Superbot Entertainment’s Seth Killian has dropped a few details on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’s first post-launch DLC characters, Starhawk’s Emmett Graves and Gravity Rush’s Kat.
Killian told Push Square that both characters are still in the very early design stages, but are starting to take shape.
“I’ve been really happy with the way that Emmett’s trending on paper at least. He’s got a lot of what they call the ‘Build and Battle’ system,” he said.
“Starhawk had a lot of great technology where you’re always dropping crazy things from the sky, and we’ve tried to really implement that to represent the character. You can assume that some gun attacks will end up in his design as well, but we really wanted to accentuate this construction mechanic.”
Meanwhile, Gravity Rush’s Kat is “a bit broken right now”, Killian said, but even now is already proving distinctive.
“Kat moves around the screen right now like nobody else. I’m sure, even if it doesn’t stay in the way that it is right now, that she’ll have a lot of crazy movement options and definitely the ability to play with gravity,” he said.
“Obviously, she’s immune from it, and she’ll have the opportunity to exploit that in battle. She’s got a lot of great combos already actually.”
Kat’s inclusion was motivated by a number of factors.
“She is a new character, but she had a huge impact as soon as Gravity Rush released,” Killian noted.
“Obviously, as one of the stars of the PlayStation Vita, and with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale being on the same platform, we wanted to unite those families. And also, we just need more ladies in the game,” he added.
“Kat’s an awesome one too, because she’s obviously an interesting character with unique abilities, so everyone on the team was really excited about adding her to the game. Thankfully, we were able to get the Gravity Rush team on board, and now it’s full steam ahead.”
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is out now on PlayStation 3 and Vita. The DLC has not been dated, but will be free for two weeks after launch.