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Solid Snake and Nathan Drake's voice actors working on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Also... Kevin Butler?

Twitter must be the bane of every publisher's existence. For every time it's useful as a marketing tool, you can guarantee there will be two leaks of precious information. Entire advertising campaigns and carefully negotiated magazine coverage can be ruined by one guy tweeting 'working with @X and @Y on #Z game'. And that's probably what's just happened, as the voice actor for InFamous' lead man Cole McGrath, Eric Laden, posted a tweet, which was hastily taken down...

...but not before the internet hit 'Capture Screen'.

Oops. The feed has since been reinstated, but sans the above tweet. But while that's pretty much a certain (albeit 100% unofficial) confirmation of Cole, Snake and Nathan Drake appearing in the game, that's not the end of the new character rumours. An interesting listing has cropped up on the IMDB, which lists the cast for the game so far. And who's that lurking between Cole McGrath and Sly Cooper?

That's right, everyone's favourite MBA (Master of being Awesome) and Vice President of pretty much anything at Sony at any given moment is on the bill. Will we actually get to play as Kevin Butler? If so, the game just got 583% more appealing.

Obviously, while there's little reason to doubt either of these sources, this has to go down as rumour for now. But a rumour we like very much. For more lovely rumours, check out our E3 rumours hub.

Sources: IMDB, IGN, Twitter

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13 comments

  • IceBlueKirby - May 21, 2012 9:16 p.m.

    Glad to see Cole will likely be in it (not that I expected otherwise) because he kicks ass in Street Fighter X Tekken, and I can't imagine him doing anything else in this game. Drake ought to be pretty cool too. I'm indifferent about Snake. I can't imagine he'll play much differently than in Brawl, so they'll have to totally overhaul his moveset to make him a worthwhile addition.
  • Darkhawk - May 21, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    I think it's really pathetic that everyone is so in love with an advertising mascot. Butler is a stupid marketing attempt by Sony to tap the well of "random/awesome" that the internet has popularised... and no matter what else he's still just a corporate symbol. You shouldn't buy into this crap so readily.
  • jeremy-warner - May 21, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    I'm sorry that people enjoy him and think he's a funny guy? Like just because you think he's stupid doesn't mean that the people that like him are stupid. It's called an opinion so let's try to not randomly insult people who do like him, especially if it's just a little icon for Sony. I don't like Halo, doesn't mean I call people pathetic if they like it.
  • Veedot - May 21, 2012 9:33 a.m.

    Imdb same place that said 50 cent was voicing links horse in twilight princess
  • danielcw - May 21, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    IMDB is not a reliable source for future projects, it is worse than Wikipedia could ever be.
  • Divine Paladin - May 21, 2012 12:24 p.m.

    That's not saying much; Wikipedia contains fewer errors per article than every major encyclopedia due to its stingy sourcing demands.
  • archnite - May 21, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    If Nolan North is in it why limit him to just being drake? Why not add say the 24t246t35 Characters he's ever voiced? Desmond, Drake, civilian 4 in Mafia II, civilian 7 in Mafia II, guy from Shadow Complex, Guy from Dark Void, guy in Alpha Protocol, your mom, Prince in PoP 2008, my mom, guy in gears of war, guy in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, ect, ect, ect.
  • J-Fid - May 21, 2012 9:04 a.m.

    Kevin Butler makes any game better. Making my day even better.
  • TheIronMaiden - May 21, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    If Kevin Butler is in this game even as a narrator I will be happy. However if he is a playable character than my god...the world just got that much cooler in mere seconds.
  • shawksta - May 21, 2012 6:43 a.m.

    Yeah well you cant not have Drake, especially after his own game. Kevin Butler as the narrator wouldve been awesome, if he's playing a bigger role then HOTDOG. IMBD is kinda unreliable, but why the hell not, E3 keeps getting more hyped everyday.
  • Turtman - May 21, 2012 4:46 a.m.

    I'm getting more and more interested in this game
  • alexandre-bret - May 21, 2012 4:45 a.m.

    Cool, Deadpool is in this
  • darnell-l-armstrong - May 21, 2012 4:37 a.m.

    First!!!

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