Skullgirls On Xbox 360 Is Kinda Broken At The Moment, And Here’s Why

By Ishaan . April 20, 2014 . 9:31am

The PlayStation 3 version of Skullgirls is set to get an update this Tuesday, which will add the free DLC character Big Band to the game. Meanwhile, Lab Zero Games CEO Peter Bartholow said to us on Friday that the Xbox 360 Big Band patch is awaiting approval from Microsoft.


Since then, the Xbox 360 version of Skullgirls has seen a bit of an odd setback.


Yesterday, a Title Update was released for the 360 version of Skullgirls. This update is one of two things needed to update the 360 version to Skullgirls Encore, the current version of the game. The second thing needed is the mandatory Compatibility Pack DLC, which will need to be manually downloaded when it is released.


Thus far, only the Title Update has been released by Microsoft, and it’s causing the game to revert to its original release state with slower load times. Additionally, it can’t be played online. The Compatibility Pack DLC should fix that issue, but just when Microsoft will release it is unknown as of now.


On the upside, it means that the patch has likely been approved. On the downside, everyone’s game is broken until Microsoft releases the Compatibility Pack DLC.

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  • z_merquise

    Damn, Lab Zero never really catch a break. It’s always one problem after another.

    Still, I’ll always wish the best of luck to them. Skullgirls is really fantastic and Lab Zero is really open to the community. Let’s just hope this could be sorted out.

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Skullgirls is a cursed game.

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  • MikelAL93

    Thank god I have the PC version instead. Though I may also get it on PS3.

  • brwcrw

    The gypZ curse strikes again.

  • Tincho D

    So close, yet so far.

  • Ni ~Algidus~

    Such Miss Fortune.

  • gamebabble

    Oh this crap? Shoot this happens to DOA5U every other MONTH!

    No seriously. When they released the Gravure movies for DOA5U, MS released the movies (a buck cheaper than they were supposed to) but it took a day to release the patch that made them useable. (On Sony’s end they forgot to release Kokoro’s swimsuit and the All Swimsuits pack and refused to update again until the following week)

    Then when they released Marie Rose it happened AGAIN! Character was released but took ’em a day or two to release the patch to make her useable. The result was them selling unusable DLC.

    I guess this is the inverse of that.

    AND THAT’S WHY NO ONE CAN DO DLC RIGHT! Egad trying to deal with the idiosyncrasies of both MS and Sony’s patching and shop update systems at the same time is a nightmare!

  • Skode

    I dont mind, not played the game in months… ive been waiting for the patch, i can wait a bit longer – not like im not used to it by now haha. Still at least when it comes it should be comprehensive with no huge waits between Squigly and Big Band, it will be like playing a brand new game and im excited by that.

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