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Kat and Emmett Join the Battle Royale Today, Free for Two Weeks

Seth Killian's Avatar + Posted by Seth Killian on Feb 12, 2013 // Lead Game Designer, Sony Santa Monica Studio

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Hey everyone,

We’re happy to follow up PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale‘s win for “Best Fighting Game” at the DICE Awards (the awards where all of the voting is done by other games industry pros), with a gift to all the players that have supported the project from the start.

I hear from a lot of you guys, and I know you’ve been waiting patiently… but that wait ends today! We’ve got two new PlayStation All-Stars joining the Battle Royale: Kat from Gravity Rush, and Emmett Graves from Starhawk. Any fighting fan will tell you how much it means to have new characters joining a game, but it’s even better because — as promised — these DLC characters are totally free for two weeks!

Wait, “free for two weeks” sounds funny… Does that mean if I download them, after two weeks is up I have to pay? Nope. You have a two week window to download the DLC. If you do, the characters are yours free, forever and ever. You can play them online, offline, upside down, or however you want.

After the two week window ends, the characters will still be available on PSN, but as paid DLC. Latecomers can still get Kat and Emmett for $4.99 each, but if you download them in the next two weeks, they are yours free forever. The only way you would have to pay is if you missed this free offer, but you’re reading this now, so you won’t have to be that person.

Okay, so free is cool, but what are these characters are all about anyway?

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Just like he did on out on the frontier on Dust, Emmett Graves depends on his tools to survive. Easily one of the most unique additions to the cast, Emmett brings Starhawk’s “Build & Battle” style to the fight, dropping down weapons and structures to help him out. He can drop shotguns, rocket launchers, new grenades, an AP-building Rift Extractor, or even an automated turret that tracks and blasts at opponents. If he powers up for a level 3 super, Emmett pilots a deadly Hawk mech, blasting opponents with machine guns, planting aerial mines, or crushing opponents under the Hawk’s feet, all leading up to a super-ending flying strafe run that lays waste to the entire stage and sends everyone running desperately for cover.

Kat is great for combos and prefers close combat, with more inspired ways to zip around the arenas than anyone in the cast. In addition to the kicks you’ll remember from Gravity Rush, she also has some crazy gravity attacks, like creating a small black hole to draw in opponents, or a burst to push everyone away, and of course one of the deadliest level 3s in the game. Kat teams up with her mysterious feline companion Dusty, uniting their powers to attack with frenzied claw slashes, a deadly lunge you can aim in different directions, and a massive black hole that kills anyone unlucky enough to touch its center.

Both characters come with everything that was included with the original launch characters, including a full arcade mode with intro, ending, and rival scenes, a second unlockable costume, an unlockable minion, custom backings and icons, taunts, intro/outros, theme music, and more.

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In addition to the characters, there is also a new stage called “Fearless.” The fight begins atop a giant rock spire you’ll remember from Heavenly Sword, before crashing down into the second part of our mashup, where it literally collides with an electrified track from Wipeout. Keep your eyes peeled for cameo character appearances in Heavenly Sword’s scaffolding, as well as for the Wipeout racers that will send you flying on impact. You can play this stage for free in ranked online matches, but to play it offline or in player matches, it’s $1.99.

Coinciding with these new characters, we’re also proud to announce the PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale $6,000 tournament powered by Major League Gaming. For more information on how to enter the tournament, please visit the tournament site.

So, to sum up:

Characters? Free, and yours forever! But only if you hurry and get them before the two-week window (that starts today) expires.

//Add Your Own

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+ swan-ton-bom on February 12th, 2013 at 7:08 pm said:

Crash Friggin Bandicoot!!!!!!!!!! DX RAGE!!!!!!!


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+ swan-ton-bom on February 12th, 2013 at 7:14 pm said:

AND Spyro!!!!!! DON’T FORGET SPYRO!!!!!


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+ Dantes_Ragnarok on February 12th, 2013 at 8:10 pm said:

Ewwwww
what have they done to Dante?
ok, I couldnt care less about that A-hole (yes Im a big fan of the original) but what the hell happened to his face?
he looks.. depressed, like a hobo or something.
was that really necessary? why did you changed his face? Im curious.


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+ Sonichdghog on February 12th, 2013 at 8:14 pm said:

to Carl-G

Lara was planned as dlc for all stars but cancelled due the release date of all stars not being near the release date of the new tomb raider same thing for Abe but he was just cancelled for no good reason(sceduled for March/April dlc) Lara–>http://www.gamepur.com/news/10367-lara-croft-could-have-been-playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-says-crystal.html


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+ FLIP727 on February 12th, 2013 at 8:16 pm said:

I Called playstation support. The message that pops up right away is “the playstation store is down”.
Probably why I can’t download the new characters.


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+ mhn5 on February 12th, 2013 at 8:26 pm said:

$10 bucks for both Kat and Emmet?! Ouch, I feel bad for anyone who gets the game after the free period,cause that’s one hell of a price tag.


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 12th, 2013 at 8:40 pm said:

Woah, was this announced before? We can actually play on the Boss battle Stage? Sweet!


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+ Wideload2020 on February 12th, 2013 at 9:31 pm said:

excuse me i notice alot of people asking wuts going on with the dlc not up yet. is anyone going to answer whats going on? i was playing ranked today like five minutes ago and wouldn’t you know i i was battling both of them so i know it available but why can i get it? is it hiding somewhere in the store or something?


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+ Wtfman90 on February 12th, 2013 at 9:45 pm said:

I just beat Kat’s story/arcade mode and at the end the blue waves start with no credits and just stays there. I had to quit the game to play again. Just to let you guys know .. lol


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 12th, 2013 at 10:28 pm said:

For those of you that aren’t Nariko players, or aren’t grabbing the “Fearless” stage AND want to get the Add-On trophy? Just letting you know that You can play arcade more with her ( Diff. to your liking ) & hope that you get the stage. Build a Lv.3 & there’s your trophy.

just thought i’d share.


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+ Wideload2020 on February 12th, 2013 at 10:31 pm said:

HHHHHEEEEELLLLLLOOOOO?!?!?!?!?!?!? WHERE ARE THE TWO NEW CHARACTERS AT? I STILL CANT FIND THEM?!?!?!


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 12th, 2013 at 10:37 pm said:

@ Wideload2020

Maybe the Store hasn’t updated where you are yet?

If it did, then try: Games > PS3 Add-Ons > New PS3 Add-Ons > & surf through the list thoroughly, because, it might have only happened to me but, several Add-Ons didn’t have a specific image. Which caused me to miss the PASBR Add-On.

Hope this helped.


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+ Wideload2020 on February 12th, 2013 at 11:07 pm said:

@ +ZaGe-zAiKaNo thanks a ton man thats was exactly where it was but i didnt have to dig for it i just filtered as free and poof there it was. wonder why it wasnt were it should be…..


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+ hudapak on February 13th, 2013 at 12:58 am said:

It took me awhile to find the free DLC of Kat & Emmett. I wish their pics were showing so it’d be easier to find them instead of those folder&disc icons.


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+ Tekn0tize on February 13th, 2013 at 1:21 am said:

Awesome, but the UK store does not have any of the new content yet… waiting for it.

Now please let the next DLC include a Mortal Kombat rep.!! (Sub-Zero!)


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 13th, 2013 at 1:56 am said:

@164 I did read that, they might be announcing info. on New Challengers by March. Hopefully we’ll get some true royalties, but Emmett & Kat were a nice addition.


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+ Saeed-Al-Dosary on February 13th, 2013 at 8:49 am said:

Please this game needs more female characters such as Lara Croft and Lightning, because 3 female characters is not fair.

Also, there is an exclusive game to PlayStation 3 called Hyperdimension Neptunia. This game has a female character that actually represents the PlayStation 3 console itself, I think she really deserves to be a new All-Star in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and I think that Sony should reward the game for being exclusive and the fact that it has a character that was designed after the PlayStation 3 console.

Like really, she deserves the most to be an All-Star in the game.

Her name is Noire:

http://nisamerica.com/games/NeptuniaVictory/img/wp/wp2_1200.jpg

Please put her in the game. T_T


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+ GhostMachine1 on February 13th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

THANKS! Also I wish everyone at Superbot the best.


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+ Yakushi_X on February 13th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

why i can’t find the ps3 version DLC when i download the chars its say PSVita what up with that?


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+ saab01 on February 13th, 2013 at 9:32 am said:

Does anyone else have problems with this game online?? Every time it says no users found it doesn’t really make sense. Did I buy a game just for single player?


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+ Kanon_of_Gemini on February 13th, 2013 at 11:20 am said:

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no but seriusly, i can play 1 out of 15 matches…. WTF? is not my conection, this happend everywhere…


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+ TDchango_20 on February 13th, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

SICKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Bacon_Boy101 on February 13th, 2013 at 7:29 pm said:

Hello, Mr. Killian. I would like to ask if we would be able to get the versions of characters hence defeated by Polygon Man. Please consider this idea, as I think it would be great, personally. With respect, Your bacony friend P.S. Patapon Uberhero?


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+ BALBINO1592 on February 14th, 2013 at 8:19 am said:

Crash (Crash Bandicoot)
Solid Snake/ Old Snake (Metal Gear)
Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)
Abe (Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee)
Dart (Legend of Dragoon)
Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)
Ico (Ico)
Crono (Chrono Trigger)
Magus (Chrono Trigger)
Frog (Chrono Trigger)
Serge (Chrono Cross)
Raziel (Soul Reaver)
Spyro (Spyro)
Finn (Sorcery)
Amaterasu (Okami)
Megaman (Megaman)
Rayman (Rayman)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
Ari & Stan (Okage: Shadow King)
Chimera (Resistance)
Kazuma Kiryu (Yakuza)
Vahn (Legend of Legaia)
Protagonist/Antagonist/Any interesting character (Soul Sacrifice)


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+ MAF99 on February 14th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

Wait so the new map will also be free with Cat and Emitt??


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+ BALBINO1592 on February 14th, 2013 at 9:43 am said:

The stage is $1,99. Only Kat and Emmet are for free and only for two weeks. The Minions are for $0,49 each and, after two weeks, Kat and Emmet will cost $4,99 each. No more questions about it!


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+ chayandiaz on February 14th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

I hope Scorpion from Mortal Kombat, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden and Goku From DB will be in DLC


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+ RulitoCR on February 14th, 2013 at 6:58 pm said:

Awesome!! I was waiting for those!


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+ Yakushi_X on February 14th, 2013 at 8:18 pm said:

why i can’t download the ps3 chars DLC? after i download the DLC on my ps3 then its say psvita version why that? anyone have this problem


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+ BALBINO1592 on February 15th, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

@Yakushi_X
You need to do the update (549MB). Without the update, you can’t use them, maybe you already downloaded and installed but, you need the update to be able to play with them. When you download for the PS3 the PS Vita version comes together so, if you don’t own a PS Vita, they will be there forever until you delete them or transfer them to a PS Vita. The PS3 version of Kat and Emmet, like Isaid, maybe are already installed, so, you can’t see them on your PS3 like the PS Vita versions. So just update the game and be happy!

@chayandiaz
If they add Goku, they should add Ikki from Saint Seyia, since it only released for the PS3. Or maybe Zoro from One Piece, since the last One Piece games were only for PS3 too. Or the three on a single DLC called “Anime Pack” or something like that.


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+ skipzz9 on February 15th, 2013 at 10:49 am said:

i wish we had a mash-up characters like:
Corvo (Dishonored) Vs. Connor (Assassin’s Creed III)
Crash (Crash Bandicoot) Vs. Rayman (Rayman Origins)
Sora (Kingdom Hearts Games) Vs. Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)
chimera (Resistance Games) Vs. Adam Jensen (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
Gabriel Belmont (Castlevania: Lords of Shadows) Vs. Joel (The Last of Us)

it would be cool if we see these type of characters in the game


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+ ShadovvWolfie on February 18th, 2013 at 12:59 pm said:

Afew things.
1:This is Playstation All Stars.Not Disney and Sony,or Square Enix All Stars.If it isn’t truely a Sony Entertainment character,it is a extremely high chance it won’t make it to the roster.
2:They never said the characters are $4.99 nore were they claimed $9.99.I’m sure they will be a reasonable price.Maybe even $1.99 tops a piece with a $3 Bundle or something.
3:The game mechanics are fine.If we had HP bars noone would ever beat their bad match-up.(I.E. Radec vs Kat[Radec’s worse match up]).You would be frame trapped by fat princess.Combos would rule this game and probably ruin it and I’m sure some characters would certianly be the nightmare of the game.Not to mention any names….white cat with nintendo Wii like graphics…

All in all the game is fine.The cross-play is amazing.The lag has gone down tons since it begin updating and the DLC will only draw more players to this game.Which btw isn’t meant to be played alone.Which is why it lacks single player content.It’s a Party Game.Not a 2D fighter like Blazblue,Street Fighter or Tekken lol.


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+ StarWarfanboy on February 24th, 2013 at 12:13 pm said:

I hope there will be more character DLC coming out


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+ WAFFALO621 on February 25th, 2013 at 1:01 pm said:

We want Spyro and Sora and we want ‘em now!


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