Sony's mascot mash-up makes its bones on watching familiar characters beat the polygons out of each other, and the crossover stages accent the experience. Included with the free DLC characters coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a brand new stage.
The new "Fearless" stage mixes Heavenly Sword and the Wipeout series. You'll begin the stage on a column supported by ropes, offering a flat and calm playing field until it's interrupted by Wipeout racers. At that point the stage shifts to more vertical spaces, with heavy AP penalties for being in the way of a Wipeout racer as it passes through the arena.
The two playable characters play quite differently from the core roster. Kat, naturally, is suited to vertical movement with a Gravity Dash instead of the standard double-jump, which lets her move quickly through the air. Emmett is uniquely suited to change tactics mid-battle by calling down structures to change his weapon load-outs.
The "Fearless" stage will be packaged with the free character DLC early next year. Check out our review for more.