Skullgirls Encore launches on PSN Feb. 11

Lab Zero Games will relaunch its 2D fighting game Skullgirls as Skullgirls Encore on the PlayStation Network in North America on Feb. 11, according to the game's launch trailer.

The developer announced late last year that Skullgirls, which originally launched in 2012, would be temporarily removed from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store due to a change in publisher. The game was slated to return to both platforms in early 2014 under the name Skullgirls Encore and, according to Lab Zero, would be "a 'new' and distinct game from the original release."

Those who already bought the original game for PlayStation 3 will be able to download Skullgirls Encore for free when it launches. Current Skullgirls owners will receive a voucher for a free copy of the game via a PSN XMB message. Clicking on the link to redeem it will take users to a page where they can download Encore. Coinciding with the launch is a new fighter named Squigly, who will be available as downloadable content.

Xbox 360 users won't have to download Skullgirls Encore from the Xbox Games Store when it launches — it will instead be available as a patch. Lab Zero Games told Polygon it is currently working to have release dates for the Xbox 360 patch and a European PSN version of the game "as quickly as possible." The Sony Computer Entertainment Europe release will likely be out the week following the North American launch, but Lab Zero said it could not make any guarantees.

Notes on the changes introduced in Skullgirls Encore can be viewed here.


More from Polygon

The horror of Five Nights at Freddy's

  • Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Old Iron King Overview

  • Spacecom: a fast 4X built for multiplayer

  • Pillars of Eternity builds on role-playing classics

  • Tour the 1 KB hard drive built inside Minecraft

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker