"Redeem" themselves? When they have done NOTHING wrong?
I'm not sorry, but when did SuperBot consult you, BRRRRP-whatever, exclusively as to what this game needs to be?
They are making this game for the fans. BOO FREAKING HOO, your favorite characters from a JRPG that was overshadowed 10 years ago didn't make the cut! Wahhhh!
Last I checked, SuperBot had no option in choosing New or Old Dante; Capcom gave them the green light for New Dante to promote their game. Raiden was chosen because Kojima and Platinum Games wanted him in.
Next time you want to enjoy a PlayStation video game, don't be such a stickler for little details that people will eternally despise you for.