I think they did that just in case if they ever brought back the original Yoshimitsu seeing as SC5 Yoshi is his successor.
Also there's no Edge Master on the list so I don't know if he's been left out by mistake, or he took the spot of Olcadan in SC5 (or another mimic like Charade).
Also worth noting that the order of the names line up with the order on the character ranking page.
I think that's the most logical scenario. Announce Hwang on October 31st, release him around November 20th, give everyone a week to discover all the Season 3 teases inside Hwangs's story as well as Groh's bonus chapter(s), announce Season 3 on November 28th.I'm hoping for announcements and I believe they are going to announce the final character of Season 2. They may do an announcement for Season 3 on November.
Combined for entire series: 0x01 = Mitsurugi 0x02 = Seong Mi-na 0x03 = Taki 0x04 = Maxi 0x05 = Voldo 0x06 = Sophitia 0x07 = Siegfried 0x08 = Rock 0x09 = Hwang 0x0B = Ivy 0x0C = Kilik 0x0D = Xianghua 0x0E = Lizardman 0x0F = Yoshimitsu 0x10 = Edge Master 0x11 = Nightmare 0x12 = Astaroth 0x13 = Inferno 0x14 = Cervantes 0x15 = Raphael 0x16 = Talim 0x17 = Cassandra 0x18 = Charade 0x19 = Necrid 0x1A = Yun-seong 0x1B = Link 0x1C = Heihachi 0x1D = Spawn 0x1E = Lizardman (SC2) 0x1F = Assassin 0x20 = Berserker 0x22 = Setsuka 0x23 = Tira 0x24 = Zasalamel 0x25 = Olcadan 0x26 = Abyss 0x27 = Night Terror? 0x28 = Hilde 0x29 = Algol 0x2A = Darth Vader 0x2B = Yoda 0x2C = The Apprentice 0x2E = Kratos 0x2F = Dampierre 0x30 = Amy 0x31 = ZWEI 0x32 = Viola 0x33 = Pyrrha 0x34 = Pyrrha Omega 0x35 = Patroklos 0x36 = Alpha Patroklos 0x37 = Natsu 0x38 = Xiba 0x39 = Leixia 0x3A = Aeon 0x3B = Yoshimitsu 2 0x3C = Elysium 0x3D = Kilik (SC5) 0x40 = Angol Fear 0x41 - Kamikirimusi 0x42 = Ezio 0x60 = 2B 0x61 = Haohmaru 0x62 = Groh 0x64 = Azwel 0x65 = Geralt 0x66 = Lesser Lizardman SC3 bonus characters: 0x30 = Amy 0x31 = Colossus 0x41 = Miser 0x42 = Greed 0x43 = Arthur 0x44 = Hwang 0x45 = Luna 0x46 = Valeria 0x47 = Hualn 0x48 = Girardot 0x4A = Demuth 0x4B = Aurelia 0x4C = Chester 0x4D = Strife 0x4E = Abelia 0x4F = Lynette 0x51 = Li Long 0x54 = Revenant
I know they've used the same list of IDs since SC1, but I've never bothered to figure what the IDs are in Soul Edge. I'm too lazy to look through Soul Edge's memory, but I found a list online related to how weapons are saved for each character in the savegame, and the order for the characters are like this (and it's very likely the same character order is used everywhere in the game):• yoshimitsu appearing twice in the list is also pretty interesting, as yoshi1 and yoshi2 have never appeared in the same game.
• More interesting, is that Maxi has replaced Li-Long's position as the 4th in the list. The first 8 characters ought to logically be the Soul Edge series of characters, so Maxi stands out as being out of place. IF Li-Long returns, he'll have to be shuffled towards the end of the list.