With the return of Skullgirls and in its much-awaited expansion, the 2nd
Encore, there are also new fighters taking to the stage. Also worth
pointing out the incredible features it will provide, such as a fully
voice-acted story mode and cross-play across all the game’s platforms.
a successful Indiegogo campaign,g the team behind the iconic Skullgirls
fighting game has a chance to release a new DLC featuring brand new
characters and ones that they have wanted to work on for many years. The
pressing question, however, is where these characters will sit among
each other in competitors' tier lists
the world over.
people in the FGC have for this series is incredible. Even as it
releases, it was an indie fighting game that oozed aesthetic at a time
when most fighting titles tried to flex their graphics muscles with
realism. In the decade past it, a shift has occurred, and now its
artistically and hyper-stylized games that receive the biggest
Anabella was the sixth character to
in the game’s Indigogo campaign and eventually lost out to
Eliza and Beowulf in voting, though she would still find her way into
the game via the mobile version and on PC on March 4th with 2nd Encore.
is the daughter of a former Skullgirl whose wish was to keep Annie as a
child forever, leading to her hatred of the Skullgirls as a whole. So
much so that she stars in a show that rallies against it, which also
serves as a cover for her immortality. Her parasite is called Sagan.
Annie is a great team member. She has several options for assists. She
also has a lot of good damage potential at close and mid-range. Even as a
DLC character, she feels like a fairly balanced and approachable
character for most players.
princess of the Canopy Kingdom, the daughter of a former Skullgirl, and
sister to Parasoul, Umbrella Renoir, and her accompanying living
weapon, the umbrella-looking Hungern were announced on May 6th, 2021.
she is the daughter of a Skullgirl, Umbrella actually holds immense
power within her, to the point that other Living Weapons can sense it
even as it's shielded away thanks to Hungerns presence. Layering on top
of this is the fact that Umbrella is unaware of her true power or even
that her mother was a Skullgirl. She simply seeks the power of the
Skullgirls as a way into adventuring rather than for some grander goal.
in-game is an interesting look at a grappler with setups. Her biggest
strength by far is her Ravenous mechanics, giving her access to some of
the fastest and most powerful attacks in the game. On top of that, her
high reward command grabs make up for her clunky movement, which often
limits how well she can keep her distance from her opponents.
the Indigogo campaign of the game, Black Dahlia was the third possible
unlock after the campaign. On December 2021, she was revealed to be the
next character for 2nd Encore, and in Evo 2022
, she was showcased on
stage at the game’s bracket, and a released date was given for later
One of the minions of the Medici family, the Black
Dahlia, is a fearsome assassin that trains the family’s army of femme
fatale. Though she is part of the family to some extent, she harbors no
deep loyalty to it, they are merely a provider for her wealth, wealth,
and power she then uses for her own goals.
So far, from what
we’ve been able to see from her gameplay, she will be a very
set-up-heavy character with potential for long chains of combos and
potentially nasty assists. From what its officially on the page, it also
seems like Black Dahlia will feature extensive mixups and opportunities
to deceive opponents.
We actually know a lot about
Marie; she is the antagonist of the game, after all, currently being
transformed into a Skullgirl. She was from a land outside the Canopy
Kingdom, one which was at war with it and eventually led her into
slavery alongside Patricia, who is Peacock. After being a slave to a
Medici-funded group, it seems she was able to escape and make with the
She used its power to hurt her slavers, and even as
the Skull’s power attempted to transform Marie, she was able to survive
its influence, at least for long enough to hold its power and weird it
against the Medici family.
Given she was featured in the role of a
boss for the original game, it will be interesting to see how the team
behind 2nd Encore is able to translate her power to the game.
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