A Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale Character Wishlist

At long last, someone listened to my endless cries of “Why doesn’t anyone make another Super Smash Bros. style game?” It seemed so easy, and Sony finally figured out that what works for Nintendo might work for them as well.

Playstation All Stars: Battle Royale doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but the concept of assembling Sony’s mightiest heroes is one that appeals to almost everyone. And now that they’ve shown they can get third party brands on board (Bioshock’s Big Daddy was just announced as a playable character), that’s inspired me to come up with my own wish list of other inclusions, both Sony and 3rd party based. I don’t think Nintendo or Microsoft will be lending them Mario or Master Chief anytime soon.

Check out that list below, and add your own in the comments.


Yes, yes, I know. Everyone hates Raiden and everyone loves Snake. But Snake already showed up in Super Smash Bros, and really, Raiden definitely has a fighting style better built for a game like this. No hiding, no boxes, just flipping and sword swinging. I think he’d shine in a game of this nature, and it would be a great inclusion from a brand that’s (usually) Sony exclusive.


Here’s a hero of Sony’s past that should be a no-brainer. I’m 99% sure we will end up seeing Crash in the final game, but I think some gentle pokes should be implemented to make sure that happens. Also, they should be making more Crash Bandicoot games in general.


Last year, this would have read Ezio, but now with Asassin’s Creed 3 on the horizon, I think we can upgrade to the series’ latest hero. We don’t know all that much about Connor yet, but assuming he has the fighting skill and arsenal of his ancestors, he should be a formidable opponent and easily fit into a game like this. Ubisoft has shown they’re open to including AC characters in other games, as Soul Calibur recently had Ezio as a bonus character.


Another non PS-exclusive, but I think it would be pretty damn cool to have a fast, unarmed melee character like Fayth bouncing around in the game. And since the title seems short on female combatants already that aren’t fat princesses, I think she would be a good addition.


Another PS-veteran that I believe will make the final cut by release. Spyro has unfortunately been bastardized in attempted new games over the years, but a guest starring role in All Stars could be his return to form, and his flying/fire abilities would create a lot of different move sets.


Out of every Final Fantasy game that’s ever been made, they should be able to squeeze ONE character out of them at least to appear here. Cloud was the obvious choice as perhaps the most beloved FF character of all time, and his Buster Sword would be put to good use in the arena.


I tried to think of which Mass Effect character I’d want included the most, and the answer had to be the man himself, Garrus Vakarian. He would be a good balance to all the melee classes, making good use of his sniper rifle. His ultimate move could be summoning other members of the team (Tali, Wrex) to come in and wreck shit with him.


Even if Skyrim suffered horrible load times on the PS3, there are enough fans of the game who would love to see the Dovahkiin himself show up. Yes, you could make your character any race or gender, but I think the standard human male with the horned helmet would be iconic enough. And think of the move possibilities! He could combine melee, archery and magic, and his finishing move would summon Alduin to eat everyone onscreen.

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  1. Isaac Clarke from Dead Space would be an awesome inclusion. He could switch between different guns for special moves like shooting his mine gun at the floor and such.

    Just a couple other possible ideas would be:
    -Cole from Infamous
    -Sackboy from Little Big Planet
    But mainly Isaac Clarke please. 😀

  2. Cloud already showed up in the ps1(2?) Erhgeiz, as did Red XIII, Tifa, Zack, and Sephiroth. Lets get some other FF characters in there. And I am positive PS3 has some other exclusives they can used without going over to cross platform games like ME3, Skyrim, and Dead Space. Hell they could try and get the main Character from Azure dreams if they want someone similar to Pokemon Trainer from SSB. , maybe Eve from Parasite Eve

  3. holy god yes to all of your pics! the ones being used now are just lame. with the exception of big daddy and nathan drake. i’m just sick of kratos.

    Auron from ff10
    Chrono from crono trigger
    Dante from Devil May Cry
    Agent 47 from Hitman
    lara croft from tomb raider (probably already in it)
    and kefka from FF6 cause ya need a villian and you already have cloud, otherwise i would have chosen Sephiroth.

  4. The infamous Internecivus Raptus (a.k.a. “Alien” or “Xenomorph”) would be an obsession if included in the game. It is my fantasy, but surely anyone could entertain themselves by crawling towards their prey at incredible speeds with the intention of impaling them through the chest with their spined and lengthy tail, or spitting acid in their eyes or sticking their tongue/second-mouth into their enemy’s face.

  5. Rayman
    Wratchet and Clank
    Lu Bu from Dynasty Warriors (this series is my guilty pleasure game, there’s just something fun about killing six people with the swing of a sword)
    Kain from Soul Reaver

  6. And with the addition of DLC… you will probably see many many characters in the future..! and maps..
    don’t forget Jack from Jack and Daxter..! why they already have the stage set from his first game!

  7. Asura from Asura’s Wrath.

    Some insane moves with his six arms fighting Kratos’ chained blades to be the ultimate god would be a fight I would want to see.

  8. Can we get the apaches from Soviet/Nuclear Strike in the game? 😛

    This would be who I would include in the series(some have already been mentioned or are already announced as characters)

    A Helghast(The close quarters variant with the wrist mounted blade)
    Sly Copper
    Raiden(Because Snake uses guns, which slightly cheapens the game)
    Crash Bandicoot
    Neo Cortex
    Jak & Daxter
    Solidus Snake
    The two kids from Ape Escape(Ironically, their names escape me.)
    Clovis from Dragon Valor(Not a popular game, but I loved it as a child…and this is a list of personal choice.)

  9. If we have Crash Bandicoot/any characters from the Crash Bandicoot series, it would be better if they were the versions from the games before Crash of the Titans came out.

  10. Can we get some CPU Black Heart up in here? (Hyperdimension Neptunia)

    Personally I’d love to see a Neptunia character or two, that’d be one of many incentives to pick this up again. Plus Black Hearts character represents PS3 and everything Playstation in the game.

    Sora, Riku, Ansem/Xemnas (Kingdom Hearts)

    Ico (ICO)

    Dante, Virgil, Lady (DMC3)

    Amaterasu (Okami)

    Cloud and Sephiroth (FFVII)

    Kazuya, Jin, Paul, Nina, or Asuka (Tekken) someone other than just Heihachi

  11. Dante, Jak and Dax, Virgil, Trish, Lady, Cloud, Ratchet and Clank, Ultra V from war of the monsters (amazing little known game), maybe Roxas and Xemnas, Erol (since we need villans), Corriupted Virgil from DMC1 (forgive me if im wrong but that is what i gathered the dark night in DMC was, Virgil enslaved or controlled by mundus), Arkham as the jester, Dr. Nefarious, Kessler, Emperor Doel and Lloyd (for those dragoon fans), honestly almost every character from The Legend of Dragoon, mostly Dart, Lavits, Lloyd. Melbu Frahma.

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