Lab Zero Games has announced that it will be releasing Skullgirls Encore for PS3 on February 11. The Xbox 360 version will be released at a later date.
Since it was pulled off the shelves last year by Konami, those who already own a copy of the original version of the game will be able to get a free copy of Skullgirls Encore, depending on their region and platform by following the instructions below:
- North American PlayStation Network users will be able to download Skullgirls Encore for free by visiting its store page; the transition will be automatic. Squigly’s character DLC for Encore will release simultaneously and be free for three months. DLC for Skullgirls is not compatible with Skullgirls Encore, and vice versa. There will be fresh leaderboards, and save data is not compatible. The character colour DLC will also be free for a limited time, it will add new colours for exisitng cast and all DLC characters, while individual character DLC will be phased out. The original Skullgirls will be available to download from your downloads list.
- The European PSN release is expected to take longer than the North American version. Other details from the NA release apply.
- The Japanese PSN release is also expected to be delayed. Other details from the NA release apply.
- Xbox Live users will find the game disappears from the Marketplace for some time, as new publisher MarvelousAQL can’t submit the new build until after the holidays. Online play will still be available during this time. Unlike with the PSN version, Skullgirls Encore will be a patched version of the original game, not a separate product, so leaderboards, achievements and save data will be unaffected by the transition. Previously purchased DLC will still be compatible with Skullgirls Encore. The character color DLC bundle will be free for everyone for a limited time. Squigly will be available (and free) when Encore launches. The game will also become available on the Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace.
- The PC version of the game is unaffected, as Konami was not involved with it; the title screen has been updated, though.
Below is the Skullgirls Encore Launch trailer:
And below you can watch the Skullgirls Encore Squigly Trailer:
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