Umbrella Alpha Is Now Playable in Skullgirls 2nd Encore Beta Client

Skullgirls 2nd Encore's Umbrella is now available to play as an Alpha in the game's Beta Testing version. Hidden Variable and Autumn games state that her full release will come with 5 Special inputs and 2 Blockbuster finishers in her initial release.

Umbrella Alpha Is Now Playable in Skullgirls 2nd Encore's Beta Client Cover Image

Everyone’s salty sister, Umbrella, is now available to play in Skullgirls 2nd Encore‘s Beta Client after 9 years of development. Season Pass owners can get the chance to play as Umbrella in her alpha phase, as some parts of her gameplay are not yet completed.

Her art was featured during the game’s older concept art and was planned to be part of the main roster. That was until she was announced on May 6, 2021, to instead be a DLC character for Skullgirls 2nd Encore‘s Season 1 Pass. The season pass will include Umbrella as well as the recently released character,  Annie, and two upcoming characters that are set to arrive in 2022.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore - Umbrella Alpha Trailer


To access the Umbrella Playable Alpha, you must own the Season 1 Pass of Skullgirls 2nd Encore. Once owned, you can access the beta client by either opening the game in your Steam Client if you are playing on your PC and selecting Skullgirls Beta (Umbrella Alpha) or simply type in -beta in Steam’s launch option (Right Click the Game > Properties > Launch Options) if you prefer.

Umbrella performing an attack on Parasoul. Note that the color palettes for Umbrella's animations are not yet completed

Umbrella performing an attack. Note the animation color palettes aren’t complete.

After that, you now have access to the Playable Alpha of Umbrella in Skullgirls 2nd Encore. Umbrella will come out with 5 Special inputs and 2 Blockbuster moves in her full release and as of today, with no set date at this time. Developer and publisher, Hidden Variable and Autumn Games, will release more additional updates on the matter sometime in the future.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a 2D fighting game that was released on April 10, 2012. The game was developed by Reverge Labs and Hidden Variable Studios and was published by Autumn Games.

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