Thanks To Generous Fans, Skullgirls Is Getting A Fourth New Character

By Ishaan . March 27, 2013 . 4:45pm

Indie fighting game Skullgirls is getting a fourth new character, it turns out. With less than eight hours to go before its fundraiser on IndieGoGo comes to an end, the game has accumulated over $745,000 in contributions.


The new character will be called Robo Fortune, and will be a remixed version of existing character Ms. Fortune (above). Developer Lab Zero Games say that Robo Fortune will have a new play-style, even though she’ll share several animations with Ms. Fortune.


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  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I-Is it possible to pierce the heavens and reach 800k?

    • Kristoffer Brandberg

      In eight hours? Doubtful, I’m afraid.

      • Zanetsu

        I wouldn’t underestimate this fanbase. It might be possible. When you’re this close to another new mystery character, it might just do it.

      • And now they need less than 10K more in 2 more hours.

  • James Reilly

    We Skullgirls: Championship Edition now :D

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Considering they will be adding 4 new characters, wouldn’t that make it “Super Skullgirls: The New Challengers”?

      All it needs now is a new opening:

      • Cellsai

        Championship Edition updated SF2’s 8 characters to 12 – sounds about right for Skullgirls CE! :D

        • Tom_Phoenix

          Eh, but those characters were already in the game. They just weren’t selectable. SSF actually added brand new characters.

    • Setsu Oh

      no, thats called a super edition: too many chars for achampionship one

  • neocatzon

    and just now they reached 750k :D

  • Detrimont

    and if they raise 75000 more in 7 hours, we’ll get another one of the mystery characters

  • Nivans

    6 hours left and if they get 65k more, there’s yet another character. Will it happen!!? That would be 150k shy of a million raised wow!

  • Elvick

    This is pretty amazing.

  • Cephrien

    “Robo-Fortune”..? Seriously? Out of all of those awesome characters they presented?
    Wasted slot.
    Cheap and lame.

    • Zonic505

      There’ll still be a 3rd DLC character to vote for. It was originally a voice pack, but they upgraded it to a full character as a reward. So we’re still getting 4 DLC characters.

    • A real 4th character is up if they hit 825K. Robo Fortune as a playable character is just a bonus for reaching the Mane6 stretch goal.

    • Ty Arnold

      100k isn’t enough for a full character, so a semi-palette swap with different moves sounds like a pretty good deal.

  • D-Rev

    If Robo-Fortune doesn’t say: “Beep Boop Meow” I will be livid.

    • Suriel Cruz

      They reach the 2nd Mystery Character, so now we’re getting FIVE NEW CHARACTERS to the rooster… UNBELIEVABLE! O_O

      Ps. The 2nd Mystery Character, based on the IndieGoGo, won’t have a Story and Stage, so that makes me wonder… why don’t they just give us that little content as a surprise or gift for the MANY people who donate to their cause?… It’s still PRETTY AWESOME! BlazBlue did like 3 games by adding two or three NEW characters, that’s HUGE! Know & Listen to the FANS-POWER! xD

      • DemonShadowX

        Well according to Kotaku, we’re indeed getting 5 characters. Squigly, Big Band, and Robo-Fortune being 3 of them, the other 2 will be decided by fan votes. Squigly, Big Band, and the 2 voted characters will be getting stories and stages but nothing for Robo-Fortune.

      • Setsu Oh

        capcom brought two chars right?plus two iteratons of already present chars……well supersf4 bruht what, 8? ultimate umvc did 5 also ight?
        sfxtk brought 15……..

  • Visa Vang

    “Robo Fortune” … I see what they did there.

  • Jesse Torres

    How many characters are in the roster including the four new characters?

    • universalperson

      8 + 4 DLC: 12, plus the currently unplayable final boss.

  • Göran Isacson

    I am now curious if she’ll be like Robo Ky- a total sleaze-ball and wannabe pick up artist who wants a harem despite being a robot…

    OR she’ll be like Robo-Ky more in concept- namely a complete inversion of the actual character they’re based on’s personality.

    Or maybe she’ll be something completely new and unexpected, who knows…

    • universalperson

      Part of the original Robo-Fortune joke was that she wanted to die.

      From what I’ve been seeing from official sources, that isn’t changing.

      • Göran Isacson

        Huh, that’s a little bit closer to the second option- Ms Fortune being quite fond of her own life and what-not. Sounds like great fun :D !

  • universalperson

    For those who don’t know, Robo-Fortune began as a joke by Ms. Fortune’s voice actor. Like any good joke, it went memetic and now you see the result.

  • TheDarkEmpress

    Regardless of what all of the fighting game purists say, Skullgirls definitely has some staying power due to it’s dedicated fanbase. Why so dedicated? Because the game is awesome. I’m not going to type an essay as to why; if you can’t appreciate one of many of Skullgirls’ awesome points then move on. Can’t wait to see what 5 more hours can bring us. I think it can make the 4th new character.

  • Suriel Cruz


  • NTaiyokun

    Excuse me while I do a spit take…


  • AAAAAND over 800K.

  • endril

    825k. Color me surprised

  • Draparde

    and now there’s two chances for feng! Wondrous! :D

  • Asura


    We are getting 5 characters.

    • Zonic505

      I am simply amazed they were able to get the 2nd mystery DLC character just as it was finishing up. This is completely & utter awesomeness.

  • CirnoLakes

    The last ten hours of this fund was truly crazy.

  • Go2hell66

    and with this begins the new age of indie games

  • Setsu Oh

    wait is it the char kickstarter raisers could vote for?
    or is it yet another, 5th char i m talkin about?

    • We get 5 characters now and voting will begin Monday for the first one.

      • Setsu Oh

        thx. i ll be there for the ultimate version. i love marvel super heroes but i swore NEVEr again to care about a small roster game. nw that game might get my attention. specially for the music by the woman behind castlevania sotn. it is a woman behind the character design of sotn also. makes me wonder about a game with only talented women and vampires.

  • The Watcher

    This game getting more support than Ult MvsC3, IIRC i think that game only had like 1 major update which made phoenix wright harder to play with and some other stuff. but no characters yet.

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