Playstation All-Stars: Round 2

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Developer(s) SCE Santa Monica Studio, Naughty Dog Inc., Frostless Studios
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform(s) Playstation 4, Playstation Vita
Genre(s) Fighting
Series Playstation All-Stars
Predecessor Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (2012)
Release Date(s) May 21st, 2017

PlayStation All-Stars: Round 2 is the second game in the PlayStation All-Stars series of crossover fighting games, following up 2012's PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The game was developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio, Naughty Dog Inc. and Frostless Studios in 2014-2015, and was published by Sony Computer Entertainment on May 21st, 2017 worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.


The game improves and expands on many of the aspects first found in the series first installment (a la Super Smash Bros Melee), while fixing important gameplay issues and character balancing. For example, players now possess a health bar, which adds a more defensive side to matches. The Super Move system has been modified to accommodate these changes, no longer instant-KO'ing players upon contact, but instead removing a chunk of the players health, depending on how strong the Super Move is. In addition to this, vigorous work has been done to include smoother physics and a much more balance amongst the entire roster.

Game Modes

Single Player

  • Arcade Mode - Players must progress through 10 stages, fighting a wide range of opponents from across various PlayStation worlds. At Stage 9, your characters rival will be encountered in a cutscene before you fight. Stage 10 will be boss fight with the new and improved Polygon Man, now with actual attacks! Includes beginning and ending cutscenes.
  • Story Mode: Quest of Infinity - With the fate of the entire multiverse at stake, the All-Stars of PlayStation must team up in an epic quest to restore stability through time and space. It won't be easy however, as The Almighty Being, a multiversal deity, will throw anything in our heroe's way to stop them and take over every dimension in the multiverse. Contains side-scrolling, beat-em-up type gameplay mixed with normal fights you'd expect from Battle Modes.
  • Trial Mode - Take on a series of challenges for each fighter in the game. Ranging from beating opponents in certain ways, performing certain attacks and more, there's never a shortage of challenges for you to put your PlayStation All-Stars skills to the test.  

 Multi Player

NEW! 8 Player Battles are now supported on the PlayStation 4 version!

  • Timed Mode - Players will try to get the highest score possible within a time limit. Killing a player scores you 2 points, getting killed causes you to lose one.
  • Stock Mode - Players will have to compete with a set number of lives, whoever is the last person alive wins the match.
  • Kills Mode: Players will compete to see who can be the first to reach a certain amount of kills.
  • Special Mode: Players can set many different effects to change the way the game is played to their liking.


  • Battle Mode - Play either Timed, Stock or Kills mode with up to 3 other players online.
  • World Mode - Challenge players from all around the world and level up to become one of the very best the world of PlayStation has to offer.


Following the establishment of Frostless Studios, they were contacted by SCE Santa Monica and were invited to assist in the development of a sequel to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. With Frostless agreeing alongside Naughty Dog Inc., development started in Q4, 2015.

At E3 2016, during Sony's press conference, a teaser trailer was shown. This trailer featured returning fighters Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Ratchet & Clank, Jak & Daxter, Sly Cooper & Sackboy and introduced newcomers Crash & Spyro. Following the presentation, an early build of the game was made available on the show floor. The game was met with positive critisism all around. 

Over the course of the next year leading up to the games release, trailers for newcoming and returning fighters were uploaded onto the official PlayStation YouTube channel. At San Diego Comic Con 2016, a more in-depth look at the games improvements was shown off alongside the reveal of PaRappa, Nathan Drake, Gex and Pepsi Man as playable characters. At Gamescon 2016, the release date of May 21st, 2017 was shown along with the reveal of Nariko and Cloud Strife as playable characters.

On January 6th, 2017, a demo of the game was released to PlayStation Plus members. The demo was released to normal PSN users three days later. The demo contained 14 playable fighters and Timed Battle Mode. The full roster was revealed on May 21st, 2017, the same day the game was released.

A month after the games release, DLC was announced to be coming to the game, with 4 new characters coming out each month, wrapped up with five new stages. During the development for DLC, Frostless Studios started to work on their own original IP, but was held back by Sony Computer Entertainment for the next ten months. After getting sick of waiting, Frostless cut ties with Sony and went on to develop games for another major publisher.


The game consists of 60 characters, which triples the amount of playable characters from the previous game's roster. 23 of which return from the previous game, with Evil Cole being cut for obvious reasons.

Most of the rivalries from the first game have been changed with the roster, to mix things up. The only exceptions are Cole MacGrath VS Raiden and Ratchet & Clank VS Jak & Daxter.

Picture Character Franchise Generation Rival
Aloy Horizon Zero Dawn PS4
Abe Oddworld PSX Chimera Hybrid
Big Daddy
Big Daddy Bioshock PS3 Pyramid Head
Blasto Blasto PSX Sweet Tooth
Calypso Twisted Metal PSX Zeus
Carmelita Fox Sly Cooper PS2 Fat Princess
Hybrid Chimera
Chimera Hyrbid Resistance PS3 Abe
Cloud Strife-0
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy PSX Wander
Cole MacGrath-0
Cole MacGrath inFamous PS3 Raiden
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Crash Bandicoot PSX Knack
Croc Croc PSX Gex
Dante Devil May Cry PS2 Death Jr.
Dart The Legend of Dragoon PSX Spyro
Death Jr.
Death Jr. Death Jr. PSP Dante
Delsin Rowe
Delsin Rowe inFamous PS4 Kat
Dr. Nefarious
Dr. Nefarious Ratchet & Clank PS2 PaRappa
Emmett Graves
Emmett Graves Starhawk PS3 Isaac Clarke
Ethan Mars
Ethan Mars Heavy Rain PS3 Joel & Ellie
Ezio Auditore
Ezio Auditore Assassin's Creed PS3 Prince
Fat Princess
Fat Princess Fat Princess PS3 Carmelita Fox
Galahad The Order - 1886 PS4 Sly Cooper
Gex Gex PSX Croc
Heihachi Tekken PSX Ryu
Iota Tearaway PS Vita Kutaro
Isaac Clarke-0
Isaac Clarke Dead Space PS3 Emmett Graves
Jade Beyond Good And Evil PS2 Spike
Jak & Daxter
Jak & Daxter Jak & Daxter PS2 Ratchet & Clank
Joel & Ellie
Joel & Ellie The Last Of Us PS4 Ethan Mars
Journeyer Journey PS3 Sora
Kat Gravity Rush PS Vita Delsin Rowe
Klonoa Klonoa PSX Tomba
Knack Knack PS4 Crash
Kratos God of War PS2 Nariko
Kutaro Puppeteer PS3 Iota
Lara Croft-0
Lara Croft Tomb Raider PSX Nathan Drake
Nariko Heavenly Sword PS3 Kratos
Nathan Drake
Nathan Drake Uncharted PS3 Lara Croft
PaRappa PaRappa the Rapper PSX Dr. Nefarious
Pepsi Man
Pepsi Man Pepsiman PSX Toro
Prince Prince of Persia PS2 Ezio Auditore
Pyramid Head
Pyramid Head Silent Hill PSX Big Daddy
Radec Killzone PS2 Snake
Raiden Metal Gear PS3 Cole MacGrath
Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet & Clank Ratchet & Clank PS2 Jak & Daxter
Rayman Rayman PSX Ty
Ryu Street Fighter PSX Heihachi
Sackboy LittleBigPlanet PS3 Tag
Scorpion Mortal Kombat PSX Sir Daniel
Sir Daniel
Sir Daniel MediEvil PSX Scorpion
Sly Cooper Sly Cooper PS2 Galahad
Snake Metal Gear PSX Radec
Sora Kingdom Hearts PS2 Journeyer
Spike Ape Escape PSX Jade
Spyro Spyro the Dragon PSX Dart
Sweet Tooth Twisted Metal PSX Blasto
Tag ModNation Racers PS3 Sackboy
Tomba Tomba! PSX Klonoa
Toro Doko Demo Issyo PSX Pepsi Man
Ty Ty the Tasmanian Tiger PS2 Rayman
Wander Shadow of the Colossus PS2 Cloud Strife
Zeus God of War PS3 Calypso

DLC Fighters

Character Franchise Generation Rival
Aya Brea Parasite Eve PSX Black Heart
Black Heart Hyperdimension Neptunia PS3 Aya Brea
Chun-Li Street Fighter PSX Jin Kazama
Jin Kazama Tekken PSX Chun-Li
Juan Aguacate Guacamelee! PS3 Uberhero
Lammy UmJammer Lammy PSX Riku
Lil & Laarg Escape Plan PSV Robbit
Riku Kingdom Hearts PS2 Lammy
Robbit Jumping Flash! PSX Lil & Laarg
Uberhero Patapon PSP Juan Aguacate


The game contains 27 stages. Like the previous game, all stages contain a mash-up of two different franchises and puts it into one stage. These stages are:

  1. Dead Space x The Order - 1886
  2. Mortal Kombat x Blasto - The Krypt
  3. Devil May Cry x Journey
  4. PaRappa the Rapper x Prince of Persia - Final Party
  5. Beyond Good And Evil x Heavy Rain
  6. Knack x Spyro the Dragon
  7. Heavenly Sword x Final Fantasy
  8. Klonoa x Resistance
  9. Ape Escape x Assassin's Creed
  10. Death Jr. x Twisted Metal
  11. inFamous x Kingdom Hearts
  12. Fat Princess x Rayman
  13. Street Fighter x Jak & Daxter
  14. Tearaway x ModNation Racers
  15. Tomba! x Shadow of the Colossus
  16. Metal Gear x Silent Hill
  17. God of War x Croc
  18. Sly Cooper x Doko Demo Issyo - Krack-Karov Volcanco [Hazards: Clockwerk]
  19. Uncharted x Oddworld
  20. The Legend of Dragoon x LittleBigPlanet
  21. Tomb Raider x Killzone
  22. Ratchet & Clank x Crash Bandicoot
  23. MediEvil x Pepsiman
  24. Ty the Tasmanian Tiger x Starhawk
  25. Tekken x Puppeteer
  26. Gex x The Last Of Us
  27. Bioshock x Gravity Rush - Rapture

DLC Stages

  1. Patapon x UmJammer Lammy
  2. Parasite Eve x Kingdom Hearts
  3. Hyperdimension Neptunia x Guacamelee!
  4. Escape Plan x Street Fighter
  5. Tekken x Jumping Flash!