PSN gets indie fighter Skullgirls back on Feb. 11, Xbox Live release coming "as quickly as possible"

The indie fighting game will be back on sale on PSN in the US and owners will be able to download the updated Encore version for free.

Developer Lab Zero Games has announced that a new version of its fighting game, Skullgirls Encore, will come back to the PlayStation Network in the US on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The developer has yet submit the game to Xbox Live for approval, but said that release date for that version and an international release are coming "as soon as possible."

Originally released last year, Skullgirls was pulled down from PSN and XBLA in December 2013 at Konami's request, after Lab Zero ended its business relationship with the publisher. The PC version of the game that was released after the console version was never taken down from Steam since it was handled by a different publisher, Marvelous AQL.

All existing owners of Skullgirls will get a free copy of Skullgirls Encore, which also includes a lot of little improvements to gameplay and extra content.

You can find the full patch notes on the game's official website.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Good, a good fighting game for PS4.

scatterbrain007
scatterbrain007

This looks like a bunch of craziness...Fist hair?  I'll probably never play this, but those are some interesting designs.

khuzko
khuzko

will this run at 1080p 60fps

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

Game looks great, but that music was way too annoying.

helltoplay
helltoplay

This game is totally not my style, but visually, it looks amazing...and like a high quality fighter. Still, would never play it myself, not interested. But what is the deal with Microsoft and fighting games? It seems they are trying to keep all other fighters at arms length to spotlight Killer Instinct. Purely speculation, of course, but a pattern seems to be starting. No Injustice: Ultimate Edition for the XB One because of Microsoft(seriously, wtf is that all about?), now they're delaying the release of Skullgirls?  It's sadly very typical of Microsoft. They've been kicking and screaming to get into the sales war with Sony, and it's not even necessary. The fact they're trying so hard is killing them.

shangtsung7
shangtsung7

soooooo looking forward to this,  damn i love this game!

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I'm surprise many people miss Skullgirls last year and I had it on Xbox live since day one and I had fun with Skullgirls since it was a cartoon 2D fighting game. I like using Valentine she is a good looker. (Valentine is the Avatar I'm using)

xzoozano
xzoozano

@Grenadeh  i played this game on my friends pc and its so mother fucking good. thats one of the reasons I'm getting xbox one. its just gonna be a pain to go from keyboard to controller. you know what i mean right?

179107199999
179107199999

@EasyComeEasyGo  Valentine was my main after the SC5 debacle. I needed a real Ninja to use and Valentine was it.Natsu was no Taki.She was a watered down happy happy fighter. Taki and Valentine had something in common. They looked  awesome and you can tell they'd slit your throat in a second without hesitation. natsu from sc5...not so much

helltoplay
helltoplay

@Tiger_Ali  "Ugh, a fighter?", why? Do you want more FPS games rammed in your face? I have questions that would receive appreciated answers because of this post. You couldn't possibily be upset with a fighter, considering how rare they are when compared to sports, RPG, or shooter games. We need more good fighting games now days. The video game industry in general would benefit from that. Fighting games have dedicated "cult" followings, I am surprised there hasn't been more high budget fighters. Killer Instinct is doing well, Street Fighter still, Mortal Kombat, Injustice, and even Tekken. New fighters have a lot of room to break ground with this generation of consoles, we need more new fighting game IP's! 

kargion
kargion

@Gelugon_baat @gamerno66666  It aimed at the guilty gear, blaze blue crowd. I would not say mainstream, since GG is mainstream and thats what the game is closest too.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@helltoplay @Tiger_Ali  Rage or gtfo. Or was it primal fury?

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

Good eye's Gelugon_baat. That is Valentine you see on my Avatar.