1997 – The Nintendo 64 got the first wave of games after its launch line up and the Sony Playstation was dominating the console market at the time with the Sega Saturn getting less and less support.

Some of the most important games for the Playstation Brand in general were released in 1997, like Final Fantasy VII with its still popular game characters Cloud Strife, Aerith and Tifa and of course Sephiroth. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is still considered to be one of the best parts of the series and Alucard, the main protagonist of the game just returned for a DLC in Lords of Shadows 2. 1997 was also the birth of characters like Parappa, and Abe from Abe’s Oddysee on the platform. Also: MegaMan Legends.

The Arcade Game Lineup shrinked a bit in 1997 already but still saw a ton of big releases including Tekken 3 and new characters like Jin Kazama and Eddy Gordo there. Street Fighter III was finally released after tons of SFII updates and introduced an almost completely new cast including guys like Alex and Dudley. Mortal Kombat continued with MK4 and new characters like Quan Chi who are still known and part of the series today.

The Nintendo 64 got mainly sequels to 16 bit series but also new developments like Turok.

The list below is growing every week, and will hopefully give you an overview about the game character creations from 1997!

 

 

Video Game Characters first seen in 1997 featured on Game-Art-HQ

Aerith

Aerith

Akari

Akari

Akira-Kazama

Akira K.

Alex from SF

Alex

Alice Bloody Roar

Alice

Amphisbaena-(Castlevania)

Amphisbaena

B.B-Hood

B.B.Hood

Barret-Wallace

Barret

Bryan-Fury

Bryan Fury

Chris

Chris

Cloud Strife

Cloud

Cyber Akuma

C. Akuma

Cycloid SFEX

Cycloid(s)

Dudley

Dudley

Eddy Gordo

Eddy G.

Elena

Elena

Fujin

Fujin

Gado

Gado

Gill

Gill

Hideo Shimazu

Hideo S.

Hinata

Hinata

Hugo

Hugo

Hwoarang

Hwoarang

Hyo-Imawano

Hyo Imawano

Ibuki

Ibuki

Jatakaa

Jataaka

Jedah-Dohma

Jedah

Jenova

Jenova

Jin Kazama

Jin Kazama

Joka

Joka

Julia Chang & Jaycee

Julia

Kaede (LB)

Kaede

Kai

Kai

Keiichiro Washizuka

Keiichiro

Kia

Kia

Klonoa

Klonoa

Kyoko-Minazuki

Kyoko

Kyosuke

Lilith-(Darkstalkers)

Lilith

Ling Xiaoyu

Ling Xiaoyu

MM Volnutt

Midgar Zolom

Mokujin

 

Moriya

Na-Krul

Na-Kru

Necro

Oro

Orochi

Orochi Chris

Orochi Iori

Orochi Iori

Orochi-Shermie

Orochi Shermie

Orochi Yashiro

Panda

Q-Bee

Quan-Chi

Quan Chi

Red XIII

Reiko-(MK)

Reiko

Rufus Shinra

Rufus

Sareena

Sareena

Sephiroth

Sephiroth

shermie

Shermie

Shinnok

Shinnok

Shinnosuke Kagami

Shinnosuke

Tanya

Tanya

Tifa-Lockhart

Tifa

Tiffany

Tron-Bonne

Tron Bonne

Urien

Urien

Uriko

Wizpig

Wizpig

Yang Lee

Yashiro

Yuffie

Yugo the Wolf

Yun Lee

Zack Fair

Zack Fair