Sony is slowly pulling back the curtain on the roster for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Today, straight out of Comic-Con, we have two (really three) new characters to get excited about. First off is Jak and Daxter, the duo from the hit games that bear their name.
The Jak and Daxter series was originally created by Naughty Dog, and has been both critically and commercially successful for Sony, so their inclusion doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Apparently the pair is “beastly” and very popular at the studio according to Sony.
“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.”
Sony also announced that the star of the inFAMOUS series, Cole MacGrath is joining the fight too. The franchise, developed by Sucker Punch Studios, has been a great addition to the PS3′s library of exclusive franchises. Sony says that Cole’s extraordinary powers and acrobatics made him a perfect fit for the game.
“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 hits stores on October 23, 2012.
Source: PlayStation Blog