PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s first batch of downloadable content will contain two characters and a new stage.
As previously reported, Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk will be joining the fray.
Kat’s gravity powers can draw in and damage foes in the form of a massive energy ball. She can also summon items from a stage (barrels, furniture) to encircle her , then launch them at opponents.
Kat’s super moves include a deadlier version of her slide kick at level one, followed by a move that fires two volleys of tracking, stalactite-like projectiles at level two. Her lever 3 super consumes her in a black cat shroud that delivers deadly one-hit kill slashes and area of effect attacks.
Emmett uses a series of long range attacks in battle. While Emmett can deliver close range punches and a ground pound launcher with limited reach, he has an array of guns, grenades and mines. Emmett can also summon supply drops during fights, calling down auto-firing turrets to suppress enemies and a generator that emits AP.
Emmett can call in weapon drops homage to Starhawks build and battle system. Along with his standard rifle, he can call in a shotgun or a missile launcher, each with limited ammo that can be refilled from the supply drop container. These containers cause damage to others as they fall, making Emmett’s move set very versatile.
Emmetts level 3 super allows him to take control of a Starhawk Mech causing havoc on the battlefield.
The New Stage pictured below called Fearless is a mash up of Heavenly Sword and WipEout.
The stage starts atop a mesa high into the sky. During the battle, a WipEout racer will fire at the platform causing it to crumble. This will send players tumbling into a ravine bordered by a WipEout track on one side. Any player unlucky enough to be punched or kicked into that track will find themselves electrified and stunned, then likely on the receiving end of a juggle. Opposite the race track is a two-level structure that players can jump up to in an attempt to avoid attacks.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is out now for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.
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