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Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s New Features

April 29th, 2015
Written By: Peter Bartholow

Lab Zero Games and Autumn Games are bringing Skullgirls 2nd Encore to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this summer, replete with a number of exclusive new features.

Currently these new features will be exclusive to the PS4/Vita releases, but we’re looking into releasing them as DLC on for the PC version.

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: Charlotte Ann
Grendel: Kaiji Tang

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 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: PlayStation 3 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!

Since we announced this feature, NetherRealm Studios has licensed it for use in Mortal Kombat X on PlayStation 4.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore PS4/Vita Cross-buy
When you buy the PS4 version of Skullgirls 2nd Encore, you’ll get the Vita version with it free, and vice-versa!

We’re going to try and get both out simultaneously, but expect the Vita version will be released shortly after the PS4 version.

Free PlayStation 4 Theme When You Pre-Order
You’ll be able to pre-order Skullgirls 2nd Encore in the coming months, and you’ll get a beautiful PS4 theme as a bonus for your purchase. It’s pretty great, if we say so ourselves, and will release a preview of it up before too long.