As the final roster for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is revealed, more and more surprises will continue pop up. Despite a major road bump in the form of a massive character leak that emerged late last month, Battle Royale‘s lineup of playable combatants has continued to grow at a steady rate. Just yesterday, Metal Gear‘s Raiden was announced as a playable character, and today two more fighters have been revealed.
Heavenly Sword‘s Nariko and MediEvil‘s Sir Daniel Fortesque are now officially joining PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, and even though their inclusion was outed weeks ago, it’s great to see finally them in action.
GameSpot posted a video showing off the characters earlier today, before promptly pulling the in-game footage. Unfortunately for them, people who use the Internet have learned to copy videos, and as a result it’s still available for fans to watch at their leisure. The gameplay footage lacks a proper introduction for the deadly Nariko and dead Sir Daniel, something that may be arriving in unison with PAX Prime kicking off tomorrow, but the video leaves little to the imagination in terms of moveset potential.
Joining the likes of the previously announced icons such as Sackboy, Dante, Spike, and Ratchet, Nariko and Fortesque should prove to be unique additions to PlayStation All-Stars. Both are essential forgotten mascots that have fallen by Sony’s intellectual wayside in recent years, but their cult following has secured them a playable spot in this zany fighter. Some readers may recall that Fortesque and Nariko were both featured prominently on our wish list of 25 characters that need to appear in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, so we’re understandably ecstatic to see them pummel fighters like Nathan Drake and Big Daddy.
Now that all of the leaked characters have officially been announced and are out of the way, gamers can look forward to the remaining roster updates to be a complete surprise. Solid Snake is currently nowhere to be found; despite the fact that David Hayter, the voice of the Metal Gear mainstay, was prematurely confirmed to be involved with the title.
There’s still plenty we don’t know about the game, but that should all change in the very near future. In the meantime, stick around for more information on Sony’s newest fighting game as it’s revealed.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will smash onto PS3 and Vita this November 20th.
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