We have 10 playable characters.
Mainly just to please the team who wants certain people in, and I really hope it's not too much and that they are all very different. Luckily no one is based on a "class" in battle, so they should all play differently (this is an action battles system, so it's a little different).
I'm about to rank everyone in a battle sort of way, just to make sure everyone is different. Yes, I'm more worried about battles - since that's the strong point of our game. XD
For story purposes, we shall see what happens.