Skullgirls 2nd Encore is fully operational with its season ticket, releasing its second DLC character, Umbrella, and Annie, the first character to be released by the end of 2021, in March. Two more characters are on the way, and the first of the two, Black Dahlia, will take the stage sooner than we think.
Earlier about the development of Black Dahlia – back at CEO 2021 in December – Black Dahlia has been named the third character of the DLCcomplete with a teaser added to the very end of the Umbrella launch trailer, almost confirming that both will be playable in 2022.
However, today there was another update regarding Black Dahlia. Combo Breaker 2022 will soon take place in Schaumburg, Illinois, with thousands of participants on several major stages. The Hidden Variable Twitter account via Skullgirls’ official Twitter account revealed that Black Dahlia could be played in early access exclusively on Combo Breaker 2022.
Black dahlia will kill the competition on @ComboBreaker 2022!
We are excited to announce that Black Dahlia will make its debut for early access to WORLD EXCLUSIVE at the Skullgirls booth!# cb2022 opens its doors in Schaumburg, Illinois, May 27-29.#SkullgirlsBlackDahlia pic.twitter.com/4rbUbQYAqW
– Skullgirls (@Skullgirls) May 11, 2022
From May 27, 2022 to May 29, visitors to Combo Breaker will be able to test Black Dahlia in gaming status earlier than in the beta branch of the PC. Obviously, the animation and visuals are likely to be incomplete and the overall game balance that applies to it. Thus, the character may become stronger or weaker depending on the reception in the early access event.
This process is the second major step in Black Dahlia’s release to the public (the first is to confirm it as a DLC). However, sometime in the future, Steam users will be able to play for Black Dahlia and try it on themselves. Whether this is true is unknown, but hopefully soon.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is available digitally on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. Season Pass 1 is now only available on PlayStation 4 and Steam. In other news, the latest NVIDIA Game Ready driver has been released. This new driver offers DLSS support for Evil Dead: The Game.