Overnight new screenshots and info appeared for the upcoming (and free) DLC for All Stars Battle Royale – that’s the Kat (from Gravity Rush) and Emmett (from Starhawk) characters, as the US press got hands on with some new features in the game.
In addition, there’ll also be a new level themed around Heavenly Sword and WipEout – a none-too-subtle blend if ever we saw one – which you can see in the shots below.
According to one source, Kat is all about kicks, with her supers focusing on the energy balls from Gravity Rush. Emmett, on the other hand, is all long range attacks and – in a reference to Starhawk’s creation system, he can call in drops of equipment.
“The characters are pretty much at the point where their moves are in, but not necessarily where we want them to be from a balance standpoint,” said Superbot’s Omar Kendall. “We’re going to spend the next couple months really just making them fun, making them tight and playtesting every day.”
All Stars Battle Royale is the PS3 and PS Vita’s catalog brawler, much like Smash Bros on Nintendo platforms. It reviewed well, but has continued to struggle at retail, despite a ‘free’ PS Vita download code with all PS3 purchases.
Hopefully new DLC will at least show the public the developers are still behind the game.