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First PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC free of charge, future content packs may be priced at $3

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • January 6, 2013 at 11:29 a.m. PST
First PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC free of charge, future content packs may be priced at $3 As it has been previously known for some time now, the first batch of DLC for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale containing Kat, Emmett and the Wipeout stage will be provided to players free of charge. According to an observant user on the NeoGAF forum, subsequent content packs may be priced at $3 USD.

Sony is currently holding an "Ultimate Match Up" online contest in which players can win instant prizes by participating. Included in the rules of this contest on the official site are the cash values for each prize. Interestingly enough, one of the prizes listed is a “PlayStation® All-Stars Battle Royale DLC Pack digital voucher" which has a value of $3.

This isn't a confirmation but it could be an indication of how much Sony's future DLC will cost for PSABR. If subsequent content packs include two characters and a stage like the Kat and Emmett pack, $3 seems like a completely reasonable price.

If Sony does in fact decide to begin charging for future PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC, do you guys feel $3 per pack is an acceptable price? Leave your thoughts below.

Via TheSixthAxis.

Comments

DunnDeal said on January 6, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Knew this was coming. There's no way in hell Crash was gonna be FREE ( If he makes it).

#1
Duggs26 said on January 6, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

Yes I think it is very reasonable. Then again, it depends on the content which is included.

#2
Tensa said on January 6, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.

depends on what it is.3-5 dollars per character is fine with me

#3
liddell1988 said on January 6, 2013 at 11:36 a.m.

Of coure it's reasonable, I'm just not sure I understood WHEN this is going to happen, though.

#4
DeadpoolDash said on January 6, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.

Some people still don't get it.
Activision owns Crash now. There's no way he's gonna be in this game. Get over it. It's the Megaman story repeating again...

#5
TrapZero said on January 6, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

@5 By your logic, I guess Big Daddy is owned by Sony.

#6
revolvingsun said on January 6, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

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#7
AkumaMishima said on January 6, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

"Some people still don't get it.
Activision owns Crash now. There's no way he's gonna be in this game. Get over it. It's the Megaman story repeating again..."

When was the last time Crash made money for anyone? This could be the license-holder's first real opportunity to make use of this poorly aged IP.

My guess is that getting Crash wasn't as difficult as they claimed, they just decided that if people wanted him so badly, they may as well make him paid DLC and really cash in.

#8
jtir123 said on January 6, 2013 at 12:29 p.m.

I'm gonna be smart, and get this for free.

#9
TrueGamingGuru said on January 6, 2013 at 12:34 p.m.

@1 Don't be too sure, there is a possibility that Crash might be a free DLC (if hes in the game).
http://www.psu.com/a016858/Crash-in-P...

All I can say is wait until details saying Crash will be in the game (mostly as a DLC, since the game is already release).

#10
CrossoverFighterRyu93 said on January 6, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

Hey real talk, F^ck this.

#11
anthonygamer said on January 6, 2013 at 12:37 p.m.

#5 What about Dante and Raiden? Can you explain them being in the game, Genius?

#12
IAMSKINJA said on January 6, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.

#12 Dante and Raiden were both born on Playstation

#13
TrueGamingGuru said on January 6, 2013 at 12:59 p.m.

@6 Big Daddy is not own by Sony, BioShock is owned by Irrational Games. Big Daddy is related to BioShock Infinite.

@12 I can tell you why Dante & Raiden is in the game, because Sony got the rights from Capcom (Dante) & Konami (Raiden). They are related to the newer games from Capcom DmC game, & Konami Metal Gear Soild Rising game they also were related to Playstation systems at the time like Metal Gear Soild (PS1) was a huge hit, and Devil May Cry was exclusivly to PS2 (except DMC4 & DmC). Like Heihachi was related to Tekken Tag 2 and when Tekken was playstation exclusive (except Tekken 6 & Tag 2).

Both of you guys should really understand on how the game development works, and how owning other IP holders is not as easy.
Making a videogame does not run on fan's dreams (which they should have none).

#14
Viewtifulz said on January 6, 2013 at 1 p.m.

#7 because the the mechanics are different its a party game? stay free....

your one of the reasons we dont get interesting new fighters people like you want every FG to be like street fighter...

Your comment was very unneeded if you dont like it its simple as scroll past it problem solved.

#15
maxs2d2ace said on January 6, 2013 at 1 p.m.

WAAAY MORE cheaper than others charge for, when its actually on the disk. shoot that's a bargain.

#16
revolvingsun said on January 6, 2013 at 1:06 p.m.

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#17
Evil_Hayato said on January 6, 2013 at 1:09 p.m.

@13 I think his point was that they are not Sony owned characters, same as big daddy and heihachi...

on a seperate note, its getting kind of annoying that in order to have characters in these fighters with all star casts, that the only way they can make it is is for cross promotional reasons. Not to just be awesome and have a throwback to their origins. They have to have some reason to include them in otherwise they wont.

#18
error3 said on January 6, 2013 at 1:22 p.m.

@17 Boxing and wrestling games are fighters.......they even made a fight stick for the WWE game.

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, is probably better than most of what you may call "fighting games" out there. IMHO

#19
TrueGamingGuru said on January 6, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

@17 Smash style games are fighters but different. Every videogame even fighters needs to do something to expand beyond the traditional fighters, other wise Fighting games would be better off disappearing (like what happen to classic beat em up) meaning FGC websites would be shut down, and even gaming tournments would disappear. Fighting games can still be a party game if your playing with friends or family (even if isn't a Smash game).

#20
DestinyZX1 said on January 6, 2013 at 1:25 p.m.

I'm waiting for a release date. When is the DLC for PSABR coming out. I want to try them out.

#21
EG2 said on January 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.

#6 &12 That's not what's he saying. Yes, every third patty character has to be licensed, but Activision is way stinger with their IPs.

#22
old_school_rival said on January 6, 2013 at 1:37 p.m.

@ 17 Boxing and wrestling games fall into the sports category along withn MMA games etc. If you dislike the game so much it would be easier for you to scroll past it, rather than clicking and commenting.

Anyhow the DLC characters should be free, the Vita version has an online code and they're charging for costumes. There are other ways for them to earn revenue. It would be refreshing to have a game where core content doesn't require us to spend more money.

#23
OhYouDontSayThat said on January 6, 2013 at 1:39 p.m.

this game... has died.

#24
chEEsewhEEls said on January 6, 2013 at 1:46 p.m.

i would pay $10 for Dart alone

#25
JiCi said on January 6, 2013 at 2:07 p.m.

3$ ???

That's a great deal!

#26
BlazinKoolBreez said on January 6, 2013 at 2:10 p.m.

$3 alone is reasonable but $3 adds up release bout 50 DLCs like SFxT n that sh*t becomes expensive, n wat about the bigger DLC that may cost more, a lot of games hav DLC with a consistent price but theres always one or more with a higher price, make it $2 or maybe 1.50 but $3 adds up...there will probably b stage dlc, characters, costumes, maybe colors, maybe items, taunts/outro/intro (those may b free), maybe a stage editor (Smash got one) then theres how much of each thing there will b

#27
TeenIdol said on January 6, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.

F*** Crash Bandiscrub. Gimme Abe from Oddworld, dammit.

#28
HooliganComboFTW said on January 6, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.

Sagat for DlC #FGCMEMES

#29
Mac_Gargan said on January 6, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.


3.00 for 2 characters AND a stage!? That's WAY fair. Think of all the work that goes into it, and the fee to publish on the console networks.

I wish Marvel had went this direction.

#30
Bluefang14 said on January 6, 2013 at 3:32 p.m.

Three bucks for a package deal? Acceptable.

Of course, this begs the question of how many package deals they wind up doing in the long run.

#31
InitialR said on January 6, 2013 at 3:34 p.m.

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#32
MaverickHunterX said on January 6, 2013 at 3:44 p.m.

Maybe it's high time they put Alucard in this game.

#33
RagingGhost said on January 6, 2013 at 5:01 p.m.

@34 Didn't Castlevania first appeared in a Nintendo console?

#34
MaverickHunterX said on January 6, 2013 at 5:09 p.m.

#35

Yes, but Alucard became super-popular in the first Playstation, and his game is one of the most popular in that console.

#35
riceface said on January 6, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

this is the only fighitng game i care about anymore! so fun!!! please make a news filter for it... and 3 dollars is very reasonable.. you spend more then that at mcdonalds

#36
Atemu69 said on January 6, 2013 at 6:44 p.m.

$3 is good... depending on what is included. If it's $3 per character, I don't really consider it worth it unless I have an appeal to the character.
As for every idiot saying this game isn't a fighter and that it needs to stay out of the feed, simply ignore it. The game plays and feels like a fighting game, unlike Smash Bros. if several pro fighting gamers play the game and consider it one, as well as it being actually IN the fighting genre, then isn't it a fighter?
MMA and WWE games are also fighters, just not traditional in any way. If you're going to be a little Capcom fangirl, go to capcom-unity, I'm sure they'll enjoy your rubbish opinions more so than anyone here.

#37
Bluefang14 said on January 6, 2013 at 7:40 p.m.

@35: There is history with Nintendo, yeah, but @36 put it best. It's like Raiden and Big Daddy still showing up despite their franchises having roots in other platforms (NES/MSX for Metal Gear, etc).

Though now you've got me wanting to see Simon making the leap to the Smash Bros roster, which I would very much approve of.

#38
Hypermarth said on January 6, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.

I was waiting for Kat to buy this game. Borrowed my friends PSP to play Gravity Rush, it was really awesome.

#39
chipndip said on January 6, 2013 at 10:41 p.m.

1) All the talk is irrelevant. At the end of the day, Big Daddy, Heihachi, Dante, and other 3rd party characters aren't held by Sony, much like how Snake and Sonic weren't Nintendo exclusives, either. Games like these would be better off without guest characters like that (Snake was op as fk in Brawl). Especially for PSA:BR. It makes the roster look REALLY weak. I mean, cross out Big Daddy, Heihachi, Dante, Raiden, and one of the two Coles (ain't counting him twice), and how many unique Play Station exclusive characters are there left? Out of the 19 individual characters you could throw in the game, only 15 of them are PS exclusives, and for more star power, we gotta cough up cash? Sounds cool.

2) As for the pricing, thank Namco for that. Now since Tekken Tag pulled an awesome move that boosted their popularity like a rocket by making their dlc free, other companies are gonna fall in line by making their dlc either really nicely priced or just straight up free. I just hope it lasts.

3) Super Smash is a fighting game, and PSA:BR is one too. Get the FK over it already. So now because I'm not depleting a health bar, I'm not playing a fighting game anymore? The same crap's still there. 2D plane, jumps, high attacks, low attacks, strong attacks, fast-yet-weak attacks...what the hell do you want at this point? What can be done to satisfy your need to make EVERY fighter the exact same? Also, MMA and Wrestling games are sports games because they're real life sports...duh. >_>

#40
The_Barry_Gibb_Talk_Show said on January 6, 2013 at 11:14 p.m.

Charging for a stage???? How the hell will that work online if all parties involve dont have the paid DLC? Paid characters has precedence, but I ve never seen paid stages other thanncompletely separating those that have it and dont, basically creating 2 different game communities. I hope theyre not dumb enough to do that.

#41
Cyan said on January 7, 2013 at 2:23 a.m.

ON DISC!!!

#42
TheDeadTexan said on January 7, 2013 at 2:47 a.m.

Mister Cheef should b in da game

#43
yfwiuysdfiou said on January 7, 2013 at 4:53 a.m.

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#44
Nago said on January 7, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.

Why wouldn't they do it like this? Even Sony knows that only about 5 people actually care about Kat and Emmett anyway.

#45
Swafflong said on January 7, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

Capcom should REALLY take a lesson from these guys on pricing dlc if this is the case.

#46
AngryToaster123 said on January 24, 2013 at 9:28 p.m.

They Better Nerf Cole, both of em
That ice chain grab x5 combo is really annoying
Level 1 super is soo hard to dodge. RIDICULOUS HITBOX. perfect circle around him EVEN BELOW HIM
Lightning fast unavoidable grab (lol lightning fast)
no whiff recovery on any of his good moves
Too much mobility (ever try catching a keepaway Cole on a big map?)
Square combo into level 1 super is bs
Charge punch into level 1 super is bs
Chain-grab ice freeze into level one super is bs
and both of them have too much ap gain.
Nerf his ass. he's the new sackboy

#47


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