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OFFICIAL: Valentine Design Update


Hidden Variable
Mar 1, 2021
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Cerebella Valentine
Hey everyone,

There’s big changes coming to everyone’s favorite ninja nurse! Valentine is getting a design update!

Before we get into the details of that new design, you may be wondering… why?

It all comes down to Valentine’s crosses. Long time Skullgirls fans may recall a similar situation many years ago when Valentine’s red crosses were hastily updated to their current fuchsia design to avoid potential legal issues. As Skullgirls continues to grow and with more exciting opportunities than ever on the horizon, we’re finally in a position where we can take the time to update her design with the care and effort it deserves.

Going forward, Valentine’s colored cross shaped iconography will be replaced with a new pointed shuriken design, and she’ll get a new pastel pink color. (Her eye color and pupil shape will remain unchanged)

This change will mean that at some point in the future every frame of Valentine animation in Skullgirls Mobile and Skullgirls 2nd Encore will be updated with the new design, along with any story mode art or other art pieces included in the Digital Art Compendium. Other characters that feature this cross shape like Ileum and the Last Hope will also be updated.

To celebrate this change, Lead Animator Mariel Cartwright from Future Club has created a wonderful new piece of Valentine art:


Here’s a mock up of what her in-game sprite will look like:


Given the scale of these changes, we don’t have an exact timeline for when they will start to appear in-game, but in all likelihood they will arrive at some point this year.

Keep an eye on our social media pages for news about this and other exciting 10th Anniversary developments!

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