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Skullgirls Hitting XBLA Tomorrow

Posted by GG Goblin On April - 10 - 2012

Autumn Games’ highly anticipated 2D fighting game, Skullgirls, will be available to purchase from XBLA tomorrow (April 11th) for 1200 MSPoints, with the PSN version coming soon.

 
Skullgirls puts players in control of fierce female warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Fighters battle it out for control of a mysterious artifact known as the Skull Heart, which has the power to grant the victor’s wishes. Those judged impure are transformed into the fearful instrument of their twisted wish – a pale and lovely tempest, a beautiful nightmare – the Skullgirl. The team behind Skullgirls is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad, whose work has been featured in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming.

 
“Fans have been eagerly awaiting Skullgirls since we announced it a year ago.  Reverge’s passion and love for this game is clear in the artistry of the story and characters and balance in the gameplay,” said Jason Donnell, President and COO, Autumn Games. “Skullgirls delivers a state-of-the-art fighting game experience that will appeal to everyone, from tournament level fighters to casual fans, at a $15 price point.”

 
The game, which has been highly anticipated by the fighting game community, is expected to become a mainstay in the tournament scene, starting with tournaments in North America, Europe, and Australia sponsored by Autumn Games:

 
- PowerUp 2012: Cincinnati – April 13-15

- Stunfest: Rennes, France – April 13-15

- ESC: The Elite Series at Wizard World Toronto Comicon: Toronto – April 14-15

- Shadowloo Showdown: Melbourne, Australia – May 4-6

- Toryuken: Toronto – May 19-20

- Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8: Chicago – May 25-27

- Northwest Majors: Seattle – June 2-3

- Montreal Annual Tournament: Montreal – June 2-3

- East Coast Throwdown: Morristown, N.J. – June 9-10

- CEO 2012: Orlando, Fla. – June 15-17

- Midwest Championships 2012: Nashville, Tenn. – June 22-24

-ESC: Elite Series (Finals): Toronto – July 28

 
More tournaments will be announced in the coming weeks and additional details on upcoming tournaments can be found on the official Skullgirls website by visiting http://skullgirls.com/2012/04/skullgirls-tournaments/

 
Fighting game fans looking for Skullgirls swag can head to the game’s online store at http://shop.skullgirls.com.  In celebration of the game’s launch, Autumn Games is offering free shipping on all orders of more than $49.99 shipped within the U.S.

 
The online store, where fans can purchase merchandise including t-shirts and home goods, allows fighting game buffs to customize their own Skullgirls gear using a library of 2D art drawn by Ahad. Pre-designed items also are available. International shipping is available by signing up for a free account with Borderlinx.

 
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