Skullgirls Encore To Get A Typing Mode With Extra Damage

By Ishaan . December 23, 2013 . 11:00am

Typing games appear to be making a bit of a comeback nowadays. First, there was Learn with Pokémon: Typing Adventure, then the recently-released Typing of the Dead: Overkill, and now, Skullgirls is getting a typing mode, too.


EventHubs reports that Skullgirls Encore, a new version of the game on its way to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, will include a new “The Typing of Skullgirls” mode, which will let you perform extra damage to your opponent for correctly typing in an on-screen word after performing a super move.


If performed correctly, the attack will do 1.5 times more damage than usual. Meanwhile, typing most of the word correctly (but not all of it) will not affect damage at all. Finally, failing the process entirely will result in the move doing 10% less damage.


The typing mode will not work in online or tournament mode.

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  • powerlessbump

    A+. SG borrows yet another mechanic from another game!

    But really, kinda fun.

  • Milton O’Bannon

    Looking forward to this on the ps3 version

  • MikelAL93

    Getting PS3 version. :D

  • Kevin Schwarz

    I will get the ps3 one, best fighting indie game ever!

  • Lalum

    It physically pains me to watch them type.

  • JustThisOne

    Typing on consoles though… xD

    Aww man, this will be so fun. *__*

    • Cellsai

      You can plug USB keyboards into the consoles!

      • JustThisOne

        How could I have overlooked such an obvious solution! x__x

        Also, Cellsai… You seem familiar. Do you post somewhere else too? Shoryuken? Or… Skullheart, even? If I’m totally wrong, ignore me. xD I may just be going senile.

        • Cellsai

          I’m a mod on Skullheart, but I’ve been too busy to do much there for the last few weeks.

    • Asura

      It’s not possible to type on consoles during a super (to completion at least), which is the only time you’ll be typing…

  • Scipio

    So what happens to the people that already bought the game?

  • The_Superior_Spider-Mon

    Since I bought Skullgirls in August. Looks like I’m getting SG: Encore next month for free.

    Looking foward to The Typing of Skullgirls mode

  • Just Tim

    Just imagine typing, “VIPER BEAM!” repeatedly in Typing Mode.

  • shoyusatsu999

    It’s not ten percent less damage done for a failed type. The entire attack only DEALS ten percent damage if the typist botches the typing.

    The more you know…

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