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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July 22

7/22 patch!

I have nothing clever to say.

Bugfixes!
- Fixed the longstanding bug where sometimes Player 1's inputs would be duplicated as Player 2 on the Training Mode dummy / on the Controller Config screen! Now everyone can use Training Mode normally. :^) (Thanks BlueFeena for helping!)
- Fixed a random crash in super-shadow rendering when Feral Edge collides with Motor Brigade. (Thanks Triblue for sending me crash replays!)

Replay Playback
- Pressing MP while watching a replay will enable the "simple" Attack Data display. Note that it begins when you enable it, so if you enable it during a combo the current-combo-damage values will be incorrect.
- Pressing MK during combat, not round transitions or the pause menu, while watching a replay will toggle 25% slow-motion on/off. (Thanks Liam for reminding me.)

Bug Reporting
- If you have Replays enabled and the game crashes during a fight in any mode where Replays are saved, it will automatically save CRASH_REPLAY.ini and .rnd in the normal replay folder. Renaming those files to a valid replay number and playing it back in Replay Theater SHOULD reliably crash the game again. If it does, send 'em to me somehow!

Title screen build ID 14058

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June 30

Quick Match? More like BugFIXED Match!

:^)

General
- Fixed Quick Match not submitting any new wins to the leaderboard ever, which I accidentally broke when I made it support 3/5 sets. (thanks BeizlFreiz!)

While looking at how to fix that bug, I found another one.

(I briefly considered just writing this bugfix as "Fixed a bug with score reporting on PC," but we're Lab Zero and we own our mistakes as well as our successes.)

THE FOLLOWING BUG WAS PC (WIN/MAC/LINUX) ONLY. IT DID NOT AFFECT ANY CONSOLES. Every version has different leaderboard code.
Disclaimer: I may not have written this code, but I did fix it! :^P
[deep breath]
- Fixed...a bug...with PC Quick Match score reporting...that has been present since the very first PC build...where the check for when to report scores to the leaderboard was
if(mWinningPlayer == 0)
instead of the correct
if(mWinningPlayer == myPlayerNumber)
...the end result being that if Player 1 won the game, both players would report a win for themselves. If Player 2 won, neither player would report a win. So the PC leaderboard currently reflects the number of times you played a Quick Match where Player 1 won the game, rather than the number of times you won. Heh?

AGAIN, THIS DID NOT APPLY TO CONSOLES. CONSOLE SCORE REPORTING IS FINE.

The game now correctly reports a win only for the player that won, all the time.

I'm not going to reset the leaderboards, though.
*G1antK1ngTurtlE* can keep the huge pile of bodies, even though some of them are illusory. :^)

[Title screen build number 13992]

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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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Veserados
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Fighting boobs
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Weeb Trash
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
202020

It's terrible.









Get out of here
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im garbage
( 244.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
It's the fighting game that got me into fighting games, what else can I say?

Skullgirls is honestly in my opinion one of the best 2D fighters in a long time. It will probably stay that way for a while too. It's ridiculously deep and fast paced, has an incredible community and lead by an incredible dev (<3 u mike), and has super deep and thoughtful tutorials to get a player who hasn't ever touched a fighter in their life to be able to understand the basics. This game is easy to learn, hard to master, and boy is it hard to master. It has a whopping amount of advanced techniques, learnable MU knowledge, and a still evolving metagame. The community is still at large at PC, it may not seem like much at times but for the most part we're still very talkative and willing to help out with new players in any way we can, we really enjoy it.

It can be a rough start.

The multiplayer is full of experienced players, even in beginner lobbies, and for the love of god unless you have 500+ hrs of gametime and knowledge down to the frame data, don't hit quick match for your sanity and self esteem. You will get hit by 20-50 hit combos and those seem like normal strings and they can seem even more intimidating with good assists. And by all means this portion of the game is not for everyone, many people will call it bulls***, and wonder like me at first "Why the f*** is there no combo breakers and what's up with the damage scaling, this is ridiculous!" or something to that extent. It can be very, very intimidating. But for every bit that it can be intimidating, there are helpful counter measures that the community can reach out to you with extensive guides, knowledge, coaching, and more. If anything, give the game a good 20 hours, try it out, invest yourself in it, if you really don't like it, you can say you tried.

In short.

Skullgirls is a really deep, relatively easy to pick up, but intimidating animu tiddy fighter. It can turn you into a walking salt mill or a monk depending on how you take your losses and learn from them. It's got a burning community with a fire to keep this game going and to keep it going for as long as they see fit, and it's perfectly understandable why, it's an amazing fighting game.
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Lisa
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I give Skullgirls a 5 out of 5, for being a fighting game that manages to capture you and just keep you going. Most fighting games are all about the HYAH KYU KAMEHAMEYA and you can still get that from Skullgirls, but it also features several heart-wrenching story lines and more is being revealed as more content is added to the game. It's a story that makes you want to keep playing story mode.
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Stardust The Pony Lovin' Furfag
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Do NOT buy this for your boyfriend under ANY circumstances. You are buying him 8+ new Waifus. He won't need you anymore. If you value your relationship, keep him FAR AWAY from this game.


Now, for my review. Amazing, fun game. And it runs on my super craptastic computer semi-smoothly So that alone gets my rating up. Not much of an anime fan, but still enjoy this game more than I probably should. Characters are great, albeit disgusting, some of them. And I can see how you could easily develop crushes on some of them. Favorite characters have to be Peacock, Beowulf, Robo Fortune and Valentine. Soundtrack's great too. Wish it was for sale, since I can't find it in the game files

A solid 8/10 game that I will likely clock in 50+ hours in easily.
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Jack Smilyan
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Product received for free
I killed my friends so I have no one to play with :(
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DBZFORMERS
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
its impossibly hard to get good at this ♥♥♥♥ and the online scene is sparse. the dlc is too expensive. it plays like an mvc2 rip off....
10/10 would pay 25$ again
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Cave Newell #TeamHeavy
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Interessante, hm NÃO GOSTEI É POR ISSO QUE DEI UM SIM
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y2k (´・ω・`)
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
waifu game 10/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
165.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Pros
1.Main roster is solid
2.Awesome music
3.COMBOS
4.EZ COMBOZ
5.pretty gud dlc,but just save up for the 2nd encore upgrade its worth it)
6.Amazing art by the creators and guest artist
7.fighting mechanics similar to marvel vs capcom games

Cons
1.pretty challenging final boss
2.prepare your self for tough (VERRY HARD) online matches

Overall Skullgirls is an amazinfg 2d fighter that should be given a whirl for those interested
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
If you like Street Fighter and Marvel Vs. Capcom, this is for sure the game for you.

There's some huge combos you can pull off with tag teams, not a whole lot of characters, but it's more than bearable with the memorable characters, and it even has some cool ♥♥♥ art made by fans.

So, it's not too late to get this damn good 2D fighting game.
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23 of 41 people (56%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
245.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
When playing Skullgirls, you are given a choice:
You either git gud or get rekt.

I chose to git gud.
What do you choose?
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
244.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
It's the fighting game that got me into fighting games, what else can I say?

Skullgirls is honestly in my opinion one of the best 2D fighters in a long time. It will probably stay that way for a while too. It's ridiculously deep and fast paced, has an incredible community and lead by an incredible dev (<3 u mike), and has super deep and thoughtful tutorials to get a player who hasn't ever touched a fighter in their life to be able to understand the basics. This game is easy to learn, hard to master, and boy is it hard to master. It has a whopping amount of advanced techniques, learnable MU knowledge, and a still evolving metagame. The community is still at large at PC, it may not seem like much at times but for the most part we're still very talkative and willing to help out with new players in any way we can, we really enjoy it.

It can be a rough start.

The multiplayer is full of experienced players, even in beginner lobbies, and for the love of god unless you have 500+ hrs of gametime and knowledge down to the frame data, don't hit quick match for your sanity and self esteem. You will get hit by 20-50 hit combos and those seem like normal strings and they can seem even more intimidating with good assists. And by all means this portion of the game is not for everyone, many people will call it bulls***, and wonder like me at first "Why the f*** is there no combo breakers and what's up with the damage scaling, this is ridiculous!" or something to that extent. It can be very, very intimidating. But for every bit that it can be intimidating, there are helpful counter measures that the community can reach out to you with extensive guides, knowledge, coaching, and more. If anything, give the game a good 20 hours, try it out, invest yourself in it, if you really don't like it, you can say you tried.

In short.

Skullgirls is a really deep, relatively easy to pick up, but intimidating animu tiddy fighter. It can turn you into a walking salt mill or a monk depending on how you take your losses and learn from them. It's got a burning community with a fire to keep this game going and to keep it going for as long as they see fit, and it's perfectly understandable why, it's an amazing fighting game.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
This is my first real purchase on Steam and I have to say that I really enjoy how it plays. I do not always like it though but that is mainly because I am so new to the game. Is this game perfect? Well what game really is? I don't think it is a perfect game but it sure is fun to play escpecially if you have some friends to battle against!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
I played this today (7/22) more than i played it at all since i got it.
i was playing w a friend.
play w your friends
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Product received for free
I killed my friends so I have no one to play with :(
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
I give Skullgirls a 5 out of 5, for being a fighting game that manages to capture you and just keep you going. Most fighting games are all about the HYAH KYU KAMEHAMEYA and you can still get that from Skullgirls, but it also features several heart-wrenching story lines and more is being revealed as more content is added to the game. It's a story that makes you want to keep playing story mode.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Waifu fighter of the century. Not a lot of characters in quantity, but the quality is top notch. Great music and aesthetic. The fighting is rock solid too. Great game for newcomers, awesome tutorial.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
185.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
It's really easy for fighting games begginers like me to get into this game. The character roster might seem a bit small at first, but every character is truly unique, and the game likes to emphasize that in their respective tutorials (which are very good, too). If the game's on sale, give it a try. It's a fun game to play with friends, especially those who have a similar or slightly higher skill level than yours. I've owned this game for quite some time, and I'm glad to see Lab Zero's continued support paid off, the game really feels different and better than it did before the numerous additions given to it throughout these years. As a side note, I'd reccomend getting a gamepad if you don't have one. Most of my friends who play on a keyboard don't seem to enjoy it as much, I don't think that's just a coincidence.
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