DmC Dante, Ratchet, And Spike Confirmed For PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

By Spencer . August 14, 2012 . 1:05pm

Dante, the new Dante from DmC, will make his playable debut in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. It looks like Dante has similar moves and weapons like the angelic scythe from Ninja Theory’s design. Dante’s level three super move uses his Devil Trigger and it looks like he can kill anyone he touches when its active. In PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, you can only takeout other players with super moves.




Ratchet from the Ratchet and Clank series and Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet were shoo-ins so no surprise there. Spike from Ape Escape is a neat addition and it looks like he’s bringing gadgets like the Dash Hoop and Stun Batons to battle. The super move where he uses his net to catch other characters is pretty funny too. Good work there, SuperBot Entertainment.







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  • James Beatty

    They brought the dante nobody seems to like :/

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      They brought him so that the ones who hate will defeat him on a daily basis

      • $30632660

        This post makes so much sense to me right now.

        • sd28

          that and advertising

    •  I like him.

  • Zeonsilt

    DmC Dante?I can’t express my feelings in words…
    Just why not the classic one?

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      3 words: Alternate Costume DLC.

  • $30632660

    FINALLY! I can destroy Ratchet with Jak, the rivalry ends now!

    Spike looks a little too cute there.Is Jake gonna be in this or Jimmy? Or Specter might be the opposing character.I place my bets on Specter as being chosen while Jake being my second option.

    The other two are irrelavent, not even worth mentioning by name.

  • Magus KilIer

    Who was the genius who decided bringing the new Dante was a good idea?

    • Fidelis

      Capcom most likely strongly suggested or outright told them to do it in order to market the new game. I highly doubt the devs had a say in it and I imagine some of them even did it painstakingly.

      • Laharl

        Great, We got a guy from an unreleased, Multiconsole Reboot.

        Instead of someone awesome, Like Leon/Claire.

  • Jack Oz

    Well, I’m no longer getting this game.

    • ThatBlackGuy

       Sooo you’re not getting the game because of one character you dislike I’m not really following the logic behind this.

      • LustEnvy

         Just people being close-minded. Nothing new.

    • sd28

      urm why 

  • KyoyaHibari

    AWWWWWWW YEA! MA BOI SPIKE! His face looks a little goofy, but I think with time, I may be able to get over that, still a great new addition though. Would love to see Tomba, Garl & Selen Vinland & several others too. ;P

    • Jason Ryer

        He needs a nose to be honest if its just a bump maped nose.

  • Ultimaniacx4

    I hope there’s an alt skin for the real Dante.

    • sd28

      but what would he turn into when he uses his level 3 super

      • Ultimaniacx4

         Real Devil Trigger?  IDK, it’d make sense but i don’t see the devs putting in the effort.

  • Cephrien

    I think he looks pretty bad ass. 

    Not gonna lie.

  • Shadowman

    I can’t believe they put this Dante in the game instead of the original Dante whats the coming to? 

    • kupomogli

      Sadly, if you check out all the third party characters that are currently in the game, you will see that they are nothing more than advertisements for games that are coming out in the near future.  None of them actual classic characters that fans have been begging for. 

      Big Daddy.  When you think of Bioshock, who do you think of?  Right.  Not only that, but seriously.  A Playstation classic character?  You mean this character that not only started this gen, but was in a game exclusive to the 360 for over a year before the PS3 received a port.  Bioshock Infinite may or may not include Big Daddy, but that’s the reason he’s represented in this game.

      Heihachi.  Not just Heihachi, but young Heihachi from Tekken Tag 2.

      Dante.  Emo Dante from DmC.

      But then other rumored characters, which supposedly have been confirmed by Superbot. Raiden’s Revengence version, two other Mishima characters, Ryu from Ninja Gaiden. Ninja Gaiden 3 already came out, but there’s Dead or Alive.

      So every third party character introduced so far makes Playstation All Stars serve as nothing more than advertising space.  It’s pretty disgraceful. Not to mention that many of these characters don’t really make you think “Playstation.” As cool as this game is going to be, this really drags it down.

      • Bloodmeat

        At least, Tekken is pretty big for the PS brand in the PS1 era.

      • KilsanZ

        I’ve seen somewhere lightning too,just to promote the XIII-3,that might be announced on TGS

  • Hahah, Spike! That is so sick! Effin love how his Level 1 Super is just catching the player with a net. His blonde highlights is looking pretty hawt!

    I’m still waiting for Ethan Mars to show up. IGN said it best with his super being cutting your finger off with scissors and his battle intro will just be screaming “SSSSSHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAUUUUUUNNNNNNNN!!!”

  • LustEnvy

    Dante looks awesome, and is probably going to be very popular in this game. Haters gonna hate, but he keeps getting better and better.

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    I was on the fence about this game, and the presence of Nu-Dante certainly makes me lean more towards the “don’t buy” side. I am guessing there will be alt skin of the original, real Dante. 

  • Fidelis

    I’m usually not one to complain but to be completely honest, DMC Dante’s inclusion is the worst kind of news.

    His alternate costume will probably be the original, but I just find this pretty irksome.

    It makes complete sense from a marketing standpoint but god damnit.

    I wonder how those guys who thought original Dante was safe because he was in Mvc3 feel.

  • I seriously hope they add in DLC which will allow you to switch to DMC3 Dante. that to me is and always will be the True Dante. 

    • James Smith

      Though Nintendo did something like that with Toon Link and Young Link, to give fans more choice, yet some people complained because it was kinda the same character.

      • $30632660

        People complained about Toon Link being in Brawl because it was the same character as Adult Link, both moveset and final smash.

    • wow so you made up a true and fake dante in your mind? weird imagination you got there mate

    • Kris

      I thought I heard somewhere that characters have alternate costumes… not sure though!

    • Spider-Man

      DMC1 Dante is true Dante.

  • kupomogli

    Dante’s level three looks pretty OP to me.  They should probably not allow him to get kills by shooting his pistols and maybe shorten the amount of time in comparison to Kratos who seems to have slower attacks in his level three.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Im starting to get interested in this game…

  • Daniel Morandi

    Why is Tameem in this videogame? D:

    • If you don’t like him, it’s so you can kick his arse.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    lol’d hard at them bringing New Dante in there. Not that I mind. I’m too pumped for MY BOY SPIKE!

  • omeganeko

    Yay spike and sackboy  some of my fav platformers. I still prefer old Dante to new Dante but he looks ok in this.

  • $30632660

    I’m starting to like this game a lot more than I initially did.

    Being able to settle the Jak & Daxter/ Ratchet & Clank rivalry

    Being able to obliterate that pitiable excuse of a Dante

    Being able to mess around as an overtly cute Spike and use the Capture Net on people

    All that is left to announce is Spyro and Crash so I can settle their rivalry

    Then the roster will be complete for me.

  • sd28

    lol its dino

  • rinalicat


  • Yeah….Devil Trigger doesn’t look cheap at all. Nope.

  • Valtiel Ikari

    Nice, Spike from Ape Scape, although I would prefer him with his old outfit since the game is called “Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale”, and on the same subject, classic Dante deserves to be in the game more than AU Dante, since Classic Dante being around enough on the system to be considered an all-star, and it would have been a nice gift to the fans that want classic Dante (since it’s unlikely to see Project x-zone around here), guess capcom pushed the dev to promote the new version (at least I can kick the jeabuz out of him)

    Also, any one else feels some supers seem a little over powered (wen you compare them with the first announced characters)?

    EDIT: also, I would like to see the main from Alundra (the first one) and hopefully Dart from Legend of Dragoon and Tomba!

    • puchinri

       Tomba would be awesome~.

  • French

    This new Dante is likeable in this game for some reason haha ! 

    • KilsanZ

      I think its because of the fact that you can beat him up in this game

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Lol really people not getting the game just because of the new nu-dante….now thats just transending butt hurt and exteme sadness.

  • Tales_of_Master

    Unlike the legions of butt hurt people, I’m liking the new Dante more and more. I still vastly prefer the original, but I’ll give the new Dante the benefit of the doubt. The game is looking good.

  • MrJechgo

    Hey, where’s the R.Y.N.O. ? Come on, it’s Ratchet’s most powerful weapon.

  • RmanX1000

    I played the hell out of Ape Escape 1-3. What is Spike’s level 3 Super a reference too??? I dont remember a laser from space being a gadget…

    • Probably Million Monkies, the one NA/EU never got.

      • RmanX1000

        Of course…

  • The leaked roster is correct so far.
    Which is kind of a shame, seeing how the third-party characters look like playable advertisements.

  • Trepie

    Why is there not a single JRPG character on the roster?  When I think of Playstation All Stars I think of the vast majority of JRPGs that were on the PS1 and PS2.

    • Göran Isacson

      At this point, all we can do is hope they’ll include, at the very LEAST, some Final Fantasy characters. I agree that not having them in this game would just be baffling.

      • Trepie

        At this point, I’d be happy with -one- JRPG representative, because from the leak that so far has been true, there are absolutely none.  Cloud seems like a no brainer here, but if for some reason Square-Enix isn’t being cooperative then there are plenty of other JRPG franchises to pick from that were all on PS1 and PS2.  It just seems odd to completely leave out the genre altogether.

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          While Cloud would certainly make the most sense, with the way the game is going, I’d expect more to see Noctis or Lightning, or someone from whatever XIII-3.

          • Trepie

             I certainly wouldn’t object to either of those two.  They’re better than leaving out the genre completely.

            But the name of this game is starting to become a huge misnomer.

        • Göran Isacson

          Yeah, those were my thoughts too… but then again, I’m not the marketing chief behind this game so what do I know, I’m just a fan…

          Question though: where did you find this leak? This is the first time I’ve heard of it.

          • Trepie


            I’m sure there are newer leaks, but that was the one I was referencing either way.

          • Göran Isacson

            Huh. Yeah, if they select Evil Cole over a Final Fantasy char… not sure if I approve. Then again, SE might not have wanted to share their toys, and while there are a bunch of other series out there like Suikoden, Wild Arms, Shadow Hearts, Disgaea and so on, they might think those series lack mass-market iconic appeal…

            … Or they don’t have any new games in store that they can market, so they never thought to include them in the first place.

  • Rocket D

    It’s great to see new characters and their unique fighting styles (I eally like SackBoy’s addition). This game was awesome from the get go but now it just keeps getting better. I will admit I wished for the classic Dante but it doesn’t ruin the game either. His super is so OP though, hope it’s hard for players to obtain or the game will need a patch upon it’s release week lol (to add: maybe the classic Dante will be unlockable/DLC or not, who knows. It has to be requested enough on their site asking for feedback I bet)

    I hope to see more awesome characters and let’s wish for a roster at least 25 characters minimum.

  • Hinataharem

    I honestly didn’t expect Spike.

    All I need is Crash and Spyro and my childhood is complete

    • Solomon_Kano

      With Crash and Spyro being under Activision now, I’ll be thoroughly surprised if we get either. Then again, there are 3rd party characters. I have a sneaking suspicion that if we do get Spyro he’s going to be the Skylanders version and… well, that’d be just awful.

      • MrJechgo

        Oh boy, I’d be surprised if we even get get them in the first place. Crash was indeed made by Naughty Dog (Uncharted) and Spyro by Insomnic Games (inFamous), but SOME reasons, they decided to sell these properties to a bunch of other companies, before ending up for Activision.

        Crash will probably be like the Mind over Mutant version and Spyro be like The Legend of Spyro version. The Skylander concept can’t be replicated that easily here.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Well, ND and Insomniac never owned them to begin with. Universal Interactive had the IP to both, they eventually became Vivendi Universal, and Vivendi is now the parent company of Activision. Sony published ND and Insomniac’s initial entries, but neither Sony nor the devs ever held their IPs. That’s history though.

          While Skylanders can’t be as easily replicated, it would make sense for that version of the character to appear given the number of characters here for promotional purposes. Activision wouldn’t want to promote a version of the character we’ll never see again. I would hope we see original Crash if we see him at all though.

  • Wow, Dante fans are more butt hurt than Freddy Krueger’s child victims. New Dante is pretty awesome in this game, he can parry attacks, cancel attacks while investing to another set of combos, extremely combo oriented with a very aggressive play-style. Love it! Dante is most likely going to be my top main character, and if there are any butt hurt fans online whining when I play as him against them during a match. Well hey, Devils May Cry.

    • puchinri

       I don’t think it should be called butthurt when DMC!Dante was the Dante that was on PS consoles for the longest time. To me, it doesn’t make sense to have the guy that doesn’t even have a game out yet replace the one that was on Playstation consoles for years.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I agree that new Dante’s presence doesn’t make sense, but I also think it would’ve been a waste to add old Dante like he isn’t in U/MVC3 already. Knowing  full well what he means to PS, I’d rather have not had him at all than got a Dante that means nothing or a Dante that’s already in another fighting game. He feels like a waste now, but he wouldn’t have been any less of a waste as old Dante in my eyes. But that’s just me, of course.

        • Testsubject909

          Redundancy issues aside though. I’d still think that old Dante and Solid or Naked Snake would’ve been better fit than new Dante and Raiden. Additionally I’m not too sure how I feel about Heihachi and Big Daddy.

          And I definitely don’t think Evil Cole really has a place in the roster here…

          And it’s also sad that they’re having some issues in getting Crash and Spyro in the game, actually I’m pretty sure by now that they’ll be completely unable to get either Crash or Spyro in.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Of course old Dante would be a better fit, I’d never say otherwise. I just wouldn’t care to have him. Snake though, eh. Identification aside, only the first and last MGS games were exclusive. While his series is most identified with Sony hardware, he’s not much of an exclusive character. If they picked old Snake or Naked Snake specifically, yea, otherwise I don’t really mind his exclusion.

            Agreed on Evil Cole. It’s incredibly dumb to let Cole take up TWO DAMN SPOTS when he could’ve been one Cole with a few powers from each. Or his level 3 super could’ve changed him into Evil Cole like Dante’s is Devil Trigger.

            I never expected them to get Crash and Spyro from the beginning. Activision being over them now, well, if we got them at all, they certainly wouldn’t be the versions relevant to Playstation. Like Dante and Big Daddy, they’d be there purely as promotion. I guarantee that if Activision lets Sony use Spyro it’s going to be his Skylanders version.

      •  As you already know, its pretty much advertisement, old Dante has already left his mark etc. New Dante still has to become more exposed to the world and draw more interest from gamers who haven’t experienced any Devil May Cry games. (You like the character? You find him interesting? Guess what? He has his own game coming out, try it out when it comes your way!)-Capcom. Its pretty self-explanatory at this point.

        Besides, I bet if Noctis from Versus XIII was added, everyone who contradict themselves if anyone took a shot at the inclusion like:

        Attackers: “Why in the hell is he in? I want my damn Crash! This guy’s game hasn’t even come out yet, and probably wont for another three years!”

        Defenders: “Hey, who cares if his game hasn’t come out yet, Nocits is an awesome character! Plus he’s a FF rep!”

        Attackers: “Still, why is he included when his game isn’t even out yet like Dante or Raiden!? You can’t say its advertisement for a game that’s barely existing!”
        Oh the glorious wars when defending a character, they never get old.

        Anyway, you pretty much know why New Dante is in. Besides being a representation of Playstation’s Future(Quickly upcoming future), he’s also meant to advertise the game and to draw more appeal from all sides. And yeah, most DMC are butt hurt over this, its everywhere, not just here my friend.

        • puchinri

           Yes, it’s advertisement, but it doesn’t really suit the theme or “point” of the game, and still doesn’t make as much sense in general.

          Oh, I’m sure some people would love Noctis to be added, though my point would still stand. Actually, even though FF7 is my least favorite FF title, I would probably say that Cloud would deserve to be the representative for FF since 7 was the first FF developed for a Sony console (originally). It’s not like people won’t be hypocrits, but it’s not like logic stops working just because some people’s logic does.

          It’s not that the butthurt doesn’t exist, but how you’re trying to apply it doesn’t. And on that note, some are being overly defensive about new Dante. But so what? Hurt on both sides. No need to try to call out some people for having a fairly reasonable reaction and thought process (to an extent).

        • Testsubject909

          If Noctis from Versus13 was in. I’d still be pretty damn confused. Not pissed like with Dante, but definitely confused.

          Noctis is in the same shoes as new Dante. He’s unproven, unknown, has no star power whatsoever.

          Sad to say, it’d probably be Cloud or Sephiroth. Zack would be a fair compromise, but it would most definitely be a FF7 character in there if we had a representative from Squeenix.

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    this proves the detail given to japanese characters its quite poor, parappa already looked weird , they should had done it how SMB did game & watch, and spike look so bad rendered that it reminds me of the cloud from the CG movies of final fantasy 7 a more than a decade old game

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  • evilmoogle
  • Loads of people are mad right now DmC Dante is in but they should consider the fact that they’ll get to smash his face in.

    I’m glad Ratchet & Clank are in but Sackboy looks a bit difficult and I don’t remember Spike looking like this unless his look from a different game.

    With all these characters, please let this game be GOOD!!!

    • konsama

      Never thought about it that way, it’s just like when i used Yoda as dummy all the time in SCIV.

      • I do the same thing with Patroklos and Pyrrha in SCV.

        Manly guys gonna do manly things.

        • Bentan

           beat your noisy, useless little sister?

      • Testsubject909

        I thought about it.

        Then I thought it would’ve been more awesome to see the original Dante kicking ass.

        As such, the iconic all-star original Dante still seems to me like a better fit then the new unproven disliked Dante and so I cannot see the new Dante’s inclusion as positive in any way possible.

    • $30632660

      Yeah, that’s the best reason for me why fake dante is in the game.I get to put him in his place, last place.

  • LustEnvy

    “Oh no, this game has a character I don’t like. DON’T BUY!”

    Easily stupidest reason to not get a game with a lot of characters.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      In a game that’s pure fan service, I’d say not servicing the fans is the biggest reason not to buy a game.

      • “The fans” =/= “Fans who can’t move on”
        “The fans” = “Fans who can accept the changes” + “Fans who can’t accept the changes”

        • Testsubject909

          I don’t really care anymore what happens to DMC. But in this case, the game is meant as a celebration of known all-stars from the multiple games that have been released on the Playstation systems no?

          Dante from DmC just seems like he’s a waste because he’s unproven, he has no star power whatsoever and is wholly unrecognized. It’s a smart marketing ploy, but a marketing ploy works against the idea of a celebration of iconic characters gathered in a game.
          As such, I’m currently more apt to side with those who just won’t get the game. I was intrigued by Toro, I was excited by sir Daniel. But the appearance of Dante just sort of killed the hype for me because it fails to deliver in it’s title. “All-Stars”.

          Consider this more of a dislike of their lack of integrity rather than just disliking it purely for one character. I’m also disliking the idea of two Coles as it seems like a waste of space. I’m not sure how I feel about Fat Princess either and somehow I think I’d be arguing about Big Daddy, though I recognize that Big Daddy is probably helping the sales a bit.

          Then there’s Raiden. Mind you I actually like Raiden, but I personally think the slot really should go for Snake, though Super Smash might be causing some issues here, or Raiden was applied for the same reason the new Dante was. Marketing within another game to increase it’s sales on the PS3 console.

          PS. I’d like to remind you that I’m one of those who believes that certain franchises should be put to rest after a point. DMC, though it didn’t end on an especially high note, felt complete enough with DMC 1 to 3 that it could rest just fine, it already has a spiritual successor in Bayonetta anyways. As such, seeing a new DMC game makes me worry more about the game being led around in a way similar to Silent Hill. Attempting to recreate the experience but never quite capturing the core essence of it in some way, shape or form. Or just messing up the story… Seriously, each time I see a pyramid head in any game outside of SH2, I start to wonder if the writer had any understanding of SH2’s story.


    Really disappointing that they put in…”that” Dante. Not to mention, he looks really meh compared to the Dante in (U)MvC3. Then again, I wasn’t that interested in this game in the first place, so eh…

    • puchinri

       Pretty much my thought and feels as well. Spike helps that a little at least, but still not mostly interested in the game.

  • scratchbach

    Ratchet & Clank? Cool. 
    Sackboy? Sweet!
    Spike? YES.
    Dante? …3/4 good choices isn’t bad!

    Wasn’t sure about picking this up, but I think I will now. I really like the idea of Cross-Buying. I also can’t resist something with Ape Escape in it!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Wait, you actually get to play as Clank for one of Ratchet’s moves? Sweet.

    Spike is a nice addition even though I never played Ape Escape. I mean, he’s an actual Playstation character. This roster is still largely disappointing, but so long as Sir Daniel ends up being true and they add Crash and/or Spyro, I’m still in.

    It’d be nice to see an RPG represented though. Would be pretty damn epic to get Cloud as he was in his original game rather than the much moodier version SE has been pumping out since Kingdom Hearts. Hell, it’d be nice to see someone from Kingdom Hearts. Better yet, just for the hell of it, throw in Noctis. That would be hilarious to me.

  • Göran Isacson

    … Well that feels unneccessary. Like, seeing Vergils role has made me a little excited for the upcoming game, but isn’t this supposed to be a game about Playstations classic characters? Why go with the new version instead of the old, beloved and more recognized version? Don’t really think the new skin has earned a spot on a mascot game, unless… oh. OOOOH Capcom you wily devils, your DLC-ways are spreading! Don’t deny, you know a skin like that is coming for sale.

    At any rate:  did anyone catch what Dantes level 1 super was? I only caught Stinger and Devil Trigger.
    I did laugh a little at Spike besting Kratos with bananas as well, even if his Level 3 seemed kind of… unblockable? Then again that seems to be the deal with all the Level 3’s.
    Rathchet looks fun, Sackboy looks really tricky… but I’m not sure if I’m liking the prospect of Raiden. I would have preferred someone a bit more iconic like Snake, I have to admit…

    • Sardorim

      Because the new version will help sell the new DmC game?

      • Bentan

         dmc1 dante , not the fabulous almost as bad dmc3 manbra version everyone seems to adore

      • Göran Isacson

        And I’m not sure I fancy that kind of “commercial” thinking in what is supposed to be an answer to Smash Bros Brawl, a game that included a character like Game & Watch and ROB without THOSE two having ANY new games coming out. It’s just a wee bit cynical to replace the old model with a new one seemingly JUST so that you can advertise the new, and in a game that pretty much sells on memories and fans good will, I wonder how smart a move it actually is.

  • I just need Lightning and consider this purchased.

  • GENIUS! Now they can make “Original Dante” a paid DLC costume that all the fans will have to buy!

    Honestly though, it would’ve been smarter to have both versions of Dante, so players could pit them against each other.

    • Testsubject909

      That’d be quite the unfair one sided massacre.


    • Ashton Anchors

      Funny thing. I played MGS yesterday and decided to check up on David Hayter’s file on wikipedia. And i noticed in his voice roles something funny:

      PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012): Old Snake

      Here’s the source lol.

    • Being is Smash Bros Brawl destroyed his exclusivity status…? I dunno, he does belong here.

      • Testsubject909

        No, it’s probably the same reason why they’re grabbing the new Dante as opposed to the old Dante.

        It’s not so much grabbing the all-stars, as it is having a compromise of some of the Playstation Stars, and using other characters to act as marketing for new games that’re going to be available on the PS3.

        As such. Raiden would be in here to act as advertisement for Revengeance while Dante would be in here as advertisement for DmC…

        Which if you ask me is pretty much unwise in tackling the existing fanbase, but understandable as they’ll provide newcomers to either series a look into the characters involved in the newer game to come out.

        If you’re wondering how I feel about it. I’m not fond of it and I consider it a misstep as the game shouldn’t be a marketing ploy but a celebration.

  • Bentan

    sackboy > everyone literally

    • Testsubject909

      Sackboy vs Katamari.

      Katamari grabs Sackboy.

      Katamari wins.

      If we had the prince in the game that is.

  • Colonel Custard

    Man I was hoping to see the groovertron in Ratchet’s move set.

  • ArcadiaSymphonia

    Is anybody else secretly hoping they add prince from katamari damacy?

    • Solomon_Kano

      Secretly? Pfft. No. GIVE US THE PRINCE!

      • Kitestwinblades

        He’d make a great stage hazard.  Everyone would start losing lives like crazy towards the end of the match lol

        • Solomon_Kano

          That would be awesome.

  • SLick123456789111

    Ape Escape 4 sometime please.

    • Zonic505

      This, or Ape Escape HD Collection….or at least the original on the US PSN.

      • Solomon_Kano

        If they did an Ape Escape HD Collection we wouldn’t get the first game, so hopefully they put that in the PS1 Classics section too.

      • SLick123456789111

        An HD Collection would be appreciated too. If Sony could do it.

  • Herok♞

    I have no problem with new Dante since I have no nostalgic bias which is good, so I can say if you want to play old Dante buy UMvC3. I know most people dislike it but it is time to move on and enjoy the new because the old may not come back ever.

    • Peace Legacy

      I have never play a single Devil May Cry game in my life, but with common sense, anyone can still say that the new design looks stupid in every single context

      • $30632660

        This. You don’t have to be a fan of a series to not like the latest game or how it looks.

      • Herok♞

         Well I don’t dislike the design, it could be alot worse, like you can still tell the original inspiartion, like whent they redesigned cole in infamous 2 you wouldn’t even be able to tell who he was originaly.

    • puchinri

       To me, it’s just weird that they don’t choose the Dante that made DMC a Sony title and was most representative of it. It’s also my problem with Neptune/Neptunia making MMV’s character/model in-game based on Senran Kagura. Senran Kagura did not make MMV (though given the nature of those games, the pandering there makes sense at least).

      DmC Dante’s game isn’t even released yet, so it’s a bit disappointing that he’s representing the series when his game hasn’t done anything for it yet.

    • Testsubject909

      I’ll argue. The old design is still being utilized, for example in the multi-company crossover game that Capcom is involved in, they’re explicitly using the old design of Dante.

      As this is an All-Star game, they really should focus on getting the All Stars. The new Dante has no star power whatsoever since he’s basically untested and unknown. He’s currently unrecognized and his game hasn’t even come out yet, as such he’s in no way a star outside of the name he carries with him.

      To me, it’s a misstep and one that basically makes me shift towards just not purchasing the game since his appearance killed most of the hype I had for the game. That and Evil Cole. It just seems unnecessary to have two Coles…

      • Herok♞

         Well you got to remember all the 3rd party characters are blatant product placement for games that are coming out soon, like even though you can play as big daddy, they also have the song bird and new villans from infinite, using old dante loses that effect.

  • Zonic505

    ….why does Spike not have a nose? It looks….weird. Otherwise, considering you get the Vita version for free, I’m more tempted to get this now.

    •  After experiencing Krillin from DB/DBZ, a anime like character not having a nose doesn’t look all that weird in a 3D model :)

      • Zonic505

        Huh, weird. I don’t seem to mind it w/ his older model. Maybe it just looks weird because of how close up he is (mainly, in the preview image) & updating his character model from PS1 era to PS3 era graphics.

        …hmm, now I wonder what an Ape Escape HD Collection would look like.

  • Asuna Ilano

    now, we wait for a metal gear and final fantasy character. 

    • If there isn’t a Final Fantasy character…honestly.

      Oh, but something I had been thinking of (that won’t happen, of course) is: how cool would it be to have Overlord Laharl in the game?  But not as a 3D model.  He could be 2D (like Game and Watch in SuperSmash) to shout back to his sprite roots.  Thought it was a neat idea, even though Disgaea isn’t nearly big enough to get a character into Brawl Stars.   

      • PoweredByHentai

        Etna is much more likely to worm her way into PlayStation Battle Royale.

        • I would like this very much.  

        • Asuna Ilano

          It should be asagi…or a prinny. but yeah I forgot that disgaea is a PS exclusive too.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is also on the DS.

            It’s not exactly exclusive to the PlayStation but it is mostly on the PlayStation systems.

    • MrRobbyM

      I’ll be sold if a Final Fantasy character makes it in but I’d be really disappointed if it was Lightning. Who it would most likely end up being.

  • eilegz

    great instead of adding a cool dante we got the twilight one…. that its not very representative of sony brand oh welll another mistake after another….

    even Hideki Kamiya call this game a RIPOFF

  • I Want CRASH!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    WHY?! *emo Danta and what did they do to Spike? oh wait he never had a nose!!!*  I’ll play this

  • Kitestwinblades

    I honestly thought this game was just going to stop around Heihachi and Toro(mostly because of the preorder ads), but I’m rather impressed with
    what they’re adding now.

    I’ve actually been thinking about how small smash brother was years ago XD around 12 characters and 4 unlockable ones- then BAM! 35+   If this game is successful, a sequel will probably REALLY draw in some third parties(or more DLC), so I’m not sweating the list too much at this point. The issue is just with the game itself for me right now. I hope I enjoy it :3

    I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again:
                     Prinnies would make a REALLY good Bob-ombs!

    • MrRobbyM

      I hope it becomes successful too even though I’m not exactly impressed by the game as a whole. Future games have a lot of potential.

  • tha_Chiller

    Spyro….give me Spyro the Dragon you bastards

  • puchinri

    Spike looks demented. And that’s way too late in the game to say he’s in, but so glad that Ape Escape made it in somehow.

    • MrRobbyM

      I was going to comment on that. He looks a bit off.. I think they could have blended realistic and cartoony better overall. Eh.

      • puchinri

         Yeah, they could have. I mean, they have PaRappa, so there’s no way to justify that to me.

  • Istillduno

     I thought this was sony all stars, who the hell is that emo ****?

  • Ricardo C

    I wonder who will be next…. Pyramid Head? Nah, I doubt it.

    • MrRobbyM

      I doubt it too but that would be pretty nice.

  • British_Otaku

    Pleased to see Ratchet at last. Interested in Spike and Sackboy. Want to see Dino die in a fire.  >_>

  • MrRobbyM

    YES YES YES YES. Finally! Characters I actually care about! Ratchet and Spike have always been my favorite Sony characters and DmC Dante looks fun to play as. I still don’t like to overall look of the game but it does look like fun.

    Oh. Sackboy. Um. That’s cool I guess.

  • Asuna Ilano

    or perhaps noire/black heart of Hyper Dimension Neptunia since she’s the goddess representative of PlayStation

  •  No Tomba :'(

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