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Sony Unveils Four New Characters for PlayStation All-Stars

Sony has just revealed two new characters that will be joining the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale cast during their gamescom press conference. The two new characters are Sackboy, Spike, new Dante, and Ratchet and Clank. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

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iamnsuperman  +   1277d ago
Sackboy yay.... Also getting the PS vita game free with the PS3 version is a good idea.
blitz0623  +   1277d ago
Crash please
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1277d ago
and Spyro! Crash NEEDS to be in this game though.
Maybe they will announce him last.
dbjj12088  +   1277d ago
Yup, I still want Crash too.
iamnsuperman  +   1277d ago
I am not sure crash will be. I might be wrong but doesn't Activision own him and probably (quite rightly) want a lot of money to include him
Getowned  +   1276d ago
someone on N4G mentioned Dart from Legend of Dragoon(that would be sweet), Crash and Spyro are a must. how many characters are we up to now ?

Edit: Who is Spike ? sounds familiar but I can't remember. ape escape ?
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Fez  +   1276d ago
X1-Alpha would be a brilliant addition :) In fact just make a new Future Cop game!
SilentNegotiator  +   1276d ago
Once again, Activision owns Crash and Spyro....unless Sony wants to pay Activision the unreasonable amount they would likely's not going to happen.
Burackus  +   1276d ago
Did they say that will we get the vita version free if you get the ps3 version? PM me please
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garos82  +   1276d ago
yeah if you buy the ps3 version you get the vita version free. now im not sure if its gonna be digital only or also for the retail version. i imagine yes
user5467007  +   1277d ago
NOOOO not new is he a classic Playstation Icon, the guy said in the conference that these characters were icons to the PS, Old Dante is an icon not new Dante

This seems like it's turning into a promtoional fest for third party developers.

I don't believe after all the grieft he's gotten they still include him. I'd rather they just use another First party character

So disapointed... :|

Guess that means MGS Risings Raiden will be in this aswell
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iamnsuperman  +   1277d ago
I agree It was a bit odd to have the new dante
user5467007  +   1277d ago
It bugs me because even after they were shown he said something like how they were icons to the PS the hell is a poorly recieved character from a horrible looking reboot an iconic character.

It dosen't make a differnece if the old Dante skin is in the game because then comes the big question

"Why didn't you just use classic Dante and have the new Dante as a skin"

This is scaring me because I feel like if we get a FF character now it might be Lightning instead of what we actually want (Cloud/Squall)

Raiden isntead of Snake
New Dante instead of Classic Dante

....jeez...whats next :|


If I was Superbot I would of told Capcom where to stick it. It's there loss at the end of the day, this game will do well and Capcom would of regretted not allowing them to use old Dante to promote PAS. Superbot could of easily used another first party character instead then have classic Dante in the PAS sequel after Capcom realise how successfull the first one was.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1277d ago
I reckon they will have a skin for old Dante, Capcom want to promote DMC so that's probably why they chose the new version.
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Godmars290  +   1277d ago
Only if you spell "O-D-D" "M-O-N-E-Y".
lizard81288  +   1276d ago
Even more so, since newer games aren't even using. Project X Zone is a good example.

It is a bit weird to have him as an icon, even though his game isn't even out yet.
aiBreeze  +   1277d ago
They went with emo dante? /facepalm

They better make up for it with a few more character reveals at the Tokyo show.. Cain or whatever the guy's name from Soul Reaver is would be one character I really hope makes the game. Same with the guy from Medieval.
DarkBlood  +   1277d ago
i think it was already well known that new dante is going to be in this game, at least i already knew anyways
moparful99  +   1277d ago
I feel ya man.. This game is supposed to be a love letter to playstation fans since the begining and adding a despised revision of a beloved character feels like capcom paid sony to do this honestly.. Ohh well the rest of the roster is outstanding! I wonder how many more they will add?
user5467007  +   1277d ago
"This game is supposed to be a love letter to playstation fans since the begining"

Exactly...very well said

There was so much potential in some of the many beloved characters to choose from with that nostalgia factor and yet they choose characters like him who we don't like. I mean fair enough have him as a skin but not to use as the main face of the roster. Kats obviously going to be in it now as a minion. It should of been Old Dante and Trish/Lady.

People through like smashcrashbash (below) would rather we not say anything and not see this potential be used....because where "whining" about it....yeah of course we are because we don't like him. Sorry but I'm pretty sure Sony could of came to a deal with Capcom and if they said no then as I said above...tlel them where to stick it. I'd rather have Sully or Zeke as a main character then New Dante.
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-Alpha  +   1276d ago
Cross for your fingers for alt costune Dante
mt  +   1276d ago
really new danta isn't classic at all how come he made it into the playstation leagues.
TenkoTAiLS  +   1276d ago
Big Daddy isn't a Classic Playstayion icon. Nor is he even from a Playstation exclusive series, so them saying the characters will stem from Sony brands is already moot. Even so, using new Dante when the game isn't even out yet does seem a bit odd, especially since he's not as recognizable as the original Dante.
DasBunker  +   1276d ago
Maybe since it a character from capcom the old dante skin will be DLC lol
NastyLeftHook0  +   1277d ago
toxic-inferno  +   1277d ago
Clank won't be his own character. He'll be coupled with Ratchet like Jack and Daxter are.
princejb134  +   1277d ago
just wet my pants
this game is getting more awesome
PersonaCat  +   1277d ago
That kid from ape escape was quite surprising. I haven't played those games in years :)

Slightly off topic, but PS classics on the 28th!
garos82  +   1276d ago
im glad they included spike. ape escape was the first game ive ever played with the dual analog stick. it was the sign of things to come with the inclusion of two analogs on a console at the time and has served us well since then. its a welcome addition in my book
NastyLeftHook0  +   1277d ago
the dudes from oddworld would be good also.
Relientk77  +   1276d ago
would love to see Abe in the game
LiViNgLeGaCY  +   1277d ago
Ratchet and Sackboy? Yay!!! Can't wait for November!
VanillaBear  +   1277d ago

WTF Superbot

Oh yeah include a character who nobody gives a crap about well done.
lizard81288  +   1276d ago
"Oh yeah include another character who nobody gives a crap about well done."

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toxic-inferno  +   1277d ago
Still lacking female characters... XD
moparful99  +   1277d ago
Lara croft would be a good one I think.. She made her console debut on the original ps1 :)
toxic-inferno  +   1277d ago
Yeah. Lara Croft would be a great addition. Problem is, looking at the leaked list of characters (which is looking more genuine with every announcement), we will only have Fat Princess and Nariko for female characters.

Also, it's a shame that the rosta is mainly the main characters from each series. It means we're unlikely to see characters like Elena and Sulley from Uncharted or Captain Quark from R+C. (Although I guess the Uncharted characters could be skins... but it's unlikely).
moparful99  +   1276d ago
Doesn't mean there wont be DLC characters.. Sony has the largest catalog of unique characters to pull from and this game just screams dlc packs.. I know people hate them but they help keep the interest in games up longer then normal, plus thats way to many characters to squeeze in before launch..
iamnsuperman  +   1276d ago
I agree they have to keep some back as DLC. Could make more money that way and could make the game interest last longer if the update it with new characters in the following months
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toxic-inferno  +   1276d ago
DLC packs would be a good addition. So long as characters aren't too expensive. Would be good to have extra stages as DLC too; I think I'd be more inclined to buy extra stages, unless the DLC characters were particularly high on my list of priorities.
moparful99  +   1276d ago
I could see them do a two or three character pack with one stage thrown in.. make it 3-5 bucks even? Sounds good to me!!
smashcrashbash  +   1277d ago
So if Spike is real does that mean Sir Dan and Nariko are real too? Please say yes. And to the people crying about Dante? Who cares? Just don't use him if it bothers you so much. I never used Ice Climbers or Mister Game and Watch in SSB because they were poor choices of character.Not to mention as said before Superbot has no control on what people from third parties want to give them . They can't force them to give them old Dante if they don't want to give him to them any more then they can force Activision to give them Crash.Also hurray for Spike. Sir Dan and Crash next please.

@ toxic-inferno. Not many female characters in the Playstation universe to chose from. Only Nariko seems to be the only hope of getting another one.

@ princejb134. What is your point? I thought we were talking about characters we don't like? New Dante could be a very powerful fighter in the game too but no one seems to be concerned about that. They are only concerned about how he looks or which version it is. So I am saying Mr Game and Watch and Ice Climbers are old outdated characters and were a waste of space. I am not talking about how strong or how skillful they were.
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princejb134  +   1277d ago
woah dude speak for yourself ice climbers and game and watch were powerful fighters for those who know how to use em
i used to own with ice climbers
my friend owns with ice climbers with his annoying bacon attacks lol
JDcg  +   1276d ago
He never said they were not powerful, he said they were poor choices for the game. He is saying don't use dante if you don't like the way he looks.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1277d ago
New dante?! his game dosent even comeout till JAnuray. Maybe they will have an old dante skin.
spektical  +   1276d ago
Crash crok blasto gex and spyro.. any of these would b a nice treat for older gamers
Arnon  +   1276d ago
They can't do Crash or Spyro without paying Activision some stupid amount of money. Crok and Gex would be sick.
thehusbo  +   1276d ago
The lineup on this game is getting better and better. So hyped for this now!
JDcg  +   1276d ago
I hate you Superbot. Why must you delay this game, I WANT IT NOW! This game is going to come out when I will be in the busiest part of my semester. I'm going to fail now, thanks. LOL
Relientk77  +   1276d ago
Superbot actually checked into your schedule and realized this. So they decided to delay the game so you would fail. Atleast they recognize you.
NickTheHitman  +   1276d ago
You refer to him as Emo Dante but the fact of the matter is he's not really that emo. If you gave original Dante black hair he'd look emo too. Just sating.
yami930  +   1276d ago
It sucks so much that Gay Dante is in this game, for people who say if you dont like him dont use him, the reason it sucks is because we want to play as Dante just not this one, so now we are left with the desire to play as classic Dante. They really should have put Classic Dante and the new one as a skin, because now the New Dante's annoying voice, personality and look is going to be in this game, and even with a skin of the classic, it would be the same, because the voice and personality of the new Dante will still be there.
This Dante is not and never will be a PS All Star, so why have him? Because Capcom wants him in there to advertise him and push him on fans. Really should have been the other way around...
CADmanjules  +   1276d ago
So I guess crash, spyro, and tomba are going to be announced last.. having seen new Dante, i'll assume it'll be Activision Spyro and not classic spyro.
Relientk77  +   1276d ago
Omg yes Ratchet and Clank!!!!!!!!!!
Sizzon  +   1276d ago
Man, I love Sackboy's moveset!
kesvalk  +   1276d ago
new dante eh? good thing this is a "All-Stars" game...

they should stick to the classics, like crash and Ryu from breath of fire...
Relientk77  +   1276d ago
If Ryu was in it his level 3 super could be turning into a dragon and burning everyone to a crisp
jalen247  +   1276d ago
Nice addition to the lineup
hateroftheyear  +   1276d ago
I think the ghostbusters will also be in this game since Sony has rights

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