Abe and Kat Joining ‘All-Stars Battle Royale’ Cast?

By | 4 years ago 

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the final roster in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. All of eight of the characters that were prematurely unveiled — courtesy of diehard fans going through the beta’s code — have officially been confirmed, and now those who have been following the development of the title are ready to see which unannounced characters will end up making the cut.

There are still plenty of mascots that gamers would love to see make it into the final game, and it looks as if two more noteworthy characters may make an appearance in All-Stars Battle Royale — although one may end up as DLC.

All Games Beta recently posted an image of Kat’s profile in Battle Royale, and it looks to be from SuperBot‘s official website for the title. Details on the Gravity Rush protagonist’s inclusion in Sony’s much anticipated free-for-all are slim, unfortunately, but it appears to be a rather legitimate screenshot. The art style does match that of previous roster entries, but it’s still possible that this is a hoax — a very well done and cruel hoax, mind you, but a hoax nonetheless.

Kat is one protagonist in particular that makes sense for a fighting game, and her ability to manipulate gravity wields great potential for a move set. We even thought so highly of her that she made our list of 25 characters that need to be in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, so it’s good to see evidence supporting her addition to the game’s already star-studded roster.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Kat Gravity Rush

Another character that many fans were hoping for is Oddworld‘s Abe. The classic PlayStation title is an iconic part of the brand’s lineage, so adding Abe seemed like somewhat of a no-brainer. Sony America thought the same thing at one point too, but may have opted out because the game was already too far into development. While the Oddworld inhabitant won’t be shipping on-disc, the development director at Oddworld Inhabitants, Stewart Gilray, believes that there’s still potential for his goofy-looking hero to appear as DLC.

“I was over at Sony America and they were definitely up for it, but the developer hasn’t gotten back to us. We’ve been trying to get in touch with them since May and can’t work out if they’ve fixed their character line-up for the release version or if they’re simply not interested?!”

“We’d love to get him in the game. We’ve already been talking about the moves he could have like possessing Kratos and beating the shit out of everyone… I guess they’re busy and we’re busy.”

Abe and Kat would make for great roster additions in our humble opinions, if only because their arsenal would be jam-packed with bad ass and innovative moves. Whether or not Kat will make the final cut is still up for debate, but it’s easy to imagine that her confirmation may happen as soon as the Tokyo Game Show later this month.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go weep over the official (and hopefully only temporary) lack of Abe in All-Stars.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will smash onto the PS3 and Vita this November 21st.

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Sources: AGB & CVG