Skullgirls second Encore is getting a brand-new character in 2021.

Annie of the Stars was established for Skullgirls Mobile, and shows up on that variation of the 2D battling video game together with the approaching 4.4 upgrade within the next number of months.

But Annie is likewise concerning Skullgirls second Encore next year.

“The quantity of animation and style work required to establish a character for mobile is just 60-70 percent of the work required for a complete second Encore character (not representing all of the overhead that features a brand-new material release for consoles),” Hidden Variable, Lab Zero, and Autumn Games explained back in February 2020.

“As such, although we’re clearly a LOT better to doing so than if we had not made a brand-new character for mobile, there’s still a reasonable quantity of work that would be required to make them 2E-ready.”

It appears the different business included have actually run the numbers and developed a favorable for a brand-new character for Skullgirls second Encore.

“All people at Hidden Variable teamed up carefully with the entire group at Lab Zero to assist make Annie a truth. While we entered into this procedure understanding that her mobile release was leading concern, we likewise headed out of our method to guarantee she was all set to take the phase on second Encore when the time comes.”

The concern is whether Annie will be followed by subsequent brand-new characters:

“We’ll see! We would LIKE to have Annie just be the very first of numerous brand-new Skullgirls characters, however – honestly speaking – a lot will depend upon how well her launch on mobile and second Encore performs.

“If all goes well, hopefully we’ll have plenty of additional exciting news to share in the future!”

The original Skullgirls launched back in May 2012 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, before a PC version came out in 2013. Skullgirls Encore came out on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2014. Then, Skullgirls Second Encore released on PS4 in July 2015, with a PlayStation Vita and PC variation coming out in 2016. The Nintendo Switch variation came out in October 2019.