This is something that hasn’t been addressed thus far except with the " We are keeping an eye on the competition “. Capcom hasn’t shown us anything from this mode thus far ( We still don’t know if that tutorial is actually a part of " Story mode” ). Now here is what i am thinking could happen.
1- A fully animated story mode.
This is probably the best case scenario for this mode. The fact that Capcom didn’t show anything that up to this point makes me doubt that this is the case. I would like to be optimistic and hope that they are keeping this as " An ace in the hole " and a big surprise that we will find when we finally get our hands on the game.
Now, whatever this is in-game animation or anime style, I think both could work great and you can’t really go wrong with this approach.
2-** Slide show** story mode with cut-scenes here and there.
I hope that Capcom wouldn’t do this. I think it could be problematic if the entire mode is like the tutorial. There will be problems with the art consistency and it just looks cheap and unfinished compared to the animation approach.
I think this is much more likely to happen unfortunately, it will bring memories of the Story mode from Soulcalibur 5.
3- Arcade mode with just more thorough dialogue
An Arcade style mode with multiple fights leading to couple of cutscenes that may be atleast more coherent than before.
Now with all these options and the way that Capcom PR has handled this part of the game. What should we expect as a real possibility ? I would really like to think that they would try to do their best effort with this. I must say however that the 16 character roster, limited number of stages and everything makes me feel that this game isn’t as big in scope as we may have initially wanted. I think that the most realistic option is the 2nd one.