Black Dahlia Revealed as Next Skullgirls DLC Character

by in Fighting Game News | Dec, 7th 2021

The next DLC character coming to Skullgirls was revealed in a new trailer. The mysterious Black Dahlia will be one of the new additions to the Skullgirls roster arriving in the near future with the new DLC. The announcement was made at CEO 2021, the first major open-bracket fighting game tournament since the COVID-19 pandemic.  

New Skullgirls Trailer Teases Black Dahlia’s Arrival

Following the Skullgirls Grand Finals at CEO, Autumn Games debuted a new trailer for the Season 1 Pass. It mostly featured extensive gameplay footage of Umbrella, a previously announced DLC character yet to be released. After Umbrella’s DLC release date was tentatively announced for early 2022, the Black Dahlia is teased in a brief cutscene as the latest addition to Skullgirls. Her eerie silhouette can be seen in a doorway while she is holding her trademark Tommy gun arm.

Who is Black Dahlia?

While new to the official roster, Black Dahlia is featured heavily throughout the Skullgirls universe. She appears in both Peacock and Squigly’s Story Modes and is depicted as a ruthless assassin. She wears an elegant dress and a black mask obscuring all her facial features. Her right arm is completely mechanical with a Tommy gun replacing her forearm. 

Black Dahlia will finally debut as a playable character in Skullgirls after being a part of the game’s lore for years. She originated as a proposed DLC character in 2013’s Keep Skullgirls Growing Indiegogo fundraising campaign. With over $800,000 raised, it led to five new characters being added to the game. Though Black Dahlia didn’t make the first cut, she is now set to join the mayhem some time next year. 

No further details on Black Dahlia’s gameplay or release date were revealed. She will be the third character in the Skullgirls Season 1 Pass, after Annie and Umbrella. The trailer states that Umbrella will likely arrive in early 2022. It can probably be expected that Black Dahlia will arrive sometime after Umbrella. The Skullgirls Season 1 Pass DLC can be purchased now for $34.99 to automatically unlock Umbrella and Black Dahlia upon their release dates. The CEO 2021 Skullgirls Grand Finals saw Jon “dekillsage” Coello win 1st place over Daniel “Cloud” Normandia.

You can find the full results of CEO 2021 here.


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