rather than making 3 topics about it.
In a game like this, the bulk of the work isn't really the engine (it's a fairly simple platforming engine without any crazy physics) - the majority of the work is in the minutia of each character. So if Superbot's plan is to add 8 characters and keep everything else identical in the sequel, then it's possible they decided to terminate a third of their staff. Although if that's their grand plan, they'd be better off just making a different game altogether. Maybe a CTF mode for the next GoW.
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