Sony has revealed quite a few new details about its upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale fighting game, this time unveiling two new characters – Heihachi Mishima from the Tekken franchose and Sony Mascot Toro Inoue, as well as a pre-order bonus and a release date.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was announced earlier this year and is set to include all sorts of heroes and villains from different video game franchises, ranging from Sony-exclusive ones, like God of War, Infamous, or Uncharted, to third-party ones, like BioShock.
We recently saw two new fighters added to the game, in the form of Nathan Drake and the Big Daddy, and now Sony has confirmed a couple of other characters for Battle Royale.
First up is Heihachi Mishima, a well-known fighter from the Tekken franchise, who’ll bring his expertise and trademark moves to the new fighting game.
“Familiar moves such as his Electric Wind God Fist and Twin Pistons are intact and as deadly as ever. He excels at close-range combat, overwhelming opponents with quick, powerful strikes. Heihachi’s combo potential ranks among the best in the roster, turning every encounter into a stylish martial arts exhibition. Though the battlefield has changed, Heihachi brings his signature fighting style and brutal attacks to PlayStation All-Stars,” Sony said.
Next up is Toro Inoue, Sony’s very popular Japanese mascot who’s been representing the company in all sorts of areas. While the cat may seem cute, it’s quite deadly thanks to the array of transformations it can go through.
“Toro brings a unique stance-based fighting style to PlayStation All-Stars, affording him several different sets of attacks to utilize in combat. He transitions seamlessly from a close-range fighter in his Justice form, to a ranged specialist in his Torobi form, to an effective wide-area controller in his Oni form. All the while, Toro’s fun-loving charm comes through in every action he performs,” the company said.
What’s more, a brand new stage has been introduced in the form of the Dojo, which recreates a level from the classic Parappa the Rapper game.
Besides these additions, Sony also confirmed a special pre-order bonus for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale that will net players a set of exclusive costumes for each character in the game, which you can check out in the image above.
Last but not least, the company also revealed a release date for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which will arrive in North America on October 23, and in most of Europe on October 24.
Until then, check out two videos of Heihachi and Toro below.