Got a bit of a dumb/weird question regarding Umbrella (and any future characters) that I've been mulling over, and was wondering what others might think.
Annie's addition as a character was kinda a special case, in the sense that she was released for Skullgirls Mobile before coming to 2nd Encore. Development has stated their intentions to release Umbrella for Mobile and 2nd Encore simultaneously, and I assume they're aiming to do the same for future characters as well.
That said, how likely is it that Umbrella's gameplay development in 2nd Encore is influenced by Mobile? It's my understanding that the two games play quite differently from one another, but I've been wondering.
It's hard to say since we don't really see the progress of her development on Mobile. Presumably, it's also happening in parallel if they are aiming to launch her around the same time as 2E at the end of the year. However, I think Annie's design was probably much more influenced by Mobile than Umbrella.
Not counting her Install and Uninstall, Annie has 5 unique supers, which is way more than the average 2E character, but it's on par with the amount of supers that a Mobile character would have. Since in Mobile Star Power is a unique mechanic, it's relegated to being a super in 2E which gives her a whopping total of 7 supers. I think that seems like a pretty clear case of her Mobile design influencing her 2E design.
On the other hand, Umbrella is looking like she would have the 2E standard of 3 supers. That means Mobile will need to create new supers (usually a combination of 2E normals and specials) in order to fill out their slots, so I think that seems to be a case of 2E design before Mobile design.