Skullgirls Encore pot bonus at EVO 2014 now at $5,000, courtesy of Autumn Games and Lab Zero Games; Eliza's voice actress announced, played on stream

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • June 7, 2014 at 11:01 a.m. PDT

If you're planning to attend EVO 2014 to compete in any of the multitude of excellent fighting games on the line-up this year, you may want to think about signing up for the Skullgirls Encore side tournament as well.

Because publisher Autumn Games and developer Lab Zero Games have just issued to the FGC 5,000 good reasons for doing so.

Autumn Games announced this week that they're donating an additional $1,500 to the tournament pot at EVO 2014 for Skullgirls Encore, on top of the $1,000 they previously pledged, for a total of $2,500 from them -- and that's not all.

Not wanting to be outdone by their publisher, Skullgirls Encore developer Lab Zero Games have also decided to match Autumn Games's generous donation dollar-for-dollar.

The money for Lab Zero Games's donation comes out of the proceeds made from selling Skullgirls merchandise on Eighty Sixed Clothing. The Skullgirls Encore developer emphasizes that none of it is from the Indiegogo campaign funds.

As a result, the pot bonus for Skullgirls Encore at EVO 2014 has suddenly ballooned from $1,000 to $5,000 in one fell swoop.

Apart from the Skullgirls Encore EVO 2014 pot bonus announcements, Lab Zero Games also announced the voice actors for upcoming DLC character Eliza and her supporting minions. They also showed off the new character's moves live on stream.

Hit the jump for the full details and to watch the stream archive.

From the official Skullgirls Encore forums:

After months of silence, Lab Zero have finally revealed the voice actors for upcoming DLC character Eliza, her skeletal parasite Sekhmet, and her two loyal servants Horace and Albus!

Eliza will be voiced by Michelle Ruff, famous for roles such as C.Viper from Street Fighter IV, Carl Clover from BlazBlue, Etna from Disgaea, and WAY more stuff.

Sekhmet will be voiced by Wendee Lee, who you may know as the voice of Faye Valentine from Cowboy Bebop, Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Konata from Lucky Star, and again, WAY more than I can reasonably list.

Horace will be voiced by Sean Schemmel, better known as ****ING GOKU.

Albus will be voiced by Christopher Corey Smith, best known as Rufus from Street Fighter IV, although he has quite a résumé.

With voice actors chosen and announced, you can expect these talented actors to grace your ears with their dulcet tones in the coming weeks.

Oh, and one more thing...

Eliza is coming to the Skullgirls ∞Endless Beta∞! The wait is finally over; owners of Skullgirls Encore on PC will be able to play her for the first time (in all of her unfinished glory) sometime this weekend. It will still be some time before she's ready for the spotlight, but beta players will have the chance to participate in her development and balancing until she's complete. You can discuss everything Eliza in her shiny new subforum.

To watch the stream archive where all of this jazz was announced:

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Source: Skullgirls Encore forums. Sent in by Zeddy, Roge9, and ashxu.

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