Annie of the Stars Announced as the Brand New Playable Fighter Coming to ‘Skullgirls Mobile’ this Year

This previous February we acquired some fairly earthshaking news when it was introduced model new playable character could be arriving for the Skullgirls Cell (Free) combating sport. Why was this such an enormous deal? Nicely Skullgirls Cell is an adaptation of the console and PC fighter Skullgirls 2nd Encore which was developed by Lab Zero and printed by Autumn Video games, and for essentially the most half it’s been content material full for greater than half a decade. When developer Hidden Variable tailored the sport for cell, they have been working throughout the confines of characters, ranges, and mechanics that already existed within the unique Skullgirls. And with the sport’s hand-drawn animation type it wasn’t trivial to go round including something new when it comes to strikes or characters as a result of something further would have to be created from scratch.

Nonetheless, Skullgirls Cell has been fairly the success since its unique launch within the spring of 2017, amassing greater than 5 million downloads and a passionate playerbase. It initially launched with solely a part of the roster from the console and PC model, and through the years Hidden Variable has added within the lacking characters through frequent updates, culminating in the arrival of Fukua on the finish of March which marked the tip of present playable characters from Skullgirls that could possibly be added to the cell model. Which meant, if there have been to be any additional new characters in Skullgirls Cell, there’d be just one technique to do it: From scratch! What actually makes it outstanding is that that is the primary time I can consider the place a well known IP from the console and PC world is getting model new content material for its cell spin-off model first.

And now, the second we’ve all been ready for has come, as at this time Hidden Variable has introduced that the brand new playable character coming to Skullgirls Cell is: Annie of the Stars! Right here’s her debut trailer.

So, Annie is an present character within the Skullgirls universe at giant, and her story is that her mom was a Skullgirl who used her Cranium Coronary heart want to preserve Annie a baby ceaselessly. Regardless of wanting and sounding like a younger lady, she is in reality a whole bunch of years outdated. Annie is just not an enormous fan of her mom’s determination, and so she makes use of her child-like look to host a kids’s present referred to as Annie of the Stars the place, in between exhibiting cartoons, the hosts spout anti-Skullgirls and anti-Cranium Coronary heart propaganda! The present is modeled after the sorts of children reveals you’d see within the ’80s and early ’90s, therefore the VHS type of the above trailer. In one of many endings for Skullgirls, Annie truly groups up with fellow movie star fighter Beowulf to create a brand new buddy cop-style crime combating present.

Annie is SUCH an ideal alternative for a brand new playable character as a result of she already has loads of lore and particular talents fleshed out, and followers have been hoping to see her develop into a playable fighter for years. In actual fact I’m fairly certain she was one of many choices for a DLC character throughout one of many Skullgirls crowdfunding campaigns again within the day. Annie may even carry a brand new area to the sport, Sound Stage 15 which is proven within the trailer above. Hidden Variable has been working hand in hand with Lab Zero and Autumn Video games to create Annie, and whereas she’ll debut within the cell sport first, she’ll even be making her technique to Skullgirls 2nd Encore in early 2021. If issues go nicely with Annie, it may pave the best way for much more new characters sooner or later. Annie additionally comes with a model new music observe from Vincent Diamante referred to as The Stars and Stage are Set, which you’ll hearken to beneath or obtain for your self using this link. These are some majorly easy tunes, I inform ya.

As for when Annie of the Stars will probably be making her arrival in Skullgirls Cell, no agency launch date is ready but, however she’ll be a part of the large model four.four replace that Hidden Variable is at the moment engaged on and are hoping to launch throughout the subsequent couple of months. As all the time, they’ve put collectively a pretty comprehensive update post within the official Skullgirls Cell boards, so head over there for some extra tidbits of information and candy animated gifs of Annie in motion. We’ll be eagerly anticipating the arrival of Annie of the Stars later this 12 months and we’ll let you realize as soon as a launch date has been introduced.