PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Roster Is Complete

For those of you who have been holding out hope that more characters were going to be announced for Sony's upcoming four-player brawler, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, you should probably stop holding your breath before something tragic happens. Sony's senior social media specialist Sid Shuman recently took to Twitter, announcing that the game's launch line-up has been fully revealed.

At present, the Battle Royale roster is set at 20 characters featuring the likes of Sony staples like Cole MacGrath, Jak and Daxter, Kratos and Nathan Drake. A handful of third party characters are also in the game, including Big Daddy and Dante. However, with a few giant holes missing from the lineup, such as Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Lara Croft or a Final Fantasy representative, it seemed like the roster had a few more big reveals on the way before its Nov. 20 launch date.

Shuman, however, put the kibosh on those hopes and dreams when Twitter user David Ferrer asked, “Please tell us there will be more characters than 20. Shuman's response was “We have revealed the full launch lineup of characters.”

Despite the fact that a 20-person roster is pretty dang large for a fighting game and that the developers at SuperBot Entertainment have stated that they plan to continue support for the game following launch via DLC, this declaration has left hopeful fans, shall we say, more than a little disappointed.

Still, there's always the chance Shuman was just trying to throw everyone off of the scent. After all, many (or just about every, really) of SuperBot's big character reveals was either spoiled by an early roster leak or videos/posts going live on various websites days before they were supposed to. Maybe Sony is hoping to have at least something resembling a surprise before the game finally launches in a couple of months?

Then again, maybe everything I just said are the hopeful ranting of a starry-eyed dreamer. I'm not going to join the outcry against “only” having 20 characters in the game, even if I feel some major Sony staples are missing from said roster. What I've played of the beta has me convinced this game is going to be fantastic, and there are still 16 characters I haven't even tried out yet. I'm disappointed, sure, but I say we give SuperBot a chance to make their argument on Nov. 20 before writing them off due to an entitled sense of greed.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.