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Skullgirls patch going live next on November 20th for PlayStation 3

Posted by SFilp • November 16, 2012 at 4:31 p.m. PST
The Skullgirls official Facebook page has just announced that the Skullgirls patch will officially go live on November 20th for the PlayStation Network.

We're happy to (finally) announce that the Skullgirls patch will go live on November 20th!

That patch has over 300 improvements, fixes and tweaks! We'll be posting the full patch notes once it's up!

When we know more about the Xbox 360 patch release, we'll let you know!

After the jump, you can check out the previous patch notes that Mike Z gave back in October.

Non-gameplay changes:


- Unlock colors 11-13 for all characters. Enjoy your freebies!
- Improvements to online play:

The NA and EU/ANZ versions are now compatible against each other.
GGPO now rolls back properly instead of slowing down at moderate or high pings, increases playable ping range by quite a bit.
Added many more regions for matchmaking, like Australia, Central/South America, Brazil, Gulf Coast, etc.
Reduce the number of tiers for PS3 matchmaking from 9 to 3, and lower the ‘acceptable match’ threshold so more matches will be found for a given number of players online.
Ranked matches online are now blind-pick, meaning you cannot see your opponent’s character choice until after choosing a stage.
Add screen flash and notification sound when you find a match.
Display opponent’s gamertag during a match.
Display opponent’s chosen assist types on character select.
Addressed the sound issues. Not all problems are fixed but overall should be much better, especially on item drops.

Non-gameplay changes continued:


- Improved loading times on 360. Reorganized the entire filesystem. Hopefully it’s enough!
- Added In-Game Move Lists, now you can ignore them instead of just wishing they were there to be ignored.
- Rebalanced AI Difficulty.
- Added Tournament Mode:
Disables granting of in-match Achievements/Trophies to prevent gameplay hiccups.
Forces menu flow of controller select -> button config -> choose characters -> play.
Uses default rounds and time settings regardless of current choices in the options menu.
Disables Sparring Mode toggle.
Allows all non-DLC colors to be used regardless of in-game unlock status.
Returns to the controller select screen if 1p or 2p controller is unplugged at the post-match menu. (Does not do this if a controller is unplugged mid-match.)
Forces button config whenever both players choose to return to character select.
Is part of this complete breakfast.

- Added more Training Mode options:
The Select/Back button can be set to either save/load state, record/playback dummy actions, or do both at once. Easily test any setup with precise positioning every time, at the touch of a button! (Hold the button down, or press LP+HK+Select, to clear the saved state or actions.)
The dummy recording can be set to play back as a reversal. This has endless uses…figure out what is safe against Showstopper, learn to deal with reversal Napalm Pillars or opponents mashing LP or throw, etc.
Input Display (List / Realtime Stick / Both)
Dummy Action (Manual / Crouch / Jump)
Blocking (Never / After First Hit / Always / First Hit Only / Random)
Block Type (High / Low / All)
Pushblock (Never / After Anywhere From 1 to 10 Blocked Hits)
Throw Tech (Never / Always / After First Hit / Random)
Ground Tech (Never / Forward / Backward / Random)
Escape Infinite Combos (Never / After Anywhere From 1 to 10 Burstable Hits)
Dummy Playback (Once / Repeat / As Reversal)
Dummy Playback Side Correction: Choose whether the dummy recording is treated as relative directions (D,DB,B) or absolute directions (Down,Down-Left,Left) when the dummy changes sides. Useful for testing tech punishes or how to deal with crossups.

- Added Character Tutorials: Each character now has simple tutorials in place to teach the beginning players how to perform all of their Special and Blockbuster attacks, with some helpful tips on their use. (Note: Completing these tutorials is now a requirement for the “Sküllgirls” trophy/achievement.)
- Hitboxes displaying when switching characters is replaced by temporarily displaying 8-bit versions of the art, which is much less disruptive to gameplay.
- PAL-50 support with correct frameskip on both consoles.
- Logos at startup are now skippable on both consoles.
- Sparring Mode now saves game state when turned on, and loads it when turned off. Stop the match to check something and resume exactly where you left off! If a new match is started with Sparring Mode already on, the behavior is the same as before.
- Black-and-white super background now fades out in 8f instead of 15f, hopefully helps with determining when DHCs are allowed.
- Only the player in charge of the menu can press the Cancel button to leave the Controller Select screen for Versus and Tournament mode.
- Button config screen now counts mapping the same button or moving the cursor as an action that will keep a player’s screen open when the other player dismisses their screen.
- Button config no longer ignores button presses when another button is held. You can go as fast as you want!
- Main Menu and Training Mode now have 2-player button config, rather than just first player.
- Display chosen assist-type names on character select screen.
- In the Tutorials, move inputs are now described with button icons instead of text.
[---new changes since the previous time the patch was supposed to come out, lol---]
- Add color #18 for everyone, automatically unlocks if you have all other DLC colors.
- EVEN SHORTER load times on XBox than the previously shorter-than-ship ones.
- Buying DLC colors for a character will also unlock their colors 7-9, and their story mode if applicable.
- Can hold Assist 1 or Assist 2 button combinations during loading or between matches to swap starting team order. Once changed, team order stays as the new order, like MvC2, rather than requiring you to hold the button every match. Works in Arcade Mode, Versus Mode, and Tournament Mode. Doesn’t work online, unfortunately.
If you have a team of 2, holding any assist button swaps the characters.
If you have a team of 3, holding Assist 1 swaps 1st and 2nd characters, Assist 2 swaps 1st and 3rd characters, and both Assists swaps 2nd and 3rd characters, the same as MvC2.
- End-of-match timer in Unranked is now 90 sec instead of 15. I was unable to entirely get rid of it. :^(
- Fix dropped inputs for P2 in button config if P1 hit a button on the same frame. Yes, really.
- When either player chooses Return to Main Menu, it immediately happens rather than waiting for the other player to have to choose.
- Add Next Unfinished Lesson option to tutorial end menu.
- Improve visibility of right-side text in tutorials.
- Improve the setting of button macros: When on a macro line, simply press the buttons you wish the macro to be (e.g. LP+MK) and they will be set. To clear a macro, press the macro button. Basically, they work like you would think they should, rather than requiring unnecessary extra button presses.
- Stop Peacock’s bomb-dropping noise at the end of a round/match fadeout. Yay.
- Prettied up that logo billboard on Medici Tower. (^.^)
- Hit voiceover is now played after hitstop, like 3s and older SF’s, rather than upon impact like SF4. Makes impacts sound more solid, and vastly improves the annoyance of things like Argus Agony vs. Filia or Fortune. - Team size now defaults to 2-character choice highlighted.
- Trial version of the game allows play as Peacock and Filia, rather than Cerebella and Filia, and the AI defaults to Easy. (^.^)
- On “Press button to Invite” screen, Circle/B are now “cancel” rather than still being “invite”.
- Fix supershadows on XBox to be shaded properly, rather than backward. Whoops.
- Fix leaderboard behavior on XBox, no more losing rank when winning matches.
- Fix save-data corruption on PS3 when quitting, YAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

Infinite Prevention System (IPS) changes:
- IPS now counts stand and crouch moves as the “same thing”. Command normals count as the same also, so s.F+HK = cr.HK = s.HK and j.B+LK = j.LK.
- IPS now counts all strengths of a given special move as the “same thing”, meaning anything with the same motion but a different strength P or K. This was already true for most characters, so now it is true for everyone. Considering how rare un-chained special moves are, this should not affect very much except specific known instances.
- IPS burst-allowed hitsparks no longer show up on anything except the point character.
- Tag-in attacks are now covered by IPS.
- All tags and DHCs now start you at the correct IPS stage when comboed into.
- IPS correctly handles 1-frame links, for example in Parasoul’s {s.LK->s.HP xx LP Tear Shot, s.LK->s.HP, tear explosion, s.LK}, the last s.LK is now correctly flagged by IPS every time.
- IPS state no longer continues across zero-frame resets. Each new combo should be completely separate.
- Without a jump-in attack, your first ground combo no longer erroneously counts as your jump-in chain.
Previously, at the start of a combo the exact same ground chain could be repeated three times, but only twice if preceded by a jump-in. Now, the same chain may only be repeated twice regardless of whether you started with a jump-in.

Gameplay changes:


- 3% game speed increase (frameskip interval changed). DOES NOT AFFECT FRAME DATA / RELATIVE MOVEMENT SPEEDS / ANYTHING ELSE RELATIVE TO OTHER CHARACTERS, only player-experienced game speed.
- Increase frames-per-timer-second to offset frameskip change, time-outs still take roughly the same amount of real time.
- Throw tech window increased from 6f -> 10f. Grab Bag tech window is still 4f.
- All assist knockdowns that would be red bounces are now green bounces: still completely vulnerable, techable 9f after hitting the floor, vulnerable as normal if not teched. Requires better timing to OTG off random assist hits now – see MvC2.
- Add LK+HP as an additional command for Assist 1. Should help pad players.
- Add right-stick assist calls: move the right-stick up for Assist 1, move down for Assist 2. More pad-player help. Can be disabled from Button Config screen.
- Specifically disallow same-frame throw plus assist-call inputs like LP+LK+MK or LP+LK+MK+HP to prevent 1-button throw+assist macro abuse.
- Assist calls are now valid for 5f after the input is entered, similar to MvC2.
- Assist character damage taken when hit changed from 6% extra -> 20% extra.
- Assist characters are now always shown behind point characters except when grabbing someone, meaning no more invisible mixups behind large assist moves.
- Changes to prevent dead body abuse: stop time when the point character is dead; attacker gains zero meter from the act of hitting a dead point character, but dead character still gains meter by being hit; dead point characters become invincible as soon as IPS triggers on them.
- 5f input leniency added to chained normals, as well as normals and airdashes from jump/superjump/doublejump startup. You can now hit the next button 5f before your attack connects and it will come out, and you can now press buttons or input an airdash during jump startup and they will come out as if they were input on the first frame of the jump. Does not apply to throws!
- Fix assist call priority to prevent lots of weird cases of getting the wrong assist. Simultaneous inputs always win, so HK ~ LK+MP will be A1 and LK ~ HK+MP will be A2. For kara’d inputs, the input performed later will always win if they completed on the same frame, so HK~LK~MP is A1 but LK~HK~MP is A2. And lastly, calls for both are resolved for A2 (LK+MP+HK and LK+HK ~ MP) because they used to be random…but don’t do those. :^P
- Correct neutral-to-blocking transitions: changing block directions on the frame you are touched should no longer result in blocking a low attack with stand stance / blocking a high attack with crouch stance.
- All characters except Double can now cancel forward dash directly into backdash and backdash directly into forward dash. (Valentine will still get an airdash out of her ground backdash.)
- Allow PP backdashing from preblock animation. Previously when the opponent was attacking at close range B,B would backdash but B+PP would result in a normal attack. Now both will correctly backdash.
- Bug-to-feature conversion: Bursts now scale damage to 50%, plus count as one hit. …why might this be necessary? (^.^)
[--- changes since the previous time the patch was supposed to come out---]
- Add 3f to all blockstun, everywhere.
- Characters come in slightly faster after a snap or death (92f -> 75f).
- Peacock, Cerebella, and Double’s tag-ins are now the same speed as everyone else’s (20f instead of 30f).
- Solo character health and damage changed: health 200% -> 210%, damage 175% -> 160%.
- Damage formula for combos changed:
Old 100, 100, 100, 85%, 72.2% (0.85*0.85), etc, with a minimum of 25% on hits >= 1000 base damage and 15% otherwise.
New 100, 100, 100, 87.5%, 76.5% (0.875*0.875), etc, with a minimum of 27.5% on hits >= 1000 base damage and 20% otherwise.
- Snapbacks changed:
– Assist characters no longer get snapped out along with point characters, allowing MvC2-style double-snaps if close enough to the corner.
– While the assist character is being comboed, the former point character will regain health at a higher-than-normal rate, and will also auto-generate meter slowly. You best kill that assist!
– Getting hit by a snapback will always allow an OTG afterward, even if the OTG had already been used. They do not accumulate – hitting with 3 snapbacks in a row only allows 1 OTG afterward, not 3…but OTGing, then hitting with a snapback, then OTGing, then hitting with another snapback, then OTGing again is possible.
- Pushblock-Guard-Cancel is possible: If not holding any Back or Down direction when the pushblock animation completes, the character will immediately return to neutral regardless of remaining blockstun. Use your imagination!
- Add ability to mmrph mrph during pushblock, a-la MvC2 and older Versus games. (^.~)
- All regular and special throws now scale followup combo damage to 50%. Throws which previously scaled the damage lower (Excellebella, Pummel Horse) still scale it to the lower amount.
- Assists now jump out away from the opponent even if they switch sides during their assist animation.

Overall Bug Fixes:


Overall bugfixes:
- Player 2 DHCing at the same time as any superflash or DHC from P1 no longer freezes the game.
- Allow negative-edge inputs for DHCs.
- Snapbacks work properly vs. Cerebella’s Battle Butt.
- Fortune’s head will no longer float offscreen when she dies.
- Fix unnecessary checking for achievements after they are already granted, preventing a once-per-boot hiccup.
- Unranked Online: Player 2 picking “Change Stage” should no longer freeze on Stage Select.
- R1 no longer acts as an “OK” button on menus, hopefully allowing some nonstandard controllers to work properly.
- Pressing up-back while airborne near an attacking enemy if you have a doublejump remaining will no longer cancel doublejump startup into preblock and cause the character to wrongly fall straight to the ground.
- Forward/back jumps no longer override each other, UF~UB will now jump forward and UB~UF will jump backward. Either direction will still override a neutral jump.
- Stunt Double (alpha counter) action can no longer be overridden by pressing a button on the frame the character lands. [Whoops.]
- Floating “15” will no longer randomly appear after Unranked matches online.
- DHCing on the frame before a hit would have made contact will no longer allow the hit to connect after the DHC. (http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm17841164 is now not possible.)
- Ground techs now use newest input if both inputs are entered during the tech window. Tweaked the early/late tech windows to make more sense, previously it was possible to input a tech *very* early and have it count as tech for the 2nd bounce but not for the 1st bounce.
- Fixed a bug where the next character could come in attacking backward after death! Conditions – opponent crosses over the corpse and is facing the wrong way, like during a jump, and the character coming in does a reversal attack on the frame they appear. Well…it’s fixed! [vidya link removed because it apparently doesn't work anymore? WTH, twitch.]
- Fix bug when airblocking an attack right at ground level which caused the character to land and be vulnerable during hit-stop. Removes possible corner unblockable with Death Crawl.
- Assists whiffing through the opponent (for example, an attack during a point character throw, or a throw assist during point-character-induced hitstun) no longer use up your assist call for that combo.
- Bursting correctly resets your OTG and stagger status. Previously, baiting and punishing a burst would not grant you a new OTG or allow the opponent to be staggered again if they had been staggered before.
- Everyone’s throws now face toward the opponent properly.
- Everyone’s airthrow now faces toward the opponent properly during a superjump.

Character Specific Changes:

Cerebella:


- On the Custom Assist screen, F,D,DF,F+LP+LK gives Excellebella rather than Diamond Drop.
- Doublejump is also 360-locked, prevents accidental doublejumps when attempting jump-in supers.
- Forward dash horizontal movement starts 3f earlier, 14f startup -> 11f. As with all dashes, momentum on attacks still happens even on the first frame.
- Range on Excellebella increased slightly horizontally and downward.
- Excellebella is no longer supercancellable after the inital 4f, removing the Excellebella xx Showstopper option select.
- Tag-in causes small slide rather than regular knockdown. Still not able to combo afterward, but prevents opponent teching a raw tag and either being able to punish her on hit or ending up a full screen away. Still techable/punishable if you have already used up your OTG when you combo into it, so don’t do that.
- Air command throw properly faces the opponent.
- Merry-Go-Rilla now does correct damage as an assist, rather than half. Assist still scales the followup combo to 50%.
- Pummel Horse now hits crouching Valentine.
- s.HP/HK, c.MP/MK/HP, j.MP/MK damage lowered by 25 per hit. j.HP damage lowered by 50 (1100 -> 1050).
- j.MK hitstun 22f->19f.
- Unchained j.MP knocks back slightly less vs air, but when chained into knocks downward much faster.
- The “stop” part of run-stop no longer gives meter.
- Ground- and air-throw whiffs no longer cancel assist calls, like everyone else.
- 360 rotations now allow only 5f between valid directions, the same as every other special. Down from 7f. Helps prevent getting 360s when you meant to do QCT/QCB.
[--new--]
- Ultimate Showstopper can be cancelled into Devil Horns (DP+MP) after they land on the sword, but before the final damage is dealt. Scales followup combos.
- Longer supercancel time on j.D+MP landing.
- Reflect (DP+LP) hitstun from Cerebella herself made longer, move is no longer minus on hit. Can now combo into Lv3. Still very minus on block.
- When pushblock-guard-cancelling into Ultimate Showstopper, if performed within 6 frames of the guard cancel there will be varying additional startup frames after the superflash. When performed 0f after the end of pushblock, there will be 6f of post-flash startup, when performed 5f after the superflash there will be 1f of post-flash startup, and in-between works like you think it does.

Double:


- Changes to Hornet Bomber: LK version invincible through first active frame, MK version invincible up to first active frame, HK version not invincible. All versions lose active hitbox during descent so it is easier to hit her out of it later on. Supercancel period on landing shortened from 30f->4f to match most other special moves. Landing hit-stop is still supercancellable, so the change is only noticeable on whiff.
- All QCF motions now require the full QCF, instead of just D,DF.
- Zero meter gain during Furoboros (cat heads).
- Changes to Lv3: Sped up overall; no longer invincible for the entire duration, invincibility now wears off after she turns into Filia; last hit knocks the opponent away from Double; reduced damage to make it more even with other Lv3s; recovery on block slightly longer.
- Changes to reduce the ease of hitconfirms: j.HP hitstun reduced by 5f, blockstun unchanged; s.MK(1) hitstun reduced; cr.MK, s.HK slowed down by 2f each.
- Changes to Lv5: invincibility wears off as soon as you press any button to shoot or create a bomb. Rings do 2f less blockstun and have 2f longer cooldown between them, so full-screen random mashing no longer combos.
- Added missing hitboxes below her ground-impact frames so attempting low attacks to OTG won’t randomly whiff underneath her anymore.
- Fixed crumple anim to have crouch-hitstun and OTG-hitstun portions line up with everyone else’s. Previously they both occurred too early in the animation for certain combos to be possible on her. - Remove 5f of invincibility from the middle of her dash and backdash, total invincibility 13f->8f.
- Assist taunt-before-leaving stops being a physical barrier 20f earlier. It mistakenly occupied space during the part where she collapses and disappears. She is still vulnerable to hits for this 20f, but you can run through her properly now.
[--new--]
- j.WK/j.HP are properly pushblock-able in the middle now.
- Can control the direction of the car super by holding Back during the superflash to have it come out from the other side of the screen.
- Meter gain during Furoboros (cat heads) now 1/2 what it was in the shipped game.
- s.MK restored to shipped-game speed (removed from above list of changed normals).
- Restored some frames of invincibility on her dashes (edited above).

Filia:


- Airball and air Gregor Samson are now possible with negative-edge, and Airball correctly allows assist calls along with the move.
- Flatline DHC to Fenrir Drive vs another Filia no longer misses the rest of Fenrir.
- Hairball fixes: No longer unsafe on hit vs characters with air supers. Final hit vs. standing opponents properly combos to Gregor Samson vs everybody.
- Airball fixes: Recovery shortened, no longer unsafe on hit, still unsafe on block; can airdash-cancel the end on hit or whiff but not on block, and only with a forward dash; will always do the air version of the recovery even if Filia lands during the attack.
- Increase recovery of air Gregor Samson by 4f. Still a good escape, but slightly less free.
- j.HP and j.WP hit area extended closer to Filia’s body to prevent SFA3-style whiffs up close.
- j.WP given more vertical hit area for the same reason.
- j.HP +2f hitstun and knocks back slightly less vs. air. Blockstun unchanged, vs. ground behavior unchanged.
- j.HK hitstop on opponent increased by 3f to prevent crossup bug.
- s.HP hitbox slightly wider and extends slightly lower, it now combos in many situations where it would miss by one pixel previously (after s.MK on standing Painwheel, etc.)
- Ground- and air-throw whiffs no longer cancel assist calls, like everyone else.
- Airthrow recovery on whiff shortened to match everyone else’s.
[--new--]
- Improve Hairball on hit, no longer unsafe. Longer hitstun for the last hit, Gregor Samson should always combo afterward.
- Allow dash-cancels from the last hit of Airball on hit or whiff, not on block. Only possible if you have not airdashed. Filia is unable to crouch or jump out of the dash if the HK version is cancelled into a ground dash, but can do ground attacks as usual.
- Lv3 startup improved, 12+3 -> 8+1; recovery 9f faster; hitbox on first frame bigger; damage changed from 4200 always to 4750 on first frame and 3000 after first frame.
- Add back previously-removed extra win poses. Selectable by holding various buttons after the round.

Ms. Fortune:


- Headless Furserker Purrage now connects properly vs. crouching Painwheel and Fortune.
- A successful level 3 will prevent time-up until it finishes, as with other “cinematic” supers.
- During Omnomnom, her head will now fly away from the nearest screen edge when the move ends or is interrupted.
- Head recall now plays 9f of the loop even if the button is not held. This prevents it from being able to be used without ever picking up the head, as well as removing a ridiculous meter gain exploit. Rekka->rekka->recall cancel is still possible.
- Headless Stunt Double (alpha counter) with s.HP and c.HP no longer plays the head-attached attack, as well as having recovery longer than 1f.
- El Gato overhead attack from rekkas sped up. [edit, missed this] Also is now super-cancellable up through the hit. Rekka->overhead startup xx air super is possible.
- Headbutt (neutral+HP) and head slides (F/B+HP) damage equalized to 675, and all give meter equivalent to a projectile rather than a physical attack on hit.
- Screw Attack (head attack when the head is hit by her own body) damage reduced from 575->500, and gives meter equivalent to a projectile rather than a physical attack on hit.
[--new--]
- Cat Spike is now knockdown instead of ground bounce.
- Headless s.MP -5f hitstun.
- Head attacks will no longer hit out of the air (will always OTG) after: Rekka 3rd hit, rekka->slide, chained j.HK. The single exception is that Sneeze will juggle off chained j.HK.
- Furrserker Purrage [head] last hit knocks the opponent higher, slides further, and is easier to combo after in the corner.
- Can now perform Sneeze after the last hit of a successful air super with her head on, to continue the combo headless.
- Rekka -> overhead is now supercancellable, rekka -> overhead xx air super will combo.
- Rekka series strength is determined by first Punch used, like Yang. Can no longer do 1st Light, 2nd Medium, 3rd Hard…if the first one is Light, all will be Light regardless of which Punch is used to continue.
- Redistribute rekka damage so most is in the 3rd hit, and rebalance damage slightly:
LP:
Old 450+500+650=1600
New 300+350+950=1600
MP:
Old 575+625+775=1975
New 350+400+1100=1850
HP:
Old 700+750+900=2350
New 400+450+1250=2100

Painwheel:


- Can no longer rev Pinion Dash for an obnoxiously long time after winning a round.
- Pinion Dash command changed to hold D+KKKKK…release D, rather than D,D+K. Can press P while revving to cancel. Custom Assist command is D+2K.
- MP/HP nail shots correctly face opponent.
- Changes to air super: Increase minimum damage to 1100, comparable to other supers; on hit only, recovers to jump state which immediately allows flight for continued pressure and prevents it from being punishable if opponent had already been OTG’d; post-flash invincibility reduced from 45f (!) to 17f.
- Death Crawl is now vulnerable to throws. Hit invincibility period unchanged.
- F+HK leniency between hits decreased by 3f, now impossible to have it un-combo by delaying too long.
- Flying upward is slower if the opponent’s point character is also rising. Her rise speed is unaffected if the opponent is standing or falling. This allows everyone’s jump to have a chance to catch her when she’s at the top of the screen, and allows one flying Painwheel to catch another, but doesn’t affect her gameplay much otherwise. Does not affect first-frame momentum for normals at all.
[--new--]
- Can fly-cancel scythe grabs (QCT+K) on hit.
- Scythe grab hitboxes adjusted.
- Ground LK scythe grab doesn’t knock down, can fly-cancel to combo or use for re-stands.
- Air super adjusted: Always fully connects off any hit (all hits can now grab, not just the 3rd); fly-cancellable on last hit; startup improved, 6+5 -> 3+1; startup invincibility shortened, will no longer come even close to going all the way through a burst.
- s.HP damage 1000 -> 900, hitstun -5f. s.HP xx fly, flying MK no longer combos afterward vs grounded opponent.
- c.HP dmg 1050 -> 950, floorbounce height decreased. Flying MK no longer combos without OTGing.
- F+HKx4 damage lowered, floorbounce height decreased. Flying MK no longer combos without OTGing.
- Hatred Install startup improved, 5+6 -> 3+3.
- j.MP is properly pushblock-able in the middle now.
- Pinion Dash accepts old command (D,D+K) as well as new command (D+mash Kicks). Using different Kick strengths to choose Pinion Dash as custom assist will now give different strengths in-game: LK = Lv1, MK = Lv3, HK = Lv4.

Parasoul:


- Tear explosions correctly scale by ratio and are affected by combo damage scaling.
- Explosion hitstun 37->36f, blockstun 19f->14f to prevent certain lockdowns, chip damage 250->150.
- Fix issue with some palettes where certain frames incorrectly showed parts of her glasses.
- Silent Scope no longer misses crouching Painwheel after MP Tear Shot.
- j.HP hitbox extended closer to Parasoul’s body to prevent whiffs up close vs airborne characters.
- j.MK +1f hitstun; held-button float moves faster forward/backward and allows another attack immediately when button is released.
- j.D+MK->j.MK is now a chain rather than a reverse-beat, meaning your first Stomp->j.MK is valid even though they count as the same move under IPS now.
- Lengthen DHC window on Motor Brigade by 8f.
- Motor Brigade now drags opponent downward on hit, allowing more of the super to connect more of the time. Hitstop on opponent increased slightly for the same reason.
- Remove erroneous 3f invincibility after the hit was already finished on Napalm Pillar.
- Blockstun on Napalm Pillar shortened by 1f to prevent strange interaction with Crimson Hunting at max distance.
- Parasoul will no longer ground-tech the wrong way if crossed up after a knockdown, for example after being hit by Death Crawl.
- Ground- and air-throw whiffs no longer cancel assist calls, like everyone else.
- Egret Charge should always cause wallbounce now. Previously it may not have, if the camera were moving too quickly.
[--new--]
- Allow RC Soldier (B,F+LK) to be used to cancel out of her Lv3. New combo and mixup opportunities appear!
- Reduce damage of Lv3 slightly to compensate for new cancel buff.
- j.B+WK is properly pushblock-able in the middle now.

Peacock:


- Window for inputting QCB+PP for Goodfellows (Lv3) after a successful throw widened.
- All special moves correctly face opponent, no more backward gunshots after ground-teching past the opponent. (Oops.)
- Slightly reduce meter gain for connecting with Bang shots, HP cannonball, and all Georges.
- Overall meter gain reduced to 1/3 while holding a Shadow of Impending Doom.
- Redistribute damage for Argus Agony: ~300 lower unscaled damage, same minimum damage (on average, subject to randomness).
- Lenny damage 3000->3800, chip 650->800.
- Lenny fix: DHC window is the same but it is no longer possible for a DHC to be “too early” and result in the bomb not being created. Placement and explosion timing unchanged.
- Teleport now recovers 4f more slowly, starts up 3f faster; still vulnerable for 2f at the start; able to be supercanceled 3f earlier during recovery; fake teleport startup and recovery unchanged.
- All Lv1 items will always OTG in the proper direction, towards Peacock. Accomplished by allowing the Jippo bottle to be flipped (oppiJ!). Any Lv2 and Lv3 items which always face the same direction may still knock them the wrong way as OTGs, so be careful.
- Argus Agony hitbox extended closer to Peacock, no longer whiffs up close vs standing Painwheel or vs random other close attacks.
- LP and MP Bang! hitboxes extended back toward Peacock to prevent them from whiffing up close in certain circumstances.
- LP and MP versions of Bang! carry over their specific invincibilities (LP invincible to hits, MP to throws) through the entire active portion, as opposed to just the first active frame. First 2f of both moves are still fully vulnerable.
- HP BANG! shots do 33 more chip (300 total -> 400 total, or to look at that differently, at base dmg 48 triple shots to kill by chip -> 36 now, same as Cable’s Viper Beams.)
- Item drop chip increase: Lv1 150->200, Lv2 250->300, Lv3 400->500.
- Argus Agony small lasers +2f hitstun to prevent certain patterns from allowing the opponent to recover and retaliate. Blockstun unchanged.
- Airthrow recovery on hit shortened to prevent low airthrows being punishable by Double.
[--new--]
- Can super-cancel from teleport recovery much earlier, before she has fully appeared.
- Can cancel George tosses into each other anytime after the bomb is created.
- Recovery after placing Lenny improved by 5f.
- Can place another Lenny as soon as the explosion happens, rather than having to wait for the smoke to dissipate.

Valentine:


- Lv3 cinematic is skippable by the Valentine player holding any Punch during the fade-out.
- Flatline will only hit point characters, never assists/heads/Lenny/etc, and will not kill until the final hit.
- Hitting Valentine during her counter stance with her own Lv3 or Mortuary Drop no longer wrongly costs her 4 bars of meter. Only takes the correct 2 bars away.
- Hitstun poison (MP) only lasts 2/3 as long when the opponent is in hitstun. Blockstun does not affect the time.
- j.HP hitstun reduced by 2f, knocks up 1 pixel higher vs airborne opponents. Prevents an exploit. Still combos into HK Savage Bypass, etc.
- Countervenom (Lv2 poison counter) hitbox much taller, will no longer whiff on max height Painwheel j.MP. Can still whiff vs. Parasoul max height sj.HK, be careful.
- c.HP blockstun shortened by 6f, “feels” like all other launchers now in terms of punishing it.
- Air and ground Savage Bypass recovery shortened.
- Fortune is no longer able to move her head during the Prescription freeze; Peacock item drops disappear properly if she is hit by Prescription freeze.
- Counter super now properly faces opponent on startup.
[--new--]
- Allow movement after air scalpel super.
- Mortuary Drop restores air options when super-cancelled.
- Lengthen DHC window on scalpels by 7f air, 4f ground.
- Increase throw damage to 800. Since all throws now scale to 50% now, her throw no longer gives an unscaled standing combo, thus the previous low damage amount is unacceptable.
- Fix bone bounce sound during time-out.

Marie:


- All attacks now give the opponent meter on hit or block.
- Small skulls have energy background, easier to see.
- Add Apocalypse-style hitstun. Triggered by taking enough damage quickly, and more easily by supers.
- Fix various bugs like floating around and otherwise behaving oddly.

Tip sent in by Ninjagoon.

Comments

poignant_potency said on November 16, 2012 at 4:36 p.m.

Should we bring back the launch party? But seriously this is awesome news and I can't wait to jump back into mike z and reverge's baby.

#1
MODOKSTHEME said on November 16, 2012 at 4:36 p.m.

Finally!!!!! now we just need lobby mode

#2
XxTigerheartxX said on November 16, 2012 at 4:37 p.m.

meh

#3
Ninjagoon said on November 16, 2012 at 4:38 p.m.

cant wait for my valentine and filia :D

#4
Viro_veteruscy said on November 16, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.

Hell yes! :3

#5
icejohn said on November 16, 2012 at 4:59 p.m.

Awesome!
Now Mike how bout getting on that unveiling new characters bandwagon.

All the cool kids are doing it :P

#6
BUYACUSHUN said on November 16, 2012 at 5:01 p.m.

WOO CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER. MICROSOFT HURRY UP AND APPROVE THE PATCH.

#7
Zidiane said on November 16, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.

Hey! Autumn isn't sure that people still like the game, and aren't sure about making new content. If you feel different, they said the best way is by petition. 700+ signature's already, but we need more!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/sk...

#8
s1lentway said on November 16, 2012 at 5:07 p.m.

it really saddens me that some of you guys can have the same attitude towards and indie developer and a guy like mike z, as you do towards a big company like capcom.

its obvious mike z and the rest of the crew put in a lot of work into this game. making a game start to finish is incredibly hard, and you guys wanna write it off and not support it. you guys should try to even design a good game concept and see how difficult it is. show this guy some respect and support his product.

#9
Zidiane said on November 16, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

@9
...who are you talking to?

#10
s1lentway said on November 16, 2012 at 5:28 p.m.

#10 a lot of the anime community haha.

#11
Zidiane said on November 16, 2012 at 5:42 p.m.

lol

#12
Schwoi said on November 16, 2012 at 6 p.m.

what about PC?

#13
Zidiane said on November 16, 2012 at 6:04 p.m.

The PC version may not come out if you don't sign that petition. Autumn doesn't think anyone wants to play it anymore.

#14
Bullseye4hire said on November 16, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

IT'S SHOWTIME!!!

#15
AttorneyMayCry said on November 16, 2012 at 6:37 p.m.

PS Vita System Update 2.00: November 19th
PS All Stars Release Date: November 20th
Person 4 Golden Release Date: November 20th
SkullGirls Patch for PSN: November 20th

Next week is going to be an amazing week for PlayStation.

#16
DeadpoolDash said on November 16, 2012 at 6:38 p.m.

About freaking time.

#17
CyberAthlete said on November 16, 2012 at 6:44 p.m.

Why do people keep asking for a pc version???? The community for this game online is already VERY small...why would people want to make it smaller?

#18
Gailim said on November 16, 2012 at 6:53 p.m.

@18 how would a pc version make the community smaller? I don't have a console. I am not taking away from any other player pool. Plus they said that the PC version and PS3 version will be compatible so I may get to play with you playstation guys which increases the player pool, not decreases it.

#19
caruga said on November 16, 2012 at 6:55 p.m.

I'm sure the economic reward of a PC version can be assessed more accurately by the publisher than by me. All I can say is that I intend(ed) to buy it.

#20
zhanba26 said on November 16, 2012 at 7 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#21
GrimEater said on November 16, 2012 at 7:49 p.m.

Same time as All-Stars release? lol
Hope it comes out soon for XBL.

#22
JesseRobles said on November 16, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.

Awesome! And same day as PSAS. :)

#23
hazelnut1112 said on November 16, 2012 at 8:10 p.m.

Awesome. Can't wait to see the improvements. Will re download after the patch.

#24
thf24 said on November 16, 2012 at 8:10 p.m.

@9 The attitude that you should treat the little guys better just because they're little isn't helping them or you. It's fine to advocate cutting more breaks to a game based on a $12 retail price versus a $60 retail price, as in Skullgirls' case. But going easy on a smaller developer just because they're small is going to lead to complacency and mediocrity just as easily as if they were a big developer.

#25
HooliganComboFTW said on November 16, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.

Finally! Ready for this huge patch

#26
mrdrofficer said on November 16, 2012 at 10:27 p.m.

Very Excited. And signed the petition.

#27
Phynx said on November 16, 2012 at 10:40 p.m.

The PS3 version is what the PC version was waiting on, right? Excite!

#28
scytheavatar said on November 16, 2012 at 11:41 p.m.

@9 Explain to me why the heck anyone of us should care more about the effort put into the game than how good the game actually is. To me what should matter at the end of the day is what Mike Z delivers, and the fact that this game still doesn't have a lobby is shocking. If this is the best effort an indie developer can give for fighting games, then we must come to the conclusion that indie gaming can't give us a fighting games that'll last for long.

#29
Kawalorn said on November 17, 2012 at 12:03 a.m.

I've been waiting for this patch solely because it was holding back the premiere of the PC version. :P But I'm happy for people who have it on consoles.

#30
Mike_Z said on November 17, 2012 at 2:55 a.m.

@9, @25, @29 I'd say we should be judged by the same standards as any other game: a good game is good and a bad game is bad. I think the FGC in general accepts not-so-great games for the wrong reasons, which we shouldn't do, and games are certainly unfairly judged on aesthetics by people who haven't played them, but the "game is fun for me" / "game holds up in tournament play" / "game has X feature which I expect a modern fighting game to have" judgments are fine with me.

I would argue that having good gameplay, good online performance, and good button config (if you think we have those, of course) would be enough for _me_ to overlook the lack of lobbies, but that won't be the case for everyone. Sure, the entire patch was worked on by a total of 3 people, is free, and the game is $15 to start with...but if we didn't add a feature someone considers essential then I would not expect special treatment in that regard, and in fact I prefer that reasoning over "hey anime girls that means the game sucks". Though I'd hope that the reasoning was legitimate, rather than a mask for hating just to hate. (^.^)

#31
Zentsurugi said on November 17, 2012 at 4:36 a.m.

Yes! Finally! I guess I should get my bro to send me my stick over here to Kuwait so I can play this game now.

#32
ChipsLight said on November 17, 2012 at 5:20 a.m.

We're still waiting for a PC version of this damn game !

#33
yaboiman said on November 17, 2012 at 9:56 a.m.

how about more characters for chrissake?

#34
xShonuffx said on November 17, 2012 at 10:48 a.m.

@31 Just keep doing what you guys do Mike. Don't worry about the haters, you know genuine criticism when you see it. Haters will always hate just for the attention. You will never please them no matter what. All that matters is those who had legitimate issues with the game had the issues resolved (or most). If you win those guys back, then mission accomplish. I will definantly be trying the game out again during patch if I got time. Thanks for everything man.

I think Skull Girls can be something bigger than a fighter if you market it well. Im definantly a fan.

#35


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