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PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale will have two free DLC characters including Emmett Graves

The first DLC for PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale has been confirmed, adding two characters to the already burgeoning roster at some point early next year. Better still, they'll both be available for download for free. The characters in question are Kat from PS Vita's Gravity Rush and the unforgettable PlayStation action hero Emmett Graves. You know, Emmett Graves. From StarHawk? Ah, there it is. Here's a picture of him in case you can't remember what he looks like:

Both characters will have story scenes integrating them into the full game, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog written by fighting game master Seth Killian. Seth was drafted in to make the fighting as good as it can be, having formerly worked at Capcom (as adviser on Street Fighter IV among other things) and co-founded the EVO fighting tournament. The blog post also reveals that Emmet will be able to call down help from the sky using StarHawk's 'Build and Battle' system.

Whether Emmet Graves truly counts as an 'All-Star' is debatable, but we'll reserve judgment for our review, which should be with you very soon. PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale has 'gone gold' and is heading to PS3 and PlayStation Vita on November 20 in the US and November 23 in Europe.

Source: Sony

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  • Divine Paladin - November 18, 2012 2:12 p.m.

    These were two of the most requested characters, so I wouldn't call it "barrel-scraping." And don't get me started on the "is X really an All-Star?" debate; all I'll say to that is: It's called a series name. Is Link a Smash Bro? No? Then why is HE in that game? That's the logic you bring forth with your Emmett Graves comment.
  • Tranquilbez34 - November 16, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    They better be goos with DLC, the on-disc roster of fighters is too small
  • shawksta - November 16, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Nice to see Kat, she was their newest IP so great to see they didn't take their eyes off her. Hey atleast Star Hawk gets represented by a character, even if they did just whip something different up.
  • ObliqueZombie - November 16, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    I think this game looked like a lot of fun. Super Smash Bros. ripoff? Of course, but dammit, of all the games to be ripped off, we need more of those. Also odd that they're DLC, even if they are free. Game hasn't even been released yet....
  • oryanbelt - November 16, 2012 10:50 a.m.

    They probably didn't have enough time to work them in the roster with their time frame for the game's release and worked on them after the game was ready for print as DLC
  • Divine Paladin - November 18, 2012 2:13 p.m.

    They're DLC because they JUST started on them, according to Seth. Considering the game just went gold, I can believe they started recently and are only as far as concept art and moveset ideas.
  • sniper430 - November 16, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    KAT!

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