PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
could hit store shelves this year and, honestly, I'm getting pretty dang excited about that fact.
At first I found myself in the camp that felt the game was just a smidge (or several hundred smidges) too similar to a certain other melee game in the Nintendo lineup. But after some deep soul searching, I realized that that's exactly what I wanted out of this particular game: A proven brawler formula populated with more characters I've grown to know and love over the years.
Sony has so far announced six of their Royale combatants, including Kratos (God of War), Fat Princess (Fat, um, Princess), PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper), Radec (Killzone), Sly (Sly Cooper) and Needles Kane, a.k.a Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal).
What this roster says to me is that players can expect a well-rounded group of characters from a wide range of genres and series, including some that we might not expect. There's perhaps nothing more absurd than the idea of PaRappa riding down the God of War of his skateboard or Fat Princess calling on her minions to pummel a Helghast officer, and it's those types of interactions that has me so pumped to get my hands on this game.
With E3 just around the corner, chances are pretty good that we'll be hearing news on another batch of playable characters in the coming weeks, which got me to thinking: Who would I like to see make the cut?
Sony staples like Crash, Cloud, Solid Snake, Nathan Drake, Lara Croft, Jak and Ratchet seem like no-brainers. But what other characters might make an appearance? Here's my wish list. Feel free to add yours in the comments section below.More >>