I like the idea of a separate character pack. Give us the 9 regular KI characters like normal, and then either for the Ultra pack, or a completely separate pack, have 3 or 4 MS/Rare characters.
To me, that’d be ideal for everyone, as you’re not forced to have guests if you don’t want them, but they’re still a good incentive for people that might specifically look to play one or all of them and buy KI because of it or are simply a fan of Battletoads or Perfect Dark or Gears or whatever.
Obviously Rash would be in that pack. I’d also want Joanna Dark and Kaim Argonar from Lost Odyssey. But that’s just my own personal taste.
If we’re talking about who might sell a bit more, I’d pair Rash with Master Chief and Marcus Phoenix. Of course, the trick would be utilizing anything available from their worlds to make them fun to use, unique from both one another and the rest of the characters, and not just “gun characters.”
They could also do a tie in with a game that’s coming out in the not too distant future, so maybe Rash, Drew from Scalebound and Jack Joyce from Quantum Break.
I don’t want to see them go overboard with characters, but if we’re talking about optional guest packs? I wouldn’t mind something like this:
Rash from Battletoads
Joanna Dark from Perfect Dark
Kameo from Kameo: Elements of Power
Juno from Jet Force Gemini
Skorge from Gears of War
The Agent from Crackdown 3
Drew from Scalebound
Kaim Argonar from Losty Odyssey
Eight guest characters might seem like a lot, but perhaps they could be hidden in an MS Box and a Rare box the way the DLC characters for MK9 were hidden in a pop out box on the select screen and again, they’d be optional. Truth be told, I’d only want this many if they said that they weren’t doing any more KI characters after season 3. Some might choose nothing over this option, but I think it’d be cool to see IG’s take on these characters.