Skullgirls, the stylized 2-D fighting game that released on XBLA and PSN in April 2012, is at long last making its grand debut on the PC stage… sometime in the very near future.
Peter Bartholow, one of the good folks at Autumn Games, posted first official confirmation on the Skullgirls blog with a few details as well. According to the announcement, “Autumn Games is in the final stages of signing an agreement with Marvelous AQL to fund and publish the PC version of Skullgirls, and work will begin on the PC version in the coming weeks.”
Additionally, Marvelous AQL is allowing Autumn Games to take a little extra time developing the PC version so that it has enhanced features, rather than be a direct port, specifically mentioning “enhanced multiplayer functionality” such as the inclusion of lobbies.
As stated, work on the port is scheduled to start in the coming weeks and is expected to take about four months to complete. Bartholow also mentioned there will be progress updates about potential new features once development begins and confirmed there will be a public beta.
The PC version will be released on virtually every digital distribution platform there is, but the post specifically mentions GameStop PC Download, Origin, Steam, Gamefly, and Gamer’s Gate.
Autumn Games also deserves special recognition for their efforts alongside Evo 2013 in helping raise money for breast cancer research. At the time of this writing, the Skullgirls page alone has collected nearly $30,000 in donations. Great work, and thanks to anyone who’s pitched in.
I personally think Skullgirls is a fantastic fighting game and an absolute blast to watch on the competitive circuit as well. Who here has been waiting for news of the PC port? Is anyone still actively playing Skullgirls online, or better yet competing in any upcoming tournaments? Let us know in the comments below!