Painwheel is the latest character to join Skullgirls

Autumn Games and Reverge Labs have unveiled the latest character in their upcoming fast-paced 2D-fighting game Skullgirls – Painwheel.

Here is the full backstory of the newest member of the Skullgirls roster.

"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."

Painwheel is sort of an "aerial dominance" character, and can fly using the Buer Drive blade in her back. Being full of rage, a lot of her normal attacks can be charged up, and damage she receives while charging them will be added to the attack when the button is released. Since she is in constant pain, she has a lot of brutal-looking moves, such as attacking with spikes that painfully erupt from her body or contorting herself in inhuman ways.

Skullgirls is slated for an early 2012 release as a downloadable title for PlayStation Network Xbox Live.