PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds DmC’s Dante to roster; buy PS3 version, get Vita port free [video]
Update: now with video.
Original story: When PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale ships in November 20 this year (delayed from its original October 16) its roster DmC Devil May Cry’s Dante, Little Big Planet’s Sackboy, Spike from Ape Escape, and Ratchet & Clank from, well, make a guess.
The four characters were announced today at a Sony Computer Entertainment Europe press conference at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Today’s roster announcement brings us one step closer to realising what’s rumoured to be the final roster for the game, which Eventhubs reported on last month. There was also a leak on the official website.
But that’s not all the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale news coming out of Germany today.
SCEE also announced that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game will be included with every copy purchased, in something called the “Cross Buy” programme.
What this means is that if you buy the PlayStation 3 version, you’ll automatically get the Vita port for free – and vice-versa.
Sony is currently doing a similar thing with Sound Shapes, a downloadable rhythm-based platformer available digitally through PlayStation Store. Buy the game, and you’re automatically entitled to download both the PS3 and PS Vita versions.
Could Sony’s generosity encourage the fighting games community to pick up PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as a competitive title? We’ll find out when the game launches in November.
A private beta for the game is currently being conducted for PlayStation Plus subscribers.