Days go by and more characters are revealed for Sony's Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale and we have had quite a handful of characters we didn't expect to be in such as Big Daddy and Heiachi which in reality makes sense. The last two characters that were announced were Jak and Daxter and Cole from Infamous. So what can we expect to see in the next coming months that should be considered a for sure thing? I would like to present some options for who we can expect to see as well who I personally think we could expect but might not make the cut. We can go ahead and go with the 3 most likely and the 3 that I personally would love to see.
1. Ratchet and Clank
This duo have made just as many appearances on Playstation consoles as the recently announced Jak and Daxter. They are already known as a Sony icon and have gained popularity that may have even surpassed Naughty Dog's duo. With the arsenal of weapons that these two use in the game it only makes perfect sense for them to be in a fighting game mash up. I am sure these two will definitely make the cut and it is only a matter of time
Swords, arrows and some magic like stuff...why not? Wander is the main character for the iconic Playstation 2 title Shadow of the Colossus. His arsenal includes swords and arrows at his disposal so it makes sense. Not to mention the game he was in was not one that will ever be forgotten by fans and gamers alike. A truly memorable character that is exclusive to Sony makes perfect sense. If it's tough to figure out a super I am sure a Colossus being summoned to do some damage will suffice.
3. Crash Bandicoot
We all expect it at some point it's only obvious. Naughty Dog's first Playstation game gave us this obnoxious character that was expected to rival Mario at the time. It was Sony's defining mascot at the time and they were excellent games to boot. Although Sony no longer has the rights to Crash it would seem like a top priority for them to have this character be represented in the game.
Now let's go into some of the characters that are Sony exclusive but would be the oddballs to place in a fighting game such as Battle Royale.
Ah yes these little spawns of rhythm have made their debut on the PSP and have left an impact in the music/rhythm game genre. Since these little guys don't come separately it would be ideal for there to be multiple of them as one single character. Just think of Captain Olimar in Smash Bros. Brawl to get an idea how they would work. These little guys are seen in one of the background stages which makes me question if they will make it in the game or if it is even possible to build these guys around a fighting game if they are so small and travel in large groups. It would be nice to see them be playable but I just don't see a feasible way.
2. Modnation Racers
These guys are rarely seen out of their vehicles so it's hard to say what they could offer in terms of battle. Much like the Patapon it seems a little tricky to put them in a fighter unless they could battle within their vehicles and drive around in place of walking. The weapons wouldn't be an issue as these guys have tons of weapons from the game that could be translated into All-Stars. Let's be honest, a stage with commentary by Gary and Biff would be very much welcomed.
3. Norman Jayden
Oh how everyday I wish he was announced for Battle Royale. In terms of being recognizable or obvious he doesn't fit in well. As far as attacks go Norman Jayden can go from basic melee to putting on his Ari glasses and having the holograms being long range weapons such as the tanks or even the wall ball as silly as it sounds. Norman Jayden was the FBI agent from David Cage's PS3 classic Heavy Rain. I still have my doubts but I would be very pleased if he made it into the game.
Honorable Mentions for "probably will be in the game":
Honorable Mentions for "could be in the game but not quite sure just yet":