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Updated: Skullgirls gets overseas release - available in Japan on February 14

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • February 12, 2013 at 4:38 p.m. PST
Updated: A new Japanese trailer for Skullgirls has recently been uploaded, this shows the individual posters for each character that will be available over on Sanshee.

It has recently been reported that Skullgirls will be seeing a Japanese release very soon. Playstation 3 users in Japan will be able to purchase the game for 1,500 yen or $16 USD.

According to the official Skullgirls Twitter, the game will be released on Valentines Day, February 14, 2013.

Skullgirls will be out on Japanese PSN on 2/14! Valentine's Day with Valentine!

The overseas release is being made possible by a publisher named CyberFront that localizes games from other countries to Japan. In the past, they have brought games from the West, to Japan such as Nano Assault and Test Drive Unlimited 2.

Via Siliconera. Tips by Ravidrath, DivinePhoenix69, HooliganComboFTW, matador_retriever, Zidiane, and an anonymous submitter.

Comments

Gohikari said on February 6, 2013 at 10:18 a.m.

Good news. I hope the sales are good too.

#1
xShonuffx said on February 6, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.

I hope it does well. Japanese gamers seem to be picky when it comes to American titles.

#2
rakuko said on February 6, 2013 at 10:42 a.m.

i hope Japan brings more non-Valentine players into the mix.

#3
HooliganComboFTW said on February 6, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.

Lol Nice Release Date

#4
yanglikeswang said on February 6, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#5
GLKFierce said on February 6, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

#5 what makes the game shallow? you obviously have played this game so let's see your educated opinion.

#6
Synless said on February 6, 2013 at 10:58 a.m.

Seriously what fighting game doesn't have some level of fanservice?

#7
BlankaBeast said on February 6, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

nothing wrong with fanservice, we are all fans.

#8
hazelnut1112 said on February 6, 2013 at 11:06 a.m.

Knowing how the game is, I think this might actually do pretty well in Japan.

#9
Smorgasboard said on February 6, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.

Whens xbox?

#10
Hazzor said on February 6, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.

Didn't this game flop harder than playstation allstars?

#11
Crazcar said on February 6, 2013 at 11:28 a.m.

Huh, assumed it came out around the same time we got it. Still, this is good news and hopefully it gets a bigger following in Japan for... various reasons >.>

#12
Zidiane said on February 6, 2013 at 11:39 a.m.

#11 no, it didn't.

Also, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=...

#13
Zidiane said on February 6, 2013 at 11:54 a.m.

That link is the intro to the Japanese version

#14
WilmarGracer97 said on February 6, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#15
pegasusx said on February 6, 2013 at 1:24 p.m.

Skullgirls did fairly well I think, as the game was not pushed by a major publisher.

#16
mrambitious said on February 6, 2013 at 1:42 p.m.

Release PC version already so I can steal it. Never would pay for a bad UMVC rip but totally worth a steal.

#17
baiken said on February 6, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.

C´mon, its not a UMVC rip, its a rip of the good marvel. I like it.

#18
poignant_potency said on February 6, 2013 at 2:14 p.m.

@ #17, if you're really willing to wait almost a year and a half to steal a 15 dollar game maybe you should reassess you're priorities.

Also if skullgirls is a rip of anything, it would probably be mvc2 (a favorite of mike's) or some kind of team based darkstalkers.

#19
mrambitious said on February 6, 2013 at 2:27 p.m.

@19 Wait... so because I do not wanna spend $15 on a game that doesn't look that interesting to me I need to reassess my priorities?

Sorry brah but not only did I bait you with my own troll post, you didn't even give me anything good to work with in your response. I honestly forget skullgirls even exists until eventhubs or SRK puts something up about it so no I haven't been waiting for anything, I just was happy to hear it was getting a PC release so I could give it a try, for free.

#20
baiken said on February 6, 2013 at 3:09 p.m.

Well, you could give the demo a try. Its also free.

#21
Swafflong said on February 6, 2013 at 6:58 p.m.

@11 yo, don't talk mess about all stars. That is my game, and it really, REALLY deserves more attention. Besides, the game has somewhat of a scene..

#22
drillbit777 said on February 6, 2013 at 9:56 p.m.

I bet you Kusoru and Nemo will be the first ones to pick up this game and start owning everyone.

#23
Drewsan said on February 6, 2013 at 11:56 p.m.

cosplay potential is off the charts, don't sleep

#24
werewolfgold said on February 7, 2013 at 1:26 a.m.

Well, this should be good for the dev team. This seems like something Japan would be interested in.

More money = more support!

And definite cosplay overload approaching.

#25
Quezacoatl said on February 12, 2013 at 5:12 p.m.

Valentine's poster uses Spooky logo.

CALL SPOOBY PLS

#26
ya_boy said on February 12, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.

This game will probably sell as "well" as PSABR did in Japan.

#27
HooliganComboFTW said on February 12, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.

#27

Yet When SG was initially released, Autumn Games got calls from Sony/Microsoft Japan about when was their release date(They thought they were getting one) because gamers were giving them angry phone calls inquiring about Skullgirls

Keep trying mate

#28
Eye_of_Orochi said on February 12, 2013 at 7:46 p.m.

@ 27

If Skullgirls sees as many sales as ASBR, that'll actually be pretty good for an American indie game in Japan. At least I think so.

Gamers in Japan must know about Skullgirls so they probably already know if they want it or not. Sales numbers will be pretty telling within the first month or two.

#29
cnorw00d said on February 12, 2013 at 9:18 p.m.

@23 I dont think you know what the kuso in kusoru means.....

#30
GokaiGreen said on February 13, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#31
GLKFierce said on February 13, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

lol at the 0niners saying this is a rip off a UMVC3. They took elements off actual GOOD games (GG, mv2, vampire, ect)and use those inspirations to build into this one.

#32
chipndip said on February 13, 2013 at 2:34 p.m.

20 is the reason why fighting games shouldn't go to PC. > _>

#33
rakuko said on February 17, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.

if anyone is wondering if Japan would even be interested in this game, there is a decent amount of Japanese fanart for the game. it's pretty awesome. i wouldn't be surprised if on the anime side, people pick it up just for the characters. and who knows about FG players, so fickle. ~w~

#34


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