The cross-over fighting game BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle was released in North America yesterday, and Compete’s Ian Walker was able to interview the director of the game, Toshimichi Mori, on the thought process behind its design.
When asked about additional characters that would be chosen to include in BBTAG, the response was the following:
[Mori] doesn’t want to “spawn out new characters like rabbits,” though—he has to save some ideas for the next BlazBlue and, Mori confirmed, future Persona projects. This is Arc System Works’ first indication of a new Persona-based fighter since the release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax in 2013, during which time an entirely new installment of the main series, 2016’s Persona 5, was released.
I'd buy it, day 1. But I wonder what they'll do about the roser. Hopefully they'll keep everyone from the previous version and just add new characters from P5.