We’re already loving the look of Skullgirls, and Autumn Games has today unveiled a new trailer to showcase Painwheel, one of Skullgirls’ newest characters. Once a normal schoolgirl named Carol, Painwheel was kidnapped by Valentine and delivered to the Anti-Skullgirls Labs’ secretive Lab Zero. There she was implanted with the synthetic Buer Drive and Gae Bolga parasites and infused with experimental Skullgirl blood, transforming her into the monster she is today. Violent and unstable as a result of these experiments, as a precaution she’s mentally controlled by Lab Zero’s powerful psychic director, Brain Drain.
Fueled by rage, she draws her power from her pain and fury. Despite that, the soul of that scared young girl still lives on inside this monstrous body, desperately fighting off the onslaught of voices that would control her.
Slated for release in early 2012, Skullgirls is a new 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce female warriors. Its development team at Reverge Labs is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex Ahad, whose work has appeared in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming.
Take a look at the trailer. She’s a stroppy lass, this one.