Hidden Variable Studios announced an update to Skullgirls 2nd Encore, adding the playable fighter Marie to Steam Early Access. She is the fourth character included with the Skullgirls 2nd Encore First Season Pass.
Additionally, Marie will join the full PC and console versions of the game in the first quarter of 2024.
Marie is now 100% animated and colored, and all of her voice lines and sound effects are fully tuned. The remainder of Marie’s development will be comprised of final balance adjustments and bug fixes.
Selecting Marie goes as follows:
“Now “that Marie is in Early Access, her individual character DLC is available to purchase on Steam! If you own EITHER the Season 1 Pass or the individual Marie DLC you will be able to try her out.
Once you have the Season 1 Pass or Individual DLC, launch the game in BETA mode by pressing the green PLAY button on Skullgirls 2nd Encore from your Steam library page, then selecting “Skullgirls Beta (Marie Alpha)”. You can also launch the game in BETA mode by navigating to the in-game Options menu, and pressing “Switch To Beta”.
In BETA mode, you can pick Marie on the character select screen as normal!”
Marie’s full release, planned for Quarter 1 of 2024, is planned to implement the following:
- Marie will be fully complete!
- Marie’s new Stage(s?) will be fully complete with final music.
- A brand new story mode for Marie.
- Final Marie balance pass.
- A full set of 30+ palettes.
- Character tutorials.
- A new alternate voice pack.
The following significant note was also provided:
“When Marie gets her full release she will come with her own Story Mode that delves deep into her relationship with the Skull Heart. After Marie’s story mode is released all of the Season 1 Pass character story modes will be updated with full voice acting in an independent update.
The full voice update will not be until after Marie’s release because we are still organizing recording sessions for the LARGE returning cast that we need to voice the myriad of characters that appear across Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s 18 Story Modes.”
You can view the Steam update page for more granular details.
You can view the Skullgirls 2nd Encore character trailer for Marie below:
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