Well first of all, I want to have my say on the 'Dominating Next Gen' article by GameSpot. Short one, though. I'm disturbed that Kratos is representing Sony. Does Edy Nelson look DEAD to them? I'm no Microsoft fan, but Master Chief looks a hundred times cooler beside Kratos. I think, what the PS4 actually needs to do is another Valkyria Chronicles game, and with my awful image editing skills I came up with this.
Oh well, it does look slightly convincing.
Anyway, with Super Smash Bros. 4 (?), PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and Project X Zone coming out, there are characters everyone wants to see in each of these, and for me Project X Zone -one of the games I really really REALLY want right about now - would be all the better if it had these characters.
Leon Kennedy:My favourite video game character of all time, and without a doubt the coolest Resident Evil protagonist around. It'd be awesome to see what they make of him in 2D. Of course, I wasn't really expecting Capcom to put him in - they've been idjits enough to not put him in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D! And Jill and Chris came in again into Project X Zone... honestly, what's so likeable about them? Eh, nevermind; my point is that he's definitely one of the characters that just about every Resident Evil fan wants to see in this game.
Paul Phoenix: True, he isn't my favourite Tekken character (that's Jin, who's already been announced) but he's still one of my favourite Tekken characters - if you see what I mean. He's also one of the most memorable. He's been in every game since the series' beginnings and is definitely one of the coolest character designs to ever be created; I mean, look at his hair! With a hey-ninny-no and up we go!
Anisette Nelson/Edy Nelson: Anisette is, along with Leon, my favourite video game character of all time, from my favourite video game of all time. There's slightly more hope of Edy since she's more popular. Of course, there's only little hope of them being announced, since two Valkyria Chronicles characters have already been announced (Kurt and Riela) but I think it was a bad idea. Kurt and Riela aren't bad characters, but they're definitely not the best in the series. Anisette and Edy are! Say anything else, and I'll have you banned from GameSpot before eating your soul.
Sonic the Hedgehog/Shadow the Hedgehog: Given that Sonic is one of Sega's most iconic characters and their mascot, I think it's downright stupid of them to not announce Sonic. And Shadow is just as cool, with his 'dark version of Sonic' attitude. Obviously they have to announce Sonic sometime; what are they plaing at?
Kazuya Mishima: Another one of Tekken's most iconic characters, and I think he is a very cool character design and an awesome character in general, especially his red eye and how he manages to possess the devil himself. Besides, I like his sunglasses design in Tekken 4.
Claire Redfield:Another one of Resident Evil's characters that didn't get the appreciation they deserve, Claire hasn't been in a main Resident Evil game since Resident Evil 4. Well, at least she was in Mercenaries 3D. Since all other characters seem to be tag teams, she'd be the most obvious partner for Leon. Unless Capcom is stupid enough to announce Ashley. Oh noes! Or the merchant from Resident Evil 4. That'd be cool.
Yohsimitsu:How many cool characters can you put into a single series? With Tekken, there's plenty, and this skeleton ninja guy who was also in Soul Calibur HAS to be announced unless Namco wants me to go axe crazy on them.
Knuckles/Tails: Two more of the obvious choices I'm surprised weren't announced at once. Hmm, the Sonic franchise seems left out. I am disappoint, Sega. Sonic's friendly rival and his sidekick are both unforgettable and iconic. Tails was awesome.
Which isn't all of them - other characters I want to see are Guy and Mike Haggar from Final Fight, Paul and Bobby from Riot City and Max from Shining Force, but these are the ones I want most and besides, I can't find pictures for all of them. Which characters would you want announced, and how much do you agree with my weird list?