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Skullgirls' new character colors feature references to a ton of franchises including Guilty Gear, Overwatch, Killer Instinct, and even McDonald's

Captain Planet Beowulf might be my favorite though

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 24, 2020 at 6:05 a.m. PDT • Comments: 17

Skullgirls originally released over eight years ago at this point, but the game has seen quite the boost in recent months thanks to its excellent online play and some brand new updates from the developers.

The latest substantial patch came earlier this past week which added a new stage and over 40 character color selections that of course feature a ton of references to other video games and pop culture franchises.

Now, we can take a closer look at all of the new visual additions to Skullgirls on PC thanks to a handy video put together by TannerOfTheNorth which shows off the new No Man's Land stage and colors next to their actual presumed reference.

Overwatch representation is probably the most common inclusions for characters now as Lab Zero added in the likes of Phara Robo-Fortune, Widowmaker Parasoul, Mercy Valentine, D'Va Cerebella, Ana Eliza and Tracer Ms. Fortune.

The DLC characters in Squigly, Big Band, Eliza, Beowulf and Robo-Fortune appear to have received the most attention overall with the undead songstress dressing up like Ronald McDonald (with the Grimace support from Leviathan) plus a beta Earthworm Jim set that makes her head transparent.

Guilty Gear gets some love too with Big Band picking up a Potemkin scheme that I'm surprised he didn't already have while Valentine dresses up like Chipp — along with Nurse Joy and Sheik.

Painwheel gets a nice Killer Instinct reference with a color scheme that really resembles Hisako though she also got one that looks to turn her into the original Tyrant from Resident Evil as well.

There's a lot more too which were previously cut from beta builds of the game or were taken straight out of Skullgirls Mobile like the new stage and introductions for characters like Beowulf and Double, so we suggest taking a look at the video below for the full rundown.

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