Staying true to their word, IGN has updated their article from yesterday with the teaser poster image now updated. Four characters, two from SEGA and two from Capcom, have been confirmed.
- Alex Kidd
- Billy Hatcher
- Viewtiful Joe
- Nina (Breath of Fire series)
The confirmations came with the following remarks from writer Ian Flynn and editor Paul Kaminski:
Kaminski: “With the formation of the reality-traversing “Genesis Portals”, our heroes will be taken to new worlds from throughout the Sega and Capcom universes to do battle with Sigma’s forces of evil! From the high-fantasy worlds of Alex Kidd and Breath of Fire, to the mischievous and over-the-top adventures of Billy Hatcher and Viewtiful Joe, Sonic, Mega Man and co will explore places never before seen in Archie Action comics!”
Flynn: “On the SEGA side of things, we’ve got the original company mascot in Alex Kidd. When we were putting together the list of franchises to feature, I knew he had to be on the top. Sonic maybe synonymous with SEGA now, but it’s only because Alex paved the way for him. And on the other end of the spectrum is Billy Hatcher, the lively and original platforming hero that was the last major new IP for SEGA – at least in the realm of platform heroes like Sonic and Alex. On the Capcom side, we’ve got the entire party from Breath of Fire 3, arguably the best of the franchise. (I leave the fans to debate how correct/heretical I am). And Viewtiful Joe is as wild and colorful as any franchise out there, which makes it a perfect fit for this cross-world adventure!”
We’ll likely find out another 4 characters around the same time tomorrow. Stay tuned. You can see the teaser image below.
This post was originally written by the author for TSSZ News.