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

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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,’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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Vashtion said:

July 15th, 3:33 pm

Games lookin great so far, But we gotta get Cloud and Sephiroth in there! :D

MarinoBrea said:

July 15th, 3:44 pm

Jak is expressionless, won’t even blink. Early build???

Clark_kent01 said:

July 15th, 3:52 pm

Wow cole is just amazing but there something that is lacking on him, First it will be nice if there is a bad version of him, you know orange lightning with diff color of his new mariahs outfit, second the range of his lightning, it would be nice if his a long range melee kinda guy and the last is the critical strike, well i dont know if u know that one but in infamous 2 there is a meter that when it fills up u can knock up an enemy in a single strike

DarktaxFA said:

July 15th, 4:14 pm

@63 (Nintendo still has better and manlier characters than Sony. ) really a pink puff ball and a guy that runs around with tights and a skirt is manlier please do tell….

sarognk said:

July 15th, 4:17 pm

Haters Gonna Hate

Roxas91317 said:

July 15th, 4:19 pm

It would be cool if there was a Final Fantasy VII Rep, either Cloud or Sephiroth, but I’m good with Sly and Cole. The only other characters that would get me excited are Sackboy and Spyro.

saintaqua said:

July 15th, 4:20 pm

Things I wanna see:
Nariko and Kai from Heavenly Sword, Kai could be an assist type move with her crossbow.
Sackboy with all costumes I’ve purchased!!
Wander from SotC, and a Colossus level.
Flynn (from Sorcery) and pair him with Erline! Maybe a Sorcery stage too.
Loco Roco stage!
Bring in my character from Home and add a Home stage.
Kat from Gravity Rush.

In spite of others complaining, third party characters are good too!
Random anime characters that have had game appearance: Luffy, Naruto, Ichigo or Goku maybe. (Sailor Moon…)
Lightning and/or Cloud from Final Fantasy (I’d rather see Squall or Tidus but I know they are not as popular.)
Someone from Assassin’s Creed, my friends like it even if I don’t.
Laharl or Etna
The Prince from Katamari

Heatseeker125 said:

July 15th, 4:30 pm

There goes estoc1 on his daily SNK rant. You are delusional the way you think a few SNK games will bring Sony back to #1. Seriously, go away.

Cubical said:

July 15th, 4:59 pm

I am happy jak and daxter are in there they was the ones I wanted most when I think of ps2 those are the first things that pop in my head.

BUT I wanted to play as Daxter alone without JAK. too. Daxter could have beat dude down with his fly swater and rocket pack from the PSP game It would have been sweet as hell.

And jak alone have them be there own separate characters I like Jak but lets face it Daxter is the star of Jak and Daxter he dont need to play 2nd bannana.

OH well I can tell already JAK daxter sly and I hope ratchet and clank are my guys for this game.

Cubical said:

July 15th, 5:03 pm

OH and if you put in spyro for the love of GOD put in the ps1 spyro not that crap skylander or Legend of spyro character design.

You know the real spyro not the ugly ones.'s_Rage!

JEC94 said:

July 15th, 5:05 pm

the more the merrier

ErictheQ7 said:

July 15th, 5:15 pm

I’m really looking forward for this game and want to preorder but i dont want to buy my vita and ps3 versons seprtly I would rather do it ant one when can we expent a bundle anounsement if there will be one?

on a seprite note cole is going to be my primary guy to play as unless Ezio or Conner from the assassins creed franchise is anoused in that case i will crap myself and prosided to try to freeze myself in ice so I dont half to wait grate job supper bot keep up the good work fingers crossed for Ezio or Coner

Mega26 said:

July 15th, 5:19 pm

Bring Us Crash Bandicoot!!! =D oh and hopefully Sora or Riku…No Better yet… LAHARL!!!!!!!!!!!

p3k3cyto said:

July 15th, 5:30 pm

im really excite about this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

July 15th, 5:40 pm



Enigma2010 said:

July 15th, 5:43 pm

LovesJapanManga, timedragon1, AriesWarlock , kivi95, and everyone else there doesn’t need to be any female characters!!! Because females are obsolete and outdated, soon to be eradicated sub species!!!! If you dont like it ANYONE I believe you can go F**K YOURSELF and DIE!!!

Enigma2010 said:

July 15th, 5:51 pm

saintaqua…No one cares if you dont like assassins creed! Just cause you dont like it doesn’t mean squat around here…on earth… Your a worthless piece of garbage for not liking it and a complete idiot to really think so!!! Go do everyone a favor and walk into oncoming traffic!!! AC is one of the best series, period!!!! P.S. I said I dont want to hear it!! dont reply back saying for example ” well i just dont like it” and go into description about why and what you think of what i think about this or any other subject! SO SHUT UP!!!@#@!!!

Enigma2010 said:

July 15th, 6:00 pm

What is with people these days?!! Why do u guys want a character who doesn’t even look remotely like anything!!! not human,beast, or machination? like katamari. Logically you should want something that looks like it is something. why do you all want a “character” that is an obscure, abstract piece of object??? make sense people!!! LAY OFF THE DRUGS and get a life!!! This generation is full of what i call NEO FREAKS!! that just have a complete lack of logic and void of any common sense!!!

BoobooJones said:

July 15th, 6:09 pm

Cole and Jak look great in this game. Hopefully Sackboy, Snake, and Lara Croft are up next.

FoxMan250 said:

July 15th, 6:22 pm


Still need:
– Crash
– Spyro
– Ratchet & Clank
– Chimera
– Sackboy
– Snake

LAVOS55 said:

July 15th, 6:36 pm

Prinny Dood!! *Prays to the Gods @ NIS

LAVOS55 said:

July 15th, 6:38 pm

lol Pringer-X would make a fine lvl 3 ^_^

Sabres11 said:

July 15th, 7:12 pm

I was just wondering about neutralizing level three finishers. For example if Kratos uses a level three super and Cole uses his immediately after would that neutralize Kratos’s level three super because he would die when hit by the tornado (and Cole couldn’t be hit by Kratos) ? Or can only one level three super be activated at a time? just wondering.

Heavenly_king said:

July 15th, 7:18 pm

If somehow Dart from Legend of Dragoon makes it in the game, then I bet Sony is making a sequel (again ¬_¬). XD

remanutd5 said:

July 15th, 7:36 pm

Nathan Hale started it all, his resistance made me fall in love with the franchise and start playing fps games (because i didnt like them last generation).
Sir Daniel Fortesque MUST be there if this game is a celebration of playstation history.
Nariko Must be there, there arent that many female characters and what a better character to put on this game, heck even Kat from Gravity Rush could be there too.
Gabe Logan (oh my god he has to be there, please make this happen, he is too awesome to be left out)
Sackboy with all his arsenal must be there too lol ( sackboy can be any playstation character you know )
Ratchet and Clank ( i think they are a given so no im not worry about them lol, they will be there )
a Motorstorm/gran turismo background fighting stage would be awesome too.

Hooligantuan said:

July 15th, 7:38 pm

Only Jak & Daxter was any good. Jak 2 and 3 blew hard as they were victims in the movement for darker, grittier games. Naughty Dog should have made a new game instead of turning Jak & Daxter into a gun-toting time travel tale of emo Eco powers. I thought Dark Jak was eye-rollingly ridiculous, but then I saw Light Jak and my eyes rolled clear out of my head.

remanutd5 said:

July 15th, 7:41 pm

at 124 yea my favorite Jak and Daxter game is Jack and Daxter The Precursor Legacy by Far, its not even a competition, jak 2 and 3 were a little bit of disappointments to me

Hooligantuan said:

July 15th, 7:42 pm

That aside, being able to play as our PlayStation Home avatars would be *awesome*.

I’d preorder for that.

SnoochyBoochiez said:

July 15th, 8:09 pm

Who I wanna see:
1. Crash Bandicoot
2. Rayman
3. Ratchet and Clank
4. Spyro the Dragon

ABNVOX said:

July 15th, 8:29 pm

these two are a great addition, but with all the sackboy stuff, he has to be confirmed soon! id love to see Kat from Gravity Rush- She is an awesome character who would kill in this game!

IcedDice777 said:

July 15th, 8:46 pm

Hey i want to see Tomba and MR. Mosquito make at least a cameo!

estoc1 said:

July 15th, 9:39 pm


“(Nintendo still has better and manlier characters than Sony. ) really a pink puff ball and a guy that runs around with tights and a skirt is manlier please do tell….”

Well, that “guy that runs around with tights and a skirt” had Ocarina of Time, in which is miles BETTER than God of War, Uncharted, and Infamous put together, heck it got a 10 out of 10.


“There goes estoc1 on his daily SNK rant. You are delusional the way you think a few SNK games will bring Sony back to #1. Seriously, go away.”

Unless Sony puts up KOF 98um, Samurai Shodown 2, and Fatal Fury Special on the PSN, I aint goin nowhere. Deal with it. I’m still pissed at SECA for denying 2D SNK games over bullcr@p 3D overrrated garbage.

HeroicHandle said:

July 15th, 10:13 pm

Weird: On Tuesday I beat Jak and Daxter for the first time. Then on Thursday I did the same with Infamous 2. Now they’re being announced together.

Anyway, no new stage? When’s the next announcement? Please tell me Wander is in this!

jds07 said:

July 15th, 10:50 pm

Sweet! Hopefully they bring in Nariko next. Or maybe Sackboy and Crash.

jds07 said:

July 15th, 10:53 pm

Even though this would probably won’t happen, it would be even hardcore if they put Jet Li into the roster. He did have an exclusive on the PS2 (Rise to Honor).

S-A-Z-A-R said:

July 15th, 10:57 pm

Very happy to see Cole. Never really played the Jak & Dexter but I know he was one of the fan fav`s on ps2 so good to see him. Well sents that was two exclusive characters. Next character might be a 3rd party character.

bigimpactpooch said:

July 15th, 11:09 pm

Yo CLOCKWORK! Look into Dart from Legend of Dragoon & Lavant from Jade Cocoon they would be great additions to All-Stars! Keep up the great work, I’m in that a** midnight release for this best believe.

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    Daniel Maniago said:

    July 16th, 8:25 pm

    Yooo! Good to hear your midnight is already spoken for that evening. Thanks for the support!

Grizzwald_TMFN said:

July 15th, 11:35 pm

Captain Blasto and Tomba ftw

Grenrir said:

July 16th, 12:07 am

put crash dont forget about crash
i would also like to see kat, ratchet and clank, cloud, sora, uberhero, ezio and spyro

davionwalker22 said:

July 16th, 2:15 am

where is Solid Snake !

davionwalker22 said:

July 16th, 2:16 am

where is Solid Snake!

davionwalker22 said:

July 16th, 2:17 am

where is Solid Snake!!

davionwalker22 said:

July 16th, 2:18 am

mgs 5 coming out!!!

NSkonzole said:

July 16th, 6:49 am

BlueBl1zzard said:

July 16th, 7:27 am

Even though it has been said numerous times already, I agree that more female characters should be in the game, even if they have to be 3rd party.
Might I suggest:

Kat (Gravity Rush)
Faith (Mirror’s Edge)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
Bayonetta (Bayonetta)

GstatMerc said:

July 16th, 7:28 am

I’m very excited about this game. So much potential and I really hope they throw in every Sony exclusive character. Wouldn’t mind seeing characters from Yakuza either! Final Fantasy characters as well! They could hit 100 characters easily.

IzoGray said:

July 16th, 7:47 am

Please read this Superbot Entertainment

I think you should move your release schedule up or back because it is way too close to the release of Assassin’s Creed III. I love this game but if you want a better release I suggest marketing it away from the release of a big blockbuster like that.

tusunami said:

July 16th, 8:49 am

This is great news thus far,there’s so much more that i’m looking forward to seeing from this game.

HAV0C-N-CHA0S said:

July 16th, 9:38 am

You have have to put Nariko in the game for the simple fact that having Kratos and Nariko playing together would be too cool

Roxas91317 said:

July 16th, 10:18 am

So if Cole gets an alt costume like everyone else (not saying he will but it’s likely), what do you think it will be?

Either his Infamous 1 outfit or Kessler would make sense.

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