If it was frontline it would be a complete game on retail. Digital only release with only a couple of characters will not help it on the fighting game scene. Its as good as dead on arrival.
Nice nugget otherwise though.
Stop spewing nonsense. The full game is available from day one, not just "a couple of characters". Stop trying to downplay the game just because it's not coming to your console of choice.
The fact that you have the option to purchase only a few characters if you so wish is a good thing. For people who don't have a lot of money, and really want to play KI the fact that they don't have to spend $60 all at once to enjoy the game is an amaing choice to have. There is, however, nothing stopping anyone from buying the full game.
If you're concerned about digital only, I'm fairly certain it was already stated that a retail release would be happening as well, just not right away, so you can relax.