Skullgirls: A New 2D Fighter for Competitive Players

Written by Raven Poplar

Reverge Labs, along with publishers Utumn Games and Konami have a new 2D fighting game in development for PSN and XBLA named Skullgirls. This brand-new  IP is headed up by tournament veteran Mike Zaimont and focuses on hardcore, competitive gameplay.

Skullgirls is nothing if not fast-paced, deep, and strategic. With character swap-out gameplay and various customizable assists á la Marvel Vs. Capcom, six-button control scheme like Street Fighter, and the beautiful presentation of the all-female roster like nothing I’ve ever seen before, this game could well hold a regular spot on the list of competitive events at your local game store.

To give you a taste of the character design in this game, I present to you the official 411 on PAINWHEEL.

Character Biography:
Once a normal schoolgirl named Carol, Painwheel was kidnapped by Valentine and delivered to the Anti-Skullgirls Labs’ secretive Lab Zero. There she was implanted with the synthetic Buer Drive and Gae Bolga parasites and infused with experimental Skullgirl blood, transforming her into the monster she is today. Violent and unstable as a result of these experiments, as a precaution she’s mentally controlled by Lab Zero’s powerful psychic director, Brain Drain.
Fueled by rage, she draws her power from her pain and fury. Despite that, the soul of that scared young girl still lives on inside this monstrous body, desperately fighting off the onslaught of voices that would control her.

Age: 15

Birthday: October 23

Bloodtype: SG

Height: 5’1

Weight: 375 lbs

Measurements: 21B-18-23

Flowers, Gardening, Walking on the beach at sunset, Family, Sound of wind chimes, Dogs, Nostalgic memories, Friends, Magenta, Proper etiquette

ASG Labs, Valentine, Brain Drain, The Skullgirl, The Skull Heart, People, Her Body, Mind Control, Torture, Pain, Frustration, Gossip, Styrofoam sounds, Loud noises, Bad puns

Painwheel Character Trailer

Keep an eye out for this game’s release later on in Q1 2012.

Skullsgirls on the web: http://skullgirls.com/

About the author

Raven Poplar

Early Childhood Educator and video game journalist. First console game: California Games for Atari 2600. First PC game: Commander Keen on my IBM 286. I suppose I'm old!

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