Skullgirls Is Coming To Japan Thanks To Japan’s DJMax Publisher

By Spencer . February 5, 2013 . 6:33pm


Cyberfront has two business streams one porting PC games like Ever17 to handhelds like PSP. The other is localizing games from other countries for Japan. Cyberfront brought DJMax Technika Tune and DJMax Portable 3 over. They also pick up Western games like Nano Assault and Test Drive Unlimited 2.


Famitsu says Cyberfront picked up Skullgirls and will publish it as a 1,500 yen ($16) PlayStation 3 game. Konami teamed up with Autumn Games to release Skullgirls for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the West.

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  • About friggin’ time.

  • Strifeking

    Thats great for japan now only if we could get a publisher that would go and grab some of these good games from japan i’d be happy.

    • Elloyd Bennett

      xseed and atlus.. there

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Thats great I hope it does well over there

    • HassanJamal

      It should, its got great animation, a fun fighting game and obviously, girls with boobs.

      • Setsu Oh

        don t forget symphony of the night’s composer doing the music! what a talented woman. and jazz in japan is appreciated so…
        if only snk could get inspired and try their hand at greatly animated 3d kof…..

        • zero254

          Kof 13 used a lot of 3d to make those sprites just so you know.

          • Setsu Oh

            there is a lot of tomato in ketchup. tastes different though, very.

          • zero254

            After maximum Impact I think not. Maybe if they make it like battle fantasia.

          • Setsu Oh

            tekken 1 sucked

  • Raltrios

    Wait… a Japanese company helped bring this to the West, and now another company is going to bring it over to Japan? Did I miss something?

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      Autumn Games is a western company

      • Raltrios

        But the article mentions Konami having teamed up with them.

        • Yeah to help them out for the Western release as a Publisher. Doesn’t mean they had any interest in releasing it in japan

          • Raltrios

            Ah. That clarifies things, then. Still have to wonder why they were involved, though.

  • MikelAL93

    It’s good to hear that Japan will finally have their hands on Skullgirls. Thanks for being so kind and considerate, Cyberfront. :)

  • Go2hell66

    would be awesome if this game blew up and everyone started playing it

  • James Reilly

    Great News, Finally Skullgirls having some period of grace that started on January with XBL Patch/colors progress, PC release, Strong Donation drive got SG good awareness, DLC character revealed, Evo Support, and now this :D

    • 2Chep

      It really is great that the game is finally getting somewhat of a break. There will be a drive held soon to raise some money for DLC characters. I know I will be donating.

  • Cyberfront is handling Skullgirls Japanese release, not Konami?? I find that odd but then again Dragon Age was released by Spike Game not EA despite EA has a branch in Japan. Then again, would the game do well if Arc System Works picked up the rights and distribution for Japan.

    Also I read that Skullgirls has been getting attention in Japan even before it was announced for a Japanese release.

    Now assuming this get a Japanese voice (which I would love to see as a DLC for the US version) for the Japanese dub, I wonder who could voice the character:

    Romi Park for Parasoul

    Anyway can’t wait to see how this game does in Japan, I hope they remember to release a arcade version alongside the console/PC version in Japan.

    • Setsu Oh

      i think serious fight gamers already have it on psn with their western account but it is good to see it get in japan.
      i think ark didnt want to bother with it because it would be yet another project superior to their they would be part of.(like p4a)

      • Well I did read it that Daisuke Ishiwatari, creator of Gulity Gears played Skullgirls and he liked it a lot:

        Well if Cyberfront didn’t picked it up, I’m sure Ishiwatari-sensei would’ve gladly asked the CEO of Arc System work to pick up the JPN license for Skullgirls, who knows maybe an American games could sell better if a well-known Japanese companies like Arc System Works publish it (it worked for Call of Duty when Square Enix published it for Japan), and Arc System could’ve kindly ask Autumn Games for permission to have the Japanese version of Skullgirls to include guest characters like maybe from Blazblue or Guilty Gear to appear in the JPN version of Skullgirls if Arc System Work publish Skullgirls instead of Cyberfront, that would’ve been interesting for me.

        • Setsu Oh

          i thought the same thg, a local trusted brand goes a long way in a foreign country.

          • Yeah that’s what I always thought some of our western games could do better if a well-known Japanese publishers handled localizing and distributing western games, it could have some chance of selling better in Japan. Call of Duty published by Square Enix is one example, and GTA published by Capcom sort of also help hence why GTA is popular in Japan. Maybe we should have Atlus in Japan localize and publish The Witcher 2 and 3 for Japan (maybe Atlus can have permission from the developer to include Persona costumes in the Japanese version of The Witcher 2 and 3).

          • Setsu Oh

            NO. regardless of what you miht have heard, pc is still not that popular in japan. puttig the witcher out there is too dangerous. i rather atlus to put more money promoting kof13 so i can have a kof14 in full 3d

          • The Witcher 2 on 360 but not out in Japan. But The Witcher 3 is going to come out on all console in 2014, so maybe Atlus in Japan could handle The Witcher 3’s release in Japan.

          • Setsu Oh

            ??? did i forget it got released on xbox? apparently idid!
            nevertheless, i think xbox is still even worse than pc in japan, market wise. not enough platforms to invest for.

          • Wll we still got The Witcher 3 which is still in development.

          • Setsu Oh

            the problem i see with that, going multi on a 3rd ep, is people might not want to venture into it: no catching up (aside from 2on xbox) on consoles.
            i think people like for mass effect( most dl game on psn when it began) might want the begining of the story and it isn t on consoles. 3 will sell but not as much as it would have if they did remake 1 on consoles.

  • For a company that got dissolved and then had to build anew, they sure have been busy as of late. PC port is moving, new character announcement, now a Japanese release. They are seriously getting down to business.

  • Astrotrain

    Good news.

  • d19xx

    When you mentioned “PSP” in the article my heart exploded…

  • 2Chep

    Keep on fighting Skullgirls.

  • Kuro Kairi

    I’m happy for skullgirls, that game deserves lots of support, its a product of skill, art, experience and pure fighting game passion.

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