So, a lot of roster predictions have been floating around, so I decided to put my two cents in. I’m making predictions for a roster of 35, although my range is 35-40 characters (and a friend of mine thinks we’re getting 28-35)
- Dio (with his vampire powers)
- Bruford (possibly)
I put Bruford down as a possibility as he’s relevant to plot but I’m unsure whether they’d put him in if it meant giving a different character a space. Personally, I think that he should make it.
- Lisa Lisa
- Stronheim (possibly)
- Dio (with The World and without his part 1 powers)
Since it’s Stardust and arguably one of the most popular parts out of the series, I think it’s safe to say that it’s getting the most representation out of the other parts. I don’t think that they’re going to just put everyone in and call it a day, but I feel that it’s getting a few more characters.
Diamond is Unbreakable:
- Koichi (with the ability to switch between Act 1-3)
- Kira (with Killer Queen/Sheer Heart Attack/Stray Cat)
I’m honestly at a roadblock with part 4. There are a ton of characters but I just don’t know who’s going to get the 4th slot. Personally I want it to either be Yukako or Mikitaka, and I’m even vying for Yuuya but idk. As for Rohan, I have a different prediction for him, which is why I didn’t put him in the 4th space.
- Trish (possibly)
- Fugo (possibly)
- Diavolo (with Doppio color swap/can alternate between Doppio with slight moveset difference)
Sorry Fugo, but I don’t think that it’s possible for him to make it in with the ability he has. I’m putting him down as possible since he was a playable in the Vento Aureo fighting game. The same goes for Trish. I have a different prediction for Abbachio.
- Foo Fighters
- Weather Report
This one is pretty cut and dry. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be the main cast, without any “surprise” characters.
Steel Ball Run
- Diego (with Scary Monsters)
- Hot Pants (possibly)
- Funny Valentine
And that’s all the spaces I can fit into a 35 roster. I honestly think Hot Pants is making it in, but because of the roster limits, I had to put her down as a possible. Also, I do NOT think that we’re getting the other Diego as a playable. We already have Dio for that and Scary Monsters is more than enough for a unique moveset.
I said that I had other predictions for Rohan and Abacchio and I do. For Rohan, I think that he’s going to be the storyteller for a story mode if there is one, or the announcer/narrator/what have you. Clearly he’s too important to not be in the game, since he’s Araki’s author avatar and has a huge role in part 4. However, I don’t see him much of the fighting type and therefore, that’s why I think this instead. I’ll be totally cool if he actually makes it in as a fighter though.
As for Abacchio, the same logic I applied to Rohan applies here. I don’t see him as much of a fighter, but he was still important to the plot, so I think that there’s going to be a Moody Blues type replay thing. If you want to see a replay of a match (similarly, if they have a replay at the end of the match), something that has to do with Moody Blues happens. This isn’t so much of a prediction as it’s something I personally want though.
Also, if there are food drops to replenish your health mid-battle, that will be thanks to Tonio and Pearl Jam. Again, not a prediction.
So that’s what I think. Feel free to agree/disagree.