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Umbrella character teaser trailer for Skullgirls 2nd Encore released

Coming in 2021

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 6, 2021 at 5:05 p.m. PDT • Comments: 30

The next character to join the roster of Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Skullgirls Mobile is none other than Umbrella.

Umbrella is the younger sister of Parasoul, and carries around a living weapon by the name of Hungern. She will have a unique mechanic in that she must feed Hungern during the fight, and the more she does so, the more the pair powers up.

In approximately two months, Season 1 Pass holders will get to play a rough version of Umbrella that developers are referring to as a "sketch" version. She'll be more widely available for a beta test some time in the third quarter of 2021, and will be released in the fourth quarter.

Developers offer us some press release notes on how Umbrella and Hungern will play once they drop:

While Umbrella is still very early on in development, we wanted to share some details about where her gameplay direction is heading at the moment. Please note that this is all HEAVILY subject to change after further testing and development, and the terms used to describe her toolkit and states are a work in progress…

Umbrella is a small character with BIG swings thanks to her living weapon, Hungern. While she is slow with limited movement options, she can use special moves to approach with some risk.

Most of her attacks will involve Hungern in some way. Hungern will get hungrier as the match goes on or after performing certain actions, and his hunger level will influence his move properties.

For example, If Hungern is STARVING, normals that use him are slower, but moves that involve devouring the opponent are stronger. If Hungern is OVERSTUFFED, moves that involve him conjuring something from the depths of his stomach may have bonus effects. Hungern is quite RAVENOUS and dangerous when he is hungry but not yet STARVING - expect to be rewarded if you can maintain this narrow window of power! Umbrella players will have to manage Hungern's hunger level or at least adapt to how her moves change based on Hungern’s state.

Below you'll find the character's teaser trailer, but first check out the gallery where you'll see a large still of Umbrella, concept art for her incoming stage, Season 1 Pass details, and the new character palettes you'll get with the game's latest update.

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You can head over to the Skullgirls Steam page for even more details on Umbrella.

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