Skullgirls’ First New Character Expected In July Alongside PC Version

By Ishaan . March 26, 2013 . 12:10pm

Yesterday, Lab Zero Games’ Skullgirls fundraiser hit the $600,000 mark, which means that the game is now getting three new characters. Two characters—Squigly and Big Band—are currently in development, and the third is in the process of being voted upon by fans that contributed to the fundraiser.


Siliconera got in touch with Lab Zero CEO Peter Bartholow to ask about when we can expect to start seeing the new characters released. The first character, Bartholow shared with us, will hopefully be released in mid-July.


“We expect Squigly to be released alongside the PC version of the game, most likely in mid-July,” Bartholow replied to our query. “Big Band and the Mysterious Character should appear 3-4 months apart from there.”


Work on the PC version of Skullgirls has already begun, Bartholow says. The game is being developed in-house by Lab Zero and will be published by Marvelous AQL. Lab Zero are aiming to kick the beta off in mid-June, with a full release to follow in mid-July.


“And we intend to let players beta test the new characters on [PC] first before release, too,” Bartholow added. He explained: “We can do betas on the Steam version pretty easily without patch submissions, etc. so it makes it a great platform to let our fans playtest the new characters and provide balance feedback.”


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  • Marcelo Gouvea

    It’s worth mentioning that they’ve announced that, if the $720.000 goal is met, not only will Mane6 get the engine but they’ll also make Robo-Fortune a fully playable character.

    With so little time left, it’s unlikely, but who knows.

    • neocatzon

      Didn’t see that entry about Robo Fortune before and both goals are in in 725K mark. We can only hope?

    • It will hit, if it’s anything like the Cryamore fund it will come down to the last few hours and then some.

  • anarchy_panty

    Salty Parasoul voice pack can’t come soon enough.

    • JustThisOne

      *__* I dunno about you, but I’m lookin’ forward to that Saxploitation voice pack.

      • anarchy_panty

        I’m super stoked for that one, too. And Republican Double sounds hilarious. I’m just a little biased because I main Parasoul…

  • Zonic505

    Great to hear more details on Squigly. & looking forward to seeing who’ll be the 3rd DLC character.

    Also, I doubt it’ll happen, but a full-blown Robo-Fortune if they hit $725K would be awesome.

  • JustThisOne

    Hopefully the Xbox thing gets resolved by then. :I Man, there are an awful lot of complications surrounding that.

  • Göran Isacson

    Suddenly my Steam-purchase sounds like a very good idea indeed, if it nets me these chars faster than console peeps~. Also I did donate yet I have not received any mail saying I can vote for a character, sooo I dunno if the part where the article says voting is currently ongoing is very true.

  • Shariest

    Gave em 30 dorrars and everything comes this SUMMER?
    This summer is already a Game Coma of a century with Big E3, and releasing games :)

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