ABOUT UNLOCKABLE CHARACTERS
One blog post said no unlockables for characters. NOT ONLY had I found evidence that says otherwise (look at my other post) but SuperBot also stated there will be unlockable characters. Also, Paul Gale didn't confirm unlockable characters just now; he's still going on what the post had said. Read his posts.
He hadn't asked superbot about the unlockable characters yet, since this stupid rumor spread. Please don't jump to conclusions, guys!
He's just going on that blog post, and you all are taking that anecdotal evidence as gospel. He never said "there WILL NOT be unlockable characters." Paraphrasing, of course, he said that based on what he'd now been hearing, (from the blog post) no unlockable characters. He's going off the same thing that those idiots who are spreading that are going off of...
ABOUT ROSTER SIZE
I don't see anywhere, where he says 24 characters maximum. It could still be anywhere from 21-28-ish.
A rivals B, B rivals A.
It's A riveals B, B rivals D, D rivals L, L rivals A.
It's not linnear.
good you clear some things up for the ppl. . .
about the rivalty system. I didnt heard some specific information about that, but ur conclusion seems the best for me.
I disagree 333, when Superbot said that Heihachi and Toro were rivals, they said Heihachi and Toro were rivals. They didn't say Heihachi is Toro's rival or vise versa. I think the characters are paired. Also, you should say that that is your opinion in the OP before people go wild, take your word as gospel, or just whine about it. But I agree that people shouldn't take rumors so seriously and should wait for OFFICIAL news.
Paul Gale confirmed that it works exactly like 333 explained.
He never confirmed it, he said that "The characters have more interaction than you think, it's not just gonna be the rivals and the final boss and a bunch of random fights" or something along those lines. And if he really did then please source it, but Pauly G isn't exactly someone to confirm things, just give really vague hints.
Q18) How unique will character rivalries be?
A18) Each character has his or her own rival, but it’s not that simple. Without giving too much away, know that there’s more to it than character A and B only having a feud with each other and there’s nothing ever between anyone else.