Big Daddy And Drake Join The PlayStation All-Stars Cast For A New Trailer

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 8:37pm

At their E3 media briefing, Sony confirmed two new playable characters for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale—Nathan Drake from Uncharted and a Big Daddy from Bioshock. They also released a new trailer for the game, which you can watch below. It includes the new characters in it:



Also, in case you missed the announcement, Sony confirmed today that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be released on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita with crossplay.

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  • Ben Sylvia

    Guess we know why they’re called “bouncers” now.

  • MrRobbyM

    I’m still not sold on the game. It’s the graphical style, really. But this is a good direction to go. More third party characters!

  • Model_M

    This looks amazing, just put Crash in it already lol!!

  • riceisnice

    I hope they’ll have better music to showcase. It’s sounding kind of generic.

  • WingsOfEternity

    I’m gonna have to agree with most people; this game is not looking very impressive right now. This is coming from a Sony fanboy.

    And also this…

  • Closet_Ninja

    Drake not that surprising but Big Daddy didn’t see that coming 

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Big Daddy? Are you kidding me? They make a game that is supposed to bring all the greatest PlayStation characters together and the first third-party character they introduce is from a game that wasn’t even platform-specific? Somehow, I find that to be a very ill omen…

    I seriously hope they have a lot more third-party characters in store, beacuse frankly, I don’t think Sony’s cast is strong enough to carry this game on its own. Sony just doesn’t have the long history of first-party development that Nintendo has, so they don’t have as many popular IPs that they can rely on for this game (and even Nintendo brought in some third-party characters).

    I think Penny Arcade summed up the situation quite nicely:

    • kupomogli

      They’ve got plenty of usable first party IPs, but one thing I’m certain of is that with the newest Bioshock coming out, Big Daddy was probably an extremely cheap inclusion as it’s free advertising.

      Honestly, I really hope that Sony doesn’t include too much advertising filler and tries to introduce some actual fan favorites, because as one who isn’t a fan of Bioshock, and even if someone was, I’m not sure of anyone who favors Big Daddy as a character. 

      I agree with you though.  Bioshock wasn’t even a timed exclusive.  It was third party at the very start.  An extremely poor choice of a character, but again, it’s because of how cheap a character he probably was is the only reason he’s in the game.

      Sony has already said they’re going to include third party characters, but I assumed they’d start out with a better character than that.  Lara Croft, Spyro, and Crash are ones that really need to be in the game.  It’d be nice if they include a lot of fan favorites before they start adding this filler garbage. 

      Drake is a nice addition though.

      • Ben Sylvia

         How does that work if Big Daddies aren’t in the new Bioshock?
        By your logic it would have made more sense to have a handyman as a playable character.

    • Sony has plenty of unique characters to use due to their having so many subsidiary developers. 

  • Zonic505

    Don’t get why they didn’t show gameplay footage of them during the presentation of the game during the press conference, yet teased them & said they were playable on the demo floor. & while I don’t mind Big Daddy, seems kind of a weird 3rd party choice. Not exactly someone I think of when it comes to Sony.

  • Krisi92

    Okay, this was a Super Smash Bros. clone already, but now it will be “both on the PS3 and the Vita with cross-platform play”… Really, Sony?

    • I don’t think the cross-platform strategy has anything to do with SSB. Sony’s strategy for Vita all along seems to have been encouraging developers to port their console games to it. 

      Furthermore, Smash 4 (or whatever it will be called) will be a different game on Wii U and 3DS. They’ve said nothing about being cross-compatible for multiplayer. Just that you’ll be able to transfer your customized characters from the 3DS version to the Wii U version.

  • doctorpope181

    Looks great but where the hell is Jak and Ratchet???

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    I’m not impressed, but I was never impressed by Smash Brothers, either.

  • rinalicat

    Super Smash Bros for the Ps3? Hmmmm…any opportunity to be Sly Cooper and I am so there!!

  • Can’t they just introduce Crash Bandicoot already, I bet that would make people much more interested. Ratchet & Clank should’ve appeared too in that epic close-up!

  • Scallion

    Fact: If you play with anyone other than Parappa, you’re probably a douchebag.

  • Nitraion

    My opinion: They should working together with japan studio….

  • MrJechgo

    That’s great and all but… I’m still waiting to see Jax & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank and Cole MacGrath. Come on Sony, spill the bean already !

  • I was hoping they would show more. How many characters are to be in this? Please have in Jak, Ratchet, Qwark, Cole, Solid Snake, a Chimera, Lightning Farron, Kevin Butler and a Sackboy.

  • Kuro Kairi

    I feel like they should bring much more ps1 and ps2 characters than ps3 chars, i still don’t understand the decision behind fat princess is she really that popular and iconic??

  • Lightning and I’m sold.

  • I am hoping the roster picks up way better.   I hate to be “that guy” but if you are making Smash Bros rivalry you gotta match the variety of that series.  I”m talking Japanese characters and cult stuff.  You got the western-centric down just fine.

  • Unlike others, my complaint is that this plays like Smash Bros, of which I am not a fan. I do like the way the SB series channels into Nintendo’s legacy, though, and I’m hoping Sony does the same with this. They have plenty of smaller titles they could tap into for that cult appeal and I’m hoping that they do (Wild Arms, Legend of Dragoon, Jumping Flash, Patapon, etc).

    • Seconded Legend of Dragoon. *_*

  • Youareallcryingmorons

    I like this, I don’t care if it’s like smash brothers that just means that this is just like a game I like. People will find a reason to whine and they will because they think it makes them “refined” when its just annoying.

  • Croix

    This game can’t really get away from being compared to Smash Brothers. So let’s compare them. A large part of what gives Smash Brothers its fame is that the characters all have histories. And I don’t mean backstories (though that does help), but they have a history in real life. Mario, Link, Pikachu, they’re all age old icons to gamers. So far in All Stars, it looks like they’re going going for a lot of newer characters, and I think that difference in the approach is going to have a really divided reception.

    Parappa the Rapper is a good choice to counter this I think, because he can be traced all the way back to PSX. Twisted Metal is an older series as well. Sly Cooper dates back to the early days of PS2, so it’s not too far off the other end of things. But I think the issue here is this: Smash Brothers has come to re-embody everything that makes Nintendo, Nintendo. And I think a lot of people want All Stars to do the same. Honestly, for the time being it’s one game and can technically be whatever it wants to be (no universal right or wrong there), but I’m talking expectations and likely reception. I think people want this game to have the same sense of reaffirming Sony’s identity. I think that has a huge influence on why so many people want Crash Bandicoot to be in the game. It’s why, even though the characters revealed so far very much clash with one another, they work (though now Big Daddy is kind of a stretch for me, because I’ve always thought of Bioshock as more of an Xbox title since it came out there first…). But there’s another issue that might creep up as well: are we going to get too many characters from too few genres? Shooters have enjoyed a pretty large degree of popularity on PS3 lately, but still.

    With the game still in development, it’s too early to make calls on anything though. They’re sure to reveal plenty more characters, and I would bet that Crash Bandicoot is somewhere among them (along with the sack boy and Cole of Infamous fame of course).

  • J

    Jak and Ratchet. Is it that hard to announce them?
    Anyway, I like this so far. I just wish they’d focus less on Sweet Tooth….

  • eliel

    western characters only feel im getting from this game but still hoping for gitaroo man to be announced 

  • Göran Isacson

    You have the rights to a game like Parappa the Rapper, and you choose anonymous dubstep as your trailer music.

    In order to prevent myself from degenerating into howling angrish, I’m just gonna say that there better be a Chop Chop Master Onion cameo in there SOMEWHERE. Also more iconic Sony-exclusive characters please, Big Daddy isn’t exactly something that screams “Sony” to me. Legend of Dragoon and, well, anything by Insomniac and Naughty Dog is fine too…

    • Fitzkrieg

      For the record, that’s not ‘anonymous dubstep’. That’s a halfways-decent electro-house track by Justice called ‘Genesis’.

      Anyway, I’m hoping for a more varied roster, myself. A third-party character or two doesn’t hurt the roster, but I do agree that the Big Daddy isn’t the Sony-est (Soniest?) character they could have put in.

      Waiting on a character from Slap-Happy Rhythm Busters, myself.

      • Göran Isacson

         … I was gonna say something snarky about not recognizing who that musician was and make some cynical parrallel to how that still makes it anonymous in my book but holy heck forget about that someone ELSE knows about Slap-Happy Rhythm Busters?

        Now THAT would REALLY be some obscure yet awesome character-choice. Can’t say I’m expecting it though… but I do hope the next char will feel a lot more “Sony” than a character for a game that to me feels more like “PC” than console to begin with.

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