The Skullgirls Mobile team is working alongside Lab Zero Games to bring an all-new character to the beloved fighting game. The announcement arrived earlier today over on the game's official Twitter account.
The team then went on to confirm that the new character will release after Fukua, meaning we shouldn't expect them to arrive until later in 2020 at the earliest. Still, it's a hugely exciting reveal for Skullgirls fans.
A helpful FAQ goes into further detail, noting that core Lab Zero members will oversee development of the upcoming character. Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that they'll be added to the original 2nd Encore roster, though.
BREAKING NEWS: We’re working with @LabZeroGames to develop a BRAND NEW CHARACTER for Skullgirls Mobile! Who? When?! How?!!! Find out more via the FAQ on our forums, and stay tuned here for more details!https://t.co/KRW4Qq34gS pic.twitter.com/p5rc9AfH9F — Skullgirls Mobile (@sgmobile) February 10, 2020
Interestingly, they say the amount of work needed to create a mobile-only character is around 60/70% of the work needed for a full 2nd Encore fighter. This means there's a lot of work to be done in order to ensure they're "2E-ready". While it might be a bit of a pipe dream right now, the team says the idea of bringing the character into the 2nd Encore roster "isn't lost on us".
The team also mentions the possibility of introducing more fighters to the game in future, saying "the viability of creating more of it is heavily influenced by the numbers. If the new character generates the revenue we expect that they will in Skullgirls Mobile, that will help to facilitate more mobile characters (and potentially help to pave the path for them to make their way to other platforms)".
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