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Despite the fresh renaissance the fighting game genre has grown into over the last couple of years, the medium is still dominated by the superpowers that brought it to its knees during the late twentieth century: Capcom, Namco Bandai, SNK Playmore, etc. Now, however, a new challenger comes. Skullgirls, the debut title from Reverge Labs, is unique in that it's one of...

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Put your hands together for Skullgirls Encore on PS4, Vita

Lab Zero revealed Skullgirls Encore is set to make another encore, this time on PS4 and PS Vita. The reborn edition of the 2D fighter is due to arrive later this year, with all Indiegogo-funded DLC characters, stages and story content included. Additionally, the Vita version works on PlayStation TV...

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Skullgirls player accidentally admits piracy to creators

Well, this is embarrassing. Twitter user "Dan Hibiki" recently asked Lab Zero Games about a curious message they received while playing the PC version of all-female 2D fighter Skullgirls ... only to be informed by its creators that the text only appears for people who pirated the game. Whoops. ...

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Skullgirls Encore takes a bow on PlayStation Plus this week

Skullgirls Encore is this week's featured addition to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, giving subscribers free access to the PlayStation 3 version of Lab Zero Games' recently upgraded 2D fighter. Skullgirls has seen a number of gameplay tweaks and improvements since its launch in...

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Big Band, Skullgirls' first male character, joins the fight next week

Though Skullgirls Encore has always been defined by its distaff roster of pugilists, the 2D fighter is about to get a shot of gender equality in the form of Big Band. As his name makes plainly clear, Big Band is an oversized character who relies on musical instruments to beat down his...

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Indie fighter Skullsgirls Encore re-debuts on PSN come February 11

Having finally sorted its issues with original Skullgirls publisher Konami, developer Lab Zero Games has revealed the date the game will return to the PlayStation Network: February 11. Instead of simply re-releasing the fighter, Lab Zero is offering players an upgraded version of the game...

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Skullgirls Encore to include 'The Typing of the Skullgirls Encore'

Skullgirls Encore, the re-release of Skullgirls to address the parting of ways between Lab Zero Games and Konami, will include a new mode called "The Typing of the Skullgirls Encore." While demonstrating it on EightySix's Twitch account, Skullgirls Design Director Mike Zaimont explained that the...

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Japanese Walking Dead, Witcher publisher Cyber Front dissolves

Cyber Front, the Japanese publisher of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Valve's Portal series and CD Projekt's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has been dissolved by parent company Kaga Electronics. According to a Gamasutra translation of a statement posted by the company on its website, Cyber...

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Skullgirls to be reborn in January as Skullgirls Encore

Following a licensing battle with publisher Konami, Skullgirls will be delisted from both the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network Store on December 31. That's the bad news. The good news? Skullgirls Encore makes its debut in January. Instead of forcing players to buy the game yet again, the...

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Konami requests Skullgirls takedown from XBLA, PSN

Following Skullgirls publisher Autumn Games' announced plans to knock out their business deal with Konami, Konami has requested the removal of Skullgirls from the PlayStation Network by December 17 and from Xbox Live Arcade by December 31. After likening the move to Final Fantasy 6's Magic Master...

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Antichamber 66% off on Steam today, Skullgirls free this weekend

Steam rolled out a new batch of limited-time PC game deals, dropping the price of the Escher-inspired first-person adventure game Antichamber by 66 percent as Lab Zero Games' 2D fighter Skullgirls gears up for a free weekend. Steam's Weekend Deal additionally drops the price of Overkill...

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