Skullgirls to Fight Back Onto XBLA as Skullgirls Encore
Written Wednesday, December 18, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
Skullgirls will be return to XBLA as Skullgirls Encore, Lab Zero Games has announced.
The characterful fighting game was revealed to be leaving digital platforms this month, following a fallout between co-publishers Konami and Autumn Games. Full details on that through here.
Now, however, a relaunch of the game under a different name is planned. Skullgirls will become Skullgirls Encore and will hit in January 2014, published by MarvelousAQL.
"On December 31st, Skullgirls will be temporarily removed from the PSN Store and Xbox Live Marketplace while we transition the game to new publishers," explained Lab Zero.
"To mark the console beginning of the era funded by our Indiegogo campaign, Skullgirls will be reborn as 'Skullgirls Encore' when it returns. We expect this transition to be complete sometime in January 2014."
Detailing the process Lab Zero said that, “While the game will disappear from the Xbox Live Marketplace for a period of time, the publisher transition from Konami to MarvelousAQL should be pretty transparent to players.
“MarvelousAQL can’t submit the new build until after the holidays, so the game will be unavailable on the store while the patch is in testing, but will still be playable online.
“When the game’s transition is complete, there will be a title update and a new mandatory Compatibility Pack DLC, just as there was with the previous update.
“Unlike with the PSN version, Skullgirls Encore will be a patched version of the original game, not a separate product. This means that the leaderboards, achievements and save data will be unaffected by this transition
“Previously purchased DLC will still be compatible with Skullgirls Encore.
“To thank everyone for their patience during this transition, the character color DLC bundle will be free for everyone for a limited time. Squigly will be available (and free) at this point as well, so be sure to download her immediately!”