The new Skullgirls character has a living umbrella that eats people

The new character coming to fighting game Skullgirls this year is Umbrella, a little girl in a raincoat who wields as a weapon a living umbrella-like lovecraftian horror that eats people. Umbrella is the second new character for Skullgirls this year after Annie, who released in beta form in March.  Both Umbrella and Annie are part of the Skullgirls season pass, a first for the long-running fighting game.

Umbrella's weapon's name is Hungern, and apparently it eats ice cream and also people. It's not just lore, either, and Umbrella's fighting style will revolve around how full or hungry Hungern is. When Hungern is Starving, attacks that involve eating your opponent will do more damage. When Hungern is Overfull, attacks involving spitting something up will do more. There's also a sweet spot, called Ravenous, and the announcement implies that staying in that zone is where Umbrella is most powerful.

Umbrella is the second character in Skullgirls who has a living weaponized umbrella after Parasoul, whose umbrella is considerably less horrific because it just shoots napalm. Parasoul is apparently Umbrella's big sister.

Umbrella will be available as a beta in Skullgirls 2nd Encore, which is on Steam, in Q3 2021, with a full release in Q4. Now, please enjoy this cute little girl and her gruesome umbrella monster.

Umbrella from Skullgirls, with her trademark umbrella weapon

(Image credit: Autumn Games)

Jon Bolding is a games writer and critic with an extensive background in strategy games. When he's not on his PC, he can be found playing every tabletop game under the sun.