huythekirby wrote:ZekeFreek wrote:Interesting to note that in the beta version of the game, Fuyuhiko was killed instead of Hiyoko.
I'm GUESSING they swapped them because Fuyuhiko's character development would be a waste if he died right after Chapter 2, but idk.
Saionji, too ! She was going to become better, then they killed her without a good reason.
It ultimately came down to who they wanted to develop and who they didn't. Either would've been a fine choice but they went with Fuyuhiko.
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Why they didn't, I dunno. I guess they wanted 1 less survivor than the last game, though the comatose thing kind of makes that a moot point. Maybe they didn't want to have two characters going through very similar development at the same time? Fuyuhiko and Hiyoko are actually pretty similar in a lot of respects, although Fuyuhiko is generally more likable.