Rumor: PlayStation All-Stars characters, stages leaked [Update 2: minions, items, and game modes]

DmC Dante, Raiden, Sir Daniel Fortesque, and more.

July 28, 2012 / 10:13 PM EDT / (@salromano)

A Reddit user claims to have new character and stage details on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and is supporting it with image leaks. (And don’t worry. In case it wasn’t clear that this is a leak, he’s written “leak” all over the images for you.)

Characters shown above include:

  • Raiden (Metal Gear Solid)
  • Dante (DmC Devil May Cry)
  • Heihachi (Tekken, already confirmed)
  • Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank)
  • Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet)
  • Spike (Ape Escape)
  • Toro (Doko Demo Issyo, already confirmed)
  • Sir Daniel Fortesque (Medievil)
  • Jak (Jak & Daxter, already confirmed)
  • Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
  • Cole MacGrath (inFAMOUS, already confirmed)
  • Evil Cole McGrath (inFAMOUS)

While I’m not so sure about the characters, considering the artwork doesn’t seem to share the same style, the leaked stages look much more legitimate. The Reddit user posted the following images alongside the bigger one above. Not shown below, but shown in the bigger image (but covered by “leak”) are stages based on Uncharted 3 and Ape Escape.

Sly Cooper: “Paris”

Twisted Metal: “BlackRock Stadium”

BioShock: Infinite: “Columbia”

Killzone: “Invasion”

inFAMOUS: “Alden’s Tower”

LocoRoco: “Franzea”

The Reddit user plans to post more tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

Update 7.29 / 12:30 p.m.: As promised, more stages were leaked today.

Resistance: “San Francisco”

Ape Escape: “Stowaways”

Uncharted 3: “Time Stations”

Additionally, a NeoGAF user has worked out a clear image of the new characters:

Update 7.29 / 2:45 p.m.: Support characters, items, and game modes look to have also been leaked, this time from files said to be extracted from the PlayStation Network beta, which is currently ongoing. Also in the files are the aforementioned characters and stages. Get the list below, courtesy of NeoGAF and GameFAQs.

■ Support Characters

  • Athena (supporting Kratos) (God of War)
  • Captain Qwark (supporting Ratchet) (Ratchet & Clank)
  • Worker (supporting Fat Princess) (Fat Princess)
  • Dollface (supporting Sweet Tooth) (Twisted Metal)
  • Helghast Soldier (supporting Radec) (Killzone)
  • Kai (supporting Nariko) (Heavenly Sword)
  • Kat (supporting Dante) (DmC Devil May Cry)
  • Keira (supporting Jak & Daxter) (Jak & Daxter)
  • Kiya (supporting Sir Daniel Fortesque) (MediEvil)
  • Kuma (supporting Heihachi) (Tekken)
  • Little Sister (supporting Big Daddy) (BioShock)
  • Monkey (supporting Spike) (Ape Escape)
  • Murray (supporting Sly Cooper) (Sly Cooper)
  • Nix (supporting Evil Cole) (inFAMOUS 2)
  • Pierre (supporting Toro)
  • PJ Berri (supporting Parappa) (Parappa the Rapper)
  • Sackbot (supporting Sackboy) (LittleBigPlanet 2)
  • Sam (supporting Raiden) (Metal Gear Rising)
  • Sully (supporting Nathan Drake) (Uncharted)
  • Zeke (supporting Cole MacGrath) (inFAMOUS 2)

■ Items

  • Atomizer (Resistance 3)
  • Baumusu Axe (The Mark of Kri)
  • Boots of Hermes (God of War III)
  • Freeze Missile (Twisted Metal)
  • Golf Club (Hot Shots Golf)
  • Gravity Shield (WipEout)
  • Hedgehog Grenade (Resistance)
  • Dohvat Laser Designator (Killzone 3)
  • Leech Beem (WipEout)
  • Murder of Crows (Bioshock Infinite)
  • Railgun (Metal Gear Solid 4)
  • Razor Claws (Ratchet & Clank)
  • RPG (Uncharted)
  • Scythe (Fat Princess)
  • Spear (God of War)
  • Sonic Rift (ModNation Racers)
  • Sackbot (LittleBigPlanet)

■ Modes and Other Tidbits

  • Arcade Mode
  • Solo Play
  • LAN
  • Free Roam
  • Challenge Trials (fun trials with unique gameplay)
  • Training Mode
  • Gold Stars Collected
  • Countdown Attack
  • Character Trials (master one character at a time)
  • King of the Hill
  • Capture the Flag
  • General Trials (find success with the game’s fundamentals)
  • Elimination Round 3
  • (Insane AI), (Hard AI), (Normal AI), (Easy AI)
  • Customize Characters
  • Clue Bottles
  • Killer Bees
  • Accessorize
  • Kills are worth +2 Score, and deaths are worth -1 (general information)
  • Berzerker
  • Great Mighty Scythe
  • Grabinator
  • Disband Party
  • Quick Match Game: Select Your Options
  • Season Leaderboard
  • Max Supers Kills
  • Recent Players
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  • Kougeru

    Raiden? Yeah they need to change the name of the game IMO. He’s on XBOX and Nintendo (gamecube version of MGS2) as well. “playstation” all-stars just doesn’t fit

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      They confirmed they’d be including third-party characters when the game was announced. Heihachi, Dante, and Big Daddy are all third-party characters, as well. Just because they’re also on other platforms doesn’t mean they’re not a part of PlayStation history.

    • RmanX1000

      There was a GCN version of MGS2??? If i recal that was a PS2 exclusive. Plus isnt Rising on PS3 as well? And he was in MGS4, which was a PS3 exclusive.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        MGS2 Substance appeared on the original xbox. 3 people bought it. 1 of them was me.

    • xMCXx

      Why? All these characters appear in Playstation games.
      Doesn’t matter if those games are multiplatform.

    • AuroraXIII

      There is no GameCube version of MGS2. Raiden hasn’t appeared in any Nintendo game, other than a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

  • xMCXx

    A stage based on Bioshock Infinite? Not buying it.
    I mean the rumours. Not the game, of course.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Yes!!! Please be true. Nariko!!!!

    • manasword0

      Never played Heavenly Sword. Heard good things though!

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        You should play it.

  • AuroraXIII

    Nariko, awesome! I am totally sold on this game.

    As for Raiden, I would rather he appears alongside Snake in the next Smash Bros, and I hope he still does. Raiden simply deserves to be in the better fighter.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      How do you know Smash Bros is better? You haven’t even played PSABR. You already know Snake & Raiden are going be in this game.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        You cannot reason with a smash bros fan. Trust me.

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

          Im a smashbro fan and I agree with this XD

      • syaznifaiq

        Funny , little child argue about game chac.

  • neku

    ehh dmc dante…..im gonna be sick

    • DarthBrian

      Yeah. Ugh.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Well while youre busy vomitting I’ll be playing DMC and enjoying the crap out of it. I know this b/c Ninja Theory has made two of my favorite games this gen in Heavenly Sword and Enslaved.
      Loved them both and their take on DMC looks to breath new life into what has become a stale series.

      • Dudewin123

        “looks to breath new life into what has become a stale series.”

        At least wait till the game is out before you blindly slobber all over it.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

          Eh, he did say “looks,” which I took as, “I haven’t played it yet, but I like what I’ve seen so far.”

          And I would have to agree. I loved Ninja Theory’s past two games, so I’m hopeful that they’re doing something good with their latest project.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            You said exactly what I would have said except with less “smartass” infused with it!

            Why is it ok to hate a game before we try it but its wrong to be excited for one unless we have played it?
            This is exactly why I “do what I do” Sal, in my responses to this generation of jaded haters. aka gamers.

            I’m like Batman and they My Joker. They made me and I in turn made them. Vicious cycle it be.

      • neku

        nothing against ninja theory but what are they really doing to make it new and fresh. honestly it seems to be an unnecessary reboot from a series that just had one game that just came out that was a little disappointing.

      • FlameEmperor

        That new DmC is crap compared to the old ones.

        • LustEnvy

          Please do tell how you’ve already played the game to know wtf you’re on about.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            I’ll answer that for you. Apparently the Emporer of Flames up there has a working Flux Capacitor and access to at least 1.21 Jiggawatts of power.
            Great Scott! I’m glad he was here to warn us of how awful DMC is!!

          • FlameEmperor

            Let me rephrase what I said.
            The new DmC looks like crap compared to the old titles in the series. and to Malcolm Reynolds no need for your smartass comment. I’m not all crazy for a game with slower gameplay than the others, a protagonist(Who needs a name change) that needs to swear in every line he says and smokes because its “cool” . What they revealed about the story so far isn’t really that interesting.

        • xMCXx

          It can’t be worse than Devil May Cry 4 which was horrible.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    The stages seem fairly believable.

  • Archvile78

    If true, i’d clearly main Fortesque, haven’t seen him in a while. :p

  • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

    I think evil Cole is a waste slot, they could just replace him with another fighter like, Kiryu Kazuma maybe?

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      I think they have costumes in the game for each character from what I’ve seen in the beta videos on youtube so, its really not a wasted slot.

      • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

        So basically it’s in the same slot but you can switch between the good and evil Cole? Well, i can live with that.

        • KingOptimusOrigins111

          I believe it is the same slot. Not sure if you can choose between them. What I’m trying to say if 3 people are playing Cole, the game might randomly choose the outfits. Again I’m not sure but that’s what I think after seeing the Youtube videos of the beta but I could be wrong. I’m trying to find away to get in the beta.

  • Anime10121

    No RPG representation has me :(

    I mean really? PS1 and PS2 were RPG POWERHOUSES! How is it that there isnt any representation from any of the plentiful jrpg series released EXCLUSIVELY on Playstation?

    I hope this leaked list isnt final, although it is great, and it has many of the people I expected to be in it, the lack of that one pivotal genre (at least it was back then) is severely disappointing to me.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      I’m sure this isn’t the full character list, as that would put the game at 20 characters, which is fairly low in comparison to the most recent Smash Bros’ 36, which I would hope SuperBot is looking to at least match.

      • Anime10121

        Good deal! Glad to know that this isn’t “everything” yet. And yeah I think I do remember them saying they wanted more than 20 characters way back when the game was first announced, and I didnt count the leaks plus the announced ones. I’m with you hoping that Superbot does match Smash Bros 36 characters as that would be great!

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Update!

  • xMCXx

    Ok, the Uncharted 3 stage looks awesome.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    My thoughts on the new characters:

    - Raiden: I love Metal Gear Solid and I love Raiden. Some might argue that Snake would be the better choice, considering he’s the main character of the series, but I honestly believe Raiden would be the better “fighter,” considering his action style of combat in comparison to Snake’s stealthy style. Also, it makes more sense from a marketing standpoint for Konami, considering Metal Gear Rising is coming early next year.

    - Dante: I have no problem with the new Dante. But I don’t think new Dante should be included over old Dante. Why? Because the game is called PlayStation All-Stars, and while new Dante is starring in a game coming out for PlayStation 3, it’s not even out yet, and he’s yet to make any sort of mark. Meanwhile, old Dante has already made a name for himself as a PlayStation icon. But like Konami and Raiden, it does make sense from a marketing standpoint, promoting the new game and all, but still, I just can’t agree with his inclusion.

    - Ratchet: He was a given. Ratchet & Clank started in 2002, is a Sony-owned franchsie, and has seen 12 games since.

    - Sackboy: Also a given. Was basically touted as the mascot for PlayStation this generation.

    - Spike: Didn’t expect to see him come around. I’m not really a fan of the Ape Escape series, but considering Sony’s made 14 games, they must be doing something right. He reminds me of Yugi from when I used to watch Yu-Gi-Oh!, so I approve.

    - Sir Daniel: This one’s a real treat, actually. There’s been so many rumors that Sony’s working on a new Medievil game, but they’ve yet to be confirmed, so it’s really refreshing to see him join PaRappa in the area of old-school throwbacks.

    - Nariko: I liked Heavenly Sword and the game is really lacking some cool female characters (not a fan of Fat Princess – the fighter, not the game, the game is great), so I approve. Plus, she was leaked back when the producer or director or whatever was posting behind the scenes images of the game on Twitter before it was even announced.

    - Evil Cole: Unless he fights completely different from regular Cole, I’m not sure I can say I approve. I’d like the roster to be as mixed as possible, so seeing two different versions of the same character isn’t very appealing. Hopefully his move set is unique.

    Final thoughts: needs more Cloud or Sephiroth (FFVII), Ico or Wander (Ico / SotC), Max or Monica (Dark Cloud), Sora (KH), and Crash and Spyro.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Another update!

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Day One Purchase after seeing update 2.

  • manasword0

    If the game is called “All Stars”, then where are the rest of the all stars? Think about the first Smash Bros: Mario, PIkachu, Kirby, Samus, Link…characters that single-handedly controlled what system you bought because of their games. Now think back to the Playstation and your first PS game… is that character already confirmed?

    Unfortunately mine isn’t. I’m sorry Sony but having a game called Playstation All Stars and not including Crash Bandicoot is borderline ridiculous. I hope you are holding on to his inclusion as late news because he must be in the game. It would be silly not to.

    I also agree with the MOAR RPG love. Put Cloud or Sora in and I would die. Hell even though he was only in one game, Dart from “Legend of Dragoon” would be awesome.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Put cloud and sora in it and Ill buy two :

  • LustEnvy

    I’ll wait for Sony All Stars Kart Racing. That’s what they should’ve done instead of LBPK. Oh well.