Tekken’s Heihachi has been confirmed as a playable character in upcoming party battler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Heihachi first appeared in the original Tekken on the PlayStation back in 1995. Playing as the fan-favorite in PSABR (there’s gotta be a better way to abbreviate this game) will let you use his Electric Wind God Fist and Twin Pistons special moves. Daniel Maniago, community manager over at SuperBot Entertainment, explains that Heihachi is a specialist in close combat and will overpower fighters with quick, powerful strikes.
"Heihachi's combo potential ranks among the best in the roster, turning every encounter into a stylish martial arts exhibition," said Maniago.
Toro is Sony’s cat mascot (catscot…mascat?), he’s big in Japan. He fights with a stance-based technique. "He transitions seamlessly from a close-range fighter in his Justice form, to a ranged specialist in his Torobi form, to an effective wide-area controller in his Oni form," said Maniago.
We now know of 10 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Kratos, Sly Cooper, Mael Radec, Sweet Tooth, Fat Princess, PaRappa, Nathan Drake, Big Daddy, Toro Inoue and Heihachi Mishima. We’re expecting Cole MacGrath and Solid Snake to be announced at some point but this is just speculation.
Sony has also announced the Dojo arena for the game. You might know it from PaRappa the Rapper’s famous first level. “Kick! Punch!” etc. You can catch a glimpse in the trailers below.