PlayStation All-Stars Zeus and Issac DLC announced
posted on 02.27.13 at 08:52 PM EDT by (@salromano)
More God of War and an Electronic Arts guest star.

Following Kat and Emmett, the next round of downloadable characters for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will come in the form of Zeus (from God of War) and Issac Clarke (from Dead Space).

A new stage called “Fearless,” based on MediEvil‘s graveyard and The Unfinished Swan‘s blank canvas, is also planned.

All three download contents will be released on March 19. The new characters will come free as a download code in all copies of God of War: Ascension, which launches on March 12; or $4.99 each on the PlayStation Store. The new stage will be free to those who play online in ranked matches and $1.99 to own.

Find character descriptions and video below. View screenshots at the gallery.

Zeus

As you might remember, Zeus is kind of an arrogant jerk, but one thing you can say for him is that he does not mess around. As King of the Gods, he’s a big guy, used to getting his way, and he hits HARD. Of course he’s got some cool combos, but his primary offense is centered around fewer, but more powerful strikes that generate a ton of AP and send enemies flying. He can power up virtually all of his attacks into a “charged” version with all kinds of new effects, giving him one of the biggest move lists in the game. Super-armored rushing punches, a clone move, teleports, and lightning bolts–lots and lots of lightning bolts. Your best bet against Zeus is to stay on his good side (aka behind him), or far away.

His level 1 is a giant Lightning Clap that lacks range but has a great area of effect. Level 2 lets Zeus take to the skies and fly anywhere before exploding in a deadly lightning storm. His level 3 “Wrath of Zeus” takes you to Olympus to fight a godlike 100-foot tall Zeus, and in true boss-fight form, he can wipe out half the screen with a single strike.

Issac

Through a combination of playtesting and staying true to his original series, Isaac emerged over the course of development as a strong mid-range fighter using the unique weapons and Kinesis/Stasis abilities you’ll recognize from the Dead Space series (think somewhere between Drake and Jak, with a lot of twists). He has some very interesting long-range options (the Bouncing Bola acts like sniper rifle that bounces off of walls, getting more powerful with each bounce) and he’s got some great moves up close, but just as in Dead Space, he’s at his best keeping foes safely out of his face. He can advance or retreat while firing his trusty Plasma Cutter, toss proximity mines, use Stasis attacks to freeze opponents, or spin slowly moving Ripper blades at enemies with a blast of Kinesis torque.

His level 1 super fires a supercharged stasis burst and then overloads his Plasma Cutter, which can be aimed anywhere, even at very long range. His level 2 super overloads his Kinesis module creating a bubble that launches nearby enemies away at “terminal” velocity, and Isaac’s level 3 takes you into space where he blows the airlock, sucking everyone into space for a quick game of something like “Asteroids” where Isaac flies around blasting opponents and space debris into dust.

  • Archvile78

    Lol Isaac, dat Sony classic…?

    • Skerj

      Yeah uh, I’m questioning his inclusion too moreso than Big Daddy.

      • Archvile78

        especially knowing big daddy served as promotion for Infinite i think…even though he’s not in but the columbia stage is.

  • RmanX1000

    God of War: Battle Royale…. <.<
    Seriously? Does this game not have enough GoW? Who asked for Zeus?…

    I know Issac was a moderately requested character and he looks cool but seriously, bring on the ALL-STARS. Enough modern characters. We need some classics too. There is zero excuse for not having Wild Arms represented. And Oddworld and Atlus have said they want Abe and Persona represented. Im just sick of seeing GoW in this game. There is not enough love for some of the slightly more obscure games.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Everyone’s waiting on Crash and Spyro. Not whatever this is. I don’t think anyone sees Zeus as a classic PlayStation character. Or Issac.

    • Taiho

      I don’t know what the developers are thinking. I feel like they are just getting paid by people to put their characters in the game.

    • Sevyne

      Yeah, it’s extremely confusing how a game called “playstation all-stars” doesn’t have very many of it’s all-stars. Some of the characters not only are multiplatform, but are actually more popular on the competitor platform. They almost comepletely ignore the rich history of the Playstation and stick to this generation too. The game really walks the line of just being a lie.

      They’re just using this game and it’s DLC as a marketing tool for upcoming games. It should just have been called, “This Generation’s Familiar Characters in Video Games (Not Including Nintendo) We Need to Plug for Their Recent or Upcoming Releases Battle Royale”.

    • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

      I understand us not having them, Activision.

      But there are TONS of other IPs that SONY OWNS they could use… but no, let’s have Zeus. Because when I think of my favorite PlayStation character, it’s Zeus.

      Sooooo glad I didn’t buy this game. PlayStation Marketing Stars Battle Royale.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wtfits.gardner Cat Flames

      Hey.. please refrain from using freedom of speech.. its child like LOL

  • Taiho

    Might as well add Soap and Ghost from Call of duty. I mean if Isaac and Big Daddy can make it in, why not?

    In all honesty they need people from their huge Jrpg titles. Oh wait, that will probably never happen.

  • http://twitter.com/advanced_wind Vinicius Machado

    Where’s Wild Arms, Legend of Dragoon, Legend of Legaia, Alundra, Arc the Lad, Rogue Galaxy, etc?

    Meh, forget those! Here’s more God of War and a third party character from the PS3 era, you know, a classic.

    • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

      Really? Those characters are very niche. They are not well known. The only characters a lot of people will know when it comes to JRPGs is Final Fantasy characters.

  • Dean Winchester

    Damn. All people do is complain.

    • Budgiecat

      there’s a reason to complain. So stop complaining.

      • Dean Winchester

        B/C internet thats why!

  • HassanJamal

    Mistake in the article. The stage called Fearless, a hybrid of WipEout and Heavenly Sword, has already been released. The newest stage for March is called Graveyard, a mix between MediEvil and The Unfinished Swan.

  • Budgiecat

    Really surprised Square-Enix decided to stay out of this and not milk their already milked to death Lightning from FF XIII…especially since she’s got another game coming out.

    • new_tradition

      I honestly expect we’ll get her eventually, maybe before or after LR releases. That’s probably when I’ll get All-Stars, lol.

  • Taiho

    If there was one thing in this world that I could stop from happening… It’s this. Im still so upset over this. Ruined my week!

  • KurisuMakise

    I’m happy we got another third party character, first and foremost. Means deals are still being made. I’m not happy that they DLC isn’t free =( Levels is one thing but now I’ve got to pay for both of em, geez =