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Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to Xbox in 2022, alpha gameplay for Black Dahlia

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to Xbox

Publisher Autumn Games and developer Hidden Variable announced Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to Xbox in 2022, alongside new gameplay for the game’s latest character.

While Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S sometime in 2022, the Xbox ports were previously delayed indefinitely since 2019.

The new Season 1 Pass DLC character Black Dahlia was also unveiled, and she has an early access release set for Q3 2022 on PC, followed by a full release for PC and PS4 in Q4 2022. Lastly, the  fourth and final Season 1 Pass DLC character was delayed from late 2022 to early 2023.

Here’s the new trailer:

Here’s a brief synopsis on the new character:

Black Dahlia’s key Special Move is using her massive gun-arm to launch slow-moving explosive rounds that detonate on contact. These explosive rounds don’t have the fullscreen reach like other zoning tools, so she’s more effective at mid-range where she can approach alongside them using her forward dash and unique “Onslaught” jump.

Onslaught is Dahlia’s unique movement ability that leaps towards the opponent allowing her to attack from the perfect angle. It can be used from the ground and the air, and the distance covered by the ground version adjusts based on how far she is from the opponent.

In future Alpha updates, Black Dahlia’s reload will be enhanced with unique rounds beyond her classic explosive shot. For example, one unique round creates a flaming hazard on the stage to enhance her zoning, while another turns her next shot into a powerful short-range buckshot. Her gun holds six rounds, after which she’ll need to reload.

Her remaining Special Moves will be focused on escaping and tricky movement, and you’ll just have to wait and find out what’s in store for her Blockbusters!

Skullgirls 2nd Encore has been available for Windows PC (via Steam), Switch, and PS4 – as well as PS3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita but those versions have been deprecated and won’t get updates. Skullgirls Mobile has been available for iOS (via the App Store) and Android (via Google Play).

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