparkz92 on August 15th, 2012 at 9:17 am said:

Sackboy looks uber fun to play as!!


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+ Dessron on August 15th, 2012 at 9:25 am said:

Is the cross-buy limited to digital version or will we get the Vita version for free if we buy the PS3 retail version?


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+ mtjjrstccw1 on August 15th, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

Hey Daniel Maniago, I AM SO HAPPY SACKBOY IS IN! HE LOOKS LIKE A BLAST TO PLAY! quick question: Does Sackboy have a move where he can copy another characters costume and use 1 of their moves other than his level 1 super or is it just for the level 1?


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+ arturosuspadre on August 15th, 2012 at 9:45 am said:

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!.


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+ CloudStrife_PR on August 15th, 2012 at 9:48 am said:

I would like to see MGS Raiden, Snake, Ocelot, also to chimeras, Cloud Strife, the infamous kuo and kessler, sevchenko, Zeus, and many more smash bros nintendo Remember pq has 36 characters on playstation all star today there are only 15, there q have more characters to vary


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+ arturosuspadre on August 15th, 2012 at 9:48 am said:

What this game needs is someone from Resident evil. RE is a play station classic. Jill perhaps? OOOO PLEASE PUT JILL IN THE GAME.


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+ Dig4block on August 15th, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

Please add the following characters:
Crash Bandicoot
Spyro
Borderlands 1 & 2 characters
Ezikiel off of AC 1,2,3,Brotherhood,Revelations
Marvel,DC,Capcom,Mortal Kombat, Namco
Leon Kennedy, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, Sheva Alomar, Jake of RE6
Put PacMan for crying sakes.
Please tae my request i’m begging you andd also can i recieve the beta because my friend has recieved it but i have not.
Thank You, Dig4block


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+ Dig4block on August 15th, 2012 at 12:10 pm said:

Dont forget transformers


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+ enano_javi on August 15th, 2012 at 2:04 pm said:

AWESOME TOP NOTCH CHARACTERS!!!!! LOVE IT SO FAR!!! (Spike <3)
Now lets see a Femme Fatale group!!!!!

- Lara Croft
- Jill Valentine
- Aya Brea
- Lighting or any other female from FF, Tifa, Yuna, Edea or Rinoa.
- Kat from Gravity Rush

Could'nt think of any other female characters….


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+ listenkids on August 15th, 2012 at 2:23 pm said:

With the exclusion of unlockable characters/skins/whatever, I may just rent. Look’s good, regardless, just not a fan of being handed everything, I like working on games.


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+ SIMan24 on August 15th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

So happy Spike is in the game, big fan of ape escape (just look at my profile pic)

Can we have the PSone Spike from the original Ape Escape too? (The one with red hair, red shirt, and jean shorts.)


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+ jml_809 on August 15th, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

How about they add TF2′s Heavy to the game at least as DLC to represent now Playstation lover and developer Valve


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+ Hydrologics on August 15th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

Question to Superbot:
What was the deciding factor in choosing Nathan Drake over Lara Croft? They both hypothetically fill the same niche gameplay and overall style (gun toting, sexy, treasure hunter) but Lara has a longer history as a playstation icon. What does Drake bring to the table that Lara cannot?


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+ U-N000 on August 15th, 2012 at 5:16 pm said:

No unlock ? Where’s the fun in that? I love going through story/arcade/etc. to unlock characters. Where you never know when you’ll encounter a new character and you have to beat them to unlock them… I wish they’d gone with that style.


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+ SaBResSTRiKE18 on August 15th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

I think you guys over at suberbot entertainment should make unlockable characters instead of them being available from the getgo. It would make alot of people happier, including me.


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