So I didn't watch the whole gamespot stream, but I'm guessing Omar confirmed that there wasn't going to be secret characters that you can unlock. Well there is still DLC and even though the big four third party characters aren't included, there are still plenty of great characters that are in the game. The only one out of the third parties I'm truly disappointed with is Konami. I mean this is a game that celebrates Playstation history and I know MGS isn't exclusive, but the series always had a bigger presence on Playstation and instead of letting Snake/Big Boss in the game we get Raiden instead. I mean he is cool but its like having Robin without Batman. Oh well hopefully if the game sells well enough Konami and Square Enix might sign off of Snake and Cloud/Lightning for DLC.