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SmashBoards Creates: PlayStation All Stars 2


Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC


Sony has, against all odds, decided that now is the right time for a Playstation All-Stars sequel, and they’ve tapped the users of SmashBoards to help with designing it! Aside from making it a bigger game in general, the main goal will be to address two of the most common complaints about the original game – the battle system (particularly the “only Supers kill” mechanic) and the roster (which was outside of the developers’ control for the actual game, due to a mix of poor timing and companies wanting to promote specific releases, but let’s pretend that this is an ideal scenario where everyone involved cooperates).

We’re also going to try coming up with modes for the game, to add more variety and fix some oversights from the original. (there wasn’t an option for 1 v 1 online – it was either 2 v 2 or free-for-all) One thing that gets praised often about the original game is the stages, so we’re definitely going to be expanding on that.

This is going to be fairly casual – it’s not like we need to write in-depth movesets with 30+ attacks. (though if you want to do that, feel free) It’s just for fun.

For those of you unfamiliar with PlayStation All-Stars, it was Sony’s attempt at having their own Smash Bros. game, more or less. It came out in 2012 on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. Despite having various fighting game alumni such as Seth Killian and Omar Kendall working on the game, it released to fairly average reviews. However, demand still exists for a sequel, as people feel like the concept is solid and it was just the execution that was lacking.

The Roster

A total of six characters will be revealed in the game’s initial trailer at E3 (or a digital event that would take the place of E3) – four veterans and two newcomers. One of those veterans is going to be Kratos from God of War (though we’ll have a poll to determine which version of him is being used), whereas the others will be voted on.

The game’s final roster (barring DLC) will be roughly thirty-six characters – it’s one and a half times the amount that the previous game got, and similar to the jump from Melee’s roster size to Brawl’s roster size, so I figure it seems reasonable. Out of those characters, a third (12) or less will be third party – I realize that people will probably want more, given how heavily PlayStation is associated with third party franchises, but I didn’t want to go overboard, and I feel like that amount’s generous considering that it took Smash Bros. until Ultimate’s DLC to get that many third party characters (Hero was the twelfth one). Depending on how things go, the totals might be less or more than that, though either way, they’d have to be even numbers.

For the purposes of this, we’ll assume that all of the developers within Sony, and the third party companies that we ask, are okay with having their characters included, though for simplicity’s sake, we’re just sticking with characters that are owned by video game companies. I can’t see Disney allowing Spider-Man to be included in PlayStation All-Stars 2 without some massive strings attached. (as seen with games like Deadpool, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, etc. only being on digital storefronts for a few years before being removed)

The Stages

The original game had 16 stages, not counting the six training stages. We’ll see how it goes this time – I’m thinking 24 stages (multiplying the original amount by one and a half, like with the roster), but I’m open to suggestions. I’ll leave it open to whether or not stages could return, or parts of stages (ex. the crashing airplane from the Uncharted stage, but with a different game invading it), or whether they’d all be completely new.


We’ll likely get into this later, rather than discussing it right away, but aside from changes to the gameplay (the KO method, at the very least – maybe other gameplay changes if it is felt that it’s needed) and additional modes, maybe we could come up with ideas for unlockables to add replay value. In the original game, most of the unlockables were profile pictures and background images, but I feel like so much more could be done there.


Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC

Current Roster: (40/40 characters, 12 third party characters)
-Kratos (God of War - moves/appearance updated to the 2018 game) (new moveset/specials - note)
-Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet)
-Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
-PaRappa (PaRappa the Rapper)
-Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot) (moveset/specials) (costumes A - costumes B) (NEW) (Third party)
-Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) (classic design as an alternate costume) (NEW) (Third party)
-Dart Feld (The Legend of Dragoon) (NEW)
-The Hunter (Bloodborne) (NEW)
-Kat (Gravity Rush)
-Astro (Astro's Playroom) (moveset/specials) (NEW)
-Aloy (Horizon: Zero Dawn) (costumes) (NEW)
-Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima) (costumes) (NEW)
-Ratchet and Clank (Ratchet and Clank) (costumes - Rivet costume replaced with Commando Suit)
-Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil) (moveset/specials) (costumes) (NEW) (Third party)
-Pyramid Head (Silent Hill) (moveset/specials) (NEW) (Third party)
-Fat Princess (Fat Princess)
-Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper) (costumes)
-Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil) (costumes)
-Spike (Ape Escape) (costumes - note)
-Jak and Daxter (Jak and Daxter) (costumes)
-Dante (from the Devil May Cry series) (new movesets/specials) (costumes) (Third party)
-Heihachi Mishima (Tekken) (costumes) (Third party)
-Toro Inoue (Doko Demo Issyo)
-Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal) (costumes)
-Spyro the Dragon (Spyro the Dragon) (costumes) (NEW) (Third party)
-Ellen (Folklore) (moveset/specials) (costumes) (NEW)
-Abe (Oddworld) (NEW) (costumes) (Third party)
-2B (Nier Automata) (moveset/specials) (costumes) (NEW) (Third party)
-Knack (Knack) (costumes) (NEW)
-Cole MacGrath (inFamous)
-Jesse Faden (Control) (moveset) (NEW) (Third party)
-Chloe Frazer (Uncharted) (NEW) (clone/semi-clone of Nathan Drake)
-Dr. Nefarious (Ratchet and Clank) (costumes) (NEW)
-Yu Narukami (Persona 4) (moveset/specials/costumes) (NEW) (Third party)
-Colonel Radec (Killzone)
-Joel and Ellie (the Last of Us) (moveset) (NEW)
-Raven (Gravity Rush) (moveset differences) (NEW) (clone/semi-clone of Kat)
-Coco Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot) (moveset differences) (costumes) (NEW) (Third party) (clone/semi-clone of Crash)
-Rivet (Ratchet and Clank) (moveset differences) (costumes) (NEW) (clone/semi-clone of Ratchet)
-Lammy (PaRappa the Rapper) (moveset differences) (NEW) (clone/semi-clone of PaRappa)

-Kratos vs. Aloy
-Sackboy vs. Astro Bot
-Nathan Drake vs. Lara Croft
-PaRappa the Rapper vs. Toro Inoue
-Crash Bandicoot vs. Spyro the Dragon
-Dart Feld vs. Dante
-the Hunter vs. Sir Daniel Fortesque
-Kat vs. Yu Narukami
-Jin Sakai vs. Lammy
-Ratchet and Clank vs. Raven
-Leon Kennedy vs. Ellen
-Pyramid Head vs. Sweet Tooth
-Fat Princess vs. Heihachi Mishima
-Sly Cooper vs. Chloe Frazer
-Spike vs. Dr. Nefarious
-Jak and Daxter vs. Joel and Ellie
-Abe vs. Colonel Radec
-Cole MacGrath vs. Jesse Faden
-2B vs. Knack
-Coco vs. Rivet

Current Stages: (24/24)
-Wildwoods (God of War/Shadow of the Colossus)
-Avery's Ship (Uncharted/Crash Bandicoot)
-Fleaswallow's Market (PaRappa the Rapper/Lemmings)
-Dingo's Diner (Crash Bandicoot/Ratchet and Clank)
-Seattle (The Last of Us/LittleBigPlanet)
-Croft Manor (Tomb Raider/Until Dawn)
-Interstate (Motorstorm/Twisted Metal)
-Creator (LittleBigPlanet/Fat Princess)
-Central Yharnham (Bloodborne/Tearaway)
-Hekesville (Gravity Rush/Journey)
-Dojo (PaRappa the Rapper/Killzone)
-Sandover Village (Jak and Daxter/Hot Shots Golf)
-Metropolis (Ratchet and Clank/God of War)
-Alden's Tower (inFamous/Sly Cooper)
-Paris (Sly Cooper/LittleBigPlanet)
-Franzea (LocoRoco/Patapon)
-America (Death Stranding/Silent Hill)
-Tallneck (Horizon: Zero Dawn/Shadow of the Colossus)
-Valleyfold (Tearaway/Folklore)
-Glimmer (Spyro the Dragon/Oddworld)
-Amusement Park (Nier Automata/MediEvil)
-The TV World (Persona 4/Gex)
-Ribbon (Vib Ribbon/Buzz!)
-Cross Zone (PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale/PlayStation All Stars 2)

New Items:
-PS3 Boomerang Controller
-Groovitron (Ratchet and Clank)
-Memory Card (similar to Assist Trophy from Smash)
-Chronoscepter (Ratchet and Clank)
-Logarius Wheel (Bloodborne)
-Green Herb (Resident Evil)
-Jet Baby (PaRappa the Rapper)
-Small Stubby (Nier Automata)
-Icerail (Horizon: Zero Dawn)
-Bugsnax (Bugsnax)
-Spitmaw Blaster (Returnal)
-Parasites (Returnal)
-Tarot Cards (Persona 4)
-Banannerizer (Ape Escape)
-PocketStation (Doko Demo Issyo)
-Nevan (Devil May Cry)
-Health Kit (The Last of Us)
-Traffic Light (Control)
-N. Tropy Clock (Crash Bandicoot)
-Soul Eater (The Legend of Dragoon)

Gameplay changes:

Job #4:

Smash Bros. is an unorthodox fighting game. That does not mean Playstation All-stars must be as well. I think it should have a stamina-based K.O system. If the game must be different in some way, I would offer that each character may have weak spots/strong spots that affect how much damage they take. For example, Clank is a weak spot for Ratchet and Clank. That mechanic can be toggled in game settings. Hitting these areas are called 'Hard Hits' and 'Sorry Hits,' respectively. Falling or being launched off-screen results in death when the stage allows it.
I'll consolidate my control scheme suggestion here for simplicity.

Left Stick/D-Pad: Movement
Use left and right to move, and down to crouch. Some characters can crawl.

X: Jump
All characters can double jump. Some characters have additional jumps. Briefly tap the button, or press up on the D-Pad, to perform a short hop.
[ ]: Quick Attack
Hold or mash the button to repeat or auto-combo the attack.
/\: Power Attack
Hold the button to charge these attacks, and release to execute.
O: Special Attack
Attributes vary depending on the character.

L2: Block
Press the trigger lightly for a light shield, or press it down fully for a heavy shield.
The light shield surrounds the fighter, but only blocks Quick Attacks and weak Specials.
The heavy shield only covers attacks from the front, but can be angled up or down. It nullifies all attacks except for Supers.

R2: Supers
Light-press the trigger to charge Super energy, or press it all the way to use your strongest Super.
You can also use Level 1 supers at will by pressing Quick Attack while charging, so long as you have enough energy for one.

You can't move while shielding or charging, but you can dodge out by pressing left, down or right. Dodging out of a heavy shield is a bit slower.
You can't light-shield in the air; instead you'll perform a dodge. You can heavy-shield, but it will be narrower than a grounded heavy shield and pulling it out halts your momentum.

L1: Counter
A risky alternative to shielding, which can also be executed by pressing Power Attack during a heavy shield. Your shield will briefly flash red as your character takes a countering stance. If an attack hits the shield during the flash, your character performs a counterattack. If the counter fails, you'll briefly be left wide open as your shield flickers out.

R1: Grab
A tool to punish shields and counters, which can also be executed by pressing Quick Attack while shielding. Your character will attempt to grab an opponent. If the grab is successful, you can press Quick or Power Attack to perform a quick or strong pummel respectively, or tilt the Left Stick/D-Pad to throw the opponent.
You can't perform grabs in the air; instead, you'll perform a dodge.

Right Stick: Throw
An alternative method of grabbing. Upon a successful grab, your character immediately throws the opponent in the direction you tilted the Right Stick.

Touchpad: Taunts
Swipe the touchpad in a direction to perform a taunt. When playing online, click the touchpad to access a quick-chat menu.

Item Use
Pick up an item with the Quick Attack or Grab buttons. Some items activate instantly or are equipped passively. Most items remain held: Press Quick Attack or Power Attack to use the item in different ways. To discard the item, press R1 to drop it, or tilt the Right Stick to throw it.
Arcade Mode:
  1. A 1 vs 1 stock battle on the player character's home stage. Hazards and items are off.
  2. A 2 vs 1 stock battle on any stage where the player is assisted by another character. Items are on but hazards are off.
  3. A 2 vs 2 time battle on any stage. Hazards and items are on.
  4. A 4 player battle royale time battle on any stage. Hazards and items are on.
  5. A 1 vs 3 time battle on rival's home stage. Items are off but hazards are on.
  6. Bonus round
  7. Rivalry battle on a neutral stage. Items are on.
  8. Boss Battle (the game will have multiple bosses, similar to Smash Bros. Ultimate's classic mode)
Arcade Mode bosses:
1. Polygon Man
2. Clockwerk (Sly Cooper)
3. Mundus (Devil May Cry)
4. Vex (LittleBigPlanet)
5. Hades (God of War)
6. Goliath (Ape Escape)
7. Zarok (MediEvil)
8. Zeikfried (Wild ARMs)

All-Stars 2 could have two types of general currency earned through playing any mode: Coins, a general purpose currency, and Emblems, a fighter-specific currency with variants unique to each fighter.
Coins may be used to buy most collectables and certain types of gear. Emblems may be used to buy collectibles and gear relevant to the respective fighter.
Exchange: There is a direct correlation between the value of coins and emblems. You can buy emblems directly with an equal value of coins, but the emblems you get will be random. You can also exchange emblems for coins, but you will lose a slight amount of value in the exchange.
Memories are 3D models of important characters, objects, settings and events in the games of the All-Stars and the Playstation catalogue in general. Each model has a brief animation, akin to a PS2 save, and a low-res icon, akin to a PS1 save. They also come with brief text bios.
Tracks: Music from the games of the All-Stars and the Playstation catalogue in general. These tracks can be played in the Music player, and groovier tracks may be accompanied by a dancing fighter.
Videos: Various videos associated with Playstation and the All-Stars, including: story cutscenes, fighter interviews, replay showcases, trailers for classic Playstation consoles and games, and more!

: Chibified support characters make a return to cheer on their fighter in battle. There's also a special mode where you can train your minions to grow stronger, fight other minions, and even support your fighter with power-ups in an exclusive battle event.
Taunts: Special animations with no practical battle applications, used to express personality. Each fighter starts with one, but you can buy many more and equip up to 5 at once.
Panels: A custom appearance of the fighter HUD. The color and shape of the health bars and Super meter will never change, but the surrounding elements can be incredibly diverse.
Quotes: Brief phrases which accompany a taunt, or at the start and finish of a battle, when playing online. Generic phrases are available from the start, but more iconic phrases from Playstation history may be purchased.
Skins: Total cosmetic overhauls of a character, ranging from a palette swap to an entirely new character. Four skins are available by default, with plenty more to unlock for each character.
Voices: Some fighters are voiced in multiple languages, and a few have more than one voice in a single language! You can set each fighter's voice individually.
The voice you choose is the voice your online opponent hears, even if they set a different language! (There is an option to force all voices to your own settings.)

Collectables will be made available at random in the game's shop. Gear may be purchased directly in the Customisation menu, although the shop will highlight a couple of Gear items. Some items require Emblems from multiple fighters, and some items cannot be purchased at all, only unlocked.

All-Stars 2 could have features that require effort to unlock.
Roster: Only 15 fighters are available at the start of the game: the six fighters revealed at launch, and a fighter from each remaining rival pair. The remaining fighters may be unlocked in Story Mode, or by using their rival in the game's other modes. In the latter case, the unlock conditions are varied, but can be fulfilled with any fighter who has yet to unlock their rival.
Stages: Almost all of the stages require unlocking, but most are easy to unlock. Usually all you need to do is use a character's Level 3 Super.
Memories: (work in progress)
God of War:
Barbarian King

PaRappa the Rapper:
Lammy (Um Jammer Lammy)
Chop Chop Master Onion
Jet Baby
Prince Fleaswallow
Danger Tick
Joe Chin
Sunny Funny
PJ Berri
Katy Kat
Boxy Boy
Instructor Mooselini
Cheap Cheap
MC King Kong Mushi
Chief Puddle
Cathy Piller
Captain Fussenpepper
Paul Chuck
Teriyaki Yoko
Beard Burger Master
Guru Ant
Instructor Moosesha
Hairdresser Octopus
Colonel Noodle
Papa Parappa
General Potter

Nathan Drake
Chloe Frazer
Elena Fisher
Victor Sullivan
Sam Drake
Nadine Ross
Charlie Cutter
Zoran Lazarevic
Harry Flynn
Katherine Marlowe
Gabriel Roman
El Dorado Sarcophagus
Cargo Plane (Uncharted)


Ratchet and Clank:
  1. Ratchet & Clank
  2. The RYNO V
  3. The Chronosceptor
  4. Flight of the Aphelion
  5. Rivet
  6. Captain Qwark
  7. Dr. Nefarious
  8. Swamp Monsters
  9. Amoebid
  10. Tyhhranoids
  11. The Hypersonic Brainwave Scrambler
  12. Mr. Zurkon
  13. Chairman Drek
  14. Plumber
  15. Skid McMarx
  16. Angela Cross
  17. Mr. Fizz Widget
  18. Galactic Rangers
  19. Lawrence
  20. Zoni
  21. Talwyn Apogee
  22. Alister Azimuth
  23. Grimroth
  24. Victor Von Ion
  25. Ms. Zurkon
  26. Kit
  27. The Dimensionator
Fat Princess:
  1. Princess Plump
  2. Princess Muffintop
  3. Two Princesses
  4. Cake
  5. Worker
  6. Mage
  7. Warrior
  8. Chicken
  9. Red King
  10. Blue King
  11. Prince Albert
  12. Villager
  13. Ranger
  14. Priest
  15. Pirate
  16. Ninja
  17. Giant
  18. Giant Chicken
  19. Monk
  20. Cook
Gravity Rush:

Sly Cooper:
Sly Cooper
Carmelita Fox
The Panda King

Sir Daniel Fortesque
Pumpkin King

Ape Escape:

Jak and Daxter:
Ashelin Praxis
Samos Hagai
Lurker Shark
Baron Praxis

Doko Demo Issyo:

Twisted Metal:
Sweet Tooth
Mr. Grimm

Cole MacGrath
Delsin Rowe
Abigail "Fetch" Walker
Evil Cole

Colonel Radec
Elite Shock Trooper

Horizon: Zero Dawn:

The Hunter
Vicar Amelia
Logarius Wheel
Father Gascoigne
Lady Maria
Gehrman, the First Hunter

Cait Sidhe


Ghost of Tsushima:
Jin Sakai

Astro's Playroom:
Astro Bot

The Legend of Dragoon:
Dart Feld
Lavitz Slambert
Soul Eater

The Last of Us:
-Joel and Ellie
-Ellie (TLOU2)
-Abby Anderson (The Last Of Us)
-Clickers (The Last Of Us)
-Health Kit

-Heihachi Mishima
-Rockets Away! (a still image based on Heihachi's Tekken 4 ending)
-A Family Tradition
-Best Served Cold (a still image based on Kazuya's Tekken 1 ending)
-Best Served Warm (a still image based on Heihachi's Tekken 2 ending)
-Mishima Final Battle
-Kazuya Mishima
-Jin Kazama
-Jinpachi Mishima
-Kazumi Mishima
-Jun Kazama
-Asuka Kazama
-Ling Xiaoyu
-Lee Chaolan
-Paul Phoenix
-Nina Williams
-Marshall Law
-Michelle Chang
-Roger, Jr.
-Tekken Ball
-Tekken Bowl

Devil May Cry:
Sin Devil Trigger
Nevan (weapon)
The Savior
Argosax the Chaos

Crash Bandicoot:
Crash Bandicoot
Coco Bandicoot
Aku Aku
Dr. Neo Cortex
Dr. N. Tropy
Velo's Champions (Crash Bandicoot)
Nitros Oxide (Crash Bandicoot)
Ripper Roo (Crash Bandicoot)
Humiliskate (Crash Bandicoot)
King Chicken (Crash Bandicoot)
N. Gin and N. Brio (Crash Bandicoot)
Rawkit Head (Crash Bandicoot)
Fake Crash
Penta Penguin
Uka Uka
N. Tropy Clock

Tomb Raider:
Lara Croft

Resident Evil:
Leon S. Kennedy
Green Herb
The Merchant
Ada Wong
Mr. X
Chris Redfield
Jill Valentine
Claire Redfield
Albert Wesker
Ashley Graham
Luis Sera
Osmund Saddler
Ramon Salazar
Jack Krauser
Bitores Mendez
William Birkin
Annette Birkin
Sherry Birkin
William Birkin (G Virus)
Barry Burton
Lady Dimitrescu

Silent Hill:
Pyramid Head
Abstract Daddies
Lisa (P.T.)
Air Screamer
Cheryl Mason
James Sunderland

Spyro the Dragon:
Spyro the Dragon
Gnasty Gnorc


Nier Automata:
Small Stubby
Amusement Park Robots
Amusement Park Tank
Amusement Park Rabbit
Operator 6O
Devola and Popola

Jesse Faden
Traffic Light
Refrigerator Altered Item

  1. Yu Narukami
  2. Yosuke Hanamura
  3. Chie Satonaka
  4. Yukiko Amagi
  5. Kanji Tatsumi
  6. Teddie
  7. Rise Kujikawa
  8. Naoto Shirogane
  9. Igor
  10. Margaret
  11. Marie
  12. Ryotaro Dojima
  13. Nanako Dojima
  14. Tohru Adachi
  15. Labrys
  16. Persona 3 Hero
  17. Aigis
  18. Junpei Iori
  19. Mitsuru Kirijo
  20. Elizabeth
  21. Joker
  22. Anne Takamaki
  23. Morgana
  24. Ryuji Sakamoto
  25. Caroline & Justine
  26. Tarot Cards
Shadow of the Colossus:

Valus (note: the Colossi are just given fan-nicknames, but the alternative would be things like "Minotaur A" or "Snake", which isn't very specific)


Simon Belmont
Medusa Heads
Blood Skeleton
Axe Knight
The Creature
Trevor Belmont
Richter Belmont
Maria Renard
Leon Belmont

Metal Gear Solid:

Solid Snake
Big Boss
Revolver Ocelot
Liquid Snake
Solidus Snake
The Boss
Psycho Mantis
Vulcan Raven
Sniper Wolf
Gray Fox
The Sorrow
The Pain
The Fury
The Fear
The End
Screaming Mantis
Meryl Silverburgh
Roy Campbell
Hal "Otacon" Emmerich
Naomi Hunter
Metal Gear Mk. 2
Metal Gear Rex
Metal Gear Ray
Metal Gear ZEKE
Metal Gear Sahelanthropus
Senator Armstrong
Jetstream Sam
Blade Wolf
Sunny Emmerich
Peace Walker
Venom Snake
Major Zero
Paz Ortega Andrade
Skull Face
Kazuhira Miller
Colonel Volgin
Major Ocelot
Huey Emmerich
Dr. Strangelove
Rex vs. Ray
Cardboard Box

Syphon Filter:

Gabe Logan
Lian Xing


Spitmaw Blaster

Death Stranding:

Sam Porter Bridges
Bridget Strand
Higgs Monaghan
Cliff Unger
Beached Things


Betilla the Fairy
Ly the Fairy
The Teensies
The Magician
Mr. Dark
Admiral Razorbeard


Mental Wealth
Society Against PlayStation
DualShock 2
PlayStation Move
Memory Towers
PS2 Memory Card
PS3 Boomerang Controller
Jake (Dog's Life)
Mister Mosquito
The Psycho (Until Dawn)
Wendigo (Until Dawn)
Scraps (Tearaway)
Elk (Tearaway)
Green Man (Tearaway)
Iota (Tearaway)
Atoi (Tearaway)
Guardians (Journey)
Frobisher (Frobisher Says)
Jeanne D'Arc
Suzuki, Jasmine, and Nick (Hot Shots Golf)
Kulche (LocoRoco)
Gran Turismo Racer
Elizabeth Comstock (BioShock: Infinite)
Big Daddy (BioShock)
Vibri (Vib-Ribbon)
Rez (Gex)
Ari and Stan (Okage: Shadow King)
Lazarus Jones (Ghosthunter)
Ziekfried (Wild ARMs)
Giant Enemy Crab (Genji: Days of the Blade)
Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
Emmett Graves (Starhawk)
Chimera (Resistance)


An idea that I have is taking a similar route to Mortal Kombat or Injustice, where the game focuses on a different character every few matches, with cutscenes in between. The focus would be spread between 10-12 characters rather than the entire roster, with someone like Kratos (who would likely want to be left out of all of this) being saved for near the end, if not the very end.

I figure that a lot of PlayStation’s games try to take on a more cinematic approach (even Ratchet and Clank resembles a Pixar movie nowadays), so this would be a good way to take advantage of that type of story-telling and set it apart from Smash Bros. (where very few characters speak, so any story is largely told through their actions). Mind you, not every character is built for this method of storytelling (Toro or Crash, for example), but their chapters could serve as comedic relief. (I figure that those two, at least, would almost need to have a chapter, since Toro's a company mascot and Crash is heavily associated with the brand)
I agree with Megadoomer Megadoomer that, with this being Sony, the story mode should follow their design philosophy and be very cinematic and story-focused. Mortal Kombat is a good template.

One mechanic I think could be interesting, provide replayability, etc, is to have multiple story paths. At key points in the story, you can pick between two different opponents, and the options lead to branching storylines. That would allow us to have a focused, Mortal Kombat-esque plot while still allowing the majority of the roster to be playable in it. It wouldn't be too complex, and sometimes different paths would reconverge eventually, but there would still be ~6 different endings.
Story Mode bosses (Fusion bosses - either two characters fused together or two characters working together):
1. Vexed Corruptor (a machine from Horizon Zero Dawn being corrupted by Vex from LittleBigPlanet)
2. Feral Ogre (Ogre from Tekken absorbing Father Gascoigne from Bloodborne)
3. MAWLUS (fusion of Malus from Shadow of the Colossus and MAWLR from Killzone)
4. Nefarious Cortex (Dr. Nefarious and Dr. Cortex piloting a machine)
5. Riptongandr (Ripto from Spyro fused with the Jormungandr/world serpent from God of War)

New Game Modes:
1. King of the Hill (stay inside a specific region for long enough)
2. Classic All-Stars (only Super moves KO, like in the original game)


God of war
The vengeful Spartan (God of war)
Hydra (God of war)
Main titles (God of war 2)
The end begins (God of war 2)
Typhon mountain (God of war 2)
Battle of Perseus (God of war 2)
Overture (God of war 3)
Rage of Sparta (God of war 3)
Tides of chaos (God of war 3)
The glory of Sparta (God of war 3)
Atlantis (God of war: Ghost of Sparta)
Primordial rage (God of war ascension)
Bound by blood (God of war ascension)
Warrior's truth (God of war ascension)
Trial of archimedes (God of war ascension)
God of war (God of war ps4)
Deliverance (God of war ps4)
Draugr combat (God of war ps4)
Ashes (God of war ps4)

Little Big Planet
  1. Get it Together(Little Big Planet)
  2. Whoever Brings The Night(Little Big Planet 2)
  3. The Gardens (Little Big Planet)

-Nate's Theme
-Atlantis of the Sands

Crash Bandicoot
  1. Wumpa Islands(Crash Bandicoot)
  2. Wild Hog(Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy)
  3. N. Brio's Theme(Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy)
  4. Warp Room (Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back)
  5. Warp Room(Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped)
  6. Toad Village (Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped)
  7. Warp Room (Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex)
  8. N. Sanity Beach(Crash Twinsanity)
  9. Evil Twins(Crash Twinsanity)
  10. N. Sanity Beach (Crash Bandicoot 1)
  11. The Time Twister (Crash Bandicoot 3)
  12. Cortex Battle (Crash Bandicoot 1)
  13. The High Road (Crash Bandicoot 1)
  14. Hog Ride (Crash Bandicoot 3)
  15. Out For Launch (Crash Bandicoot 4)
  16. Snow Go (Crash Bandicoot 2)
  17. Rock It (Crash Bandicoot 2)
  18. Dingodile Theme (Crash Bandicoot 3)
  19. Crate Balls of Fire (Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex)
  20. Crash Compactor (Crash Bandicoot 4)
Ratchet & Clank
  1. Veldin(Ratchet & Clank)
  2. Eudora(Ratchet & Clank)
  3. Umbris(Ratchet & Clank)
  4. Veldin in Peril(Ratchet & Clank)
  5. Oozla(Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando)
  6. The Battle Arena(Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando)
  7. Courtney Gears Theme(Instrumental)(Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal)
  8. Docks Area: Miniboss(Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal)
  9. Kick Nefarious Ass (Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal)
  10. Title Theme(Ratchet & Clank(2016))
  11. Kerwan, Metropolis (Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Gravity Rush

-Gravity Daze
-Douse Shinundakara

Resident Evil
  1. Ganado V (Resident Evil 4)
  2. Back-Up(Resident Evil 4)
  3. Main Hall (Resident Evil 2)
  4. Theme of Leon - Mercenaries (Resident Evil 4)
  5. Save Heaven (Resident Evil)
Silent Hill
  1. Not Tomorrow/Lisa's Theme (Silent Hill)
  2. Letter From The Lost Days (Silent Hill 3)
  3. Room of Angel (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
  4. Meeting Cybil
  5. Opening Theme (Silent Hill 1)
Sly Cooper
  1. Opening /Main Theme/Police HQ(Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus)
  2. Flame Fu!(Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus)
  3. A Strange Reunion(Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus)
  4. Paris(Sly 2: Band of Thieves)
  5. The Nightclub(Sly 2: Band of Thieves)
  6. Hazard Room (Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves)
  7. RC Attack(Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves)
Jak & Daxter
  1. Final Battle(Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy)
  2. Guard Pursuit(Jak II: Renegade)
  3. Arena Race(Jak II: Renegade)
  4. Spargus City(Jak 3)
  5. Artifact Run(Jak 3)
  6. Wasteland Race(Jak 3)
  7. Dark Maker Finale(Jak 3)
  8. Title Screen (Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy)
  9. Fire Canyon (Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy)

  1. Cleric Beast
  2. Blood Starved Beast
  3. The Darkbeast Paarl
  4. Father Gascoigne, the Hunter
  5. Ludwig, the Accursed/the Holy Blade
  6. Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos
  7. Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower
  8. Orphan of Kos
  9. Living Failures
  10. The One Reborn

Devil May Cry
  1. Public Enemy(Devil May Cry)
  2. Ultra Violet(Devil May Cry)
  3. Lock & Load(Devil May Cry)
  4. Mundus Battle(Devil May Cry)
  5. Devil Trigger (DMC5)
  6. Bury the Light (DMC5)
  7. The Duel (DMC5)
  8. The Time Has Come (DMC4)
  9. Swipe of the Sword (DMC4)
  10. Devils Never Cry (DMC3)
  11. Vergil Battle 2 (DMC3)
  12. Assault (Infested Chopper Battle) (DMC2)
Nier Automata:
-Birth of a Wish (Become As Gods)
-City Ruins (Rays of Light)
-Pascal's Village
-Memories of Dust
-Amusement Park
-Emil's Theme
-Bipolar Nightmare
-Weight of the World

Persona 4

  1. Pursuing My True Self
  2. Poem for Everyone's Souls
  3. Backside of the TV
  4. Reach out to the Truth
  5. I'll Face Myself (Battle)
  6. A New World Fool
  7. Heaven (Reincarnation)
  8. The Almighty
  9. Never More
  10. Time to Make History
  11. Shadow World
  12. True Story
  13. Memory
  14. Your Affection (Reincarnation Remix)
  15. Break Out Of...
  16. Maze of Life
  17. Laser Beam
  18. Disturbance (The One Called From Beyond)
  19. Light the Fire Up in the Night (MAYONAKA)
  20. The Infinite
Twisted Metal
-Main Theme (Twisted Metal)

-Heat Haze Shadow (Tekken 7)
-Heihachi Mishima (Tekken 3)
-Tekken Tag Tournament opening theme
-Mishima Dojo (Tekken 7)
-Marine Stadium, Japan (Tekken 1)
-Emotionless Passion (Tekken 2)
-Jin Kazama (Tekken 3)
-Jin Stage (Tekken Tag Tournament)
-Bit Crusher (Tekken 4)
-Moonlit Wilderness (Tekken 5)
-Snow Castle (Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection)
-Only One Fight (Tekken 6)
-Dust Thins Out (Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion)
-Yodeling in Meadow Hill (Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion)
-Abyss of Time (Tekken Tag Tournament 2)
-New World Order (Tekken Revolution)
-Infinite Azure Round 1/Moonsiders 1st (Tekken 7)

Shadow of the colossus
To the ancient lands
Prohibited arts
Revived power
Black blood
Sign of the colossus
Grotesque figures
The opened way
Creeping shadow
The farthest land
A despair filled farewell
Demise of the ritual
The sunlit earth
Those who remain


-Vampire Killer
-Bloody Tears
-Demon Seed
-Illusionary Dance
-Marble Gallery

Metal Gear Solid:

-Rules of Nature (Metal Gear Rising)
-Encounter (Metal Gear Solid)
-Duel (Metal Gear Solid)
-VR Training (Metal Gear Solid)
-Metal Gear Solid Main Theme (Metal Gear Solid 2)
-Yell Dead Cell (MGS2)
-Snake Eater (MGS3)
-Takin' on the Shagohod (MGS3)
-Snake vs. Monkey (MGS3)
-Old Snake (MGS4)
-Rex vs. Ray (MGS4)
-Metal Gear Saga (MGS4)
-I'm My Own Master Now (Metal Gear Rising)
-A Stranger I Remain (MGR)
-Collective Consciousness (MGR)
-It Has To Be This Way (MGR)
-Heavens Divide (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker)
-Sins of the Father (Metal Gear Solid V)
-Quiet's Theme (MGSV)
-Sahelanthropus Dominion (MGSV)

Playstation All-Stars
  1. Finale
  2. Light Menu
  3. Medium Menu
  4. Dark Menu
  5. Light Rival
  6. Dark Rival
  7. Polygon Man
  8. Practice Room


Downloadable Content

Character 1Character 2Stage
Alucard (Castlevania)
Wander (Shadow of the Colossus)
-moveset concept
Feudal Japan (Ghost of Tsushima/Genji 2)
Solid Snake (Metal Gear)
Gabe Logan (Syphon Filter)
-moveset concept
Shadow Moses Island (Metal Gear/Ape Escape)
Selene (Returnal)Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)
-moveset concept
PlayStation Labo (Astro's Playroom/Ratchet and Clank)
Rayman (Rayman)
Tomba (Tomba!)
-moveset concept
Temen-Ni-Gru (Devil May Cry/Tekken)
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Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC
Our first job will be voting for the three veterans that will be included in the announcement. Aside from Kratos, the veterans include (in order of their first appearance):

  • Heihachi Mishima (Tekken)
  • Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal)
  • PaRappa the Rapper
  • Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil)
  • Spike (Ape Escape)
  • Toro (Doko Demo Issyo)
  • Dante (Devil May Cry) (much like with Kratos, if he gets in, we’d vote on what game he’d be based on)
  • Raiden (Metal Gear)
  • Jak and Daxter
  • Sly Cooper
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Zeus (God of War)
  • Big Daddy (BioShock)
  • Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
  • Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
  • Isaac Clarke (Dead Space)
  • Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet)
  • Colonel Radec (Killzone)
  • Cole McGrath (inFamous)
  • Evil Cole McGrath (inFamous)
  • Fat Princess
  • Kat (Gravity Rush)
  • Emmett Graves (Starhawk)

Each person will vote for three characters, with their first choice getting three points, their second choice getting two points, and their third choice getting one point. The top three characters overall will be in the announcement trailer along with Kratos.

To give an example, my vote would be:

-Nathan Drake

That would mean that Dante (from any Devil May Cry game, not just the reboot) would get 3 points, Heihachi gets 2 points, and Nathan Drake gets 1 point. I’ll see how much interest there is in this topic, but I’ll give it roughly a day or two for people to vote.

Also, you can vote here to determine whether Kratos will be based on the games set in Greek mythology or the games set in Norse mythology: https://www.strawpoll.me/42885693
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Smash Obsessed
Apr 25, 2018
That's a cool idea, I've been wondering if anyone would try their hand at it with all the other forum games going around.

My announcement trailer veterans choices are:
  1. Kat
  2. Ratchet and Clank
  3. Sackboy

Speed Weed

Smash Master
May 16, 2020
Switch FC
1. Ratchet and Clank
2. Nathan Drake
3. Sackboy

These three are what I could consider to be the biggest first-party characters after Kratos in the original roster - the absolute barest of essentials in PS All-Stars. I ranked them based on how I would order them in priority

Ramen Tengoku

Sep 7, 2018
Switch FC
1. Kat
2. Ratchet & Clank
3. Nathan Drake

Was really close to voting Parappa, cuz he's one of my favs, but I think these three are some of the key essentials
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Smash Ace
Oct 1, 2020
Balatro Brainrot
1. PaRappa
2. Sackboy
3. Nathan Drake

Honorable mentions to everyone except Evil Cole McGrath, Cole McGrath is fine but why'd he need an evil version, why do you need to exist Evil Cole McGrath.


Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC
If we're gonma go by Gens:
Parappa (PS1)
Kratos (PS2)
SackBoy (PS3) (already included)
And then Kat for PS Handhelds
Do you have a preference for who you'd want more between PaRappa, Sackboy, and Kat? (Kratos is already in the game) Otherwise, I'll just go from top to bottom, with PaRappa getting 3 points and Kat getting 1 point.
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Michael the Spikester

Smash Obsessed
Aug 31, 2018
Switch FC
Would love for War of the Monsters to at least have some stage representation.

And if any character works if it were to have one it's Kineticlops as he's not a physical being so can easily be downsized and was also a guest in Downhill Domination.

Raven from Gravity Rush should also be a playable character. Dad Kratos should be used with Atreus as support.
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That's Yoktastic!
May 20, 2014
Everywhere and nowhere, all at once
1. Parappa
2. Kat
3. Nathan Drake

If the newcomers are Aloy from Horizon and Hatapon from Patapon, then the trailer will have featured one character from each major Playstation system before the PS5.


Smash Champion
Writing Team
May 17, 2020
Faraway Avalon
Oof, you really got me with that trailer. Anyways, here's my votes!

1. Nathan Drake (He's been out of action since 2016's A Thief's End, it makes sense for him to come back now as an initial reveal)
2. Sackboy (He's basically the Playstation mascot, gotta have him)
3. Ratchet And Clank (Great way to promote the upcoming PS5 title)

Dutch Raikuna

Life's a sweet bitter beauty song.......
Dec 7, 2019
My Generation
1. Kat (Japan Studio has entered it's twilight but let's never forget the Gravity Queen)
2. Ratchet and Clank (Never completed the games but I've always like the characters)
3. Kratos (with a more 2018 influence on his moves)

Interested in seeing how it goes. Especially with seeing certain franchises like Team Ico, Gran Turismo and such in stage or characters.........


Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC
1. Kat (Japan Studio has entered it's twilight but let's never forget the Gravity Queen)
2. Ratchet and Clank (Never completed the games but I've always like the characters)
3. Kratos (with a more 2018 influence on his moves)

Interested in seeing how it goes. Especially with seeing certain franchises like Team Ico, Gran Turismo and such in stage or characters.........
Did you have anyone else in mind for the third pick? I included Kratos right off the bat. (though there's a StrawPoll for whether his moves stay the same or change to be based on the 2018 game)
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Dutch Raikuna

Life's a sweet bitter beauty song.......
Dec 7, 2019
My Generation


Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC
I'm still getting a feel for how long to leave this open before moving on to the next thing, but I think I'll go with 8 pm tonight (so twelve hours from now). A day and a half seems like a good amount.

As of now, Sackboy's got the most points, but second and third are pretty close between four characters. (I'm not sure if I should bring up the standings so far or leave people in suspense, but I figure it's easy enough to count out the votes) If there's a tie, I'll have a separate vote to settle that in addition to the next part. (which, in this case, would be nominating the newcomers)
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Jun 28, 2013
Switch FC
Lesson learned: 36 hours is too much time for this. (I wasn't sure if people were going to post here throughout the day, and I figured the results were close enough that two other people voting could have completely changed the outcome) I'll stick to roughly a day from now on, unless it's consistently busy up to the end.

The final results are:

-Sweet Tooth: 0
-Spike: 0
-Raiden: 0
-Zeus: 0
-Nariko: 0
-Isaac Clarke: 0
-Evil Cole: 0
-Fat Princess: 0
-Emmett Graves: 0
-Good Cole: 1
-Toro: 2
-Jak and Daxter: 2
-Sly Cooper: 2
-Sir Daniel: 4
-Colonel Radec: 4
-Big Daddy: 5
-Heihachi: 6
-Dante: 8
-Ratchet and Clank: 15
-Kat: 15
-PaRappa: 18
-Nathan Drake: 21
-Sackboy: 29

With that, our first three returning veterans (aside from Kratos) are PaRappa, Nathan Drake, and Sackboy! Also, the poll results for Kratos are pretty clear, so Kratos will be getting his look/abilities from the PS4 God of War game (bearded Kratos/Dad of Boy). We'll talk about his moveset changes later.


Next up is the part that I'm sure people have been looking forward to: the newcomers.

Obviously, a big part of what will make the game (or any crossover game) appealing is the new characters. We’ll be ranking them like last time, though unlike last time, we’ll be nominating characters beforehand since we don’t have a pre-existing list to work from. When it comes to voting (which will come afterwards), you can only put your own nominations in third place to minimize the impact of people voting for their own nominations. Also, it helps to put a write-up to explain who the character is and/or why they should be included.

As an example, here’s my nomination:

Solid Snake

Game(s): Metal Gear Solid (1998), Metal Gear Solid 2 (2001), Metal Gear Solid 4 (2008)

The main protagonist of the Metal Gear games, Solid Snake is a former spy, special operations soldier, and mercenary who is tasked with infiltrating various exotic locations to stop giant robots called “Metal Gears” that are often armed with nuclear weapons. In addition to how Snake plays in Smash Bros. (using close quarters combat and explosives), he could take advantage of PlayStation All Stars’ laxer stance on guns to incorporate M9 tranquilizer pistols, FAMAS rifles, and sniper rifles into his moveset.

The Metal Gear Solid series has heavy ties to PlayStation, with 1-3 starting out as PlayStation exclusives and Metal Gear Solid 4 still being exclusive to the PS3, and it’s generally lauded as an outstanding franchise that pushes technical boundaries and encourages creativity and outside-the-box thinking. (and also inside-the-box thinking) While Raiden is already a PlayStation All Stars veteran, there’s nothing saying that we can’t have both Snake and Raiden included in a sequel.


We'll keep nominations open for about a day, and then once those are finalized, we'll vote like we did with the veterans. The top two characters will be part of the initial reveal. (though there will be plenty of opportunities for characters that don't make it in here to get in afterwards)
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Smash Hero
Mar 23, 2019
Newcomer Nomination:

Crash Bandicoot
This wacky spinning marsupial is one of Sony's iconic characters in gaming with his first game that came out way back in 1996, he has become a pretty popular character with Crash 4 being released last year, I think it would be cool to see him fight Big Daddy, freaking Kratos and PaRappa.


Smash Lord
Oct 22, 2020
Who Knows Where?
Newcomer Nomination: Astro Bot

one of Playstation's more recent mascots, Astro Bot was essentially the poster boy for the PSVR, as well as having a game coming predownloaded into the PS5. He would help represent a newer generation of Sony games and would I think he would be a perfect fit for a platform fighter.

Wario Wario Wario

Smash Legend
Sep 3, 2017
Ed Bighead for NASB 2
Newcomer nomination:
Mister Mosquito

This character could never possibly win the vote, but I'm gonna submit him anyway because why not? Mister Mosquito is a strange, weirdly perverse PS2-exclusive game about sucking blood from a family. Its protagonist could make an interesting inclusion for a fighting game - he could suck blood from his enemies and fly around the stage for one thing, but he could also use some original, bug-themed attacks. His reveal could highlight that the unusual roster choices of the first PSASBR aren't going anywhere. His stage could be... well, look up gameplay footage and you'll have a decent idea. We'd have to censor it somehow (using a male family member would probably be the best way), but fighting on a giant human does sound fun.
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Smash Ace
Oct 1, 2020
Balatro Brainrot
Job #2 (I know this isn't a job number system, but it's too familiar that I'll use it even if not assigned, it's confortable and safe for me): Yu Narukami

Yu Narukami is the Sister-Complex Kingpin of Steel from Inaba, who has more than a valid representation on PlayStation consoles. Appearing on PlayStation exclusive Persona 4, and Persona 4 Dancing, Yu is definitely one of the most liked protagonists in the series for being a chad and being such a jerk for a nice person (if that makes sense). Persona is a series that has a long and devoted history to Sony, that is also popular, that I think it has an easy case to make for having a second fighter, but for now I'd say Yu Narukami can be a good representative if we only have 1 fighter. As to why Yu over Joker, I'd say it mainly comes down to the fact that Persona 4 had the better dancing game... what, did you expect me to say something else?

Doc Monocle

Smash Ace
Dec 24, 2020
The seventh lantern.
My nomination is Sly Cooper's Bentley:


Bentley is the 'brains' behind the Cooper gang's capers. He is a turtle confined physically by his wheelchair, but intellectually by nothing. He aids Sly by hacking into computer mainframes, providing intel on heists, and even partaking in missions himself! Do not be fooled by the wheelchair, as it is oufitted with thrusters, mechanical arms, and explosives. Bentley is also skilled in using blow darts, and he can attack using the wheels on his wheelchair. This is one turtle not to be underestimated!


That's Yoktastic!
May 20, 2014
Everywhere and nowhere, all at once
My nomination is Hatapon, from Patapon (PSP)
Hatapon is the core of the Patapon army; the conduit through which the Patapon God Almighty (that's the player) commands the Patapons by way of specific drum patterns. There are many different types of Patapon, but Hatapon is always there to lead them to victory.

In Playstation All-Stars, Hatapon takes on a role similar to Olimar or Fat Princess. Hatapon doesn't attack directly, aside from a couple of highly ineffective swings with his flag. Instead, he summons the different classes of Patapon to perform their attacks: spear-throwing Yaripons, shield-bearing Tatepons, horse-riding Kibapons and many others!

For his supers, Hatapon can bring down the wrath of Almighty with a storm miracle, call upon the might of the Heropons, or band together with the Zigotons and Karmens to overwhelm the enemy with sheer numbers!

With the strength of the Patapon and the will of the Almighty, Hatapon will bring a unique style to the world of PlayStation All-Stars 2!
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Torgo the Bear

Smash Lord
Mar 30, 2019
Grinding for Maushold Family of Three
Switch FC
My character suggestion is Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.

Alongside Samus Aran and Chun-Li, Lara Croft is one of the first popular female protagonists in video game history, and considering her franchise having partially originated on the PlayStation and being mostly exclusive to it, I think she fits into this game perfectly. Her moveset could easily be a combo of her classic and modern appearances, although I'm fairly convinced she would use her modern design by default and the classic design as an alternate costume.

Plus, I'd love to see her interact with Nathan and Sly.
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