The title says it all, what licences should FFG be pursuing? Which ones could they get cheap, which ones would really add a lot to the game, and which ones would be fun.
One of the fun things about this game is the nostalgia that i get from seeing some of my favorite characters from fighting games of past. I love Darkstalkers, SF, and Soul Calibur, and I did play and enjoy king of fighters as well as samurai showdown. BUT there are a lot more licenses out there, and i think they should expand the game a bit, and bring in other licenses rather than make another Chun-li. Here are some of the licenses I would like to see and WHY...
Guily Gear series (X)- Rock n Roll meets awesome 2d fighting... Its not as well known as some of the licences but one that would lend itself well to this game. arc system works owns the licence i think...
Streeets of Rage series- This wasn't a fighting game, but it played as a side scrolling fighting/adventure/action game, with cool anime style artwork and the characters had a lot of cool moves. It was a cool game, and would work well with UFS. Pretty sure Sega has the licence on this one.
Afro Samurai- Its a very popular new series with distinctly awesome artwork. I think that it would make a good set, and would help get some people into the game with it's freshness.... this series is pretty much just about fighting... Cartoon Network has the licence?
Cowboy Bebop- Just because my friends wants to play as Ed.... This licence would probably be expensive, but bring a lot of people into it.
MARVEL- My favorite fighting games of all time were the capcom vs marvel series... I know this might be the most expensive possible licence to get but seriously, there are a lot of people who love that game. Marvel v Capcom 2 for the xbox STILL goes for $45. You can't imagine how sweet this would be.
Virtua Fighter- Not that I played it a ton, but it would be cool to have... at the time we still went to the arcade to play SC and MvC1&2 some people were playing it.
Mortal Combat- As long as they don't base it off the movies... we will be fine.
DC- With the new Mortal Combat v DC game, it would be current at least... this isn't as good as getting marvel.
BESERK! - One of my favorite anime series... until they ran out of funding and ended it early... this would be awesoem and brutal, and wouldn't cost a ton... and it would get people who like anime and medieval worlds...
Vampire Hunter D- Nuff said-
Hellsing- There are enough characters and enough fighting to make this work easy.