I hate bringing this up. I"m as excited for this game as a lot of you are but I can't shake the idea that this game is going to suffer from the same "girl" problem that Smash Bros. did. We all know when SSB started, it had one girl, Samus who many still didn't realize was a girl. Then Melee tried to bring in a couple more females because shockingly girls do play video games and in a multiplayer game like this it's nice to have females to pick from. So Peach and Zelda/Shiek were added. Then you had Nana the CPU of the Ice Climbers. Then there's the non gender specific Pokemon.
I was rather disappointed when Brawl didn't add a single new female to the roster. Samus did get her Zero suit form so now everyone knew she was a girl for sure. And characters like Jill (Drill Dozer), Lynn (Fire Emblem) were assist trophies at least. But what really irked me was Nintendo not adding Krystal from Starfox to the roster opting instead of add Wolf who was just another variation on Fox's moveset. Krystal would've not only added another female but they could've used her staff to give her a unique moveset. I'm not going to mention Daisy or Rosalina because honestly SSBB has enough Mario characters in it and just because they're in all the sports and party games doesn't mean they need to be in SSBB. And I'm not even saying there have to be a ton, it would just be nice if us females had a better choice of badass ladies in our crossover fighters. Some of the other fighters out there over the years did a fair job putting some variety in their females even if it leads to outfits that accomodate gratutious boob jiggling or panty shots.
PSASBR seems to already have the issue of not having a lot of female fighters to pick from. As of right now only Fat Princess is confirmed and she's from a downloadable PSN title. You don't even play as her in her game. She's basically a flag. So contenplating the list of Sony exclusives the only one I could come up with was Nariko from Heavenly Sword. Though her game was essentially a five hour God of War clone and the sequel was cancelled and no one's exactly clammoring for her to join.
Of course if Sony is using third party characters as Snake recent reveal proved, then of course the obvious choice is Lara Croft though with her new reboot makes me wonder which Lara we'd get in this game if at all. Then of course since everyone associates Final Fantasy with Playstation despite not being exclusive, and some females to draw from that.
And then there's "Sackgirl" because it's fair to assume Sackboy will be in this and then the question arises of alternate costumes because Sacky's gender is basically whatever the player wants it to be being as simple as giving him the long lash eyes.
But still the options are sort of slim. I think we'll be lucky to get four female fighters if that. Anyone have ideas for ladies to Battle Royale?