news\ Aug 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

No more DLC characters or stages for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale


Since its release in late 2012, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has received a healthy dose of downloadable content. Fans of the struggling mash-up brawler have seen Kat from Gravity Rush, Emmet Graves from Starhawk, and a few other characters (as well as stages) added to the game over the year, but alas, the time for new meaningful content for the game has come to an end.

Sony Santa Monica Studio, which took over for SuperBot following the break-up with Sony, confirmed, "There will not be any new DLC characters or environments released for PS All Stars."

"We were proud to work with SuperBot Entertainment and they created a great game, but the characters that have already been released to-date represent the full content for PS All Stars."

Specifically referencing recently leaked assets, the studio noted, "there are always elements that never quite get finished or the team decides not to use in the final game. Some of these additional materials from the game’s development phase have been recently released, but unfortunately these are very far from finished assets and were not included in the final game for a number of production and legal reasons."

Looking ahead, PlayStation All-Stars will still get a patch to balance the game's characters as well as a third set of costumes for Dante, Raiden, Heihachi, and Big Daddy which will be released for completely free on August 27. Zeus and Isaac's third costumes will also be made available for free sometime later this fall. Lastly, Sony Santa Monica is looking into the issues with the game's tournament leaderboards.

"On a personal note, we want thank everyone for their dedication to the game. There have been a lot of challenges on the development side, and for the players as well, but it's this kind of passion from players that inspires us to try and move forward, even during difficult times."

Although PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was favorably received here on GameZone, the game was hit-or-miss with other reviews. PS All-Stars has reportedly sold over one million copies, which isn't necessarily a bad number, but likely far from what Sony was hoping for.

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