@D_W: Glad I'm not the only one that remembers some of the more obscure Sony characters.
So many of characters on this list made me go "YES"
@ZombiePie: If I did, it would be from Polyphony's best racing game.
How about a car from Gran Turismo? Wouldn't you want to play as a car in a fighting game?
@dvdhaus: Yeah, he's not a playable character (yet), but he is featured in one of the stages.
I found your host or maybe evil mastermind of the game. Buzz
Edit: just saw that he is in fact already announced in the game. oops
@LordAndrew: Thanks. I found/remembered another five or so today. I'm sure 90% of these won't make the cut though.
I had to click on many of those character pages to see what games they're from, so nice work choosing obscure characters. :)
@Hailinel: Cool. I didn't realize he was based on a real person til I tried searching for a default image, but obviously I didn't take the time to research it and fill it out.
I should thank you for creating the Yoshitsune page. Gave me a chance to get some good editing in today. :P
@dvdhaus: I could see them having cameos, but I don't know about playable characters. Right now I'm just adding ones I thought about but didn't have pages (Mark of Kri and Genji).
LOL you are still going. How about more recent people like Jeff the Cameraman or Tenzin. Although they might be too main stream.
@Mento: You're probably right about Max. I should add him either way.
The others you named include some good options, but, again, I was primarily looking at characters in games published or developed by Sony. Just being a PlayStation exclusive game doesn't mean they wouldn't have to license that character to get them in the game.
I'd go with Max (of Dark Cloud 2 fame) over Toan, for a Power Stone-esque Ridepod power-up mode. Also Max's mix of gun and wrench weaponry makes him more versatile.
I'll just randomly name characters from PlayStation exclusives in case any fit: Hyakkimaru, a Shibito, Yuri Hyuga, Charlie Tunoku, Justin, The Prince of Falena (or Georg Prime), Senel Coolidge, Lenneth Valkyrie, Virginia Maxwell and Kazuma Kiryu.
Did they already announce Jak? If not, then that's who I'd want. Why wouldn't they put him in there?
@GS_Dan: I second that emotion!
...if Kevin Butler was in the roster.....
@manicraider: Ideally, you would want Crash and Spyro in there for historical significance as past Sony mascots, but they're not Sony characters anymore, so I didn't include them on the list.
How about Crash Bandicoot? He's no longer an exclusive but he'd make a great character for any platform brawler or whatever these types of Smash-like games are categorized as.
@dvdhaus: I'm trying to stick to games that were published and/or developed by Sony since those wouldn't require crazy licensing deals.
How about Little Devil from Devil Dice? Too obscure?
Or maybe the dude from Brave Fencer Musashi.