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Big Band confirmed for Skullgirls DLC character after Squigly, first male character

Posted by SFilp • February 22, 2013 at 5:41 a.m. PST
Last night one the Salty Cupcakes stream, some new Skullgirls DLC information was released, including who their first male character will be.

Big Band, has been confirmed as future DLC after the release of Squigly. Details on Big Band, general crowd fund, goals and reward tiers, PC version and more are available over on the SkullHeart forums.

Big Band:

• Big Band, the gigantic iron lung wearing character from the Lab 8 stage is confirmed as the first Male Character stretch goal after Squigly.

• He will be a charge character with anti-air and command grabs.

• It was previously mentioned that MikeZ wanted to make Big Band play like Q from Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, "but good".

• He will be called サックスでか (Sax-Deka) in Japan. Deka is both a slang term for someone who is extremely tall and also for a police officer/detective. So his name is basically "Sax Detective". Peter Bartholow mentioned previously that this name was what Japanese fans started calling him before the game was released there and is thus a nod to them, and a nod to characters in fighting games having different names in different regions.

• If you select Big Band in a fight he won't appear in the backdrop for Lab 8.


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Head over to the Skullheart forums for all the details.

Comments

GokaiGreen said on February 22, 2013 at 5:44 a.m.

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#1
kinoslayer said on February 22, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.

Nice to see news for this game coming out again. I play it with my friends from time to time. Still fun.

#2
Guybrush20X6 said on February 22, 2013 at 6:05 a.m.

Is he gonna be part of the kickstarter?

#3
Gemakai said on February 22, 2013 at 6:12 a.m.

Oh, that's pretty cool. I like the whole 'Q but good' comment. Hah.

#4
Echo01 said on February 22, 2013 at 6:18 a.m.

Oh damn.

#5
Auron said on February 22, 2013 at 6:29 a.m.

Good choice

#6
baiken said on February 22, 2013 at 6:38 a.m.

My wallet is ready

#7
Kawalorn said on February 22, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.

#3 After when all the needed money for Squigly will been donated all excess money will go toward Big Bands development so yeah, he is part of the funding donation.

#8
the_main_event said on February 22, 2013 at 6:44 a.m.

Ok ....so do like 9 more and ill buy it...ok?...deal!

#9
GokaiGreen said on February 22, 2013 at 6:48 a.m.

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#10
Kenshiro said on February 22, 2013 at 6:50 a.m.

That's a pretty lofty goal...should really concentrate on one character announcement after the first goal is reached.

#11
AnaboliChris said on February 22, 2013 at 6:55 a.m.

Wooh male characters. Just sparked my interest again.

#12
TwoCoins said on February 22, 2013 at 7:17 a.m.

Paunzerfaust next after him and Black Dhalia!!

#13
BumblebeeCody said on February 22, 2013 at 7:20 a.m.

Q but good! Haha so true.

#14
Razberryclownsac said on February 22, 2013 at 7:21 a.m.

Hopin for Black Dhalia as the dlc character to be voted for. This fella may be fun though

#15
OhYouDontSayThat said on February 22, 2013 at 7:32 a.m.

wow this is going to get me into SG now! psych!!

#16
Maryokutai said on February 22, 2013 at 7:52 a.m.

So, will they be renaming the game "Skullpeople"?

#17
theramin said on February 22, 2013 at 8:11 a.m.

One of the more interesting character designs. Immediately thought of Birdie when I read this "charge character with anti-air and command grabs", though.

#18
Smorgasboard said on February 22, 2013 at 8:14 a.m.

Just need 300k dollars and big band is all yours. Also, having different official names in different regions is confusing.

#19
Rahavic said on February 22, 2013 at 8:21 a.m.

@17 nah Skullgirls is a part of the story

Also you know UltraDavid is gonna be hyped! A GOOD Q? He's in there.

#20
Dravidian said on February 22, 2013 at 8:21 a.m.

TAKE MY MONEZ!

But forreal, this is just getting better and better. The only Male character I was interested in is the first DLC.

Time to empty my bank account!
....not really. But I'll do my part to support this game.
=3

#21
Aluppoj said on February 22, 2013 at 8:36 a.m.

I have SkullGirls excluded in my preference setting.

Yet I still see this. Why?

#22
FightDirty said on February 22, 2013 at 8:41 a.m.

So if I wait 5 more years it may have a roster size of 18 or so?

OK, I'll revisit this game in 2018. It is evolving far too slowly to keep my interest.

#23
lordrockman said on February 22, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.

ok then ill gladly buy this game and play with this character in saaay 2015?

#24
100thMonkey said on February 22, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.

I'd prefer this character than squigly to be honest. Q is my favourite character in FG history, which makes this character even more appealable to me. I'd probably donate once squigly is done.

#25
Loryuo said on February 22, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.

Pretty cool. can't wait.

#26
Torrie_De_Goddess said on February 22, 2013 at 8:56 a.m.

#19
The region-specific name thing works for Street Fighter so no biggie, right. As the article stated, it's a "nod" to what was already existent.
Also, indie game. One person wouldn't be giving a lump sum of money; 300,000 people all donating $1.25; now it sounds better huh? The same goes for #10. If you're not supporting the future of the game then no complaints.

(Reminds of people who were pissed about Spiderman being "killed" in Amazing #700 when these people NEVER picked up a comicbook in their lives or hadn't supported the comic book industry for decades; as if his death would change his character in outside media).

#27
BlankaBeast said on February 22, 2013 at 9:11 a.m.

Good job skullgirls, and skullguy.

#28
HooliganComboFTW said on February 22, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.

Skullgirls looking great. lol the main reason why alot of people didn't stick with the game was because of the 8 character roster. 1 character per year? They can pump characters out 3 months each as they are now (From scratch) . They are not slightly different version of other characters in the game either like how some fighters roll, they are all completely original. Keep in mind this is all without funding for the main console version.

Also Skullgirl TF2 hats confirmed

#29
Hrm said on February 22, 2013 at 9:24 a.m.

Kind of disappointed that the first male character won't be Panzerfaust, but Big Band sounds rad.

#30
kanped said on February 22, 2013 at 10:07 a.m.

Putting a turtle in? Wisht yer noise and accept my cash.

#31
Smorgasboard said on February 22, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.

@27
In hindsight, that which is existent was a mistake. Why would anyone want to repeat a mistake?

I'm just saying it's probably a good idea to remind the 300,000 ppl to donate or else no one gets these DLC.

I have no complaints if Skullgirls does well. :-)

#32
Louiscipher said on February 22, 2013 at 10:47 a.m.

Hello 3rd team member!

(Starts jerking off)

#33
6ixx said on February 22, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.

They should be focusing on how they're going to fund these characters instead of announcing more promises they may not end up keeping...

150k is a lot and as much as this got donations for the drive, I don't think people are going to want to donate 150k dollars for a character they may not end up liking.

I hope they plan on starting a kickstarter and adding a buttload of extra bonuses for donating

#34
HooliganComboFTW said on February 22, 2013 at 11:10 a.m.

#34

Yes, there been confirmed incentives for donating such as PC Beta Keys for donating at least $30 (may be limited) at IndieGoGO. Main difference then the Evo Breast Cancer drive and this crowd funding is that this can attract the casual gamer more.

Put money for your game to be at Evo when the majority is not even gonna go..? Ehh. Put Money on your game to get expansions where you directly benefit from? Yes. Probably even more $ per backer on average just from the goal not counting the possible stretch goals. If you do the math, if each individual backer on average put twice as much $ as they did on the Evo drive then we already got past 1st goal and thats not counting the wider demographic this can attract.

#35
UncleBibby said on February 22, 2013 at 11:35 a.m.

If this character really does play like Q then I think I've found my new main.

#36
kara said on February 22, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

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#37
GokaiGreen said on February 22, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.

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#38
ButterKnife said on February 22, 2013 at 12:39 p.m.

That was the right choice! This guy looks too awesome.

#39
Crazcar said on February 22, 2013 at 1:11 p.m.

With Big Band being so tall, wide, and round I can't quite see him playing like Q...it's probably because I can't see him having any arms at all. I have faith in Mike Z and the SG crew that they can pull it off though, and will purchase him even if he ain't quite Q.

P.S. If you give him Q's taunt, even if it doesn't buff his health, I shall love you guys forever (5ever if it does ;3). The taunt was so necessary for Q to be "Okay" that it wouldn't feel right without it, health buff or not.

#40
Zentsurugi said on February 22, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Freaking awesome! Can't wait!

#41
RW said on February 22, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

New main character here i come!
Now give me Hive and my team will be complete!

#42
cjmxxx said on February 22, 2013 at 1:43 p.m.

what about the 360 patch?!?

#43
BeatNinja said on February 22, 2013 at 1:51 p.m.

@43

*Slaps* Stop asking! It'll be here when it's here! Blame Microsoft!

#44
BUYACUSHUN said on February 22, 2013 at 2:11 p.m.

so if everyone who bought this (XBL/PSN/JAPAN/any eventual PC players) donated 2-5$ could they possibly have money for 3 characters and a stage or 2?

EDIT: also calling a potemkin and garuda(power stone) color

#45
superepicbaws said on February 22, 2013 at 6:41 p.m.

they're going to have to rename the game to "skull people"

#46
Ex_Ein said on February 23, 2013 at 8:39 a.m.

....okay a good version of Q...still not interested...

#47
DestinyZX1 said on February 25, 2013 at 10:06 a.m.

I'm waiting for Parasoul's sister.

#48
Firegod said on February 26, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.

I dont like the male character thing but whatever, i know alot of people were trolling the game cause it had all girls.

guess mike z cracked under the pressure.

#49
kikoskullkid said on August 4, 2013 at 2:24 p.m.

I waiting Venus C:

#50


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