Hot off its launch last month on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the downloadable 2D tournament fighter, Skullgirls, has been confirmed for a PC release.
The game, developed by Reverge Labs and published by Konami, will be available through PC digital distribution. Services that will offer it include Steam, Origin, Gamefly, GamersGate, and Gamestop PC Downloads.
The PC version will sport some new extra features that are planned to be added to the console versions at some point via a patch. According to Reverge Labs, the enhancements will include “in-game movelists, additional tutorials, retuned single player AI, enhanced leaderboards, in-game name display for online matches, and additional multi-player regions.”
More details can be found in the press release below.
SKULLGIRLS TO RUSH DOWN ON PC IN 2012
Hit 2D Fighter Makes the Leap to PC Later This Year
Los Angeles – May 2, 2012 – PC gamers, get your fight sticks ready – Autumn Games’ and Reverge Labs’ hit indie fighting game, Skullgirls, will be available for Windows® PC via leading digital distribution services later this year following its recent launch on high-definition home console systems.
Incorporated in the PC version will be updates to the game including in-game movelists, additional tutorials, retuned single player AI, enhanced leaderboards, in-game name display for online matches, and additional multi-player regions. These updates, along with platform-specific fixes, will be made available as free updates for the console versions of the game.
“Since the day we announced Skullgirls, many gamers have been asking for news of a PC release,” said Jason Donnell, president and COO, Autumn Games. “With the console versions recently launched, Reverge Labs is turning its focus to updating the game and bringing Skullgirls’ action to PC gamers. We’re thrilled with the very positive reception the game has received, and the great support and feedback we’ve been getting from the community on a number of ways to make the game even better, and we’re excited to be working on answering those requests.”
The PC version of Skullgirls will be available for download through GameFly, GamersGate, GameStop PC Downloads, OriginTM, and Steam.
Skullgirls puts players in control of fierce female warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Fighters battle it out for control of a mysterious artifact known as the Skull Heart, which has the power to grant the victor’s wishes. Those judged impure are transformed into the fearful instrument of their twisted wish – a pale and lovely tempest, a beautiful nightmare – the Skullgirl! The team is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad, whose work has been featured in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming.