Let’s be honest here, they’re just saving the idea of GGxBB in Rev’s engine as a precursor to Blazblue’s sequel. They’re just too busy with DBFZ now.
I mean, Cross Tag does look like a last hurrah to ASW 2D depending on how you look at it. Everyone and their mother (including the fetus) in a massive tag battle?
Don’t get me wrong, maybe they’ll do another 2D game, but people have been asking for BB to get the Xrd treatment for a while now, and when Namco asks for it in a DBZ game, you know it’s good and popular.
If they include someone from Guilty Gear it will be one, two characters tops. BlazBlue, Persona and UNIB sprites are 720p and Guilty Gear ones are 420p, so they wouldn’t be able to just dump them in the game as they are, they would have to remake them from the ground up. They will have to make the RWBY characters already, and with them doing DBFZ and most likely also working on future DLC for Xrd I don’t see them doing a lot of spritework for this, they chose to do a crossover because they can re-use a lot of assets.
My bet is that they won’t have GG characters, and if they do it will be a single guest.
So whom would you guys consider the more or less guaranteed picks for the game?
From BlazBlue it’s obviously the Ragna-Jin-Noel trifecta, two of those are in
From RWBY it’s obviously all the 4 main girls
From Persona 4 Arena it’s at least Yu since he’s the protagonist
From UNIEL it’s easy to pick up 10 characters since it’s a half of the roster
But who else?
Who are the most important characters to BlazBlue and Persona 4?
assuming the roster for the game caps out at ~40 (10 from each franchise)
I’m as hype for this game as everyone else is, but I think people need to cool down their expectations for completely new characters. This game is only being made in the first place because they can reuse most of the character assets. I’m fully expecting Ruby to be the only one from her series to be in this game, and there might be one other completely new person at best.
If they do make more new assets then all the power to them, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
All of team RWBY should get in. I feel like if those 4 are the only new characters, there will be no issues including them all. Like previously stated, the rest are reused assets so no real work required there. They could add as many of the returning characters as they want if all they’re doing is copy/pasting and tweaking some numbers. Then all that needs to be done is making the sprites for team RWBY and they’re done. I’m oversimplifying a little bit, but you get the idea. I also suspect they’ve done significant work on the sprites already by this point.
The game was introduced as a Blazblue vs Persona vs Uniel vs RWBY crossover game
Aside from that, Arc Systems are fans of the RWBY series and Rooster Teeth alongside RWBY fans have wanted a fighting game for a long time and Rooster Teeth hinted to a fighting game for a while before
Putting all that together, Ruby Rose will not be the only RWBY character