Skullgirls To Get A New Bonus Stage As Thanks For Fan Support

By Ishaan . March 4, 2013 . 12:30pm

As thanks for the strong response to Skullgirls’ fundraiser campaign, Lab Zero Games are adding an entirely new bonus stage to the game, independent of any story or stage goals, the developer announced this morning.

 

The new stage will be titled “River King Casino”. The image above is a piece of rough concept art for the stage. Lab Zero say they intend to show the entire design process for the stage’s creation, all the way from rough sketches to final execution. Composer, Michiru Yamane, will be be providing in-progress versions of her music for the stage as well.

 

The Skullgirls fundraiser is currently over $293,000 in contributions. At the $375,000 mark, Lab Zero will begin work on a new character named Big Band to add to the game.

 


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  • Crevox

    Really surprised so many people put forth money for this.

    I’m personally very interested in Big Band, could make me play the game (have it, lost interest).

    • Ruins72

      I want venus

      • JustThisOne

        Yes! Me too! That’s why I’m hoping we at least hit 600k so I can vote for her. *__*

    • Sergio Briceño

      Well, it’s a good and original brawler for starters.

    • http://whatistheexcel.com/ Excel-2014

      It’s not the amount of people, it’s the total cash amount that should be a surprise. Right now it’s an average of $56.12 per head.

      • Andar

        It’s also worth noting that some of the bonus swag is pretty nice too. At $30, you get the game itself with all the new DLC they get funded, so that’s an enticing option for people who never owned the game before this campaign, and at $50 you get some nice ‘collector’s edition-esque’ materials along with Half Minute Hero; buy a game, get another game, plus help fund future DLC and then get it for free. I honestly feel that they have planned this out very well on their part at Lab Zero.

  • James Reilly

    More Stages Mean More Michiru Yamane Music. Hooray~ We Can Potentially get 4 New Stages

  • Ruins72

    I want Venus and her contortionist abilities soooooo badly. Please vote for the goddess of space!

  • http://twitter.com/sadsasds Jack

    It really makes me happy to see that these guys are doing so well and have so many fans. A stage dedicated to the fans is a great idea, new song is a good bonus too.

  • http://whatistheexcel.com/ Excel-2014

    Some guy just donated $2500 on his own and already he’s being chided for it.

    Also, something should be said about Valve vetoing their proposed Team Fortress 2 hat because they announced it prematurely. How many times has this happened now?

    • Locklear93

      Bah. If I had that kind of money for kickstarting games, I’d do it. Maybe not for Skullgirls (though I will be pitching in next paycheck), but I’d absolutely have thrown in that kind of money for Grim Dawn. No sense chiding people for what they do with their money. They’re going to do it anyway.

    • James Reilly

      It was Matt from Two Best Friends. You know the one of the duo from that SG Rap on FIghterpedia

      • http://whatistheexcel.com/ Excel-2014

        Even so.

        It makes me want to donate like $20,000 anonymously just to make the other donators feel inadequate.

        • http://twitter.com/sadsasds Jack

          How petty are you? I don’t think anyone donates large amounts just to make people “feel inadequate.” It all goes to a cause people want funded, grow up.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          You’ve been plenty aggressive with your posts recently. Let’s try and avoid continuing such here. Warned.

          • http://whatistheexcel.com/ Excel-2014

            It was just a joke. Come on now. I wasn’t even the one chiding him.

          • NTaiyokun

            Well then you suck at joke telling.

            And for the record, yes, I am pissed about the removal of the TF2 Hat. I am considering backing out, but at the same time, I still get a free steam code (I’ve got a fighting stick I got as a gift, but unable to use it because I has a 360 and Mayflash is VERY fussy with it), and I’m supporting them too.

  • Zonic505

    Makes me glad that not only are people still donating, but the fact the developers continue to reward people for helping out. Props to both sides.

  • MrJechgo

    Let’s hope they can get up to $625,000, because the people’s choice with be added with a story segment.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    So happy they are getting closer and closer to their goal =^_^=

  • Ixbran

    PLEASE HELP RAISE MORE MONEY! I WANNA PLAY AS STANLY!

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