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Videos: Skullgirls Encore is Launching on February 11th, 2014

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36w ago - Lab Zero Games CEO Peter Bartholow announced today that Skullgirls Encore is launching on February 11th, 2014 with details and launch videos below.

To quote: We've got some big news: Skullgirls Encore is launching on February 11th!

...wait, what? Isn't Skullgirls already out? It was! But it's currently not.

To release the new content funded by our successful Indiegogo campaign, Skullgirls had to undergo a painful publisher transition, one that required removing the game from the store entirely and resubmitting it.

But don't worry - everyone who previously purchased Skullgirls will receive Skullgirls Encore and the DLC Character Color Bundle free, which we'll detail at the end of this post.





If you haven't checked out Skullgirls since its original launch in April 2012, you'll find a lot of new features in Skullgirls Encore:

• Literally hundreds of gameplay and balance tweaks
• Faster gameplay
• The new "Drama" meter keeps combos from getting too long without compromising creativity
• Hugely expanded training mode, and still some of the best tutorials in the fighting game genre
• Improved online play
• Gorgeous new stages, with new music from the...
 

Lab Zero Games: Skullgirls Color DLC Today, New Characters Coming

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75w ago - Lab Zero Games CEO Peter Bartholow announced that Skullgirls color DLC are incoming today complete with some new characters as outlined below.

To quote: Since Skullgirls was released last year, our fans have loved the flexibility our powerful 3D engine provides us when it comes to character color palettes and have been clamoring for more. So we're happy to announce that after a long wait, Skullgirls will finally be getting DLC character color packs today!

Each character color pack is $1 and contains four new color palettes. We're also offering a bundle of all 8 color packs, which can be purchased for the discounted price of $5.

So, let's take a look at the character packs - chances are some of [Register or Login to view links] new color schemes will seem awfully familiar, as we created them with extensive fan feedback.

• Filia
• Cerebella
• Peacock
• Parasoul
• Ms. Fortune
• Painwheel
• Valentine
• Double
• Bonus Colors

As an added bonus, we've included a 5th, bonus color free if you buy the bundle!

So there you have it - tons of colorful new ways to customize your team for online play, for just...
 

Lab Zero Games Unveil Skullgirls Update: Free Character and Stage

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85w ago - Lab Zero Games CEO Peter Bartholow unveiled a new Skullgirls update today which includes a free character and stage with details below.

To quote: Last week, Lab Zero Games, the new developer of Skullgirls, started an [Register or Login to view links] to keep the game growing with the addition of new characters.

The results have simply blown us away – our amazing fans raised $150,000 to fund Squigly, our first DLC character, in under 24 hours. And now, a week later, we've more than doubled that and are well on our way to funding a second character.

So sometime this summer, all owners of Skullgirls will be able to download Squigly free! Not only will you get this awesome, parasite-infested opera singer to play with, you'll also get her story mode and a new stage.

In addition to Squigly's stage, we'll also be developing a new stage, the River King Casino, that will be also be released free. Check out this early concept sketch:

I did say it was early. But in the coming weeks, you'll see that rough sketch turn into a beautiful, hand-painted 3D stage.

In addition to an all-new track by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night composer, Michiru Yamane, this stage will feature our "Patron Saint" contributors'...
 

Video: Skullgirls Hits PSN on April 10th, Full Demo Details Arrive

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133w ago - Today Community Manager Peter Bartholow at Reverge Labs has announced that Skullgirls will be hitting PSN on April 10th alongside sharing a video trailer complete with full demo details below!

To quote: Now that I'm finally able to answer the two questions everyone's been asking, the PlayStation.Blog has graciously allowed me to address you again. Without further ado...

Skullgirls will (finally) be released in North America on PSN on April 10th for $14.99, with a European release in the following weeks. While that sinks in, check out the trailer for our eighth playable character, the disturbing Double.

Ready? Good. Now, just think about it...

A fully-featured fighting game... With endless hours of online, genre-refining gameplay by a tournament champ... With an amazing cast of characters, realized with stunning and smooth high-resolution 2D animation... For $14.99.





Of course, for any lingering skeptics and fence-sitters, we've prepared a great trial version to highlight Skullgirls' real, honest fighting.

The trial version features:

• Two Characters, Filia and Cerebella
• An abbreviated Arcade Mode, with three AI battles
• Local versus play,...
 

Video: Pulse 3/27 Edition Preview: Closure, Skullgirls and PS Vita

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134w ago - PlayStation Network Executive Producer Kevin Furuichi is here with this week's Pulse 3/27 Edition preview, which features Closure, Skullgirls and PS Vita Top 10 details below.

To quote: In this edition of Pulse presented by PlayStation Network, host Christina Lee shines the spotlight on Closure - another very cool indie game coming to PSN later today.

Check out this hand-drawn mysterious world that uses light as the primary game mechanic. Closure is this week's featured Spring Fever title in the PlayStation Store (and for more about the game, check out Sid Shuman's GDC interview [Register or Login to view links]).

Upcoming 2D fighting game Skullgirls also features impressive hand-drawn art. With eight female characters and three-person teams, this dark deco fighter shows off some impressive moves - of course, Pulse is there for the full story.

For PS Vita fans, we lock onto a couple tips with Unit 13's multiplayer modes and ask a community question about upcoming mission challenges. Finally, today's Top 10 is all about PS Vita with the most popular games that you guys are downloading.





Watch this edition...
 
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