PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Cole and Jak Join the Fight

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Cole and Jak Join the Fight

We hope everyone had a great time in San Diego at Comic-Con! The convention seems to get bigger every year (not sure how that’s possible), and this year was especially exciting for SuperBot since it gave us a chance to reveal the newest additions to the roster for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Cole and Jak Join the Fight

Today at Comic-Con, the SuperBot team led a lively discussion panel that gave attendees a sneak peek at the development of PlayStation All-Stars. Alongside our very own Chan Park and Omar Kendall,’s Greg Miller joined us as a moderator to explore how the team created our super roster of PlayStation characters and environments for the ultimate cross-over brawler. In addition, they discussed alternate costume decisions, some of the different game modes available, and the concept of the “mash-up.” But of course the highlight of the panel was unveiling two new, highly anticipated additions to the roster. We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Jak and Daxter and Cole MacGrath in PlayStation All-Stars!

Initially debuting on PS2 in 2001, Naughty Dog’s Jak and Daxter series has seen critical acclaim and success, spawning multiple titles on PS2, PS3, and PSP. Fans have enjoyed Jak and Daxter’s signature style and varied gameplay, so we considered them prime candidates for our game. Jak and Daxter are beastly on the Battle Royale battlefield; they’ve definitely been my go-to pair lately here at the studio!

Players familiar with Jak and Daxter’s arsenal will immediately recognize some of the weaponry utilized in PlayStation All-Stars including the Blaster, Needle Lazer, Gyro Burster, and Mass Inverter. When the going gets tough, Jak has the ability to unleash the powers of both Dark and Light Jak to even the playing field, as seen in Jak II and Jak 3 respectively. Daxter even lends a hand in Jak’s melee attacks.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Cole and Jak Join the Fight

Representing the PlayStation franchise inFAMOUS from Sucker Punch Studios, Cole MacGrath proves to be an unlikely hero with extraordinary powers, so it made perfect sense to us for him to be in the ring alongside some of PlayStation’s heaviest hitters.

Cole takes advantage of a wide array of abilities in inFAMOUS, an experience we hoped to emulate when incorporating him into the game. He is a well-rounded fighter who is effective at both close and long range combat, and is highly mobile as well. Players can command both his electrokinesis and cryokinesis, using these powers to assault opponents from a safe distance or propel himself towards the action. With these abilities, Cole proves to be a formidable adversary for the rest of the PlayStation All-Stars cast!

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Cole and Jak Join the Fight

We’re always excited to share new information about the game, so we hope you’ve enjoyed the reveals so far. We still have lots more to unveil before our October 23, 2012 launch date so don’t forget to pre-order your copy and you’ll be hearing from us again soon. Until next time!

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  • YES YES YES!!! However no 3rd party character this time. The more obvious characters are revealed this early the better.

  • Great characters. Keep em coming, hopefully Cloud is next!

  • I hope Daxter makes a cameo in one of Jak’s super…

  • saw this on m timeline and omg yessss! jak and daxter ftw :D

  • Ratchet And Clank…. Nariko…..

  • I was afraid this game was going to be re-named “Multiplatform Allstars” Good to see you getting your priorities right at last guys :)

    Now bring us Kazuma Kiryu!

  • oh… okay, they’re cool too. sure, they arent hero prinny but ok.
    ….and so my wait for hero prinny continues…. srsly, if hes not gonna be in it just tell me for i can stop getting excited then disappointed for every character reveal >_>

  • No preorder costumes for Cole and Jak?

  • I agree with #6, I think first party characters should have priorty in this game, such as Nariko. Also, Kiryu and Majima would be awesome in this game!

  • coool i liked cole very very much
    now i will use both sly cooper and cole fantastic combo i guess great characters keep up the good work
    i hope sonic is next even as a dlc i wont be mad lol thanks super bot

    • Cole and Sly Cooper actually do work pretty well in 2v2! Cole has a ton of tools to keep opponents occupied while Sly sneaks around undetected. It’s definitely a solid strategy.

  • awsome but when will sackboy come

  • I’m sorry but.




  • nice characters BUT do you know what is still missing? Female characters….

  • So you got the buddy system goin with Jak and Daxter…so lets get some Ratchet and Clank! And maybe get a wipeout or warhawk stage goin…I’d be pretty awesome to be fighting as hover cars fly by on loop de loops then as warhawks roar by laying waste to each other. Hoping some more 3rd surprises are still around the corner. Would love some Final Fantasy love or maybe even Alucard since the best Castlevania ever made came out on Playstation!

  • I laughed a bit when I saw Jak fighting Nathan Drake. Just a bit tho.
    I’m stoked to see who else gets announced!

  • Great! That checks a few off my wanted list. I eagerly anticipate what’s to come!

    *Crosses fingers for Spyro, Ratchet & Clank, Sackboy, and Crash

  • we so need Kiryu in this game now, and I hope Evil Cole will be in there as well

  • Also looking for some Isaac Clark, Nathan Hale, Chimera, and Wander (SotC) love. Wander could send in a Colussus at level 3 to reign doom on the doomed heads of your doomed enemies.

  • So Im guessing Ratchet & Clank will also be one character or??

  • about time. Jak and Daxter kick so much ass

    • Agreed. I’ve been putting in time into Jak and Daxter and can tell you that they’re wild in PASBR. The Mass Inverter is probably my favorite weapon so far!

  • Still really hoping for Vahn from Legend of Legaia. He’s a first party character and a great all around fighter. He could command the battlefield with melee combat and the use of fire in his attacks and for his Super Moves, he could summon Seru to aid him. I really think that Vahn would be the perfect addition to the Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale roster.

  • i hope the the ppl in the background can yell out your name if you are getting hype out up in the battle lol

  • Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

  • For Cole though I wudve prefered lvl 1 super to be Ionic Votrex, 2 to be Ionic Freeze, and 3 to be Ionic Storm. But this is just Good Cole, will there be an evil one? How will Karma play into it if its just one character?

  • I honestly wasn’t expecting to see THAT many of Cole’s and Jak’s abilities appear in the game. Talk about attention to detail!

    Amazing job, SuperBot. Gonna go show these to my friends to make them pre-order!

    • Glad you enjoyed the reveals! And thanks for the support! Your friends won’t be disappointed.

  • Cole’s powers look cool.

    Hey, Daniel, so far only one female has been revealed. Will there be more?Have you thought of Jen from Primal? Nariko from Heavenly Sword?

  • hey guys cant wait for that game, gonna be awesome!! but you know what characters i would love to see cloud from final fantasy and dante dmc are sonic lol r shank go shank you guys should think about it peace out…

  • Either come out and deny Spyro and Crash, or reveal them next. I’m tired of waiting and the longer the wait, doesn’t equal more excitement. Just more annoyance that we had to wait through all these obvious “reveals” and some b/s ones that make no sense. (Big Daddy) You’ll never be able to justify that to anyone with some sense, no matter how much you try. :D

    Anyhoo~ Maybe I should just ignore the game’s existence until it’s finally released. So I can just avoid all the tedium with the announcements and lack of a demo before release to prove the concept of the supers.

    I can’t help but feel this is being handled foolishly. /opinion


  • Good stuff! Really excited to see these two announced now. Still waiting on Ratchet & Clank and maybe Big Boss!

  • Awesome, although I think we all knew they would be in the game.

    Also kinda hoping to see some evil Cole in there especially since the game revolves around making the choice to be good or evil. Not that it matters too much to me though because I play as good cole anyways.

    I really hope to see some Thatgamecompany themes in the game, like a partial flower level or even the character from journey (although it might be hard to come up with ways for it to fight)

  • @9

    totally agree. 3rd party characters should be an afterthought. like DLC or something.

  • Woo hoo! Jak and Daxter! :D It’s also nice to see Cole as well.

    Hopefully Ratchet and Clank will be in there too, and I would also like to some more female characters.

  • Crash, Lara Croft, and Solid Snake are classic Playstation Icon’s. They need to be in this game. Make it happen Sony.

  • 33# i don’t know about Lara Croft. Yes she is an icon but she would play to much like Nathan Drake.

  • Why is Heihachi more ripped than Kratos (in the first video)?? Considering kratos can do leg-press with a 50tons statue (GOW1) it does not make much sense. I wonder why they have different body-types in the game D:. Kratos in GOW3 is ultra ripped. In this game he looks in some camera angles a bit chubby, because there is not much definition in the muscles (arms, legs) as with Heihachi. Hopefully it is just because of the video. ;D

    Also the only characters that look exactly like their original game are Heihachi, Toro, Bid Daddy and Parappa the Rapper.

    I think all the character must have a consistent art-style in this game. So, or everyone in the game looks exactly as how they look in their game, or, considering that all those universes are mixed, it would be awesome that if the art-style is also a mix from those universes in order to have unique and cohesive visuals for all the characters. Maybe that can happen in PSASBR 2 XD, it would be awesome!!

  • Wouldn’t be a Playstation All-Stars without Jak & Daxter. I’ll definitely buy the game now, just to rock with the dynamic duo once again.

  • Do you guys have a picture of what their alt. costumes for pre-orders will look like?

  • 34# I pretty sure they can make Lara Croft have a different play style than Nathan Drake. Think outside the box.

  • So are these the 12 characters we will start off with?

  • Next I want to see Ratchet & Clank and Nariko. I always associate Jak, Ratchet, and Sly with each other, so now the lack of Ratchet & Clank is more obvious than ever in my opinion. As for Nariko, she was a very good character, and will at help the male/female ratio a little. Plus, she and her heavenly sword would be amazing.

    And I’m glad to see that Jak & Daxter and Cole don’t have cinematic Tier 3 supers. I personally dislike them, and I already hate that Toro Inoue has one, so I’m glad that another pair I’ll most likely play as doesn’t have that blight.

    And i’m surprised, I thought for sure that it’d be Connor from AC3 and Cole or Ratchet. The 3rd and 4th hint from Paul Gale pointed to him and the American Revolution.

    NIce job Superbot, now I just want Ratchet & Clank to finish the PS2 trio of platformers, Leonard from White Knight Chronicles to represent one of my favorite games (And to have a unique Tier 3 super by transforming into the White Knight), and a few others and I’ll be satisfied.

  • This game is looking amazing, I just hope next announcement will be Sackboy.

  • OK. Seeing what you guys were able to do with Cole I absolutely know you can put Kat from Gravity Rush in here. I think you should consider revealing a girl character next time.

    I loved seeing Jak in here too. I wanna dark bomb everyone

  • Hey? Will we see characters from Final Fantasy franchise in this game? By the way, please don’t get me wrong: I know we have more male fighters in this game, but PLEASE INCLUDE MORE FEMALE FIGHTERS!!! Thanks.

  • Better put Tomba in this damn game!


  • any word on when the next character reveals will be?

  • Guys I know this has nothing to do with Jak, Cole, or the rabbit but I was wondering if the | block from Tetris will be in this game? He won the Gamefaqs character battle, y’know. Surely you’ll tell me because I’m your favorite customer and am entitled to special treatment. I’d make my request easier for you guys to see but my caps lock broke from overuse. I’m going to keep posting this on every All-Stars post since this is totally the right place for it. Obligatory “make it happen” or “give me what I want or no buy (not really lol)”.

  • On a serious note, it’s cool to see these three in the game. Anyone with common sense would know they’d be in. The trailers, though…man, they just aren’t doing anything for me. I’m sure the game will be fun once I’m actually playing it, but watching these never really gets me hyped for some reason.

  • cool tho i’d prefer jak from jak 1, but great additions, so hopefully next is ratchet and crash maybe :)

  • Awaiting Jak’s reveal for a long time, and now I can rest peacefully :)
    Don’t get me wrong, I love Cole too, but Jak and Daxter is my all-time favorite PlayStation franchise!

    All that is left on my wishlist:

    Ratchet and Clank
    Crash Bandicoot
    Spyro (not Skylanders)

    Then I’ll be an extremely happy camper :D

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