Skullgirls To Be Replaced By Skullgirls Encore On Consoles

By Ishaan . December 18, 2013 . 1:10am

Earlier in the month, we reported that Lab Zero and Autumn Games, the developer and owner of Skullgirls respectively, had ended their business contract with Konami. As a result, Skullgirls will be delisted from Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, with a new version of the game, now published by Autumn, scheduled to replace it soon.


Today, Lab Zero and Autumn announced further details outlining this process. For starters, the new version of the game will be titled Skullgirls Encore, and will be available sometime in January, although a date hasn’t been specified yet. Current owners of Skullgirls will have access to Encore fore free.


If you own Skullgirls on Xbox Live Arcade, the Encore version will be a patched version of the original, meaning that your save data, achievements and leaderboards will remain intact, and all previous DLC will be compatible with Encore as well.


Meanwhile, on PSN, Skullgirls Encore will be a new build of the game that is incompatible with the original Skullgirls. As a result, your previous save data, trophies, leaderboards and DLC will not be compatible with Encore. To make up for this, the Squigly character DLC and character colour DLC will be free on both Xbox Live and PSN for a limited time.


Additionally, Lab Zero add that If you wish to continue playing the original Skullgirls on PSN, you’ll be able to redownload it from your Downloads list and still play it. More details on how Skullgirls Encore is being handled on both platforms can be found here. Note that the PC version of Skullgirls will remain unaffected throughout this process.

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  • Blesmi

    Oh noes muh trophies! Time to earn em again! Or i could stick to playing it on pc.

  • endril

    The amount of BS they’ve gone through for the sake of this game…
    I wonder if MikeZ angered the gods, like Odysseus or something.

  • Just happy that the game will be playable in some kind of shape or form lol. Can’t wait to play the new version and have Squigly too =^_^=

  • Vitor Duarte

    Ladies and gentleman!, it’s, SHOWTIME!
    I only played it on PC but maybe I’ll try the PS3 vesion now!

  • PowerSerg

    This article is written a tad poorly. When you write “To make up for this, the Squigly character DLC and character colour DLC will be free on both Xbox Live and PSN for a limited time.” Squigly was going to be free for three months for everyone as are all DLC characters because the kickstarter goal was hit. The DLC color palate is to make up for losing the ones people bought. When I read this without checking the link I was about to get mad at lab zero since I thought they were trying to play off a previous promise as a reward. Then I read the link and was relived to found out they didn’t write it like that. If you could please edit the article it would vastly improve the impression. Maybe i’m in the minority that would even care but that’s the facts.

  • Herok♞

    Thats cool, but I though Squiggy was always going to be free

    • James Reilly

      She is going to be free. The first three months when it is available on console again. The DLC Colors will also be temporarily free too.

    • doubleO7

      No, she was never always going to be free. Just temporarily.

  • ninjabart122

    Seems weird to give Xbox Live Squiggy for free to make up for PSN users having incompatible data for Encore.

    • But it was always planned to have the character free in the first couple of months. Regardless of this whole deal with Konami happening or not.

      • ninjabart122

        Wouldn’t it be better to leave off the “make up for” part then?

  • Just Tim

    Will this just be a rename or a rebalanced version, while at it?

    • shoyusatsu999

      It’s going to be based off of the current PC build, so extensively rebalanced compared to the current console version.

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