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All current Skullgirls DLC characters are now free for everyone with the game's latest update ahead of Annie's arrival

Now everybody can be part of the band

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 25, 2021 at 5:14 p.m. PST • Comments: 23

Despite nearing a decade old at this point, Skullgirls is now on its way to receiving a bunch of new DLC content and updates with some nice perks for anyone who already owns or is going to buy the fighting game.

Autumn Games has released a new update for Skullgirls 2nd Encore that now bundles all previous DLC characters into the base game along with giving existing owners access to them for free on top of some more changes made as the game prepares for Annie of the Stars' arrival.

From now on, All Skullgirls owners (at least on more modern hardware) can play as Squigly, Big Band, Eliza, Beowulf and Robo-Fortune. That also includes the voiced story mode, trials and challenges previously in the DLC expansion as well.

The game now has a new splash screen as well along with some more small fixes before a larger update that'll include balance changes and quality of life changes releases with Annie this spring.

Skullgirls' first new fighter in years is scheduled to release on Steam's Early Access in early March where the team will continue to tweak and refine her until they feel they can release her for real.

Annie's full release is scheduled for May on both PlayStation 4 and Steam though Nintendo Switch owners will need to wait a bit longer.

The new DLC will not be coming to legacy versions of the game which means that cross-play will no longer work for PS3 and Vita users once the big update goes live.

Annie's release will spark the start of Skullgirls' first actual season pass which will include three more DLC characters who will all come packing a new stage and story mode as well.

Depending on sales for Annie and the season pass, the developers may add more content including a fifth character.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is currently on sale for $10 as a promotion for Annie's release, and the season pass is $30 for a limited time.

More information can be found about the update on the game's Steam blog.

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