With all the Evil Cole and Raiden posts, sorry if this has already been posted, but here:
In the comments, he comments on someone asking about TheMink's roster size. Athough it's over twenty, he said 'A small number', meaning it doesn't sound like it's a lot over.
I and a few members have been trying to comment to you about theminks roster and continue to get no reply which worry’s me. is there more character on disk then the leaked roster or when you said there will be more then 20 you just pulled a fast one and counted the dlc
During the weekend before July 29th, it was during that time that I learned of small number of characters beyond the 18 I was already aware of, that would make the complete roster count, over 20. That’s all I can say. I would be very surprised if the game, by the time it’s all said and done, does not exceed 20 and thus, doesn’t include those last several entries. When my source told me that the game would have over 20 characters in the game, the exact quote was, “Paul-PSASBR updated roster in its final form: here’s who’s left to expect”. There are things that my source gave me in the past that changed, such as SuperBot’s updated decision to make everyone available from the start and not have any unlockables. Though I doubt my friend is wrong with the final count given to me, it is possible that final decisions are still being made up to this point. Determining whether or not there should be unlockables, to have DLC or to not, to include which characters in said feature, if any deal fell through, time constraints being a thorn in their side, fan feedback modifying decisions being made, and so on. I haven’t been updated with anything in a while, other than knowing the next batch of characters that will be revealed soon. I hope this answers your question.
I actually like the idea that he's at least telling us that he knew of over 20 on the weekend of July 29th. That's optimistic in my opinion. Yeah, maybe The mink is right, maybe they had Lightning done but the negotiations with SE fell through. It may have happened after PG's July 29th meeting.
But there's no reason to put the guy on blast for the statements he's made now. If he told you a FF character was in, and then it turned out it got scrapped, you guys would be **bleep**. He's covering his own **bleep**.
My speculation of the roster size is..... 28. There is still some Playstation Heroes unaccounted for. Like Emmett Graves, ICO, Wander, Scarlett Blake or Jack McReady, Kat and Ethan Mars.