Were you hoping that Sony had a few secrets up its sleeve regarding their upcoming brawler PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale? Unfortunately, the game’s cast of characters is reportedly complete, according to Cinema Blend. This means Spyro the Dragon and Crash Bandicoot, two characters I thought would have easily made the cut, will be absent from the retail version of the game. Of course, that doesn’t mean they won’t be available for download at some point in the future.
The announcement that Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale’s roster capped out at 20 characters was revealed during a Twitter conversation between user David Ferrer and Sony’s Sid Shuman. When Ferrer expressed concern over the limited number of characters in the forthcoming fighter, Schuman himself took to Twitter to address the inquiry.
“We have revealed the full launch lineup of characters,” he explained in his post. Those hoping for a little Final Fantasy love were left hanging their heads in infinite sadness.
According to That Video Game Blog, Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale will include such characters as Nathan Drake from Uncharted, Dante from Devil May Cry, and PaRappa the Rapper from the classic rhythm-based Playstation game PaRappa the Rapper. Jak and Daxter, Sly Cooper, and Ratchet and Clank will appear in the game, as well.
Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale is no doubt inspired by the success of Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers Brawl, a game which pits the company’s iconic characters against one another in epic, action-packed showdowns. However, the exclusion of such Playstation staples as Laura Croft is curious, and suggests the company might be holding a few key characters back for the inevitable DLC.
The complete list of playable fighters has been included below. Are you disappointed by the lack of certain characters in Sony’s PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale?
Big Daddy (BioShock)
Cole MacGrath (inFamous)
Evil Cole MacGrath (inFamous)
Colonel Radec (Killzone 2)
Dante (Devil May Cry)
Fat Princess (Fat Princess)
Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
Jak and Daxter (Jak and Daxter)
Kratos (God of War)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
PaRappa the Rapper (PaRappa the Rapper)
Raiden (Metal Gear)
Ratchet and Clank (Ratchet and Clank)
Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)
Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper)
Spike (Ape Escape)
Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal)
Toro (Sony’s Japanese Mascot)