10 PlayStation characters we NEED in All-Stars Battle Royale
- Posted May 1st, 2012 at 19:56 EDT by Don Oliveira
- 14 Comments
Sony officially blew the lid off of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale late last week, and ever since, both fans and skeptics alike keep debating whether or not it’ll hold a light to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series. We haven’t seen enough to pass judgment yet, but we’re confident that Sony can pull this one off.
Let’s be honest, if there was just one company that should attempt this – other than Nintendo – it’s Sony with its PlayStation brand.
Sony’s been around for a long time; it has an impressive line-up of first, second, and third-party studios up its sleeve. That means that unlike most other publishers, Sony actually has options when gathering characters to include in its upcoming brawler.
So we threw together a top 10 list of characters we wish Sony will include in Battle Royale. Remember: our selections come from Sony-owned franchises and properties. We want Solid Snake to be in there just as much as the next guy, but, let’s just keep it simple.
Oh, we even go as far as to speculate what their Super Moves would be just for the heck of it.
Here we go.
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1. Dart [Legend of Dragoon]
Fans of Legend of Dragoon have been chomping at the bit for a sequel/successor to the game since it launched back in 2000. That probably won’t happen. Nevertheless, why not include Dart in Battle Royale as a call-back to one of the best RPGs on Sony’s debut console. He never saw the fame that Cloud Strife (FFVII) did, but we always thought he was just as cool – if not cooler.
Dart’s Super Move: going all Dragoon on everyone’s ass.
2. Sir Dan [MediEvil]
Not the most popular character in Sony’s repertoire, however Sir Daniel is definitely one of the most fun. Does this skeleton-in-armor seem a little flimsy? Don’t let his frail appearance fool you; before Sir Dan died (the first time) he was quite the formidable warrior. At least so he says.
Sir Dan’s Super Move: The ability to stave off death for a little while in order to get the job done.
3. Patapon [Patapon]
This one is just a perfect fit in our minds. A splendid mixture of cuteness and violence, Patapons take on any and all obstacles with nothing but rhythm. Oh, yeah, and their massive arsenal of weapons… that too.
Patapon’s Super Move: “FEEEEVERRRRR!!!”
4. Wander & Colossus [Shadow of the Colossus]
Admittedly, Wander probably wouldn’t hold his own in a fight, which is weird to say because he eats giant Colossi for breakfast. However, if he tricked a colossus to do his fighting for him, then he’d be a deadly addition to the roster. Hasn’t tricking Colossi to smash stuff been half of his battle strategy, anyway?
Wander’s Super Move: Inviting 16 of his pals to the party.
5. Nariko [Heavenly Sword]
This femme fatale would give Kratos a run for his money. Okay, maybe not, but she’s definitely one tough gal. Powerful, highly-skilled, and fearless, Nariko is one of our favorite female characters in video games. We never got a sequel to her game – which existed at one point, apparently – but we’d settle for her inclusion in Battle Royale.
Nariko’s Super Move: Calling in sniper support from her sister, Kai.
6. Cole MacGrath [inFamous]
Do I really need to explain why Cole should be in Battle Royale? We love inFamous and we love Cole. Sony would be crazy to not include him; he’s even been in other crossovers like Street Fighter X Tekken. Let’s just say we’d be totally shocked (ha) if Cole wasn’t included in Royale’s roster.
Cole’s Super Move: An unhealthy dose of his Ionic Storm.
7. Jeanne d’Arc [Jeanne d’Arc]
Nariko isn’t the only female brawler we chose, and with good reason. From commanding armies, to fooling everyone around her, this lady does it all. Just as sneaky as she is deadly, Jeanne graced the PSP with one of its best tactical RPGs. Level-5 did a great job in its first attempt ... (continued on next page)
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- 8:54pm EDT - May 1st, 2012
hell yes to Dart. no to dragon.
- 9:17pm EDT - May 1st, 2012
kevin butler as the boss and playable character
Kuro | xAkiRo
- 9:25pm EDT - May 1st, 2012
Wander man haha..
PSgamer28 | breakend28
- 10:06pm EDT - May 1st, 2012
How about Dante. (both - Inferno&DMC)
- 11:05pm EDT - May 1st, 2012
I think Alex Mercer would be a good character with all his powers and abilities :D
- 12:22am EDT - May 2nd, 2012
Half of this list is a bit questionable... I'll tell you what this games needs. It needs BIG BOSS! That way I can cqc some fools like a BOSS. :) Also Batman... Everything is better with Batman.
- 12:50am EDT - May 2nd, 2012
The obvious Nathan Drake was absent from the list. Nariko from Heavenly Sword could complement Kratos.
I also like the ribbon from Vib Ribbon.
- 1:39am EDT - May 2nd, 2012
Glad Sir Dan is on there. Nathan Drake is also a must. Some of the others, maybe not so much. Lair isn't very well-known nor is it a popular, established PlayStation franchise.
Don Oliveira | Other_
- 1:57am EDT - May 2nd, 2012
I'm glad to see most of you agree with my selecting of Dart; I had to put him atop this list.
Some of you are suggesting some good characters, however, like I said, I only included characters from Sony-owned properties. Trust me, Rudy Roughnight wouldn't be on my list otherwise. It was him or a WipEout vehicle.
@ItotheCtotheE -- you are very right: Nathan Drake should be included in Battle Royale. The reason I didn't put him on the list is because I would bet anything that he'll be in Royale. That's almost why I didn't include Cole.
Jet_Cobra | Jet_Cobra
- 2:40am EDT - May 2nd, 2012
Toan from Dark Cloud would be a nice addition to the roster seeing as how Dark Cloud was a ps2 exclusive and the game was so popular
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 10:08am EDT - May 2nd, 2012
i'd like to see snake of course, ps1 lara croft, and one of the charachters from GTA series wouild be cool.
Oblivious334 | Oblivious334
- 3:29pm EDT - May 2nd, 2012
SORA FROM KINGDOM HEARTS!!! YESS OOOHHH YES!!!!
L3fty | OneMan1Army
- 3:35pm EDT - May 4th, 2012
Here's some suggestions:
Cloud (FF7), Spyro, Tomba, Ratchet & Clank, Sephiroth (FF7), Snake, Maximo, Jaster (Rouge Galaxy).
- 3:10am EDT - August 31st, 2012
hmmm probably won't play as him with other characters such as kratos, cole, ratchet, jak, dante, raiden, sly... need i say more?
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