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Interesting that two different sets of EVO merch (one of which is mentioned as "Everyone from Skullgirls") consists of all the currently known playable characters and also Marie, and she also gets a new pin along with Annie.
 

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Interesting that two different sets of EVO merch (one of which is mentioned as "Everyone from Skullgirls") consists of all the currently known playable characters and also Marie, and she also gets a new pin along with Annie.
Well, we'll find out soon, if it means something. Really soon.
What a nice merch, by the way. But not enough characters.

But I'm glad that Banana Fukua is canon now, according to these pictures :PUN:
 

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Interesting that two different sets of EVO merch (one of which is mentioned as "Everyone from Skullgirls") consists of all the currently known playable characters and also Marie, and she also gets a new pin along with Annie.
Character set merchs released in 2016 and prior also included Marie along with playable characters, so it doesn't necessarily mean anything. But yeah DLC4 being Marie is highly expected so it can go either way lol.
 
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Character set merchs released in 2016 and prior also included Marie along with playable characters, so it doesn't necessarily mean anything. But yeah DLC4 being Marie is highly expected so it can go either way lol.
The thing is that there's a new character reveal at the same event these are being sold at, and while of course they could just have left out whoever the new character is out of the merch to avoid spoiling the reveal, it would be pretty convenient for them if the 18 characters included happened to be the same as the 18 characters who would end up being playable rather than one new one being revealed and technically making the sets of merch of all the playable characters slightly outdated right after it's introduced. Doesn't necessarily indicate who the character getting revealed is, just an observation of what seems like the most convenient option.
 

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The thing is that there's a new character reveal at the same event these are being sold at, and while of course they could just have left out whoever the new character is out of the merch to avoid spoiling the reveal, it would be pretty convenient for them if the 18 characters included happened to be the same as the 18 characters who would end up being playable rather than one new one being revealed and technically making the sets of merch of all the playable characters slightly outdated right after it's introduced. Doesn't necessarily indicate who the character getting revealed is, just an observation of what seems like the most convenient option.
Yeah, I think that if DLC4 somehow turns out to be not Marie, it would be a tightly kept secret and Persona would have definitely intentionally kept the character from the promo art to avoid spoilers. Marie was always a popular character and she is technically in the game, so past merchs have included her and it would make sense to include her in this set even if she is not DLC4.

In any case, it is probably Marie so this line of thinking is academic at best lol.
 
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At the surprise of no one, Marie just got a 10 second teaser at EVO

The only real crunchy bit is that the skullheart was destroyed but a shard remains

Otherwise we didn't even get a single frame of animation lol
 
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I can't believe I have lived long enough to see this. Skullgirls is pure love, it makes really happy to see the game doing so well and getting more content again. Let's not stop here!
 

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I expect most of her alternate color references to be one of three categories: voice references, maids and necromancers.

So I'm thinking at least 2B, sakuya (touhou), and the lich king (warcraft).
 

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I request a "before being a Skullgirl palette" and maybe a Peacock color swap

The trailer is super hype, but the wording wavering between diegetic (in-universe) events and a external milestone mixed the message.

AFTER 10 YEARS OF FIGHTING THE SKULLGIRL
THROUGH
STRUGGLE AND TURMOIL
THE SKULL HEART HAS BEEN DESTROYED
BUT A SHARD STILL BURNS BRIGHTLY

The 10 years is for us (happy 10th Anniversary for the game, Skullgirls), the rest is for the story progressing. Skullgirl "Bloody Marie" has been defeated, but instead of dying with the elimination of the Skull Heart, a piece is keeping her "alive" and superpowered. I say "alive" because a Skullgirl's status is difficult to determine. Are they undead revenants like the failed-minion Squigly? They appear to be in a constant state of decay and regeneration, beyond human standards (brain function, heart beat, breathing, etc.).
 
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I expect most of her alternate color references to be one of three categories: voice references, maids and necromancers.

So I'm thinking at least 2B, sakuya (touhou), and the lich king (warcraft).
you forgot melty blood maids kohaku & hisui
 

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One thing I found interesting - I recall that they usually have white-and-red for their text on teasers. Or did anyone else before Marie use blue?
 

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you forgot melty blood maids kohaku & hisui
Well, i did say "at least" and the maids of melty were mentioned in the original character poll listing for marie.

On the maid side there's also Tesse (waku waku 7) and Fiona (Arcana heart), or just ladies in fancy dresses like Celia (Chaos Code) and Vatista (Under night) or half the cast of umineko.
 

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I wonder if she'll get an palette resembling Ashley from Warioware. Their designs are pretty similar.
 

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I wonder if she'll get an palette resembling Ashley from Warioware. Their designs are pretty similar.
And I'm expecting a huge boom of fan palettes for Marie. Would be great.
 

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Not to derail, but wanted to share this screen from Hold Back to Block's Skullgirls featurette at Evo.
Masterpiece.
Would like to see more behind-the-scenes stuff like this, including the things that didn't made it into game (like rejected concepts for Umbrella on Twitter). Extremely interesting.
 

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Masterpiece.
Would like to see more behind-the-scenes stuff like this, including the things that didn't made it into game (like rejected concepts for Umbrella on Twitter). Extremely interesting.
They were included in the DAC I think so hopefully we'll get those for Dahlia too when she comes out.
 
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waiting on eu03 to let me know there's a new series of Nvidia cards.
 

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I think this might be the first official art of the four new DLC characters together
Sagan, laughing with Black Dahlia, kind of scares me...
What's in the road, a plot twist?