It seems Superbot are in desperate need of a plumber, as yet more leaked photos have appeared all but confirming as yet unannounced characters for the final roster. The official website for the game was apparently updated earlier with images clearly showing both Sackboy and Raiden in his Metal Gear Rising guise. Both characters have previously been seen in leaked information, so their appearance here lends strength to the prior rumored information.
Below are the two images captured by NeoGAF user Coolbgdog12:
What’s more, an additional NeoGAF user SuperSonic1305 captured an image showing quite a blurry line up of a lot of the characters in the game (including those unannounced) and what looks like the final box art for the game:
It goes even deeper; there may be even more unannounced characters in this line up, with Nariko (Heavenly Sword) between Sweet Tooth and Parappa, Jin Kazama (Tekken) on the right side of Parappa then Kazuya (Tekken) and Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden) just to the left of Cole. This is all speculation at this point though. Crit202 posts on the All Stars forum:
From all of these leaks we can build what seems to be a pretty complete roster: Big Daddy (BioShock), Colonel Radec (Killzone), Dante (Devil May Cry), Evil Cole (Infamous), Fat Princess (Fat Princess), Good Cole (Infamous), Heihachi (Tekken), Jak & Daxter (Jak & Daxter), Jin Kazama (Tekken), Kat (Gravity Rush), Kazuya (Tekken), Kratos (God of War), Nariko (Heavenly Sword), Nathan Drake (Uncharted), Parappa the Rapper (Parappa the Rapper), Raiden (Metal Gear Solid), Ratchet (& Clank?) (Ratchet & Clank), Ryu Hayabusa (Ninja Gaiden), Sackboy (LittleBigPlanet), Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil), Sly Cooper (Sly Cooper), Spike (Ape Escape), Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal) and Toro (Sony Mascot).
I’m sure we’ll see some announcements at both Gamescom and Tokyo Game Show but Superbot essentially confirmed the information revealed in the previous leaks as truth. Many of the characters above have come from speculation so the list is very subject to change. Would you be happy if the game shipped with the roster above? Are there any glaring omissions you really want? Certainly the lack of Cloud, Spyro and Crash are saddening (Activision have wrapped up the rights to the latter two), but who else would you want to see?