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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC: Kat and Emmett to join the fight (for free!)

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Emmett

What? Me again? Wasn’t I just here to let you know that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale had gone gold?

Have you ever wondered what dev teams do after a game goes gold? If all is going well, often times they get down to business with DLC. And in fact that’s exactly what we have begun.

I’m here today to announce the first DLC characters that will be joining the All-Stars roster: Kat from Gravity Rush, and Starhawk’s Emmett Graves!

In addition to the signature weapons you’ll remember from his duels with the Outcasts on Dust, Emmett’s play-style will also utilise Starhawk’s unique “Build-in-Battle” system, calling down help from the sky.

Kat’s approach turns gravity on its head with some mind-bending new ways to move as she positions herself for her unique brand of aerial assault. Together, they make up one of the most original duos in All-Stars.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Kat

These DLC All-Stars still have a long way to go before they’re ready to be shown off, but we wanted to let you know what the team will be working on now that we’ve gone gold with the main game, and that you can look forward to playing them… for free!

Yes, you heard that right. We’re very happy to announce these first two DLC characters will be free to everyone for the first two weeks once they are available for download early next year. That may sound a little tricky, so let me be clear: once Kat and Emmett are finished, we’ll put them up for download. They’ll be totally free for two weeks. The only limit is that you have a two-week window to claim the characters. Once you have Kat and Emmett, they are yours forever.

That may sound like a lot to remember, so don’t worry, we’ll be back closer to their release to remind you of all these details.

Everyone at SuperBot, Bluepoint and Santa Monica Studio has tried hard not only to make a great game, but also to keep the fans very firmly in mind, offering the most we can wherever we get the chance. So far we’ve offered exclusive free pre-order costumes, an amazing digital version for PS Vita at no cost when you buy the PS3 version, frame-accurate cross-play, and now Kat and Emmett coming soon for free!

We’ll have more information about these characters and more DLC news coming soon, so stay tuned here for more announcements, and thanks again to everyone that has supported us as we prepare to cross the finish line. Come join the party on 23rd November as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale launches, and I’ll see you online!

 

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The more I hear about this game, the more impressed I am. Keep up the great work, guys!

E_Darkness 15 November, 2012 @ 4:15 pm   2

I hope all the character DLC is free. Because characters are kind of a major gameplay point of a fighting game.

Super hyped. Always wanted to have Kat in the game, and now she’s confirmed! And I just recently thought of how cool it would be to have Emmett in the game too. So looking forward to the game and the DLC!

You guys are awesome!

Kresnik258 15 November, 2012 @ 4:23 pm   4

Very pleased they are free – smart move. Happy to see Kat there, as she’s very representative of Vita right now.

Bit confused about Emmett – don’t get me wrong, I love Starhawk, but he was a very forgettable character. Build & Battle in PSABR could be very interesting, though.

A question though: It says they’re only free for those two weeks. What happens after those two weeks? They become paid characters, or you’re unable to download them after that?

hey guys great work look forward to playing this but will i be able to preorder this on eu store like our american cousins if no why not?

Kresnik258 15 November, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   6

Oh and also, a request: Gabe Logan, please!

There’s loads of character I want to see, but I understand the difficulties working out a deal with third parties. But Gabe is Sony owned and has had 7 games on Sony systems, he deserves to be here!

AoNekoAmaru 15 November, 2012 @ 4:24 pm   7

New post-release fighting game characters through DLC… for free… now that’s turning our world upside-down, especially including the Build-in-Battle system and our lovely Kat~<3

Much fighting love to you, this game has been a blast to test this far, both as beta and at conventions/expos, and I can't wait to hear more news about it, both from you and the community! =D

DoYouLikeMyID 15 November, 2012 @ 4:29 pm   8

I’m really excited that Cat will be in the game, and for free! :D She was one of the characters I was hoping for all along!

Now we just need 5 more characters:

Crash Bandicoot
Spyro
Rayman
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
& Pretty much anyone from a Final Fantasy game. (Probably Cloud)

DoYouLikeMyID 15 November, 2012 @ 4:29 pm   9

@8

*Kat

SSJ3_Bob_Marley 15 November, 2012 @ 4:32 pm   10

Hey, Capcom: TAKE NOTES.

1. CRASH BANDECUTE

2. SPYROW THE DRAGOON

NUFF SAID.

‘PS:FREE’ :D Cool:P I can’t wait to get the game;)
+ Hopefully ‘Crash’ & ‘Lara’ & ‘Snake’ could come as DLC soon??? I hate DLC but would buy those 3 really.

ARGHHHHHHHH!! i want this game now!
nice to se a vita (only) rep. for the game
and starhawk is one of my gotys for 2012 – so i am happy to se emmett in the game.

and free! wow!

CRAH BNDICUT AnD SPIRYIO TE DARGARONN!!!!

Seriously though this is awesome news. Just as it was to hear about Will & Santa Monico, very exciting stuff!! THANKS GUYS!!!!!

Handige_Harry 15 November, 2012 @ 4:51 pm   15

YES YES YES, Reallllly love KAT! Can’t wait!

PARAN0ID_PANDA3 15 November, 2012 @ 4:55 pm   16

nice but yeah we need crash bandicoot or at least a crash bandicoot stage

Two weeks free. Everything after charged. That’s an acceptable compromise. I really hope this is the case for all the DLC characters. DLC characters are a serious issue with fighting games, forcing players to purchase them after the fact to stay competitive is an insult, and something that is very annoying with Capcom titles. Thankfully TTT2 avoided it. A two week window is great for serious players, they’ll take it, and not have to worry about discrepancies for tournaments. Keep this in mind, please.

Also, Kat. Yay!

ryannumber3gamer 15 November, 2012 @ 5:01 pm   18

Great, i really hope to see Sora from Kingdom Hearts join the fight.

supersmith2500 15 November, 2012 @ 5:29 pm   19

Awesome, now we need a Resistance character now, what I love to see is one of the Chimeran fighters from Resistance. Make it happen.

Oh great, DLC are comming…. :-/ Seriously guys ? Nobody is able to make and sell a full game without DLC, except Nintendo??

I hope you are happy, because players are not.

Kat’s inclusion is all I wanted from the start. Thank you for adding her (and Dusty of course).

I trust that you guys would do her character justice. Just please please please, don’t make the mistake of modeling her after the Hot Shots Golf DLC Kat. I will cry T_T.

wardragon989 15 November, 2012 @ 6:09 pm   22

F**K YEAH!

Kat. I love you guys so much right now :D

Please continue to listen to the fans on who they want :D

Spyro, Crash, a Chimera, Solid Snake, Sora, Amaterasu, Viewtiful Joe and Asura please. Please pass it onto Superbot. :D

Tenchuwoh 15 November, 2012 @ 6:11 pm   23

CooL!I will get this game after all!

But please,please don;t forget Rikimaru from tenchu,come on,Tenchu Stealth Assassins was the first 3rd person stealth game that was created(before MGS) and it was on PS1.
And there are so many Tenchu games on Playstation consoles :/

vonhammer 15 November, 2012 @ 6:20 pm   24

I personally think Emmett is a no mark,but interested in his play style.But I’m worried it’s yet another gun character.

Kat is good for the fans,I thik a lot wanted her in.Plus more females were needed.

nickjd331 15 November, 2012 @ 6:34 pm   25

This is probably the single game where I am really looking forward to DLC.

I hope there are lots of other characters to come post launch.

As for the choice of these 2, they both sound like they could be a lot of fun. Can’t wait.

So happy to see Kat getting some PSAS love. She is easily one of my favourite new additions to the PlayStation family. Can’t wait to see her in action.

zxRATTLExz 15 November, 2012 @ 7:19 pm   27

Dlc characters??? Put them in the game and stop holding content back to rip people off. You want us to buy dlc ? Make something worthy of calling content after the release. I’m so sick of the games industry today and while muppets keep buying into this (EDIT) it won’t stop. At least this is now 1 less game for me to buy cos i won’t buy half finished products.

zxRATTLExz 15 November, 2012 @ 7:21 pm   28

Oh and you guys know that while these are free, they will charge for the next batch.

Superbot your awesome the game hasn’t even came out and your revealing dlc for free for 2weeks, awesome Kat will be a interesting edition cant wait to play as her. And as for next DLC PLEASE BE Crash & Spyro as rivals aswell all the fans would love it although I do know sony do not own these characters.

@20 @27 @28 You guys should be ashamed of your immense lack of intelligence, seriously. They had a certain amount of time to make the game, I guarantee they aren’t withholding a thing from the final product. They’re allowed to continue work on the game, improving and refining it, adding new stages and characters… and you guys are complaining? Seriously? It’s even free DLC for people who buy the game early on, that rocks.

I’m very glad Sony brought together such talented developers and gave them enough time and a large enough budget to create something as glorious as All-Stars, it’s looking to be my game of the year by far- nothing else compares. The fact that I’m gonna be able to play this on my Vita(I don’t have a PS3) is even more exciting, it’s a true AAA game experience on the go with only the tiniest concessions(texture quality’s imperfect close-up, but that doesn’t matter at 60 FPS and native resolution). Thanks for supporting your game after launch, sorry there are some unintelligent fools who don’t recognize a great thing when they see it. With all the horrible DLC nonsense in the game industry these days, a negative connotation attached to DLC these days is to be expected. Sorry for the whiners.

LaughingNabashin 16 November, 2012 @ 9:01 am   31

Very impressed with the effort and dedication you’re putting into this game. Keep up the good work guys. I do like the ideas coming from the fans above. I’d imagine Spyro and Crash Bandicoot were on the brain from the start. But if I had to choose some guest characters, I’d try to pick some that might not have been considered since the start of production;

The Prince (Katamari Damacy)
Lara Croft
Pyramid Head
Bayonetta
Paul (Tekken)

And possibly feature themed levels from;
Grand Theft Auto
Worms
Journey
Dead Space
Metal Gear Solid 4

Not asking for them, just throwing out a few good ideas ;)

zxRATTLExz 16 November, 2012 @ 2:21 pm   32

@30

I wouldn’t say that being opposed to companies who use the dlc model shows a lack of intelligence, quite the opposite in fact.

The fact the some gamers are prepared to pay full price for a game which is incomplete, be fooled by the free dlc into thinking “wow, this company is so kind)” and then pay for additional premium items which are more than likely ready or close to ready before the game is out suggests either a lack of intelligence or more money than sense.

I don’t take kindly to being called a fool for having a different outlook on the game industry to the people who blindly purchase dlc before they realise they have spent over £70 on a game. But be my guest, knock yourself out and waste all your money and then come back here moaning in a couple of years when the prices go even higher.

Now we just need 5 more characters:
Crash Bandicoot
Spyro
Rayman
Sora (Kingdom Hearts)
& Pretty much anyone from a Final Fantasy game. (Probably Cloud)

With these the game is complete!

Stonesthrow 16 November, 2012 @ 7:08 pm   34

Yesh, Kat! Hoping to see a lot more relevant characters, because the launch lineup doesn’t completely do it for me.. No Solid snake = No Playstation team ;)

DarkSoul516 28 November, 2012 @ 1:41 am   35

So my pairings for my choices of next DLC characters:
Connor/Ezio/Altair with Cloud – Just a contrast between their fighting styles.
Sora/Riku with Nemesis or Wesker

frankfurgurjr 2 December, 2012 @ 11:36 pm   36

I would love to see razputin from psychonauts as a playable character!