Skullgirls 2nd Encore is now available for PS Vita
Developer Lab Zero Games has announced that Skullgirls 2nd Encore is now available for the PlayStation Vita. The 2D fighter is available via the PlayStation Network for purchase.
Skullgirls was initially developed by Reverge Labs, published by Konami and Autumn Games, and saw a release back in 2012. Due to financial issues that both publishers faced, post release content was cancelled and the entire development team was fired.
Reverge Labs reemerged as Lab Zero Games after the fallout. In late 2012, they were able to continue post game content after launching a successful indiegogo campaign.
Autumn Games eventually ended their relationship with co-publisher Konami. Konami then requested that Skullgirls be removed from both Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network in December 2013. The game was eventually re-released as Skullgirls Encore in 2014 with newly secured publishers
Skullgirls is unique due to certain features partly unique unto itself. It features a cast of 14 characters that are fully hand drawn. The roster features a motley crew cast of mainly female characters with only 2 male fighters (Big Band & Beowulf) to date. The story focuses on the Skullheart, an artifact which grants wishes for any woman who obtains it. Each heroine clashes with the other in hopes to get her wish granted. If she is has an impure heart, she'll become a monster bent on destruction.
Skullgirls was praised by both fans and critics alike for highly technical gameplay reminiscent of Marvel vs Capcom. The game is also recognized for having fluid animation for all it's characters.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore features include all DLC fighters, cross play with the PlayStation 3 & PlayStation 4, and challenge mode to name a few. If you're looking for a fighter as technical as it is visually expressive, Skullgirls may be for you.