If Ryu Hayabusa is in this game, as some rumors would have us believe, than he is yet another cross-promoted 3rd party character that will be benefitting from the extra hype generated for Tecmo's game. DOA5 is also being heavily promoted at TGS. Just something to consider.
I honestly don't want Ryu in over most of the other contenders, but he's better than nothing.
I'm buying DOA5 and it's probably gonna keep me busy while I wait for this CODBO2, and Persona 4 Golden. I don't know if Ryu is is in though. If you use the it's to late to add him thesis then they shouldn't have added Heihaichi because his game came out about 2 months after he was released.
Btw I just have to add this. It's pretty sad when people give reasons for a person being in the game as "their game is coming out so it'll be good advertisement." I really wish they wouldn't have added Raiden and Dante because that's literally the only reason people are suggesting characters now. Whatever happened to "this character should be in because he literally made the PS2 era," or something. I'm just saying that this game became very low if people have to say that to suggest characters now.
Ehhh...I dont know what to think about Ryu Hayabusa. I don't have any problem with him, but he's just not all that interesting to me. NG 1 and 2 were good games mechanically, but I don't think too many people were ever that partial to Ryu. It pains me to say but I think I'd rather go with Lightning at this point.