No offense, but I’ve seen games with no guests still not get the characters people actually wanted. I always felt that if the devs didn’t want to bring someone back they just don’t, and guests were never “blocking” any wanted characters from appearing. My opinion of course, but history has yet to prove me wrong on bad things like this.
On a side note, if the above posts are implying those characters as DLC, then I honestly feel they’re wasted slots unless they get radically changed in terms of gameplay. I mean, Rock was basically replaced by his clone Astaroth (and unlike Rock, Astaroth is actually relevant to the story), Setsuka needs more changes to further make her different from Mitsurugi (moreso than SC4 I mean), if Lizardman isn’t Aeon it’s just pointless.
And yes I know Aeon didn’t exist until many years after SC1 (which SC6 is a reboot of), but considering Tira is in this game at the same age as her SC3 incarnation (logic would imply she would be too young to fight at this point of the timeline, and not rendered insane by Soul Edge) I don’t see a reason to keep him out (because I have seen people use that as a reason to not have him in the game).
I would still rather have new characters, this game is really giving me a Tekken 7 vibe where only the guests and the 2 new characters (Groh and Azwel) are the only things I care about, since everything else is the same old SC. And yes I know Azwel is just “better Necrid/Algol” but he plays different enough to make me care about him.