"Please look forward to collaborations with other works!" - Guest Character Speculation Thread

Soul

You are in too deep!
Didn't @Vergeben confirm from his main source that there will be a second guest? Or did i misunderstand something?

If that really is the official box art, then the second guest is definitely DLC.



..the only guest that can get me hype is this guy:
 

KarotConCarne

[06] Combatant
Considering T7 allready did have collab with KOF, we might be seing someone like Rugal, K` or some other KOF shmuck. You know, Whip uses a, well, whip, so...
 

SSfox

[14] Master
I'm so hype about God Of War, now i really hope Kratos (new version of elder daddy with the Axe) will end up being a DLC guest character for PS4. I usually hate exclusive characters, but in that case i'm a bit biased a have to admit lol
 

Borgieman

[09] Warrior
If Tekken says there are two Ravens (Raven and Master Raven) in the series. Is it safe to say there can be more than that? Is it unreasonable to believe that there could be a Raven The First they could add in the SC series just like they did with Yoshimitsu?
 

sytus

[10] Knight
If it's an SNK guest character my bet is on a popular Samurai Shodown character. I hear the reasons why Geese was brought to Tekken was not only because Harada is a massive Geese fan but King of Fighters is extremely popular in places like China, South Korea and some Latin American countries. If the decision is going to be on similar lines I just want to ask some of the Latin American folk in here, is Samurai Shodown still popular or was it popular in your country? If so who were the most popular characters? This will give me an idea on who to expect if it is going to be a Samurai Shodown character.
 

Rex Dart

[11] Champion
If it's an SNK guest character my bet is on a popular Samurai Shodown character. I hear the reasons why Geese was brought to Tekken was not only because Harada is a massive Geese fan but King of Fighters is extremely popular in places like China, South Korea and some Latin American countries. If the decision is going to be on similar lines I just want to ask some of the Latin American folk in here, is Samurai Shodown still popular or was it popular in your country? If so who were the most popular characters? This will give me an idea on who to expect if it is going to be a Samurai Shodown character.
Not from Latin America, but answering anyway:

Some of the most popular (and most recognizable) SS characters are:

Haohmaru - The Ryu of the series. You might expect him to fit the classic samurai archetype a bit better, but he's way less disciplined than someone like Mitsurugi. His attacks tend to be wild, with some of them having almost a street-brawl feel. He'll whack his opponent with his drinking gourd, for example. His projectile attacks form a big part of his gameplay. Because of his similarity in appearance, and because both of them are the poster child of their respective series, fans have long wanted to see him square off against Mitsurugi. Oh, and I shouldn't neglect to mention that both Haohmaru and Mitsurugi were inspired by the real-life Miyamoto Musashi. They're practically long-lost brothers!

Nakoruru - Nakoruru is a peaceful, nature-loving girl. So if you think of Talim, you're half of the way there. She's also part of the Ainu people, and to my knowledge, she's the only representation of their culture in a video game. She fights with her hawk (Mamahama) supporting her, and in some games with a wolf. Her other most iconic (and annoying) move is a sudden dash forward along the ground that targets her opponent's feet.

Genjuro - Don't let the pink fool you. Genjuro is a total badass, and Haohmaru's arch rival. The giant scar on his back (a bit hard to see in the linked picture) is from a duel he lost to Haohmaru. His swordplay is aggressive and brutal. He has a wide range of moves, which include an anti-air, a rekka combo, throws and projectiles. His moves also have a hanafuda theme, which might seem random. But it definitely has visual impact!

Hanzo Hattori - Inspired by the real-life Hattori Hanzo, this guy is of course the ninja of the series. Aside from having an incredibly cool design, his moveset is incredibly versatile and has changed a lot over the years. He can throw fire projectiles and shuriken, teleport, turn into a tree stump, and (in rare instances) even breath fire. His most iconic move is his izuna drop, in which he grabs his opponent, jumps into the air with them, and brings his opponent head-first back to earth in a fiery explosion. He shares some moves with an American ninja: Galford. But between the two of them, Hanzo is definitely the more popular. Galford has a nice doggo though. Hanzo would make a great rival for Taki!

These are the characters most likely to be guest characters. Unfortunately, the chances of any of them joining are relatively low, since they just don't have the worldwide fame that other characters (Geralt, 2B, Darth Vader) have.
 
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sytus

[10] Knight
Haohmaru would be a waste of a slot TBH due to being way too similar to Mitsurugi. I know he's popular but I really think Project Soul would avoid him for the reason I've just mentioned.
 

Trace_afj

[12] Conqueror
They should add characters that have another form or a cool idea for when they Soul Charge, similar to Kilik and evil Kilik.

Now that you talk about final fantasy there are a lot of characters there that can fit that idea and be kind of cohesive with the world of Soul Calibur, for example Terra Brandford from FFVI (although maybe she's not that good of an example because she uses too much magic)
She could change from her normal form to her special form with Soul Charge:
Terra.png Dissidia_Tina_Branford_ex.png
Or Cecil from FF II that could change from his White form to the Black one or vice versa:
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Theese are not my favourite characters by any means from FF, they were just to ilustrate the idea of a guest character that has 2 forms to take advantage of the new Soul Charge mechanic (I hope Geralt's soul charge animation is something like taking a potion and changes the appearence of his face so it shows the blue veins and everything).
 

Macaulyn

[12] Conqueror
If we base ourselves on Tekken's guest choices, we can expect guests from Capcom, SNK and/or Square-Enix:

  • Necalli (Street Figher) - Street Fighter is the most obvious choice from Capcom, but its hard to fit in any character from that game, because most don't use weapons, nor are them from the same time period. Necalli does have somewhat of a synergy, as he uses claws to fight, has a transformation which could work somewhat like Kilik's and is a type of being that revives from time to time seeking new warriors (if I got his story right), which means he would fit in the time period. He was also the first of the new characters introduced in SFV, which can give him a chance as a new face, rather than a classic.
  • Monster Hunter (Monster Hunter World) - While its true that the series is over-the-top in comparison to SC, its still focused on weapon combat. Yes, its against monsters, but its weapon combat nonetheless, and with the ammount of hype this game had, it seems like a very good choice, and its a somewhat fantastic setting, which could be made to fit with SC.
  • Dante (Devil May Cry) - My last suggestion from Capcom, its been heavily hinted that they're making a new Devil May Cry game, and Dante was already considered as a guest for SC3, but got cancelled. Now it may be the time for him to finally make his debut as a guest in the series, and with all the demons and magic in DMC, it would be easy to explain his presence if he was to appear.
  • Haohmaru (Samurai Shodown) - He was already mentioned by @Rex Dart and I agree he would be quite fitting as a guest. Yes, he is very similar to Mitsurugi in appearence, but outside that, he is much more barbaric and wild, unlike Mitsurugi's more disciplined style. I would love to see interactions between the two, and his time period would also fit in perfectly.
  • Nakoruru (Samurai Shodown) - Another quite popular face from the series, she appeared in KoFXIV, which means she is more likely to be recognized. Her spins and dashes, alongside her hawk, Mamahaha, would give her a really unique moveset and, like Haohmaru, she also fits perfectly in the time period.
  • Gladiolus Amicitia (Final Fantasy) - Final Fantasy XV is certainly a great success, so I'm sure this series would be the first looked at to seek guests from Square. Noctis was, however, already added to Tekken 7's roster, which means he is unlikely to be anywhere else. As such, I picked the character that seems to be the second most popular in FFXV (based on the ammount of art there is of him, specially porn), and since he uses weapons, the playstyle wouldn't be too bad. Also, I doubt FF cannot give us a good excuse for him to appear in the SC time period too.
  • Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy) - Speaking of popular characters from Final Fantasy, how about the one guy most people remember? Final Fantasy VII is getting a remake that people longed for, which means Cloud would be a perfect addition. Also, he was originally meant to be the guest in the PS2 version of SC2, but Namco failed to make a deal with Square and the PS2 version got Heihachi instead... life is sad sometimes...
  • Sora (Kingdom Hearts) - Another series with a game that will be released this year with a lot of hype around it. Yes, I know all the KH original characters belong to Disney, but it doesn't mean it couldn't be a thing, right? Sora had many attacks throughout the series, which gives him a cool moveset with good variation, as well as transformations that could fit perfectly. He could easily land in the SC universe in the same way he lands in the different planets based on Disney movies too, which also give him a fitting explanation.
  • YoRHa Nº 2 Type B (aka 2B) (NieR: Automata) - I admit that I don't know jack shit about NieR: Automata, but its certainly a success and its protagonist is already a beloved character and highly requested for SC6. She also uses a sword as her main weapon, which means she has the moveset to make it in. She certainly looks cool and has a good chance to be added, and though I didn't pay much attention to the game, I'd still love to see her included.
 

Benjafloozy

[05] Battler
pretty sure this is an unpopular opinion but i want sora or any other KH original character sooooo bad hahaha it would be so lit
 

TiZ

[11] Champion
I think Velvet Crowe from Tales of Berseria would be a very, very natural fit for this game. She basically already has a Soul Charge in the form of Consuming Claw. I also just really want a Tales bae in a fighting game, lmao.
 

kyrt

whatever
You know what could be a great fighting game guest character and also be used for cross promoting (in the unlikely event that the game will get made in the future)?

Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers)

wait now here me out while she might not be the most fitting character they could pick she could still fit a bit better than some.

Morrigan fights with a traditional punches and kicks but she can also reshape her wings into spikes, tentacles, drills, and blades while also being able use them to protect herself. She has ability to draw out the life force of a human which could be similar to Raphael's move from IV which could take a small amount of hp from an opponent and add it to herself. She has ability that allows her to increase her ki energy to make her attacks stronger and give her some more unique attacks (soul fist)...perfect for a soul charge ability.

Plot wise she is one of the only darkstalkers capable of crossing into the human dimension without the use of the gate which means they could just have her do that at a time in the past. She also has had an outfit in the past which is a kimono with bats on it which I think would be probably the best outfit for use in soul calibur. Image below.

Yes I would like to see another Darkstalkers game in the future and while I don't really think this is likely I wanted to participate in this thread. I didn't see a more recent guest character discussion thread.