E3 2012: ‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’ Trailer, Vita, and New Character Announcements


Announced back in April, PlayStation’s new mouthful of a brawler, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale appeared at Sony’s E3 conference with a bit of news. First off, it’s official: In addition to the PlayStation 3, Battle Royale will be coming to PlayStation Vita featuring full cross-platform game saves and play. That’s right, a mixture of 2-4 people can play together on Vita and PS3 both locally and online.

According to PlayStation: “Both versions of the game feature identical gameplay at a blazing-fast 60 frames-per-second, offering the complete PlayStation All-Stars experience. PlayStation All- Stars PS Vita takes advantage of many of the unique Vita features, including “near” functionality and both front touchscreen and rear touchpad support.”

Next bit of news? Two new characters were revealed for the game. Uncharted’s Nathan Drake and BioShock’s Big Daddy will both be appearing in the game. Check out the E3 trailer and screens below featuring all of the characters that have been revealed so far:

So for now until more are revealed, the character list is as follows:

  • Kratos
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Parappa
  • Fat Princess
  • Colonel Radec
  • Sly Cooper
  • Nathan Drake
  • Big Daddy

Still no real details on the campaign/story mode, other characters, or a release date for the game but surely more will be revealed as the year goes on.

For more info on the title, visit: http://playstationallstarsbattleroyale.com/

So what are your thoughts on this game and what was shown at E3? Sound off in the comments below!

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  • Jacob Porter

    verryyyy excited for this. love the vita crossplay

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