Skullgirls 2nd Encore downloadable content character Annie will launch in Early Access for PC via Steam in early March for $9.99, followed by a full release for PlayStation 4 and PC in May, publisher Autumn Games and developer Hidden Variable announced. The add-on will also include a new stage and Story Mode.
In addition to Annie, at least three more characters are planned for release as part of the Skullgirls 2nd Encore Season 1 Pass, which will be available for $34.99. It will include:
- New Playable Characters
- Annie – March 2021 ($9.99 separately)
- TBA Character #2 – 2021 ($9.99 separately)
- TBA Character #3 – 2022 ($9.99 separately)
- TBA Character #4 – 2022 ($9.99 separately)
- Season 1 Pass-Exclusive Palette Pack
- Skullgirls Original Soundtrack (including the new Annie track) – March 2021 ($9.99 separately)
- Skullgirls Digital Art Compendium (fully updated) – March 2021 ($9.99 separately)
All character downloadable content will include the new playable character, new stage and music, 25-plus color palettes, and a full Story Mode.
While the unannounced characters have already been chosen, Autumn Games is exploring ways in which players who purchase Season 1 Pass can contribute to their release order (a voting system, for example). Depending on how well the Annie downloadable content and Season 1 Pass does, Autumn Games hopes to add more free stuff to the Season 1 Pass list of content, including a fifth new character.
A free update will also launch alongside the release of Annie, which includes bug fixes, quality of life changes, and balance adjustments.
Regarding other platforms, Annie is planned for release on Switch, but will not be immediately available “due to unique technical complications regarding the Nintendo Switch port.” As for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PS Vita, these versions will not receive Annie or the Season 1 Pass content, and cross-play between PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita versions will end following the release of the latest update.