Toro and Heihachi to Join the Roster of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Toro and Heihachi to Join the Roster of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale

Today at the Evolution Fighting Game Championsip, two new character trailers were played revealing Toro Inoue and a younger version of the Tekken mainstay, Heihachi Mishima. Toro’s gameplay varies based on which stance he’s in. In the Oni stance, Toro swings a mochi hammer around while dressed as a caveman. He can also switch to a fighter and ninja stance, featuring strong ranged and hand-to-hand combat, respectively. Heihachi will feature moves from his Mishima style of martial arts, and his supers will include summoning Kuma and strapping all of his his opponents to a rocket as they blast off to the moon, an homage to one of his ending scenes in Tekken.

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The Dojo stage was also revealed, featuring Master Onion of Parappa the Rapper fame. As players fight in the dojo, Master Onion will eventually kick the walls down, revealing a city scene that is being invaded by MAWLRs, of Killzone 3 fame. The gameplay looks lacking at best, featuring no visible scoring system, a time-0nly structure, with no life bars and a KO system built on unblockable one-hit kills. Community manager Daniel “Clockwork” Maniago states that development studio Superbot truly intends for this to be a competitive game, and I can’t see how he managed to say that with a straight face. Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale is set to hit stores on October 23rd.