Skullgirls has Full Story-Mode Voice Acting, Cross Play, and More on PS4 and PS Vita

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Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming with some awesome new features on both PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.

Developer Lab Zero Games has announced the newly updated version is coming with full voice acting for all the combatants in story mode, cross play support between both platforms, and more.

Find the entire list of platform-exclusive features below:

Fully-voiced Story Mode

Responding to fan demand, the story modes for Skullgirls 2nd Encore will be fully voiced! Featuring some of anime’s best and brightest, the new voices bring Skullgirls’ deep characters and lore to life.

Here’s a cast list:

  • Filia: Christine Marie Cabanos
  • Samson: Patrick Seitz
  • Cerebella: Cristina Valenzuela
  • Peacock: Sarah Williams
  • Parasoul: Erin Fitzgerald
  • Ms. Fortune: Kimlinh Tran
  • Painwheel: Danielle McRae
  • Valentine: Laura Post
  • Double: Charlotte Ann
  • Marie: Kira Buckland
  • Squigly: Lauren Landa
  • Leviathan: Liam O’Brien
  • Big Band: Rich Brown
  • Fukua: Christine Marie Cabanos
  • Eliza: Michelle Ruff
  • Sekhmet: Wendee Lee
  • Albus: Christopher Corey Smith
  • Horace: Sean Schemmel
  • Beowulf: Kai Kennedy
  • Robo Fortune: Kimlinh Tran
  • Skull Heart: Cassandra Lee & Cristina Valenzuela
  • Mrs Victoria: Wendee Lee
  • Annie: Erica Mendez
  • Zane: Matt Mercer
  • Minette: Cassandra Lee
  • Umbrella: Cassandra Lee
  • Black Dahlia: Wendee Lee
  • Brain Drain: Kaiji Tang
  • Venus: Lauren Landa
  • Aeon: Cristina Vee
  • Yu-Wan: Kaiji Tang
  • Molly: Cassandra Lee
  • Adam: Christopher Smith
  • Ileum: Laura Post
  • Stanley: Christopher Smith
  • Avery: Christine Marie Cabanos
  • Tommy Ten-Tons: Mike Zaimont
  • Andy Anvil: Kaiji Tang
  • Hive: Erin Fitzgerald
  • Feng: Kira Buckland
  • Dr. Avian: Liam O’Brien
  • Leduc: Kyle Hebert
  • Riccardo: Kyle Hebert
  • Vitale: Kyle Hebert
  • Lorenzo: Mike Zaimont
  • Lawrence: Kaiji Tang
  • Irvin: Kyle Hebert
  • Selene Contiello: Erin Fitzgerald
  • Roberto Contiello: Kyle Hebert
  • Sister Agatha: Cristina Vee
  • Grendel: Kaiji Tang

Challenges

In challenges, players square off against opponents with a variety of unique battle conditions to test their mettle. Can you beat Big Band without jumping? Or defeat triple Doubles?

Trials

Trials test players’ skills by having them to perform combos. Trials are built on a new button-by-button instructional system to make learning combos easier and more intuitive than ever.

Furthermore, unlike many fighting game trials, Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s trials include combos frequently used in real play, from basic bread ‘n butter to more advanced combos.

Survival Mode

Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s new Survival Mode pits players against an endless procession of foes – how long can you last?

The better you do, the more health you’ll recover between rounds. The longer you last, the harder your foes will become.

Full Platinum Trophy Set

For all the trophy hunters out there, Skullgirls 2nd Encore will have a full Platinum trophy set.

The 43 trophies will test players’ mastery of Skullgirls and the new content. Many of the previous trophies are returning, while others have been adjusted based on player feedback.

Cross-Play Across the Entire PlayStation Family

To keep the online community from fragmenting, Skullgirls 2nd Encore supports cross-play across all three PlayStation platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita!

PlayStation 4 Version: PS3 Peripheral Support

Skullgirls 2nd Encore will support PlayStation 3 fight sticks on the PlayStation 4, thanks to the excellent work of our friend John “Cowboy” Bellomy. Just plug in your old stick and play!

It’s worth mentioning that while the new features coming to the PS4 and PS Vita port are platform-exclusive for now, Lab Zero is considering bringing these to the game’s PC version, some time later.

Image source: Edwin Huang

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