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Umbrella gameplay debut trailer released for Skullgirls 2nd Encore, playable alpha coming later this month

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 8, 2021 at 2:07 p.m. PDT • Comments: 11

Almost a decade after its initial release, Skullgirls is finally a mainstage title at Evo Online 2021, and the developers came prepared to show something new.

Prior to the start of the North American finals at the event, Hidden Variable and Future Club revealed Umbrella's debut gameplay trailer as the next DLC character coming to Skullgirls 2nd Encore.

As the younger sister of Parasoul, Umbrella's living weapon is similarly an umbrella, but also gives the young girl a very different set of powers and fighting style compared to the series staple.

Hungern does as the name suggests and only wants to completely devour the enemy. The creepy instrument achieves this by transforming and growing into different shapes and sizes to get the job done.

Most of the time Umbrella seems to swing Hungern around like a bat for close-range normals, but her gameplay really comes alive when the living weapon starts doing weird stuff like rolling its tongue out across the screen to do a full-screen grab or grow into a tower of eyeballs and teeth.

It wouldn't be a new Skullgirls character without a playable alpha test, which the developers announced will be available to PC players who own the Season Pass 1 starting later this month followed by Umbrella's full release before the end of 2021.

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