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Kat Sticks To Her Style In PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

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Last month, Sony revealed that Gravity Rush’s Kat and StarHawk’s Emmet Graves will be added to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in early 2013. This morning, they showed off the first screenshots of both new characters, along with a brief description of how they handle.

 

Kat is described as a character that specializes in aerial mobility and kicking, just like in Gravity Rush. She doesn’t have a double-jump; instead, she can Gravity Dash in eight directions when in the air, and the move is cancellable, too. Kat is at her best when she’s close to her opponent, and her kicks along with her Gravity Attraction attack allow her to do just that.

 

 

Meanwhile, Emmet’s moves are based on the Build & Battle system from StarHawk. The Aerial M.A.W Rocket Launcher and Tetranite Grenade Bunker move allows Emmet to change his loadout to slow-firing, powerful weapons. If he uses the Union Shotgun and R-Secs Proximity Mine Bunker move, Emmet is equipped with quick-fire, short range weaponry. Emmet can also call down the Hawk as his level 3 Super.

 

 

A new stage is in development for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as well. The “Fearless” stage is a mash-up of Heavenly Sword and Wipeout. Battles on this stage start out atop a high column until stray gunfire from an anti-gravity race in the background causes the column to come crashing down and takes the fighters to the stage’s lower portion.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.