Skullgirls Over $420,000 In Funds, Here Are More Potential Characters

By Ishaan . March 17, 2013 . 4:30pm

Here’s your latest Skullgirls update. With over $420,000 in contributions, and two new characters—Squigly and Big Bang—in development for the game, Lab Zero are now focusing on trying to reach their next major stretch goal.


As previously reported, at $600,000, a third new character for the game will go into development. Just which character this is will be based on fan votes. We’ve already shared some of them before, and here are your latest options:



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  • alastor3

    I got skullgirl when it came out on PSN because one of my friend got it but we didnt really played and I haven’t touch it since. I love the character of school girl but I wonder if it’s gonna do the same if I have no friends to play.

  • Klaus00

    Ottomo is a mech kinda resembling slenderman controlled by a newborn Rat I assume? Hehe I love the originality of the characters they bring us

    • chroma816

      I see it more like a kind of joke; the character is a tall, horse-faced robot being whose “rider” is a short creature. Horse jockies are short, and ride tall horses.

    • SolRevr

      Maybe it’s an otter? otter, ottomo.

      • SirTeffy

        It’s a Dagonian – this one’s a cross between a newt and an axlotl.

      • Cellsai

        His name is Tom. He pilots an Automoton called Ottomo.

    • Detrimont

      looks like a naked mole rat to me

  • Linhua

    … wow… somehow Eliza reminds me of Street Fighter’s Rose… just way more Egyptian-ized.

    … still boss.

    … and Yu-Wan, after sizing you all up he’s all like: “Yu-Wan-Sumo?” XD

    … okay I realize there is potentially another pun in there that was unintended but lol anyway.

  • D-Rev

    I’m hoping if they do reach the 600K goal, Feng or Mrs. Victoria gets in.

  • Christopher Nunes

    I wonder how Minette fights like in the Skullgirl games, but I like her a lot! ^_^

    Though I still will pick Marie as I want to know more about her Story in the game.

    • Wenzel

      Mike Z says that will be like a gag char. like Roll (Megaman)

      • Christopher Nunes

        So Minette will fight like a gag character? Funny thing is I kick butt with Roll in TvC. ^_^

        • Wenzel


      • SirTeffy

        It’s important to note that it’s “LIKE” a gag character, since they don’t have the budget to make an ACTUAL gag character, any “joke-like” characters will be viable to use – think Phoenix Wright in MVC3, or Roll in TvC.

    • JustThisOne

      Apparently, she’s fights in a very desperate manner, as if she doesn’t want to fight at all. So when she runs, she’ll really be running away. Something to that theme.

      I watch too many streams. xD

      • Christopher Nunes

        Streams? Where did you get this info?

        • JustThisOne

          Oh, well, every Thursday they stream on twitch.

          And there’s also a LabZero one. There’s no set schedule.

          They like answering questions. The voice actors get in on it. The “Mysterious Character Edition!” videos are the ones that have the most info on these guys.

          I.. I don’t really remember which one has Minette in it. Sorry. ;__;

          EDIT: I had to make sure I wasn’t crazy and hallucinating details, so I found it for you. xD

          It’s fourteen minutes in.

          • Christopher Nunes

            Thanks! ^_^

  • Jesse Torres

    so 100,000 dollars per character? i dont get it, and how many characters are in the roster?

    • Cellsai

      Currently two characters have been funded through the drive, Big Band costing $200k and Squigly costing $175k (Squigs is cheaper because she had been slightly started already). Now they’re pushing for their 3rd major stretch goal which costs another $200k: funding a 3rd character who will be chosen by popular vote. There’ll be 31 characters to choose from.

    • Detrimont

      no, it was 150000 for the first character (squigly), 375000 for second (big band), and 600000 for another character that fans who donated vote for out of the characters that get revealed for every 20000 donated. meaning, if they get over 600000(or 625000 so every character gets a story) there will be 11 playable characters (8 original, 3 DLC)

  • Zeik56

    I’d totally start playing this game if Yu-Wan got in. Too bad that’s probably not going to happen.

  • LegendaryLos

    Eliza. Yu-Wan. Do want.

  • Freud_Hater

    I love Yu-Man and Linette XD

    • Christopher Nunes

      *Minette, not Linette. :)

  • Pockystix

    I want all the ladies to be in this game

    but I think I don’t have enough money for that lol

  • Solomon_Kano

    Yu-Wan. Yesss.

  • Hinataharem

    Eliza Eliza Eliza!!

  • Minette is adorable 0.0

  • Shadowman

    Eliza and Minette please

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    My eyes are locked on Feng

  • Nivans

    I doubt they will reach the 600k+ with 9 days left :(, so I wonder what they will do with the “left over” money

    • James Reilly

      They are currently going at the pace daily to hit at least 625k. Thats not even factoring in the last 48 hours floodgate donations

      • Nivans

        oh really? i didn’t expect the last hours to be like that. First time i donate in a campaign, made more sense to me to donate as early as possible.

    • Jessica Barron

      You’d be surprise. A lot of people wait to donate last minute.

  • JustThisOne

    180K to go! I’m throwing in my lot for Venus.

    I like how Yu Wan’s got a Siu Long Bao/a dumpling drawing on his shirt. :>

  • Punny Fuzz

    Better(?) link for more info on potential mystery character:

    • JustThisOne

      :O Thank you for posting this! It’s so informative…

      Do you think they made this as some kind of voting guide, in the event we hit 600k?

  • MrRobbyM

    I find most of these potential characters more interesting than the original cast >_> The first three are cool

  • Sakurazaki

    Still going for B. Dahlia!

    Or Stanley.

  • DarthSithZero

    YU-Wan (I love weird characters) & Eliza (I like girls with egyptian clothes)

  • Sergio Briceño

    I want Yu-Wan. We getting characters.

  • kool_cid414

    Big Bang?

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Minette as a fighter? sure why not :D

  • Elvick

    They’re all awesome. D;

  • Jessica Barron

    Eliza is awesome and all, but I still want my Black Dahlia.

  • komiko12

    Eliza! Just love those Egyptian inspired characters.. :D

  • Think Minette and Maria should have higher priority since they’re already IN the game but not playable <.< w/e though…

  • Warboss Aohd

    Yu-Wan iz best.

  • Göran Isacson

    Yu-Wan is a kick-ass veteran who just wants to run a restaurant and don’t want no trabbre, but is forced back into action by his heart of gold, AND he’s a carp-man. I didn’t know I wanted a character like that, but now I do. While Minette is cute and all, I think I’m a little bit more interested in Ottomo and Beatrix, if only due to Ottomos cool design and Beatrixs rivalry with Cerebella providing an interesting story beat. Also, Taliesin was creepier than I imagined… and yet I still want him in the game.

  • Eliza, enough said lol =^_^=

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Hopefully all of this fan support catches the eye of another publisher; this game is screaming for a full retail release. These guys really have an amazing vision here, finally a bit of diversity and uniqueness in a stale, stagnant market. I donated to the cause for the first time ever only because I support their artistic visions……and because I’m tired of Street Fighter. Go Skullgirls!

  • Don’t forget that they added a new goal to their Kickstarter, Ishaan! If they get above $725,000, they will donate their Game Engine to Mane6! Even Faust has their support!

    • CirnoLakes

      Sadly, I don’t think most My Little Pony fans know about this at all, because it seems like a lot of My Little Pony fans stopped keeping up with the project as soon as the cease and desist letters happened.

      So I doubt that pony fans are really going to end up putting a lot of money to this cause. That isn’t to say they wouldn’t if they heard about it But it would be a difficult task even getting most “bronies” aware that the project is even still a thing anymore.

      • Oh, but it is a thing. By the time the news went up, in in the last couple of days, the usual rate of donations since this has started has gone up by $40k! What Hasbro has done only made that project gain strength beyond legal power.

        Now, I will admit that I never seen any season of that show, but I will admit that Mane6 has done a very excellent job with their project, given their workarounds on the limitations of FM2K. And with Lab Zero’s support, they will revitalize the Fighting Game genre to higher levels! Provided they do more with their abilities and talents.

  • Jesse Torres

    Wow, these characters are so expensive to create. is this how much money characters are worth on fighting games?

  • Vash bane

    hmm still being called skullgirls?

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