Maria and Peacock in Skullgirls

Image through Hidden Variable Studios

After 10 years since Skullgirls’ launch, the game’s foremost antagonist, Marie, will lastly be a playable character in 2023, developer Hidden Variable Studios introduced on Friday. During EVO 2022, the developer dropped a teaser confirming the character would fill the final roster spot on Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s Season 1 Pass, and added that she would additionally come to Skullgirls Mobile.

The teaser itself didn’t function any footage of the character in motion, however it did depict Marie speaking along with her shut good friend Peacock — known as Patricia.

After 10 years of combating the Skullgirl…

Through wrestle and turmoil…

The Skull Heart has been destroyed.

But a shard nonetheless burns brightly.

Marie will be a part of Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Skullgirls Mobile in 2023!

Pick up the Season 1 Pass right this moment:

— Skullgirls (@Skullgirls) August 6, 2022

In the ten years since Skullgirls’ launch, Marie has been a highly-requested character, each for gameplay and story causes. Skullgirls’ builders have beforehand said that to ensure that the game’s canon story to be advised, Umbrella, Black Dahlia, and Marie would should be playable. Interestingly sufficient, with Marie’s unveiling, all three characters will probably be part of the game’s season cross.

Skullgirls was initially launched in 2012, and has since seen fairly just a few updates and re-releases, with the present model of the game being Skullgirls 2nd Encore. The game has swapped arms between a number of publishers and builders all through its life, however has additionally developed a big, devoted, aggressive following.

Skullgirls is certainly one of a number of video games featured at EVO 2022, with the title headlining the occasion’s first day. Renowned combating game participant SonicFox in the end took residence the gold because the EVO 2022 Skullgirls champion, pulling out a victory in opposition to dekillsage.

So far, EVO 2022 has additionally been residence to fairly just a few different outstanding combating game bulletins. Arcade1Up revealed that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 can be getting its first official re-release since its delisting by way of a licensed arcade cupboard, and Capcom unveiled two new commentators coming to Street Fighter 6: Tasty Steve and James Chen.