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PlayStation All-Stars EVO Reveal: Heihachi and Toro

Daniel Maniago's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, SuperBot Entertainment

This weekend the SuperBot team and I are here in Las Vegas at the annual Evolution Championship Series. In addition to checking out some of the best fighting games in the community and the heated competition between the fans, we’re also here to make a very special announcement. Tonight during an Exhibition Presentation, we are excited to announce two new challengers in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale – Heihachi Mishima and Toro Inoue!

Hailing from the ever-popular Tekken series, the original mastermind behind the Mishima Zaibatsu joins the battle! Making his first appearance on the PSX in 1995, Heihachi is one of only five characters to appear in every iteration of Tekken thereafter, brawling his way through 17 years of King of Iron Fist tournaments. Heihachi fans will feel right at home with this newest interpretation.

Familiar moves such as his Electric Wind God Fist and Twin Pistons are intact and as deadly as ever. He excels at close-range combat, overwhelming opponents with quick, powerful strikes. Heihachi’s combo potential ranks among the best in the roster, turning every encounter into a stylish martial arts exhibition. Though the battlefield has changed, Heihachi brings his signature fighting style and brutal attacks to PlayStation All-Stars!

Toro Inoue, also known as the Sony Cat, has been a faithful mascot to Sony in Japan for over a decade! He has made appearances in numerous video games spanning several different Sony consoles and is a welcome addition to our roster. Though appearing to be simply a cute feline, the warrior within proves to be as formidable as the next.

Toro brings a unique stance-based fighting style to PlayStation All-Stars, affording him several different sets of attacks to utilize in combat. He transitions seamlessly from a close-range fighter in his Justice form, to a ranged specialist in his Torobi form, to an effective wide-area controller in his Oni form. All the while, Toro’s fun-loving charm comes through in every action he performs. Be sure to check him out!

Finally, we are pleased to announce our newest stage, Dojo! Fans of the original Parappa the Rapper on the PSX will immediately recognize this kung-fu dwelling, which is where Parappa originally acquired his martial arts arsenal from Chop Chop Master Onion. However, not everything is as it seems in the city; could danger be looming ahead?

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Toro & Heihachi reveal

For those of you who are here in Vegas participating in the tournaments, you can now go hands-on with these new characters at our booth in the Tournament Hall starting Saturday morning when the booth opens at 8AM. So be sure to swing by.

That’s it for now! We have plenty more information coming in the near future, so stay tuned for more reveals to come as we get closer to October 23, 2012! Don’t forget to pre-order your copy!

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Apeman24 said:

July 6th, 6:29 pm

Darn was wishing for someone else… oh well

Deekman said:

July 6th, 6:29 pm

Awesome! Now bring on Kazuma Kiryu from Yakuza. That would make this game perfect!

UnleashedMonkey said:

July 6th, 6:29 pm

the tekken guy…? well ill sit back praying that some how Prinny from disgaea gets in the game :(

Raito_6 said:

July 6th, 6:32 pm

There’s definitely some other characters I’m hoping to see, but I’m sure Sony has quite a few surprises up their sleeve. This is most likely a day one purchase for me. Especially if online play works well.

To all of the people freaking out and assuming there are ten characters in the game, please work on your reading comprehension and have a little faith in Sony! When did Nintendo ever reveal every character in Smash Bros before it launched?!

Deak1124 said:

July 6th, 6:33 pm

I’m really excited for this game and appreciate any and every roster announcement. However, I’m crossing my fingers for Sir Dan to make the cut. If this happens, words cannot describe how excited I will be.

I got to pre-order this ASAP, which reminds me, any chance we can see the bonus costumes for Heihachi and Toro now?

BossmanCCrowder1 said:

July 6th, 6:33 pm

Awesome! Really cool to see a Tekken character in the roster.

gerneric123 said:

July 6th, 6:33 pm

Toro! <3

TANZEB123 said:

July 6th, 6:34 pm

please put in spyro and crash!

pelagato24 said:

July 6th, 6:34 pm

Waiting for Snake or Raiden.. make it happen plz!

Blackmagic316 said:

July 6th, 6:34 pm

I swear if people just relax and wait that you will see the character you want to see. Don’t get mad until you have seen the full roster. It is good to be optimistic.

yanksfan216 said:

July 6th, 6:35 pm

pretty damn cool. if only they could add someone from battle arena toshinden lol

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 6th, 6:37 pm

Awwh Hell YES! Can’t wait to see who’s next

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    Daniel Maniago said:

    July 11th, 2:19 pm

    Haha it’s great to see people’s enthusiasm regarding our roster. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled this week for our Comic-Con reveals!

cecil322 said:

July 6th, 6:37 pm

Not bad

LordRaziel said:

July 6th, 6:37 pm

Where is Cloud from FF7? That would be awesome.

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 6th, 6:38 pm

Also glad u didnt reveal Snake or Cole. We know there coming thx to Eric Laden

Apeman24 said:

July 6th, 6:38 pm

But do not get me wrong, still good good characters to add to the roster, can not wait to see more! and how long does the pre order deal last, the day before release?

Krazy_Tazmanius said:

July 6th, 6:38 pm

eh… these reveals were kinda… just ok. I’d like to see Wander, Jak and Daxter, Nariko, Ellen Page and Nathan Hale. As for third party characters… put in Dante from devil may cry, Solid Snake, Kazuma Kiryu, Crash Bandicoot and Cloud Strife!

Sonic-Boom said:

July 6th, 6:39 pm

nice fantastic character
i hope sonic is next

Kazriko said:

July 6th, 6:39 pm

Cool, Toro. Are we getting him here in the US?

I’m always disappointed when Toro gets stripped out for US release of games. Especially Disgaea games.

guitarded77 said:

July 6th, 6:39 pm

Make a dual pack with the PS3 and PSV versions of the game for one low price please!!! :D

RoyalXIII said:

July 6th, 6:40 pm

I never got why Toro isn’t Sony’s mascot in every region in general. Its not like they have one for the US.

MushThePainter said:

July 6th, 6:41 pm

i heard the rumor about Toro but Heihachi i didnt see coming.. why not Paul??? he was in the michael commercial!! either way good job and keep ’em coming

Kazriko said:

July 6th, 6:42 pm

Hopefully we’re getting Toro in the US release.

I’m always disappointed when they strip him out of games for US release.

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    Daniel Maniago said:

    July 11th, 2:24 pm

    He’s definitely going to be in the US release!

Blackmagic316 said:

July 6th, 6:43 pm

PLEASE add BATMAN to the roster. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Trust me it is a smart move.

MillerWireless said:

July 6th, 6:44 pm

I didn’t see this one comming…

Sephir007 said:

July 6th, 6:45 pm

I love toro! on another note, please add different modes of play, not only the one that you win with specials.. I’m anticipating that every player will go against the weakest rival to build up their specials,, that would not be fair..

Davidgui said:

July 6th, 6:46 pm

Toro I expected, Heihachi was a surprise though.
The game looks great! Really hoping for Wander to be playable in this!

MillerWireless said:

July 6th, 6:46 pm

Please put Crash Bandicoot in Allstars. He was the icon for the ps1 for crying out loud.

MillerWireless said:

July 6th, 6:48 pm

I wonder if they will put Crash in Allstars… this is getting better and better.

Thatcher7732 said:

July 6th, 6:48 pm

To be honest, I really hope they don’t continue the “one 1st party, one 3rd party” character pattern. I’d hate to see a game celebrating PlayStation turn into a game that doesn’t celebrate PlayStation as much as it is an attempt to one-up Nintendo. Now, 3rd party characters like Crash or Spyro would be great, because they were once owned by Sony; but random 3rd party characters that little to no people asked for? It’s a little ridiculous…

MrSoloLobo said:

July 6th, 6:49 pm

I want this game to have more Playstation characters!

MillerWireless said:

July 6th, 6:49 pm

I should pre-order this so I can get the costumes.

colonel005 said:

July 6th, 6:52 pm

Not to beat the death horse about Playstation All-Stars being a fully-inspired game from SMB, but why don’t you do something similar with the reveals of the characters. I really liked that with SMBM, they had a website where they revealed their characters and also showed their moves and stages. They showed pictures of their normal and special moves and described what was special about the stage of that character.

I would love to have a website like that for Playstation All-Stars. It would be fun to look forward to a reveal of a new character, or at least it would be great to get informed with their moves, stages and whatnot.

Also, may I request a change in the design of the logo? It really is too simplistic and this game doesn’t deserve a logo like this. Maybe even have a contest to have fans help out? I am not a designer at all, but I know that someone, somewhere could do a far better job with the logo. One that gives justice to this epic game (and the epic characters that surely will be in it)

KnaveX said:

July 6th, 6:54 pm

Hopefully its cause its still in production, but many of the events in this game need better transitions, we see things pop in and out without the slightest amount of subtlety, like Nathan Drake’s Super which is a wall that pops out of nowhere and then clips out of the scene as soon as it lands. The same goes for his zipline, it looks kinda tacky, hopefully by release thisll all be dealt with.

bigimpactpooch said:

July 6th, 6:55 pm

So hyped for this game! This is going to sell like crazy! Was hoping for a Dart, Rayman, or Lavant reveals though.

D-Squad3 said:

July 6th, 6:55 pm

Everyone is saying that thing in the background is from Metal Gear when it looks much more like the thing from Killzone 3.

Can’t wait for the next reveals next week!

deltakong said:

July 6th, 6:56 pm

more and better!

gerneric123 said:

July 6th, 6:56 pm

Actually, since it’s Toro I should be saying :3

NauseousPenguin said:

July 6th, 6:57 pm

Toro’s inclusion, I understand completely. As for Heihachi, it confuses me a bit, seeing how Namco is co-developing the next Smash Bros, but as long as Ratchet and Sackboy are there, I’ll be happy. Perhaps even Spyro, seeing how there seems to be some slightly obscure third-party choices so far.

letherclad said:

July 6th, 6:57 pm

I’m glad to see Toro and Heihachi is a logical character to reveal at EVO.

I’m still hoping for Kazuma Kiryu!

Mrp7792-X said:

July 6th, 7:05 pm

Lol, Toro looks like a troll character. Not sure how to react to Heihachi, I think they could’ve chose better.

GearThird_Luffy said:

July 6th, 7:05 pm

Good Guy Sony
Namco is co-developing next SMB
Doesn’t care and add there characters.

JMG24BAD said:

July 6th, 7:06 pm

PLEASE ADD A HEALTH MODE . and please make a forum where we can complain and tell you what we want

slaYer127 said:

July 6th, 7:07 pm

I really like that first trailer up there with all the people dressed as all stars characters. Very clever! Hopefully more trailers like this come out to really market this game right.

Figboy said:

July 6th, 7:09 pm

Nice!

Toro looks like a lot of fun to play. I don’t think I’ve played the Tekken games since Tekken 3 on the PS1, but Heihachi is a great addition to the roster.

I can’t wait to see the other reveals, but it feels like Superbot is taking the PlayStation history seriously. I’m excited by the 10 characters so far, but I’d love to see *ahem*

Nariko
Ellen (Folklore, for those that don’t know), with an awesome set of moves consisting of different Folks
Jeanne (Jeanne d’ Arc)
Jennifer Tate (Primal)
Alundra
Gabe Logan (Syphon Filter)
Spike or Specter (I think Specter would be more fun, since he’s an evil genius monkey!)
Lazarus Jones (Ghosthunter)
Monica or Max (Dark Cloud 2)
Jaster (Rogue Galaxy)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)
Sackboy (although I think he’s a given)
Jak and Daxter (another given)
Ratchet and Clank (another given)
Crash (third party love)
Spyro (more third party love)

And that would probably be my ideal roster, with the many other Sony franchises being represented by stages and power ups.

A man can dream (although I imagine a few of the names on my above list are already in *wink*wink*)…

xClayMeow said:

July 6th, 7:11 pm

Not a Tekken fan and Toro is a joke character (though his moves definitely look cool), but their additions don’t bother me….still a lot more to reveal, so I’m sure there will be plenty for me to like in the future.

XvXCRUZXvX said:

July 6th, 7:12 pm

@27 tekken is a great franchise and is one many still associate with the ps family as it was THE fighting game of the psx and also loved within the ps2 era Heihachi is a perfect fit for this game

anyways hope to see more characters really soon or mabey some new stages

LuiSpartanMIMIMI said:

July 6th, 7:14 pm

Hey SuperBot, I’m really surprised with the annunciations.

I know you can’t tell nothing and etc, but can you at least say “Stay Tuned!” for Gabe Logan from Syphon Filter in the game???

I don’t want you to say “YES! We’ll include him in the game!”, no. But a hint to not let hopes down would be great!

Gabe Logan is with Playstation since is early days, having a installment in every PS out there (PS1, PS2 and PSP).

I guess he deserves to be in the game more than other caracters, like Fat Princess and Rarappa.

Really counting on ya SuperB!

IceColdKilla44 said:

July 6th, 7:14 pm

Awesome reveal today guys; I was hoping for some fighting game related characters at EVO and that’s exactly what I got!

Heiachi’s alternate costume looks really cool, by the way :D

newyorkreload said:

July 6th, 7:15 pm

Why are people confused about Heihachi? Tekken was a defining PS1 franchise. If a character from Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Syphon Filter or FF7 shows up I will be as equally not surprised.

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