the characters had nothing related to the SF franchiseThey did include some of their SFEX characters in it. fighting Layer is basically the fighting game that has their characters, and this FEXL game is exactly that.
Unless... Namco in fact got all the rights when publishing the original Fighting Layer, and today ARIKA don't use stuff from this game because they just can't. That's extremely unlikely, and in fact, Namco even helped them out when Arika made FEXL. They gave them advice and possibly direct help (and maybe even money), probably on Unreal Engine 4, because at first the FEXL renders looked a lot like Tekken characters.
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