Skullgirls: Slightly Different Edition! Now with Free DLC Characters

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  1. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    UPDATE!!!

    Game has recently been patched with a major update, dubbed Slightly Different Edition, which includes major changes to the characters, the fight system, the Hud and the tutorial. Also, there was a kickstarter a few months ago to fund the development of 5 DLC characters, which will be free for three months from their release date, starting with Squigly, which is already available on PC and should be coming very soon to consoles. The kickstarter also funded new animations for the characters, voice packs for several character and 7 new stages, all which be available for free!

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    Also, the game is finally available on Steam! Check your favorite online store to find it.

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    So, who's excited?! What?! You don't even know what it is? All right then...

    ATTENTION!
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    For those who don't know, Skullgirls is a fast paced 2D fighting game developed by Reverge Labs, with lead designer Mike Z(fighting game player extraordinaire), composer Michiru Yamane (most famous for the music of 2D Castlevanias) and lead director and Artist Alex Ahad (no idea:eek: )

    The game plays a bit like a mix of VS. series and Arc fighting games, but uses the classic six button attack arrangement and a variable tag team battle system, so you can have teams of three, two or even one characters.The less characters you have on your team, the higher their health and damage will be.

    And not only does the game give you access to assists like Marvel, it also allows you to set up your own custom assists. Each character has in some way an second jump. Plus it has no stupid comeback mechanic or gem system. And for those that fear infinites, worry not. The game has an anti-infinite combo system set up that can read patterns and protects people from stupid loops by allowing them to break the loop.

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    The game includes a deep tutorial mode that will actually help novice (and even experienced) players grasp fundamental fighting game skills and concepts instead of doing pointless combos for the sake of trophies. The game features a full featured training mode that even shows hitboxes and frame date.

    The game will use a well implemented GGPO for it's online where you can change the delay settings and actually see your opponents ping, instead of the usual bars so online battles should go smoothly.

    Aside from sprites being drawn in 720p, the characters in this game have more frames than any other 2D fighter even made (over 1200 each). The cast is colorful and stylish, ranging from crazy cartoon girl to a self mutilating cat lady, and each of the 8 characters have their own unique fighting style. The game has the usual arcade mode with an ending for each characters and a full fledged story mode. Check out the characters here.

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    Sorry if this reads like a promo, but I'm so excited about this game. Seems like everything I ever wanted in a fighter! It will be released next week April 10 on PSN and April 11 on XBLA. Here are a few vids.

    Skullgirls: Training Mode Commentary - YouTube

    Skullgirls - Friday Night Fights 5: Jason D vs Pizzarino Gameplay Trailer - YouTube

    Skullgirls - FNF Severin vs Mike Z (Mar 23, 2012) - YouTube

    SoCal Regionals 2011 - Skullgirls Top 8, Round 9: Odd03 vs. CopperDabbit - YouTube
     
  2. Smasher

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    There's no secret about it -I've been waiting for this game.
     
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    The most interesting part of this game to me is actually the tutorial mode. As someone who has always loved (in concept) fighters, played plenty of fighters, but has also historically been terrible at fighters, something that caters more to general fighting game tactics like hit confirms, triangle jumps, and cancels (and just what in the hell all of that gobbledygook actually means) and doesn't just focus on "this is what the combo attacks are" is of great interest to me. From what I had heard early in the development this was the intention, so I hope that carries through to the final product because that's the primary draw to me.
     
  4. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Anyway, I never had any real interest in it, but I know I'm going to get it.
     
  5. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    What can I say, I suck at coming up with witty titles :( 

    The more people buy this the better. The devs could really use the support.
     
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    I've heard of it, I'm just really not interested in it. ._.
     
  7. Cracka J

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    Is this supposed to be april 10th and 11th? February was awhile ago :D 
    Not trying to be a dick, I really don't know.

    I'll probably pick it up just to try it. Been hearing a lot about it this past year or so now.
     
  8. McBradders

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    So hyped!
     
  9. MidnightBliss

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    I am so looking forward to this game.
     
  10. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    How did I not notice that? Thanks for bringing it up. Fixed now.
     
  11. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    What seems to be your problem with it? Assuming you're a fighting fan that is.
     
  12. TFfanatic88

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    So hyped.
     
  13. Smasher

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    Yes!
    No more getting to 'Trial 14' and finding it out that its some pointless link combo that you would never use in fight because its impractically hard and deals 7% damage.

    Or, you know, like Street Fighter X Tekken where you you have to be in a certain stance do so certain moves, but they don't tell you how to get in that stance.
     
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    I've been waiting for this ever since I first saw art of Valentine
     
  15. MetalRyde

    MetalRyde is an a-hole with a heart.

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    who has two thumbs and wants this game?

    <<< this guy!
     
  16. magmatron

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    So on which system is everyone getting this? I'll be getting it on PS3/ Extra advantage is that we get it a day earlier than the 360.
     
  17. QuinJester

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    What day is it actually coming out?

    (PS3)
     
  18. magmatron

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    April 10(tomorrow) on PSN and April 11 on XBLA.
     
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  20. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

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    From what the devs said I'm willing to trust them that the online is great.
     

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