Intro Video for PlayStation All-Stars Reveals Final Boss and Rivalries

-Marcus Lawrence

So who or what is this floating head? Polygon Man has been confirmed thanks to the intro video. People might not remember Polygon Man because the ad campaign for the PlayStation was pulled before launching in North America. It had something to do with Ken Kutaragi, the founder of Sony Computer Entertainment and former CEO, not being too thrilled about the ad. The addition of Polygon Man is certainly a welcomed nod to PlayStation’s humble beginnings.

What the video also revealed is the rivalries between characters. “We really wanted to play up the concept of rivalries” in All-Stars, as Omar Kendall said. Since Kendall is a vet in the fighting development area, he explains that there is a reason behind the rival situation. “This was another note that we could hit that was very much in line with the overall message that PlayStation All-Stars really is, or at least has roots in traditional fighting games.” 

Here is the full list of rivalries:

  • Ratchet & Clank versus Jak & Daxter
  • Sly Cooper versus Nathan Drake
  • Fat Princess versus Evil Cole MacGrath
  • Sir Daniel Fortesque versus Colonel Radec
  • Sackboy versus Big Daddy
  • Nariko versus Dante
  • Heihachi versus Toro
  • Spike versus Parappa the Rapper
  • Good Cole MacGrath versus Raiden
  • Sweet Tooth versus Kratos

With all these characters mashed together, Kendall addresses his concern that the game’s story is supposed to be loose, allowing the characters to have a reason to appear on the same screen. The plot isn’t supposed to be canon either. Randall “didn’t want a big, sort of heavy story that was going to feel really arbitrary and cheesy and kind of pull the players out. Because these characters… come from these really rich worlds already, and I knew that this game wasn’t going to serve to paint the sort of official storylines of these individual characters. I knew it was going to be something that they experience together mutually, in some ways exclusively, and then go back to their worlds. You’re really not going to see their experiences in PlayStation All-Stars reflected in God of War IV or God of War V.”

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be available in the states on November 20th, 2012. The UK can expect the game November 23rd and Australia gets it on the 22nd. All-Stars has already been released in Japan as of the 8th.