Publisher Autumn Games and developer Hidden Variable released a new gameplay trailer for the upcoming Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Skullgirls Mobile DLC character Black Dahlia. The character will be included in the Season 1 Pass, and will launch in alpha for PC in June, in Early Access in Q3 2022, and fully for PlayStation 4 and PC in Q4 2022. Additionally, the publisher also announced that the game is currently in development for Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S and will release on the consoles sometime in 2022. The publisher also announced that the Switch version of the Season 1 Pass is still in development, and that the final DLC character has been delayed from its previously 2022 release window to early 2023.
Black Dahlia’s description via Autumn Games can be seen below:
Black Dahlia’s key Special Move is using her massive gun-arm to launch slow-moving explosive rounds that detonate on contact. These explosive rounds don’t have the fullscreen reach like other zoning tools, so she’s more effective at mid-range where she can approach alongside them using her forward dash and unique “Onslaught” jump.
Onslaught is Dahlia’s unique movement ability that leaps towards the opponent allowing her to attack from the perfect angle. It can be used from the ground and the air, and the distance covered by the ground version adjusts based on how far she is from the opponent.
In future Alpha updates, Black Dahlia’s reload will be enhanced with unique rounds beyond her classic explosive shot. For example, one unique round creates a flaming hazard on the stage to enhance her zoning, while another turns her next shot into a powerful short-range buckshot. Her gun holds six rounds, after which she’ll need to reload.
Her remaining Special Moves will be focused on escaping and tricky movement, and you’ll just have to wait and find out what’s in store for her Blockbusters!
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, iOS, Android, and PC via Steam.