This is why we can’t have nice things. Just days after an elite group of players got invited into a private online beta for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the code has been blown apart – potentially plunging SuperBot Entertainment’s carefully concocted PR plans into disarray.
Reddit user 696Ly kicked off the leak, posting a batch of images featuring character portraits and individual stages.
The character images show 12 fighters, four of which have already been announced: Heihachi, Toro, Jak and Cole. The remaining eight, however, have yet to be officially associated with the project. Fighters include Raiden (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance), Dante (DmC), Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank), Spike (Ape Escape), Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil), Nariko (Heavenly Sword), and Evil Cole (inFamous). That would, of course, make the previous inFamous announcement, Good Cole.
It’s worth noting that all of the character artwork currently exists elsewhere, making it a fairly easy thing to spoof. In addition, the image is missing a handful of confirmed characters, meaning the roster could be significantly larger than what’s teased here.
But while the character artwork should be approached with caution, the accompanying stage images look much more legitimate. Levels include Columbia from BioShock Infinite and Black Rock Stadium from Twisted Metal. The images are apparently icons from the fighter’s stage select screen.
Elsewhere, NeoGAF’s also managed to get its hands on a full list of “minions”. These are non-playable supporting characters, and include the likes of Kat (Gravity Rush), Sully (Uncharted) and Dollface (Twisted Metal).
Of course, there’s still a chance that this could be an elaborate hoax. The quality of the stage renders certainly lend credence to the rumour, but until SuperBot Entertainment confirms otherwise, take all of this information with a pinch of salt.
Real or not, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Would you be happy if this leak turned out to be authentic, or do you think the game is still missing some key content?