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'PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale' welcomes MediEvil skele-knight and Heavenly Sword heroine

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Sir Daniel Fortesque in PlayStation All-Stars
Sir Daniel Fortesque in PlayStation All-Stars

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds two more familiar faces to its roster: PS3 launch heroine Nariko from Heavenly Sword, and the long-forgotten Sir Daniel Fortesque from PS1 classic MediEvil.

Sony is taking the opportunity at PAX to continue the slow and steady drip feed of character reveals for its upcoming Cross Buy-enabled PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita Brawl-er, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Today we've got Nariko from PS3 launch title Heavenly Sword and the undead Sir Daniel Fortesque rising from the graveyard of early PlayStation title MediEvil. They join Evil Cole and Raiden from earlier this week.

Despite not being a household name, and having only appeared in a single PlayStation game, Daniel Maniago from developer SuperBot Entertainment says, "Nariko has proven to be a strong female lead, and was a prime candidate for inclusion in the roster." Here's a video showing off some of her Heavenly Sword-inspired moves:

Sir Daniel Fortesque, on the other hand, has been around the PlayStation world since 1998, though his last wholly original appearance was 2000's MediEvil 2. Maniago says, "Sir Daniel is a crowd-control character" who "brings several weapons to the battle including his axe, chicken drumstick, crossbow, and even his various skeletal appendages, all taken directly from the MediEvil series."

If you find yourself at PAX in Seattle this weekend, you'll be able to try out all four new characters at the PlayStation booth, as well as experiment with the game's PS3/Vita cross-play functionality. If you're not at PAX, sate your curiosity with the above videos!

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