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

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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!

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saab01 said:

August 14th, 12:32 pm

The more characters the better. I am still waiting to here about Nariko from Heavenly Sword.

BShornock said:

August 14th, 12:34 pm

Awesome news on the digital version of the Vita game being free if you buy the PS3 version, but how about for those people that DO buy the physical copy, will there be a $20 credit in place kinda like with MLB 12 The Show, instead of the free digital version?

If the memory cards were larger than 32GB, I wouldn’t mind having a 3-4GB game on my PSVita. But when the memory card takes all of about 1-100MB, it makes sense to just take 15 seconds and swap game cards out and save a lot more space for all the other games.

GhostMachine1 said:

August 14th, 12:36 pm


jonboi24 said:

August 14th, 12:37 pm

Why do people always assume that this is the complete roster every time they announce new characters?

Darth-Krayt said:

August 14th, 12:37 pm

Before people start crying too much about them showing Emo Dante as the default costume, which by the by, I find DELICIOUSLY ironic……….

SuperBot already confirmed back in the pre-order post, that each character in All-Stars is going to have (at least) 3 skins. 2 unlockable in the game, and a 3rd pre-order costume for every character as well. I imagine Dante’s costume list will look like this.

Default Costume- New Dante
Unlockable Costume 1- Classic Dante
Unlockable Costume 2- I’m not a DMC fan so I don’t know what another popular Dante costume would be tbh lol
Pre-Order Costume 3- Vergil (based on the fact that Deimos is Kratos’ pre-order skin)

ianmario809 said:

August 14th, 12:39 pm

Pre-ordering this game sunday when I pick up new super Mario bros.2 I happy sack boy in :) I know who main person now thank you soooooo much for this game can’t wait 2 get it hope when the game comes out it gets 9.5/10

chenard4 said:

August 14th, 12:41 pm

Ratchet was made for this game, sack boy is the most innovative fight game character ever. I will buy this game.

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    Daniel Maniago said:

    August 14th, 1:26 pm

    I’m really looking forward to what people can do with Sackboy in PASBR. He has a ton of tools and leaves a lot of room for creativity, especially in 2v2 (Fan + R.Y.N.O. = yikes)

BSC7 said:

August 14th, 12:43 pm

Looks great so far! Would love to see Tomba join the roster next, would be a great way to revive the franchise.

IvanCrashRatchet said:

August 14th, 12:43 pm

Yes! i want to buy the game now

Troys-Achilles said:

August 14th, 12:46 pm

thank you so much for make the new dante looks so…so..sooo. EPIC. really looking forward to beating up on all the haters. nice job on the other characters as well

Beast780 said:

August 14th, 12:46 pm

First off let me say your conference KILLED it, great show for the Vita. Now let me ask, is there going to be a cross buy retail package that comes with physical copies of each? I am going the physical route for both unless Sony releases a bigger card.

PaypayTR said:

August 14th, 12:48 pm

Please some one from superbot answer me

Will be any rep from Crash ,Spyro or FinalFantasy

pdestiny said:

August 14th, 12:49 pm

…and uh….where is Lara Croft?

freshprincepbg said:

August 14th, 12:50 pm

Why is Dante in this game? Nobody asked for him! All the others are fantastic picks though!

boboMELOSHE said:

August 14th, 12:52 pm

WOOOOOOOOOO SPIKE AND DANTE!!! Sackboy actually looks really awesome :D and a Bioshock Infinite mashup is pretty sweet! CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS GAME.

Robsonmonkey said:

August 14th, 12:52 pm


Superbot at least explain yourselfs….why ignore the negative comments when you knew for a fact people wern’t going to be please with you including new Dante when you could of included Dante which is a REAL CLASSIC Playstation All Star….

Honestly you seem out of touch of what we want…’s seems like shamefully advertising for Capcoms horrible looking reboot.

Explain please….your upsetting us, bad enough when his LV3 super looks like your trolling us :|

“We could of added him….but we didn’t”

Oh and for the people talking about the skins…..who cares the fact is that the new Dante will be in all the promotional crap for the game.

BkzUzi said:

August 14th, 12:57 pm

It’d be nice to have Old Dante as an Alt of the New Dante. :/

slaYer127 said:

August 14th, 12:58 pm

Why don’t they just say what the Uncharted level is mixed with. Its obvious that it’s mixed with Bioshock infinite. It shows the mechanical bird/bat creature in the image! also a blimp which i assume is a way they keep parts of the city in the sky. A fantastic choice for a mash up but don’t try to shroud it in mystery

LiteVyse said:

August 14th, 1:00 pm

Any news on the next date for another character reveal?

ZombiesTT said:

August 14th, 1:05 pm

Yeah boyeeeeeeeeee! Dante!!!

Hydrogen_Otter said:

August 14th, 1:07 pm

New Dante sucks so bad. Otherwise though game looks AWESOME! Cross buy seals the deal :D

TriForceElf said:

August 14th, 1:08 pm

I’m still excited for this game and will get it no matter what. I like the newer Dante is in it, it helps promote his game. But I just have a small requested list still since Ratchet was a no brainer. I’d still want to see Crash, Spyro, Croc, a Team Buddy from Team Buddies, and possibly Nathan Hale in it. Anybody agree? What?…anyone?…damn, I must be on the second page ._____.

t-cook09 said:

August 14th, 1:13 pm

Everyone Everyone get ready for a long successful game series
But come on Sony get Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and Nariko from heavenly sword you know try.
But it is a must pre-order full support from me

Maxpower1096 said:

August 14th, 1:14 pm

1. Are all the characters gonna be unlocked or will we have to unlock them one by one when we get the game?

2. Is there a story mode?

3. Are you going to reveal ALL the characters or will we have to find out ourselves by buying the game and unlocking them?

BTW i can’t wait for this game! Pre-ordering!

Maxpower1096 said:

August 14th, 1:15 pm

1. Are all the characters gonna be unlocked or will we have to unlock them one by one when we get the game?

2. Is there a story mode?

3. Are you going to reveal ALL the characters or will we have to find out ourselves by buying the game and unlocking them?

BTW i can’t wait for this game! Pre-ordering! (sorry for repeating myself but i wan’t sure if my comment was read)

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    Daniel Maniago said:

    August 14th, 1:20 pm

    1) All characters will be unlocked from the getgo.

    2) Arcade Mode will be one of the playable single-player modes, complete with a story, rival battle, and boss battle!

    3) You’ll just have to (wait for it) stay tuned and find out ;D

Maxpower1096 said:

August 14th, 1:15 pm

oops, i thought my first post didn’t go through

BlueBl1zzard said:

August 14th, 1:20 pm

I really did not see the cross buy promotion coming, thanks so much Superbot! I was wondering which version to buy first but now I don’t have to.

P.S. How long does this buy one get two free deal last?

GRG89 said:

August 14th, 1:21 pm

Please allow custom soundtrack! Want to woop players with style and beat lol

Airwalkinman17 said:

August 14th, 1:24 pm

OMG OMG OMG OMG x100000000000000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!
I’m so giddy right now!!!
Cross buy for the win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had this game preordered on PS3 and now I get it for my VITA that frees up some cash for another game!

boomstickbhg said:

August 14th, 1:27 pm


Why are you ignoring all the posts about Dante?

Please let us know if the REAL Dante will be included, even as a skin.

You got a lot of peoples hopes up with the title of this post only to make them quite upset when they saw which Dante (how can a character from a game that hasn’t come out yet be an allstar???) it is.

If you post something like this and then ignore all the Dante comments, it makes it seem like you wanted to make us upset/ruin our days.

supermoc10 said:

August 14th, 1:28 pm

Can’t wait for this game. These are great additions. Looks like Dante is gonna be one of my mains along with cool. Spike looks very cool too. Any chance Kat from Gravity Rush makes it in this game? She’d have an awesome moveset.

favian said:

August 14th, 1:29 pm

I’d love to see Jumping Flash in this game. That was my first game for the ps1 when it launched.

tippy78 said:

August 14th, 1:30 pm

Love it Superbot! You guys just keep on topping your previous reveals! Hey when will the website be updated to show the new characters?! I wanna see even more!

tippy78 said:

August 14th, 1:32 pm

Also for all of those that are whining about Dante… He’s in the level 3 super for Dante

Maxpower1096 said:

August 14th, 1:38 pm

Thanks for the reply! I can’t wait!

Bcrazyman said:

August 14th, 1:38 pm


Elvick_ said:

August 14th, 1:38 pm

Spike looks weird, very weird… BUT I’m glad he’s included regardless.

New Dante being in doesn’t make much sense, given he’s multiplatform. The original Dante would have made sense, but I get that Capcom wants to cross promote the new DmC with the inclusion of that Dante. Still…

Then again, I’m not surprised from a game that has a Bioshock character (a series that came to the PS3 later than the rest).

Elvick_ said:

August 14th, 1:39 pm

Oh and woot woot, Sackboy. So adorable.

kdiep said:

August 14th, 1:39 pm

Ah man, I could say I liked every character included until I saw Dante. At least bring Dante from the original series, not this black haired dude. It’s a darn shame you guys say you wanna pay homage to the history of Playstation and yet you opt to bring in the new guy who’s not even part of the Playstation family yet. If rumors are true you guys did this with Metal Gear series too (brought in new Raiden instead of Snake) but at least Raiden was huge part of MGS2 and MGS4.

Elvick_ said:

August 14th, 1:41 pm

Oh and… more female characters. Kat and Nariko… Ellen… chick from Primal, can’t think of her name.

modePAIN said:

August 14th, 1:43 pm

one thing is sure im not buying unless of course you add the real dante

conrad179 said:

August 14th, 1:47 pm

How the hell is spike? And why not Spyro?

Darth-Krayt said:

August 14th, 1:49 pm

Awwww, how cute!!! People getting EMO over EMO Dante. LOL Since you’re all so emo about Emo Dante, and always so emo about the store update every week, I’d figure you guys would absolutely LOVE Emo Dante.

MP_is_for_Chumps said:

August 14th, 1:50 pm

Crystal Meth “dante” over the real Dante is such an insult.

Nick_Rinke said:

August 14th, 2:00 pm

This game is looking wicked! I know so many people have said this but Cloud would be wicked or even Lightning. I would love to see a final fantasy character in this game. And I really want to see Snake, but even if he’s not going to be a playable character and they put Raiden in that would still be great but I think it would be cool if Snake was part of one of his supers or something.

NobodyNamine said:

August 14th, 2:03 pm

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!! SACKBOY. I’m thrilled to here that he will be in the game doing some awesome fighting. Spike from ape escape is also good to see. I wasn’t sure that they would put in Sackboy because he was not really fighting in the game so i congrats the makers on making it work well together.

laserface111 said:

August 14th, 2:05 pm

Ratchet and Cank FTW!!!

Nick_Rinke said:

August 14th, 2:06 pm

And of course Crash and Spyro hahaha, but you guys are doing a fantastic job I am still buying this game regardless of who ends up in it. I have always wanted there to be a brawler game like this for Playstation. And i am so glad it’s happening. Keep up the great work!

DasRequiem said:

August 14th, 2:07 pm

yes! I love them all. I hope there are more reveals but it’s looking really good!

silver-hero230 said:

August 14th, 2:10 pm

yea spike is in this awesome but they mabey are gonna put dante other look for dlc so ppl would pre order this game but i dont care about crash anymore since spike is here…..SPIKE IS AWESOME FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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