Skullgirls Is Getting A Third New Character

By Ishaan . March 25, 2013 . 5:20pm

Skullgirls has reached over $600,000 in funds on IndieGoGo, meaning that the game is going to get up to three new characters in the future.


Two of these characters are set in stone—Squigly and Big Band. The third character will be one of several possible characters and be selected by fan vote. Anyone who has contributed at least $1 to the game’s fundraiser is eligible for voting. You can read up on the voting process here.


There are still 55 hours to go before Skullgirls’ fundraiser comes to an end, so it should be interesting to see if people continue to contribute, now that the third character has been funded.


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  • With the team nudging the community so hard in favor of like 5 or so of them, most of them don’t even have a chance.

  • Sakurazaki

    Aeon and B.Dahlia are my current picks.

  • Phoenix Wright

    I like Aeon and Taliesin! I can’t believe that they actually made it to their goal. That must mean that this game is pretty good. I will definitely think about getting this. I would put money on the fund raiser, but I would rather get a copy of the PS3 version than the PC.

    EDIT: I shouldn’t have forgotten Marie. She also looks really cool.

  • James Reilly

    Isaac, Annie, and not sure on third

  • Haseyo

    Feng is the only character that looks remotely interesting to me.

  • NekoDraga

    Isaac, Stanley and Hubrecht for me.

  • s6_miller

    Definitely voting for Umbrella and Beowulf.

  • I would like Eliza, Isaac, Feng, or Beatrix but I think that the later characters should be introduced in future games as to not ruin the story or complicate things since this is only the 1st game.

  • I’m voting for Isaac, but i’d also love Brain Drain and Panzerfaust.
    Also i really hope they manage to make Big Band’s combos sound like improvisational Jazz, i would play as him just for that

  • Draparde

    I hope they can get to the story line, i’d love Feng, but i’d like a story mode for anyone who gets added

    • JustThisOne

      Looks like your wildest dreams have come true.

      • Draparde

        yeah :D and pretty fast at that O.o.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Dammit, dammit, dammit. How can I choose!? Beowulf, Molly, Brain Drain, Isaac??? AUGH! So tough!

    • It’s like so much delicious food in a bakery, isn’t it?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Seriously. Bagels, baguettes, donuts, pies. I want them aaaaaaaaall. ;_;

  • I think the more pressing question besides if the third character will get a story mode is if Mane6 is going to get the Z Engine free of charge. I say keep donating peoples. Also VOTE FOR BEOWULF, HE IS BEST CHARACTER BECAUSE FOLDING CHAIRS AND KAN– /is shot

    Seriously though, Annie, Feng, Beowulf, or Isaac to get in as the third character for the current game.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    And so it begins…

  • Serpenter Rex

    how its gone so far, I have no doubts that the comunity will continue to support this movement for as long as they have the chance.
    One last push for a new story mode for the community character~!

  • What if the designs aren’t all characters but are assist only like the ones in the original Marvel vs Capcom? I’m leaning towards Umbrella because I believe she was supposed to be released at launch with Squiggly. Just think that it would be too much if all these characters were playable. Venus though seems like the type I’d use.

    • You know that sounds like a great idea to have some of these assist only.

    • Jessica Barron

      Well, also B. Dahlia was already in the game. If you play as Double you’ll see B. Dahlia in one of her attack formations. Meaning they may already have animations for her and a bigger story arc since she, after Marie, is kind of one of the main antagonists in the game.

      I’m torn between B. Dahlia and Venus, it’s one of the hardest decisions I could make. ;__;

      • As long as Double’s “Spiral Attack” characters are in, that takes care of another few.

  • Rohan Viajar

    To those that haven’t seen the page from their(skullgirls indiegogo) site,

    Voting will go as follows:

    Four rounds of voting
    1st round: All characters, 3 votes
    2nd round: Top 16 from 1st round, 3 votes
    3rd round: Top 8 from 2nd round, 3 votes
    4th round: Top 3 from 3rd round, 1 vote

  • Suriel Cruz

    With so many I can’t decide… maybe… Isaac, Aeon, B.Dahlia or Beatrix. :?

  • Cephrien

    Dude. Leduc.
    Come on.

  • Venus, Beowulf and Feng are my picks but I’m leaning to Venus.

  • Göran Isacson

    Aaawww man. They did it, and it’s looking like they’ll snag an actual story-mode for the mystery character too. This is… this is badass. So very, very badass. Now all I hope is that they at the very least get enough cash to rent out the engine to the Mane6 team, because I am not sure I dare dream they reach enough cash to get a SECOND character in. That is just too far beyond my expectations, really. But if they could…

    Also, Isaac, Roxie or Schythana. Because of reasons.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Victory! Come onnnn Feng!

  • Raltrios

    Somebody vote Stanley for me. I don’t have the game, but I love the support it’s getting.
    Shark in a labcoat just sounds awesome to me. Plus it’s another dude.

    • Pandafilando

      First round will be 3 votes per contributor I think, but I will vote Stanley without doubt

    • JustThisOne

      Just so you know, even $1 donations count. So… if you really want to vote but don’t feel like dishing it out, even just a buck will do.

      In fact, if you check the site, there’s loads of $1 contributions right now. xD Everyone just wants to vote.

  • Demdorfs

    All of my love and votes to Feng.

  • Ty Arnold

    I like Aeon, Isaac, and Brain Drain. And Adam.

    Really, they’re almost all great. I’ll only be unhappy if Umbrella wins.

  • Christopher Nunes

    I can’t decide between Marie or Minette! Argh… I wish we can get a 4th DLC character as well. T_T

    But I’ll figure it out… just less than 72 hours before it’s over. I wonder, if they could get an extra week do you think they would be able to fill out all of their requests?

    I would like to help Mane6 get that engine for free, they deserved it after what they went through.

    Also I cannot wait for when the DLC characters come out! How long do you think it will be until they’re ready?

  • Holy crap the cash is still pouring in, story mode and stage for the mystery character is a almost a go. Now to help Mane6 out.

  • Yuriangels

    so i have question, what happens other characters who don’t make the cut? Are they going to be future dlc?

    • Sakurazaki

      Possibly, but I think what they are planning on is to make a Skullgirls 2.

  • Jordan

    Too many characters.. some of them are my favorite at the moment. I’m starting to like this one a little bit.

  • CirnoLakes

    So we’re not starting voting until the campaign is over, huh?

    Disappointed in that. But I’m glad I have the chance to now vote on a character I like.

  • Lazulis

    Oh thank god the first three rounds let you have three votes. Marie, Leduc, and…Hubrecht…or maybe Molly, or Aeon, or Adam, or Feng, or…or…@[email protected]

  • So many good ones but i have to say i like Stanley the most and i hope he wins!

    • Wystan Frauka

      I will certainly be voting for Stanley. Far and above my favorite.

  • TheDarkEmpress

    New character with a story as well.

    Dahlia or Venus is my vote for sure.

  • Jessica Barron

    Venus LoveLace ! She fights with tentacles coming out of her stomach. It does not get any cooler than that!!

  • Jessica Barron

    Also, keep donating for Mane 6 as well! If the donation pool reaches 720k they’ll give Mane 6 their fighting engine. I’m not a brony, and I know they’re not making a pony fighter anymore. But, Lauren Faust said she’s doing the character designs and animation with the team and you can never go wrong with that.

  • Tijani Palmer

    Make a god dang sequel already

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