Published on August 31st, 2012 | by Derek Strickland, Contributor
Raiden Joins The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Roster
Sony’s upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale already has an impressive roster of gaming favorites including Nathan Drake, Big Daddy, Kratos and even Parappa, but the inclusion of MGS Rising’s iteration of Raiden promises a sleek ninja-like character that players can use to slice and dice enemies.
From the trailer, gamers can see that Raiden is an incredibly versatile character, being fast and elegant with his blade and making every swing and spin look like a whirling dance of death. All-Stars Battle Royale includes Super Smash Bros.-like elements with stage hazards and the traditional side-scrolling view, complete with incredibly polished graphics and collision mechanics making for an enjoyable experience every time.
Couple these aspects with the zany mechanics found in the SSB series and you have a glorious–and hilarious–mashup of fun for all ages. The compilation of characters is reminescent of the classic PlayStation title Ergheiz, which featured characters like Final Fantasy 7’s Cloud in a tradtional Tekken-style arcade fighter…yet it lacked the hilariousness that is found in brawlers like Super Smash Bros.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal is scheduled to release November 20th, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. For more information please visit the game’s official website.