SuperBot Entertainment announced in late 2012 that Kat (Gravity Rush) and Emmett Graves (Starhawk) would be joining the roster for Sony’s four-player mascot brawler, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, in early 2012. We now know exactly when these two new combatants will be stepping into the arena on February 12th and can even see them in action thanks to two new character introduction trailers.
When PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hit the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita late last year, fighting fans were treated to a well-balanced, fully fleshed-out fighting game featuring 20 characters from Sony’s past, such as Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet, Nathan Drake from Uncharted and Sweet Tooth from Twisted Metal. At the time, SuperBot representatives said that the developer had plans for post-launch DLC in the form of new characters and new levels. SuperBot went on to announce that Graves and Kat would be the first two characters to be added to the roster, alongside the first new level, Fearless, which mixes Heavenly Sword with Wipeout.
SuperBot’s Community Manager Daniel Maniago dropped by the PlayStation Blog to reveal a few more details about this first DLC today, including a Feb. 12 release date for the characters and a pair of reveal videos.
First up is Kat, who utilizes her impressive kicks, high-flying acrobatics and control of gravity in order to dish out damage from close to mid-ranges.
The second DLC character, Emmett Graves, is a man of many weapons, preferring to rely on his formidable firepower to keep his enemies at a distance rather than charging into battle.
Both Emmett and Kat will be available free for the first two weeks following their Feb. 12 release. No word yet on what the pricing for each character will be after that time, but Maniago did announce that both characters will come with alternate costumes, their own story modes, challenges, unlocks, etc. The Fearless map will also release sometime in February, though a specific date and price point remains a mystery. While those who don’t purchase the level will not have access to it offline or in player-created online modes, everyone will be able to battle on Fearless when it pops up in the online ranked match rotation.