When PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale made its debut back in April, it didn’t take long for gamers to grasp the primary concept: a 2D, 4-player brawler where characters employ a host of fighting moves and abilities to beat the life out of their peers on screen. It was an easy concept to grasp, after all, because the game so closely (some would say eerily) resembled Nintendo’s venerable Super Smash Bros. series. The main difference is the Sony characters that are rumored to be appearing.
Perhaps the greatest secret PlayStation All-Stars has left to tell, then, is just who will be showing up for the party. We know the final roster is larger than the handful of names SuperBot initially revealed – and the options nearly span two decades.
The suspense may have been tempered a bit thanks to a tweet from infamous 2 actor Eric Ladin, who plays the game’s main protagonist Cole MacGrath. Ladin – also known for his work on AMC’s The Killing – was caught tweeting about the joys of slipping back in to a motion capture suit, though he cautioned that it wasn’t for a new inFamous project.
However, when prompted on the nature of the role, Ladin did let go that he was playing a fellow named Cole.
With “Cole” assumed to be the protagonist of inFamous 2, Cole MacGrath, appearing in something other than the titular series, it’s possible that Ladin is mo-capping for a role in PlayStation All-Stars. The tweets don’t provide concrete confirmation, but Cole MacGrath has been high on many a list after the original GTTV preview seemed to deliberately open with footage of he and Uncharted’s Nathan Drake – both shown in their respective games.
No one’s doubting his qualifications (Fat Princess made the cut after all), and after our inFamous 2 review awarded 4 out of 5 stars to the game we wouldn’t mind seeing the role reprised.
As it stands now, the confirmed list of playable characters in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale includes Kratos (God of War), Sly Cooper (Sly), Mael Radec (Killzone), Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal), Fat Princess (Fat Princess), and PaRappa the Rapper (PaRappa the Rapper). The game is expected to make a showing at this year’s E3 (which Game Rant will be at, of course), and so we’re likely on the verge of plenty more names being dropped.
Ranters, do you think Ladin is suiting up to play Cole in PlayStation All-Stars? Where would he rank on your list of desired characters for the game?
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is scheduled for a release towards the end of 2012 – exclusively on the PS3.
Follow me @Brian_Sipple