A new 2D fighting game will throw its hat into the ring this (northern) summer, the ambitious and impressive Skullgirls. It’s a downloadable girl-on-girl brawler borne of a love of Street Fighter, Marvel Vs Capcom and Guilty Gear. It’s a fighting game that creatively solves fighting game problems.
Skullgirls, coming to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network around mid-year, is a fast-paced 2D fighter. Not quite as speedy as Marvel Vs Capcom 2 or 3, though it features stylish air-juggling combo attacks. The roster, for now, features eight female fighters who duke it out in a colourful “Dark Deco” world, brawling in one-on-one and tag-team matches.
To date, they’ve officially revealed three fighter. Filia is a schoolgirl – a “rushdown” character with aggressive attacks – with a shape-shifting parasite attached to her head. Cerebella, the grappler, is a circus performer with a “mega-strong set of arms she wears as a hat” named Vice-Versa. And Peacock? We’ll we’re not quite sure what she does yet.