has it ever occured to you guys that this game would do very well selling dlc? if crash, spyro, cloud, etc were DLC chances are, no matter how cheated you felt, you would still purchase it.
It's a pretty huge DLC oppurtunity. I for one would try to purchase as many characters as possible. The difference between regular DLC and this kind of DLC is that each character represents a franchise. It's not like your purchasing Skarlet or Shuma Gorath (characters ppl never heard of), there childhood memories for some.
It sounds a bit devious, but it would be a smart business move.