It’s only been a few weeks since E3 and we’re really pleased with how PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has been received since we took to the stage with several exciting announcements. We announced two new character additions – Nathan Drake and Big Daddy – and we also shared the news that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will have a PlayStation Vita release when it launches later this year. Now you’ll be able to take the battle on the go and seamlessly brawl in cross-platform matches against your friends on either the PS3 or PS Vita.
We’re thrilled to hear all of the great responses to the game and have been reading all of your questions and comments on the blogs and forums. While we’ll get to answering all of them soon enough, we are here to answer a couple of those questions today – “Why pre order?” and “When is the game coming out?”
Aside from making sure you’ve got your very own copy on day-one, pre-order PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and you’ll be able to get access to an exclusive set of costumes for all of the characters in the game!
Here are the costumes for the roster so far, but be sure to check back in with us later when we unveil them all:
We’ve revealed eight of those characters already, but you’ll have to wait until our next announcement to see who will be next.
We will be unveiling two new characters during our colleagues in SCEA’s Exhibition Presentation at EVO in Las Vegas this evening at 6:00p.m PST (around 2am BST). So if you happen to be in town for the tournament, drop by and check us out or stay tuned to the PS.Blog for more information.
When the game launches, you’ll have the opportunity to unlock costumes in-game for each of the characters, but these particular costumes are available exclusively if you pre-order from participating retailers in your locale. I’ll work to get a complete list of which retailers we’ll be working with in the coming weeks to share with you.
I’ll leave you with one last exciting update for now. We’re thrilled to announce that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be launching on October 24th 2012 in most of Europe (25th in Australia and New Zealand and 26th in the UK & Ireland)! We’ll have plenty more details on the game, including pricing for both the PS3 and PS Vita versions soon enough, but we wanted to give you a date to mark on your calendars.