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Skullgirls - PC release confirmed

AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
edited May 2012 in Games and Technology

Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game being headed by reknowned tournament player Mike Z of Guilty Gear, MvS2 and blazblue fame. It is a tag team game similar to MvS2 in that it has tags, assists, etc, it uses a ratio system, similar to CvS2, which basically means you can pick either 1-3 characters in your team. 1 is individually stronger, 2 is individually weaker but benefits from having more characters than 1, and 3 is individually weaker than 1 and 2 but benefits from having more characters than 1 and 2.

Technical system details shamelessly ripped from wikipedia. TLDR version is basically no infinites (hopefully), more protection from high/low unblockables, GGPO, custom assists and more lenient windows for complex inputs.
Spoiler:

The game will ship with 8 characters, with more to come in DLC.


Announced characters:

Filia
http://skullgirls.com/characters/filia/


Cerebella
http://skullgirls.com/characters/cerebella/


Peacock
http://skullgirls.com/characters/peacock/


Parasoul
http://skullgirls.com/characters/parasoul/


Ms. Fortune
http://skullgirls.com/characters/ms-fortune/


Painwheel
http://skullgirls.com/characters/painwheel/


Valentine
http://skullgirls.com/characters/valentine/


Double
http://skullgirls.com/characters/double/

Gameplay videos:





Interviews:


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Comments

  • RoyallyFlushedRoyallyFlushed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Currently, after watching a bit of the videos, I'm extremely skeptical of this game. But then there's not a whole lot really known about it yet either, so at least it's a small blip on the radar now.

  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited February 2011
    some dickhead playing storm in the background of the gameplay video got sort of annoying, but I'm excited for any new IPs in the fighting game arena.

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  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It's a game about girls, who all look the same, with magical deadly hair trying to stab eachother?

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  • KazakaKazaka Registered User
    edited February 2011
    It's a game about girls, who all look the same, with magical deadly hair trying to stab eachother?
    Antihippy wrote:
    Though only one character is revealed so far.

    ... They ate, slept and worked. Some of them found uninteresting partners at work who they married and came home to. Sometimes they would half-heartededly thrust into each other and children were made. They lived a middle class existence until their deaths to heart disease and cancer.
  • DesertChickenDesertChicken Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Go go indie game devs.

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  • BeckBeck Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I like these games because I feel like Ibuki from Street Fighter 3 was a really awesome character, and I was sad when they nerfed her too much in 3rd strike. But at the same time, these games all tend to feel like Guilty Gear, and I'm not really sure if Guilty Gear is a great fighting game.

    I'm not really sure if Street Fighter 4 is a great fighting game.

    I'd like a game that's better than Street Fighter 3, and I'm not sure if this is it. This looks fun, and I'll definitely enjoy an excuse to break out my Arcade Stick, but I'd like an excuse to break out my Arcade Stick for more than a week.

    (Well, I'd like a reason to play a fighting game besides 3rd Strike for more than a week).

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yeah there really isn't much shown.

    Hopefully now they finally have a publisher alot more info will roll out.
    I like these games because I feel like Ibuki from Street Fighter 3 was a really awesome character, and I was sad when they nerfed her too much in 3rd strike. But at the same time, these games all tend to feel like Guilty Gear, and I'm not really sure if Guilty Gear is a great fighting game.

    Guilty gear is one of the best fucking fighting game series of all time.

    Mike_z describes it as "fixed marvel" though, if that means anything to you.

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  • gunwarriorgunwarrior Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Skeptical, but I'll keep an eye on this anyways

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Mike effing Z? Whose the grappler in the game?

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
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    Supposedly the one on the left.

    They removed the characters from the main site though (and most of the main site too in fact) so I dunno, could be different.

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  • Liquid GhostLiquid Ghost oh shit son Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The character design and animations seem fine. The mechanics will probably be pretty tight. Maybe some new ideas here and there. The sound and backgrounds aren't so great. The layout looks incredibly stripped-down and uninteresting. Eh. Very skeptical. "Weird girls punching each other and calling out the names of their incredibly silly and often stupid-looking attacks" has been done no less than 273 times before.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Klonoa of the Wind WAHOO!Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Even though there's only one character revealed, I like the style

    Downloadable title, I wonder?

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    The character design and animations seem fine. The mechanics will probably be pretty tight. Maybe some new ideas here and there. The sound and backgrounds aren't so great. The layout looks incredibly stripped-down and uninteresting. Eh. Very skeptical. "Weird girls punching each other and calling out the names of their incredibly silly and often stupid-looking attacks" has been done no less than 273 times before.

    You gotta remember that all of the footage shown are very early in development. One of the stages in the first video is very apparently a placeholder, for example.

    One of the more interesting things honestly for me is that Mike Z is working on it. He's pretty much a fighting game legend and seems to have a strong grasp of what to do mechanics-wise so far.

    Also, interesting to me for the fact that this will probably be the only american developed fighting game that has a decent fighting system. :P

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  • RoyallyFlushedRoyallyFlushed Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Antihippy wrote: »
    SkullGirls%202D%20Fighting%20Game%20Coming%20To%20Xbox%20360%20And%20PS3%20This%20Year.jpg

    Supposedly the one on the left.

    They removed the characters from the main site though (and most of the main site too in fact) so I dunno, could be different.

    Ick, that looks awful. If all the characters in this end up being teenage girls who fight with their hair...then bleh. Fighting games with mostly/all girl casts are already one thing, and I didn't think the first girl looked all that good visually already (between the extremely typical schoolgirl outfit and mostly seeming to have various move animations ripped off from other game characters). I hope the plan seriously isn't to make a roster large enough to justify a 3v3 fighting game that consists of nothing but girls fighting with silly looking prehensile hair.

  • Liquid GhostLiquid Ghost oh shit son Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I doubt it will be that bad, but I'm willing to give it a try. So far, though, I'm not sure how this isn't going to be yet another chick-themed 2D fighter with "lolol wild and CRAZY" character design. Not a single crumb of available information is hinting at a project that's actually original and/or interesting. Like I said, though, I want to give it a spin. Maybe it will be a surprising hit.

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  • BeckBeck Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Yeah there really isn't much shown.

    Hopefully now they finally have a publisher alot more info will roll out.
    I like these games because I feel like Ibuki from Street Fighter 3 was a really awesome character, and I was sad when they nerfed her too much in 3rd strike. But at the same time, these games all tend to feel like Guilty Gear, and I'm not really sure if Guilty Gear is a great fighting game.

    Guilty gear is one of the best fucking fighting game series of all time.

    Mike_z describes it as "fixed marvel" though, if that means anything to you.

    Man, I still love X2, but I don't think it's a great series.

    At the same time, I feel like Street Fighter jumped the shark, so I'm pretty critical of things! But I don't dig on long combos and air dashing (as in, dashing upwards, I'm just not a big fan of long juggling in general).

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    So far most of the hype comes from it being a new fighting game and also the pedigree. If you don't know who Mike Z is you might not care.

    There's also a pretty interesting history behind the game, though I can't really find a link to it now.

    Also, all-girl fighting games, other then arcana heart, are fucking trash that sells itself through nauseating otaku bait character design rather than gameplay mechanics, so there's also that in that it actually looks pretty good mechanics wise.

    Also, there aren't really all that much all-girl fighting games. I can think of maybe, 5, all-girl fighting games in recent memory.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm reminded a lot of Bayonetta.

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  • Liquid GhostLiquid Ghost oh shit son Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I hope there aren't any instakills. They were a cool idea at first, but it all eventually devolved into a bunch of nonsense visual wankery. They're useless most of the time, anyway, and are often utilized when you're already winning and/or fighting an opponent with a gigantic asshole for a brain. Basically an artistic teabagging that you pull off by doing stupid shit with the controller.

    this is your brain on seven yottabytes of suicidegirls and sixty pounds of pot
  • l337CrappyJackl337CrappyJack Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Antihippy wrote: »
    So far most of the hype comes from it being a new fighting game and also the pedigree. If you don't know who Mike Z is you might not care.

    There's also a pretty interesting history behind the game, though I can't really find a link to it now.

    Also, all-girl fighting games, other then arcana heart, are fucking trash that sells itself through nauseating otaku bait character design rather then gameplay mechanics, so there's also that in that it actually looks pretty good mechanics wise.

    Also, there aren't really all that much all-girl fighting games. I can think of maybe, 5, all-girl fighting games in recent memory.

    I'm pretty sure the character designs are done by Kinoku, who is a contributor to Paul Robertson's Mecha Fetus Visublog.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Yeah, I know there are alot of contributors to the project, but Mike Z is the most prominent one in it.

    The character designs are so far pretty interesting in that tim burton gothic kind of way.

    I also think someone from the art forums here might be contributing art to this project too?

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  • DragkoniasDragkonias Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Only problem I've had with the game so far is it seems kind of floaty. But I'm willing to give new fighters a chance so we'll see.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-skullgirls/17-3845/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMqdK9MAzBw&feature=feedu

    Looking pretty good so far.

    The sound design is bumming the shit out of me though. <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    GDC walkthrough on Gametrailers.

    Seems to have a similar ratio system like in CvS2, which is AWESOME.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-11-skullgirls/711325?type=flv

    Showing DHCs in action.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gdc-11-skullgirls/711305?type=flv

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  • RavidrathRavidrath Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Anyone play this at PAX?

    Lots of very positive previews out in the last week, so I'm curious to hear hands-on impressions from people.

    http://kotaku.com/#!5780676/skullgirls-the-smarter-2d-fighting-game

    http://www.gamesradar.com/xbox360/sk...07161826658010

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/115/1152891p1.html

    Giant Bomb's GDC Quick Look EX goes into a lot of detail about the systems and improvements they're trying to make. It's early, but is quite playable already.

    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-skullgirls/17-3845/

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Symphony of the night composer joining the project.

    http://www.giantbomb.com/news/symphony-of-the-night-composer-signs-on-for-skullgirls/3063/

    Which does fit I guess.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Have they revealed more Characters? I have an issue of game informer with a blurb about this game and it shows 2 fighters that are d efinitely not the maid in those videos.

    This does look kind of cool though I like the art direction and it s eems pretty fluid.

  • ContentContextContentContext Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Have they revealed more Characters? I have an issue of game informer with a blurb about this game and it shows 2 fighters that are d efinitely not the maid in those videos.

    This does look kind of cool though I like the art direction and it s eems pretty fluid.

    Here's some old character art. Not sure how many of those made it in. The only officially confirmed characters are Filia, Cerebella and Peacock.

  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Sample track from Ms Yamane.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV8uYpvMYWQ

    I like it!

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Finally actually revealed another character!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kum1Z78mgzI&feature=player_embedded

    She looks pretty freaking cool.

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  • vagrant_windsvagrant_winds is pumped-up. Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    She's like a 1960s cartoon villain. I love it.

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  • MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Oddly this game only showed up on my radar after I watched that video on Giant Bomb about the game's animation.

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  • RawrBearRawrBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Skullgirls looks pretty cool. Though I think some of the enthusiasm I would otherwise have for the project is a bit tempered because they are the competition.

  • ContentContextContentContext Registered User regular
    So, who are people gonna play? I'm leaning towards Peacock, because she has Baiken's j.D, and Ms. Fortune, because she's the first 2 person character I might be able to manage.

  • blaze_zeroblaze_zero Registered User regular
    Valentine. I've liked her design since I saw it like four years ago on Alex's Devart.

  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X When you speak I hear muffinsRegistered User regular
    Just found out about this! I like the look of Ms. Fortune and Parasoul.

    The soundtrack is being done by the lady who did Rocket Knight Adventures and Castlevania! :D

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  • GrimthwackerGrimthwacker Pegasus Knights do it in midairRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    I don't usually "Get HYPE!" for fighting games, but gattdangit this is just too stylish not to love. The folks over at GAF have been going gaga over Skullgirls for a while, and I think it deserves a proper new thread with all the details and characters revealed thus far - I'd be more than happy to do it, but I don't know thing one about the kind of technical detail that Reverge has implemented into the system, so I'd probably look like an ass. I would like to point out all the great voice talent involved (such as Cristina Valenzuela - better know as BlazBlue's Noel Vermillion, and this game's voice director - and Erin Fitzgerald among other game/anime VA's), and just how great everything looks and sounds. At this point I'll get it just to show appreciation for how much effort and love the team have put into it.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Nice day for a Waa WeddingRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    It's not like Antihippy is gone or anything. Send a PM and see if you can't get the OP updated.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    I was actually more under the impression that nobody here was interested seeing the less than enthusiastic response when I first started. :P

    I'll update when I can. I've been following it a little bit.

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  • Dark Raven XDark Raven X When you speak I hear muffinsRegistered User regular
    Well back then it was all hypothetical, one character, etc.

    Now it's a game!

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