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Skullgirls 2nd Encore US Pre-orders Are Live!

June 9th, 2015
Written By: Peter Bartholow

Pre-orders for Skullgirls 2nd Encore on PS4/Vita have begun!

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is $24.99 to cross-buy the PS4 and Vita versions. And for the pre-order period, we’re offering a 20% discount to PS+ members, making it only $19.99!

Pre-ordering gets you the following:

  • Cross-buy for both the PS4 and Vita versions
  • A beautiful pre-order PS4 theme
  • A 20% discount for PS+ members

So head to the PSN Store on your PS4 or the web store to purchase it now, and you’ll get your pre-order theme immediately!

Check out this video of the theme, which features a beautiful new piece of art, custom icons featuring your favorite Skullgirls characters, and a new instrumental version of “In a Moment’s Time.”


What is Skullgirls 2nd Encore?

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the ultimate edition of Skullgirls.

In addition to the game you know and love, Skullgirls 2nd Encore includes the following:

  • All DLC characters
  • Fully voiced story modes
  • New Challenges
  • New Trials
  • New Survival Mode
  • Cross-play with the PS3 and PS Vita releases
  • PlayStation 3 fightstick support
  • Full platinum trophy set

We intend to have Skullgirls 2nd Encore out before the projected 7/31 release date listed on the pre-order page, but can’t confirm anything until the game passes Sony certification. When it does, we’ll update you on the release date.


When Will the PS Vita Version Release?

Skullgirls 2nd Encore will be arriving on PS Vita after the initial PS4 release. We’re aiming to have it out around 6 weeks after the PS4 launch, but that may change.

The Vita version is up and running, but needs further optimization and multiplayer testing before we’d feel comfortable releasing it.


What About Multiplayer Lobbies?

Multiplayer Lobbies will be coming to the PS4, Vita and PS3 versions of Skullgirls! However, the PS4 and PS Vita versions will not launch with Lobbies.

The PS3, PS4 and PS Vita releases of Skullgirls are cross-play compatible, but we didn’t have time to work lobbies into those releases. Rather than leave the PS4 version only half cross-play compatible, we chose to delay lobbies and launch them simultaneously on all three platforms.

Don’t worry Xbox 360 players – you’ll get your lobbies, too!

What About Europe?

Sony Europe’s pre-order system works a bit differently and they were full, so there will be no pre-order campaign for the EU.

However, we’re working with SCEE to include the theme free with all purchases made in the first few weeks of release.


What about Robo-Fortune?

Robo-Fortune will be released with the PS4 version, and the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions will all be patched around the same time to add Robo-Fortune and, in the case of the console releases, the art galleries.