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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"Good 2d fighter with stylish hand-drawn art and great netcode. Really solid tutorial to, a good entrypoint for learning fighting games."
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June 12

Having problems with LP and MK on controllers? (Public Service Announcement)

LP and MK are unresponsive during gameplay? Alrighty.

How do I fix it?
Set "Right Stick Assists" to Off, in button config.
Try adding "-vjoyfix" (without the quotes) as a Launch Option in Steam.
Map "Right stick up" and "Right stick down" to some real input, rather than leaving them unmapped.

OK, so what's the problem?
Your controller driver is reporting bogus information for POV hats, when there is really no information to report for them. VJoy does this by default. As a result, the game thinks your right stick is always pressed upward, and if you have Right Stick Assists on that counts as pressing Assist 1, which is LP+MK. Turning off Right Stick Assists or doing the other things mentioned as solutions ignores this bogus info.

Thanks ninjamunky for bringing the problem to my attention, and Muro for the solution!

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April 17

Skullgirls "WulfPatch" Notes - ARE YOU READY?!

Beowulf is now available, go grab him for FREEEEEE!
Heh, grab, cuz he's a wrestler, see...

** Mid-day update:
Fixed Fortune's tutorial; tutorial dummy jumps vs Painwheel's HK Buer; fix !! showing up when you hit the tutorial dummies with mid attacks. Thanks Ryin for ALL THAT!

If you haven't yet registered for Skullgirls at Combo Breaker, it's coming up on May 22-24th, so go enter! This'll be the version of the game played there - practice up.

Ladies and gents, please welcome Beowulf in his official capacity as the newest Skullgirls character!
::golf claps::
Thank you, it's wonderful to be here, because FINALLY, THE WULF HAS RETURNED TO THE PATCH NOTES! ...what? "Just read the script," they said. Sure. Fine. Great. Okay, here goes... HELLO, THE PATCH NOTES!
Want the full change list?
Here ya go.

See? That wasn't so hard. :^)

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Buy Skullgirls and receive access to the separate Skullgirls Beta, so you can help Lab Zero test out future gameplay changes and characters!

Featured DLC

Thanks to the generosity of our Indiegogo backers, FREE Character DLC will be available to all!

In the coming year, we will release the following DLC characters, ALL OF WHICH will be FREE for a LIMITED TIME:

  • Eliza
  • Beowulf
  • Robo-Fortune

Buying now ensures that you get these amazing DLC characters free!

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

    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
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522 of 562 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Review For Skullgirls PC
Review by : Panda Waifu & Meguca 2.0

Pros :
- Great animations
- Incredible artstyle
- Lovely music
- Very good value for the money
- Mechanically impressive

Cons :
- Weak keyboard controls (Gamepad recommended)
- Multiplayer is unforgiving for newcomers
- Really hard to master

Review :
Skullgirls is a game full of things to love, which can all be appreciated on their own, which all come together to make a unique experience.

First, the visuals:
Skullgirls is easily one of the most visually impressive games you'll ever play. Every single animation is drawn in incredible detail, everything looking extremely smooth and natural. It is worth playing almost for the visuals alone.

Next, the controls: Keyboard controls are done well, but a controller is highly recommended for anyone who wants to fully explore this game, and the abundant movelists, combos, and other features. The tutorials are also far better suited for preparing a player using a controller, rather than a keyboard.

If you're a veteran at fighting games, you'll be pleased at how 'technically' impressive Skullgirls is, allowing for a ton of ways to chain attacks, get massive combos and feel in control. Players who are newer to fighters don't have to worry, there is a tutorial covering a massive amount of game mechanics, and the movelists are easy to understand. As always with fighter games, it can be quite relentless to try and get to high skill levels and pull off every move and mechanic with ease, it does take a lot of practice.

For casual players and veterans alike, there's a ton to enjoy. Story mode covers a pretty cool plot, each character's story really helps to flesh them out and make them feel a bit more alive. You fight your way through a series of matches, a few adding a bit to the story through pre-fight dialog, until you reach a pretty challening final boss where you conclude that character's story. There is a variety of difficulty options available, making it accessible to both beginner and hardcore players.

The character roster is relatively limited, with 8 Fighters being available in the base game, and 4 added DLC fighters (and a Hidden one) available through DLC. It is worth mentioning that if you own the base game upon a DLC's release, it is available for free for a significantly long time. Otherwise, you have to buy the DLCs separately. This can be quite a turn-off for some players, but given the depth of each character it is more than enough to get a ton of enjoyment out of Skullgirls.

Gameplay wise, every character has a variety of moves. There are light, medium and heavy punches and kicks (varying in range, damage, speed, etc on each character) as well as specials, crouched attacks, jumping attacks, and all the other things common to all fighters. Every character has varying difficulties, making them better or worse for less skilled players. A newcomer can likely buttonmash their way through a few PVP matches or the story mode, but on higher difficulties or vs someone who is skilled at fighters will be a brick wall to that strategy.

For many players, the multiplayer is the most important part. From a technical standpoint, the multiplayer was done well and can provide a lag-free environment to anyone who wants to get into it. The community isn't HUGE, but there's always players to face, but as a word of warning, most players you encounter online are very skilled. It can be near impossible to get into as a newcomer to fighters or to Skullgirls. For this reason I do recommend playing this game locally if possible.

In conclusion :
Every moment is enjoyable with the beautiful animation and artstyle, there's a challenge to be found if you're looking for one, and there's a casual, enjoyable experience for those who just want to appreciate the art, voice acting and story.
And for those reaons I'm giving this game a recommendation!

Platforms : PC, Xbox360, Playstation 3.
Developer: Lab Zero Games.
Genre: Action, Indie
Publisher: MarvelousAQL.
Release Date: 22 Aug, 2013.
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Hard to play with one hand.
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22.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Its a fun game.
Unless if you're near your parents.
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197 of 235 people (84%) found this review helpful
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31.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
Reasons to buy this game:

1. You can play as Hemomancer Dio Brando in your quest to become the best opera singer in the world.
2. You can play as Mango Sentinel Helicopter Mode in your quest to reclaim your face.
4. You can play as Wolverine in your quest to fight Rey Mysterio for the world wrestling title.
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So why wouldn't you want to buy this game?
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