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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Expands: PS Vita, Drake, Big Daddy

In the weeks that have followed the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale reveal, we’ve been asking you all to stay tuned for more exciting announcements. Well it’s finally time to deliver! We’re very pleased to announce that in addition to coming to the PS3, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will also be available on the PS Vita with full Cross Play support! Equally exciting is that Nathan Drake of the famed Uncharted series and Big Daddy from the amazing Bioshock universe join us as the latest additions to the PlayStation All-Stars roster!

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The pick-up and play nature of PlayStation All-Stars and the portable power of the PS Vita seem to be made for each other, so bringing the two together was a no-brainer. With Cross Play support, owners of the PS3 and PS Vita versions will be able to play against each other seamlessly, via both local and online play. Both versions of the game feature identical gameplay at a blazing-fast 60 frames-per-second, offering the complete PlayStation All-Stars experience. PlayStation All-Stars PS Vita takes advantage of many of the unique Vita features, including “near” functionality and both front touchscreen and rear touchpad support.

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Equally exciting of course is the announcement of two new characters: Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and BioShock’s Big Daddy. Nathan Drake is a true PlayStation star known to never miss an opportunity for adventure, making him a perfect addition to our roster. Big Daddy’s introduction may come as a surprise, but we think he’s a character that typifies the celebration that is PlayStation All-Stars. This deep sea giant packs a serious punch when he’s angry, offering a fun play style that’s fresh and exciting.

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E3 week is always an exciting time, and we’re really excited to be sharing this news with you all. If you make it out to E3, be sure to stop by the Sony booth to check out PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Vita featuring Cross Play, as well as our two new characters, Nathan Drake and Big Daddy. And of course, stay tuned for more feature announcements leading up to PlayStation All Stars’ release this holiday season.

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Catkiller1 5 June, 2012 @ 3:41 am   1

It looks fantastic but the moves look limited & not as fluid as Smash Bros.

If the price is right, £29.99 then I may consider a purchase!

dark_shinobi100 5 June, 2012 @ 4:17 am   2

please make sacboy from LBP a playable character and tag (the main character in modnation,on ps3)to help raise community awareness of these titles

miattyheat 5 June, 2012 @ 7:18 am   3

Sony finally starts listening to their fans and puts Nate in

Stonesthrow 5 June, 2012 @ 8:42 am   4

I gotta say, I wasn’t totally excited when I first saw this, but the more I see of it, the more I like it. Looks like a great game that can also serve as a party game.

Oh, and I hope you guys realise it would be blasphemous not to have Solid snake and/or (preferably and) Big boss. The boss herself would be awesome too. I don’t care what you guys have to do to get it done, kidnap Kojima and demand it for all I care, but Metal gear solid needs to be represented :p I’m surprised Solid snake hasn’t been announced already to be honest :p Please make it happen :p

supersmith2500 5 June, 2012 @ 10:34 am   5

Glad they announced Drake. Should of included Solid Snake or even Lara Croft instead of Big Daddy which is of course the first Third Party character to be announced. Overall let’s hope they announce more character and hope for the best.

Jamez_Vampyre 5 June, 2012 @ 12:36 pm   6

It does look A ton of fun but ill only buy it if Sir Daniel Fortesque is in it. :P

vonhammer 5 June, 2012 @ 3:02 pm   7

Wasn’t hot when it was officially announced,but warmed to it later that day.
But I was put off by that demo.It didn’t look as fun as smash,not having to worry about you % took away a certain tension smash has.because of that it looked a bit dull.
Also I felt from all the preview clips that was the poorest looking level.

I will try it,but any real hype I’d built has gone down.

stvlite 5 June, 2012 @ 3:04 pm   8

All it needs now is Crash Bandicoot. Classic one, not the tattoed punk rocker one. And GEX.

ShadowDoGGG 5 June, 2012 @ 4:34 pm   9

I hope Nintendo is getting royalties for this blatant rip off

ShadowDoGGG 5 June, 2012 @ 4:36 pm   10

Ahahah a tag in youtube originally was super smash bros for this video by Sony

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/06/04/sony-tags-playstation-all-stars-as-super-smash-bros-on-youtub/

At least they are modest

sackboy-j499 7 June, 2012 @ 1:22 pm   11

they need classic players like jak and daxter and crash bandicoot and even sackboy

UZOMAKINARUTO7 7 June, 2012 @ 9:00 pm   12

I hope they put in Dante and Lady(Devil May Cry),Snake and Raiden(Metal Gear Solid),Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon(Oldschool Spyro NOT Skylanders),LOTS OF FINAL FANTASY CHARACTERS, Murphy Pendleton(Silent Hill Downpour) and Raziel(Soul Reaver)

PLEASE PLAYSTATION BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY PLEASE GET THESE GUS IN THAT GAME!!!

UZOMAKINARUTO7 7 June, 2012 @ 9:05 pm   13

Oh yeah I also forgot Jak and Daxter,& Ratchet and Clank, and if anything put in Leon S. Kennedy(Resident Evil 4. OMFG put in Sora and Riku from Kingdom Hearts too. All these characters should be in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale cause if not, It really wouldn’t be or feel like a Complete Game i mean c’mon we all grew up with these characters in gaming and it would be a shame if they weren’t in it.

SO ONCE AGAIN PLEASE PLAYSTATION PLEASE PUT THESE CHARACTERS IN!!!

goldmage 10 June, 2012 @ 12:33 pm   14

SONY!! if you hear this request, please, please, Please! put Nariko from Heavenly Sword in Playstation all stars. she is a character that is almost forgotton by the playstation community and this game is the best oppertunity to bring her back to life. Nariko will be a perfect addition to the all star Roster and many gamers will REALLY appreciate it if you include her in it!

PLEASE, I am Begging you to put her in this Game!
Other then that, the game looks fantastic! i have no complaints about this even though it does look like super smash bros.

Good Work Sony, keep it up and Please, if you see this message….. PUT HER IN THE GAME! (Please?)

spoony_123 10 June, 2012 @ 1:31 pm   15

lets hope for ratchet jak starkiller ezio snake devil jin a chimera from resistance or nathan hale and scorpion from MK

boink313 17 June, 2012 @ 12:41 am   16

Pff i want sackboy and tag badly in the game, even as crash bandicoot, and maby like a move controller character?
And why are the end of the world blocked so you cannot fall out, thats one of the cool features from nintendo!