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access_time February 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM in Features by Justin Weinblatt

New Playstation All-Stars DLC Shows Disregard For Fans


When Sony announced Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, fans were excited about the possibility of seeing Playstation’s icons beat the snot out of each other.  When Sony announced third party characters, fans were excited.  The possibilities were endless.  Instead we wound up with such Playstation legends as Big Daddy and Raiden.

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale had a pretty weak launch roster, but people were held aloft with the hopes of DLC.  Fans have been pretty vocal about which characters they wanted.  Cloud and Sephiroth, Crash and Spyro top the list for most desired characters.  Instead, we have Zeus from God of War and Isaac Clark of Dead Space.  Because, when I think of Playstation, I think of Isaac Clarke and Zeus.  Fans have been very vocal about which characters they’ve been looking for, and I’ve yet to see people mentioning Zeus or Isaac.

Sony’s primary focus with their characters seems to be on promoting upcoming or recent  games.  That’s why we have Raiden from Metal Gear Rising, Heihachi from Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken, Big Daddy to represent Bioshock Infinite, Dante in his DMC getup, and now Isaac to represent the recently released Dead Space 3.  Zeus is also from a game that will be coming out in the near future, God of War: Ascension, but that one is a bit more understandable.  It’s not as though Sony has a whole lot of characters left in their roster.

In any event, you can download Isaac Clarke and Zeus sometime in March along with a stage that combines elements from MediEvil and Unfinished Swan.  Hopefully, Sony’s strategy of making characters to promote upcoming games will lead to Lara Croft, an actual Playstation All Star, finding her way into the game.


  • Leon February 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    How is Zeus considered a third-party character? They’re using the Zeus from God of War, a first-party Sony title.

  • John Speerbrecker February 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    I think he meant tertiary character. Or a supporting character.

    • Justin February 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      Eh, I wasn’t trying to say Zeus was third party. It was bad phrasing on my part.

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