Alright we all knew this was coming eventually. I’d like to see people’s thoughts on where they think the characters will fall as far as who’s gonna be good and who not so much.
This is by no means official but I’ll go ahead and start things off with some general impressions of what I’ve seen so far.
Tekkaman Blade: Ridiculously strong character. He can run away, close distance fast, hits SUPER hard, has great mix ups, good pokes, an amazing full screen punish super. The only thing he really lacks is a beastly assist and he’d be everything you want in a character. Definitely one of the top.
Polimar: New and improved mix ups, being able to combo off of his overhead now reliably will make him a lot better, as well as having one of the best assists in the game. With throws being improved, his command spin thing and his command grab from his stance are way more useful. I expect to see him around the top as well once things settle.
Karas: Quite a fall from grace on his part, I feel they may have nerfed him too much without much to compensate. One thing he still has though is great pokes and I think that will save him from being completely bad. I expect to see him around mid in the end, maybe lower if his health ends up killing him with no infinite to make him scary.
Yatterman-2: Mediocre damage but she makes up for it with great mixups, pokes, and screen control. Her robot is extremely annoying and creates openings for her and she has some nice ways to set up unblockable. I expect her to be A tier for sure.
Ken: Seems like his runaway potential took a hit but he’s still good. I just don’t think he’ll be top like he was before. Probably upper mid.
Joe: Lots of potential in this character and with his shuriken combos, he can hit extremely hard. He’s got good space control, fast movement, and that counter makes people second guess their IAD approaches. Probably an A or B+ tier character.
Zero: Amazing mix ups, movement, and pokes. He takes bad damage but otherwise he does everything really well. He’s difficult to get off of you once he gets going and his semi-infinite can do 30 billion with no meter in the corner. Definitely a character to look out for… difficult execution though so it may take a little while before his real potential is shown. Probably will settle towards the top.
Ryu: He took a few nerfs but overall he’s still the same old ryu. I doubt his place will move much in the tiers.
Tekkaman: Still has great cross up, good space control, and his pokes got a little faster. Was already a beast in the first one so I expect to see him doing well in this as well.
Soki: The loss of oni mode music will probably mean he’s bottom tier now. Why capcom why?! Really though he’s a bit better this time around as well being able to use cr.B more. Overall he can still do the same old stuff from before so I think he’ll be good if just for the “don’t mess up or you die” factor.
That’s mostly what I’ve messed with so far. A lot of the other characters still seem kinda eh to me but those are the ones that stood at the most.