Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers.
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Release Date: Aug 22, 2013

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April 2

Ladies and Gentlemen - it's SHOWTIME!

** The Windows build is now fixed. If ya didn't get the update, exit and reopen Steam! Wouldn't be Skullgirls if something didn't go wrong. :^S **

Japanese Voices added!
- Japanese combat voices are now added, free, for everyone! Change between JP/EN per character in the Options menu under Voice Settings.
- Japanese story dialog is added to the 2nd Encore Upgrade DLC pack, so now you can choose between JP/EN for your story modes!

Launch Option added
- Added the -disablelighting Launch Option. Does what it says, disables 99% of in-game lighting. Enabling this will make the game run better on bad computers, but it will look much worse.

General Bug Fixes
- Added "None" as a Dummy Action choice in Training Mode, on PC/Mac/Linux only. If you have the bug where one controller controls both characters in Training Mode, this is the "fix". Sigh. (=.=)
- Fixed kicking people from lobbies on consoles.
- Fix the Demon Lobbies bug where lobbies would occasionally repeatedly set ready/unready.
- Fixed multiple bugs with midstage double snaps. Assists now must always reach the stage edge to stay in, unless Center Stage is active. A bunch of weird cases are now taken care of. (thanks Age!)
- Bursting the end of A-Train, Pummel Horse, and Canis Major Press can now hit the attacker, and so can Burst->alpha counter. Be careful!
- Gigantic Arm, 3 Wolf Moonsault, Diamonds Are Forever, Tricobezoar, Twice Shy, Head Over Heels, Fifth of Dismember, Lonesome Lenny, Acquisitive Prescription/Countervenom, and Rebirth Ex Machina all now properly grant the opponent a real amount of meter, as opposed to giving them the minimum meter possible from an attack or none at all. Silent Scope and Inferno Brigade were not adjusted, they are supposed to grant very little meter and were already set up to do that.
- Increased the size of the dead zone for legacy USB devices on PS4. Forgot to do this when I did it for DS4s! (thanks AlcoholicRobot)
- Fixed burstable-hitspark sound occasionally being weird. (also thanks AlcoholicRobot)
- Undizzy counts down on all frames, not just non-skipped frames. Fixes a possible desync online!
- Being kicked from a lobby no longer locks you out of all other game modes until the game is restarted. :^P
Linux
- SDL has been updated to version 2.0.5, which should fix the framerate issues on certain systems that have weird DBUS configurations.
MacOS X
- Added the -nohidpi option to manually resolve crashes on certain Macs that have extremely recent updates that made the game crash.
- Beowulf's move list now includes the EX Wulf Press Slam command. Oops. :^P

Overall Gameplay Changes
- ALL damage when above 240 undizzy is simply scaled by an extra 45% (to 55%, 1000 -> 550), with the same minimums as normal.
- When Undizzy is at 240+, the bar waits for 4f after recovery from hitstun before starting to decrease, so that resets must give the defender a larger window before no longer being penalized. Below 240, the bar still decreases instantly, and there is no delay when recovering from blockstun (unless a previous delay from hitstun has not yet finished).
- Snapping out a character on a trio now locks out both assists, not just the one you snapped out. This also locks out DHCs to both characters, and in general makes playing a trio riskier. Technically this qualifies as a bug fix, but since it changes that dynamic I have listed it as a Change.
- When Undizzy is at 240+, the attacker always gets the minimum damage-scaled metergain and the victim always gets the maximum.

Big Band
Changes
- All versions of A-Train are now IPS tracked, and can grant Undizzy or IPS bursts if not chained into. (For IPS it counts as a separate special move from Brass Knuckles.)
- He now can’t use taunted supers during the same combo that he gained the taunt.
- Taunted Super Sonic Jazz -190 damage. At full scaling having a taunt gives almost exactly one extra super’s worth of damage now, instead of more than that.

Beowulf
Bug Fixes
- s.MP -> Pipe Bomb will no longer wrongly trigger Undizzy from the mic drop if the first hit of s.MP both wasn't chained into and also brings Undizzy over 240 on the first hit.
- Two chairless j.HPs that would trade with each other, will now tech each other. This requires both attacks to be active! If only one is active then it will grab as normal.
- Removed leftover buggy script from armor reactions. (thanks EU SG!)
- Added missing physical extent box on frame 4 of air knockup hitstun.
Change
- Non-super versions of Canis Major Press are now IPS tracked, and can grant IPS and Undizzy bursts if the grab-mode starting attack wasn't chained into.

Cerebella
Bug Fix
- Enemies held by Excellebella are always considered to be very far in front of her, because on the frames during the settling after being grabbed where that was not the case. This should fix randomly getting attacks facing the wrong way or backward motions during the first part of Excellebella assist grabs.
Changes
- Pummel Horse is now IPS tracked, and can grant Undizzy or IPS bursts if not chained into. (For IPS it now counts as Excellebella, because they are both comboable grabs.)
- The last hit of Excellebella assist only and all followup damage is force-scaled to 33% maximum. (Raw assist 1650 dmg to 1047 dmg.)
- j.HP scales damage to 75%, to give her slightly less reward for how much blockstun and priority it has.

Double
Bug Fix
- The middle hits of j.HP now have the same momentum fix as the last hit does. This may not change very much, it is more for consistency.

Eliza
Bug Fix
- Sekhmet doesn't turn around when hit from the back by certain moves like Zoom!

Robo-Fortune
Bug Fixes
- Instant-air beams are now always possible with assist commands (D,DF,F,UF/U+P+K). Previously this was glitched during jump-rise unless the Kick button was pressed before the Punch button.
- All allied sprites will never blow up Headrone Impact mines. (This was a few bugs combined.)
- Removed leftover buggy script from armor reactions. (thanks EU SG!)
- Headrone Salvo missiles “Kitten Moussles”, free unused pun to good home now properly display IPS and Undizzy sparks when they hit, if those conditions are active.
- Lv1 and Lv3 Catastrophe Cannons now pull the opponent downward more, hitstop on each Cannon hit increased by 4f, and lowered the launch height of the individual hits, to help make many DHCs from Cannon not randomly miss half the time.

Valentine
Bug Fix
- Countervenom and Acquisitive Prescription properly set the DHC number, so the correct DHCs are always available no matter which supers Valentine has done previously. (thanks amabane!)
Change
- Purple poison decides whether it will be max-undizzy-scaled or not when the syringe hits, and doesn't change any time after that.

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January 27

Tournaments! Frosty Faustings is this weekend! Combo Breaker is in May! Salty is every week!

Frosty Faustings is RIGHT NOW!

If you're missin' out on watching people get bopped in Skullgirls, the top 8 from Frosty Faustings will be broadcast on twitch.tv/meleeeveryday this Saturday at noon PST / 3pm EST / etc.

(Also, twitch.tv/rsblackrose is broadcasting the entire pools and finals for Guilty Gear Accent Core +R at Frosty Faustings today, right now, so stop on by and watch another game I really love!)

Full Frosty's schedule is here.

Combo Breaker is in May, in Illinois and always in my heart!

Like I keep sayin', if you're only going to travel to one tournament this year, go to Combo Breaker. It's the best tournament series I have ever attended, and that's not hyperbole. 24-hour venue with available stations for all tournament games. You wanna play at 4AM? Go on down to the venue! And last year they had GIANT PRETZELS!
[Mike Z Stamp of Approval :^]

If you play Skullgirls and can get there, or even if you don't play SG, REGISTER ALREADY! Support the tournaments that have supported us for years!

Salty is every week!

Each and every Friday from ~8:30 PST to 2-3AM, Game Realms in Burbank, California hosts Salty! and broadcasts on twitch.tv/game_realms. There's SG, there's GG, there's VSav, there's sometimes 3s, and heck, I even talk on the mic. NSFW.
(It was formerly known as Salty Cupcakes, but there are no more cupcakes so we replaced them with an exclamation point.)

The opinions expressed herein are my own, obviously. Lab Zero The Corporation does not endorse them, and gave me a stern look for even having them.

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About This Game

Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers.

Skullgirls is a modern take on classic arcade fighters with a hand-drawn high-definition twist. It’s a one-of-a-kind, action-packed competition complete with awesome combos and an intriguing backstory.

key Features:

  • Classic six-button play gives each character a huge variety of attacks and special moves
  • Variable Tag Battle system allows players to pit different size teams of one, two or three characters against one another
  • Custom Assists let you outfit your team with a huge variety of attacks for nearly endless strategic possibilities
  • A Robust Anti-Infinite Combo system keeps competitive play free of abusive tactics

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Window Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Yosemite 10.10.4
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.04 / Fedora 22 / SteamOS
    • Processor: Dual-core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD3000*
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: *MESA drivers 1.6.0 and 1.6.1 are not supported, please update to 1.6.2.
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