April 1st, 2012
Written By: Peter Bartholow
Skullgals Coming to Handheld Gaming Systems in Early 2013
Autumn Games Expands Skullgirls Onto Handheld Game Systems Next Year
Slated for release on SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket Color system, Skullgals will feature gorgeous full-color graphics and precise, clicky controls. Drawn and animated by famed Australian pixel artist, Paul Robertson, Skullgals captures all the charm of the console original in only 1/38th the pixels.
In addition to the full console cast, Skullgals introduces two all-new characters. Squigly is a zombie opera singer inhabited by the parasite Leviathan, and bests her opponents using “stance cancels” and spatial control powers. Umbrella, little sister of Skullgirls mainstay Parasoul, wields her voracious living umbrella in battle, which grows hungrier and more powerful the longer it isn’t used.
Finally, in a first for the Neo Geo Pocket Color platform, Skullgals’ cartridge will feature online play using a proprietary 3G-enabled 2 megabyte cartridge. Autumn Games has selected AT&T as the exclusive U.S. service provider. Service pricing and additional regions will be announced at a later date.
“Very soon, fans will be able to enjoy the old-school fighting gameplay of Skullgirls in their living rooms, and next year we’re going to let them take it anywhere on an old-school handheld gaming platform,” said Jason Donnell, President and COO, Autumn Games. “From the crisp 40×40 pixel sprites, to the new characters and the first-of-its-kind 3G online play by AT&T, Skullgals is the handheld gaming experience our fans have been clamoring for.”
Skullgals puts players in control of ten female warriors in an extraordinary “Dark Deco” world, where they battle for control of a mysterious artifact known as the Skull Heart. Legend says it has the power to grant a woman’s wish, but those judged impure will have their wish twisted and be transformed into the new Skullgirl.
The Skullgirls team is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad, whose work has been featured in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming. For Skullgals, they are joined by Paul Robertson, whose previous works include Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game and Pirate Baby Cabana Battle 2006.
About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on empowering independent, world-class game developers to create cutting-edge video games, and related media. As the pace of change accelerates in the games’ business, digital and mobile gaming explodes, and the best game developers increasingly look for independence, Autumn Games’ mission is to support talented creative teams in their efforts to make culturally impactful entertainment.
For more information, please visit http://www.autumngames.com.
About Reverge Labs
Reverge Labs, LLC is a new independent developer committed to creating high-quality downloadable games. Founded by CEO Richard Wyckoff and CTO Emil Dotchevski, Reverge draws on combined game development experience of more than 40 years to create unique artistic visions using cutting-edge development techniques.
For more information, please visit http://revergelabs.com/.
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