Only for the characters.
I've been thinking since that big leak was made puplic,everyone knows what i'm talking about (http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/07/29/rumor-playst
I say this because some of the leaked characters are already anounced, some of them don't make sence. IE evil cole, and sackboy(isnt he already in the game building one of the levels you fight on?and what moves will he have. throw bricks at you?), and the heavenly sword girl(wasn't a hugly popular game). And Rachet and clank were confirmed by the guy who keeps giving the picture hints.(i forget his name)
The BIGGEST hint i got though was when superbot said the leaked content was confirmed. http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/08/02/superbot-con
now superbot didn't say they were confirmed they said:
"here was an unexpected and unintended leak in our beta that allowed fans to be able to see some additional content. We’ve enjoyed reading all of the fan reaction and are thrilled that so many of you are excited to learn more our character roster and level mash-ups [sic], however we are still in development and the leaked content does not fully represent the final product nor the incredible efforts that were made to make these elements truly spectacular"
So what I think superbot did was "fake" some of the leaked characters to make us think they were all going to be in the game, to get us hyped. But really only 3-4 of them are,(because they are so ever convieniently leaked before gamescon), and they are leaving us to guess who, with those hints they have been dropping recently. IE that one on twitter where they said somthing like mcv3-and 2 other jumbled letters. and the ace venture, king kong, and what ever else was in that hint.
But i could be over thinking
Game devs - "we wanted to put in evil Cole so we had to get rid of everyone else the fans wanted"
Omar- "Oh nice, good idea. I didn't think of that"
You don't make sense whatsoever. Evil Cole is a fine idea, they just have to make everything about him different from good cole. Sackboy isn't in the Dreamscape stage, only the Pop-it is (and why would he throw bricks? Have you played LBP?). Nariko is Playstation 3's first official new IP and iconic charcater, I guarantee she's in.
In no universe are any of the leaked characters not in. They wouldn't do a fake leak because the fans who are excited for some of the lesser leaks (like Spike and New Dante) will be even more **bleep** if they say "Haha, gotchya! They aren't in after all!". All of them are in, there's no "fake leaks" or "maybes" at this point, every charcater and stage in the leak are going to be shown in the actual game. When Superbot said "however we are still in development and the leaked content does not fully represent the final product nor the incredible efforts that were made to make these elements truly spectacular" they were just stating that the leaks weren't everything in the game and there's more to come.