For G3 characters, any software that has support for .PSD files and can create drawing layers and folders should work. I use both Affinity photo (rather than Affinity Designer) and Clip Studio. Clip Studio has the edge because it supports vector layers allowing you to export your .PSD files at whatever resolution you need and they'll still look sharp. I imagine Affinity designer, which is a vector program, allows you to export to .PSD at any resolution too.
If you're interested in G2 character creation make use of that Animate CC access you have and get a copy of Puppet Producer Plugin. It's the fastest way to create a G2 character from scratch.
The G2 Character template for DrawPlus isn't useful for Affinity Designer because Designer cannot export to flash files like DrawPlus can. At the same time creating a G2 character in DrawPlus is a complete nightmare (I know because I've tried... it's the worst). Create them in Flash/Animate CC if you have that option - it's much quicker.
Note that CTA3 Pipeline currently doesn't support direct importing of .PSD character templates but that feature is not too far off from a release date. So any software you buy you'll want to know it does support .PSD exports.
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