Lab Zero has added a new character to Skullgirls. Fukua is a recolored “clone” of Filia that uses much of her animation set. The character is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the palette-swapped characters that many fighting game franchises have used as a development shortcut. In particular, the announcement video seems to skewer the newest character revealed by Capcom for Ultra Street Fighter 4 which was Decapre, a clone of Cammy. Fukua was added to the beta and main versions of Skullgirls yesterday.
What started as an April Fools’ joke may be more permanent. Undead Lab’s Peter Bartholow says that they are leaving it up to the community to decide on whether or not to keep Fukua in the game.