25 Characters That Could Be in a Microsoft Battle Royale

From Halo to Blink and Gears of War to Perfect Dark, Microsoft may not have a robust roster of exclusive characters but it has plenty to warranty an All-Stars Battle Royale of its own.'s Stephen Daly lists 25 Microsoft icons that could be thrown into the arena.

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Titanz2420d ago

They have mostly all the characters Rare have created, for support, and they can add user Avatars with the ability upgrade an individual's move set list.

Moncole2420d ago

They can also use characters from xbox indie games like the guy Deadlight and the character from Orcs Must Die or the Kid from Bastion.

guitarded772420d ago (Edited 2420d ago )

But why? Games like this have to be built on memorable characters... MS just doesn't have the character set to make an appealing game. I'd rather not see a MS Battle Royale, than see some pathetic mash up of characters thrown together for a cash in. Don't get me wrong, MS does have some great characters like Marcus and Master Chief, they just don't have the depth of great characters that Nintendo and Sony have... maybe by the end of next generation they will. XBOX has only been around for two console generations.

slaton242420d ago

xbox users with all these articles seemed to be mad and jealous they dont have a ssb clone.........yet

KeiserSosay47882420d ago

Now that's not really necessary, is it?

matt19912420d ago

Oh yea ... because its the xbox user writing all these articles.

h311rais3r2420d ago

And you seem to be selfish and a person who thinks only you should have everything. What's wrong with hoping for something?

Pixel_Enemy2420d ago

I didn't know xbox had 25 exclusive games.

Checks the list, oh... Many of them are from multiplats and they had to pull several characters from the same games. Also Avatars? lol

koh2420d ago

Pixel... is that not the case for Sony's game? Or even SSB? Oh right, I forgot that Snake was created by Nintendo...

Arnon2419d ago (Edited 2419d ago )

Well, now you know.

Characters that could make a game:

Alan Wake (Alan Wake)
Banjo-Kazooie (Banjo-Kazooie 1/2/N&B)
Kaim Argonar (Lost Odyssey)
Seth Balmore (Lost Odyssey)
Shu (Blue Dragon)
Marumaro (Blue Dragon)
Kameo (Kameo: Elements of Power)
Joanna Dark (Perfect Dark)
Master Chief (Halo)
The Arbiter (Halo)
Theresa (Fable/2/3)
Jack of Blades (Fable)
Maze (Fable)
Marcus Fenix (Gears of War 1/2/3)
Anya Stroud (Gears of War 3)
Hudson Horstachio (Viva Pinata)
Jason Flemming (Shadow Complex)
'Splosion Man ('Splosion Man)
Galen (Ninety Nine Nights 2)
Zephie (MagnaCarta 2)

That's 20 characters off the top of my head. Remember, these fighting games are also for advertisement for other games, as well.

Raoh2419d ago


Just as it was mentioned in other threads and in neogaf, there are a lot of exclusive games on the 360 but not exclusive ip's or characters.

Mass Effect 1 is the only console exclusive, the rest are on ps3, so any mass effect character can be on ps3.

Blue Dragon was a 360 console exclusive but since the series has moved to nintendo handhelds.

Bioshock moved to multiplatform.

Fear Files and Ace Combat? LMFAO those are just one out of many in the series that is multiplatform.

Its not much on the 360 list.

Current run you have fable, gears, halo, crackdown. Outside of that your going early games which lets face it, no one cared about lost odyssey or blue dragon on teh 360 (I myself loved those two games, if ms wanted to keep me as a customer they should have spent their money to woo Mistwalker not Square Enix)

Joanna Dark maybe, not sure if there are any residual licence issues with the rare titles that originally started on nintendo.

And Yeah LOL at avatars.

My favorite so far is the AK47 with legs.

Hicken2419d ago

When you consider the 3rd party characters included in SSB, or likely to be included in PSASBR, most of them are characters that are synonymous with that company. And if they're not synonymous, then a large number of people recognize that those characters are affiliated most strongly with that particular system. Despite FF's Nintendo origins, for example, it's more heavily associated with Sony. Or No More Heroes comes to mind as a Nintendo franchise first.

In cases like that, is it not perfectly acceptable for a third party character to be included?

At the same time, though, it doesn't do much good to include characters that aren't very popular.

Arnon2419d ago (Edited 2419d ago )

It doesn't matter if people liked a game or not. I guarantee you a majority of people who played SSB didn't know about:

Ice Climbers
Mr. Game & Watch

but that didn't stop them from putting them in the game. And I can guarantee you the majority of audience who will buy PlayStation All Stars won't know a lot of the characters in that too. How about, instead of stating an opinion with things completely unrelated to my comment, you give me a good response. I gave you a list of characters for the 360 that would be just fine for an exclusive 360 fighting game.

Also, I don't see what's that funny about being able to create your own avatar, and have it fight against the biggest Microsoft names. That's pretty genius to be honest.

And I'm sure you're okay with Fat Princess being a playable character right? We all know the massive success that that game had.*


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Infernostew2420d ago

There are no variety in the types of characters. It's either swords or guns, mostly guns. This is just like when Sony had an exclusive character in Mortal Kombat and SFxT. There's going to be all this speculation and lists and it'll never happen.

BitbyDeath2420d ago

More importantly who would develop it?
The only studio i can think of would be Rare.

fermcr2420d ago (Edited 2420d ago )

I wasn't interested in the Wii's smash bros... i'm not interested in the PS3 smash bros... and i wouldn't be interested in a X360 or PC smash bros.

Honestly... i don't see why all the fuss with these smash bros games.

BitbyDeath2420d ago

It's a different genre, akin to fighting which needs improvements. (IMO)

Personally i'd rather the DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi style to take over but this is still way better than FPS number 9,456,640,562.

WeskerChildReborned2420d ago

Because some of us have memories of how fun it was back on GC and N64 because it was just a simple fun fight game.

koh2420d ago

If you haven't liked any of these games then it's pretty safe to say that they weren't designed with you in mind.

I mean, I don't like MMORPGs, but you don't see me asking why someone else would. Different strokes for different folks.

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