Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced a new entry into the 2D fighting genre, as it again pairs up with Autumn Games to distribute Skullgirls on PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®.
Developed by newcomer Reverge Labs, Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2D fighting game set to release later this year on PlayStation®Network and Xbox®LIVE Arcade. Starring a cast of feisty female warriors, Skullgirls is a multi-layered fighter featuring all-new game systems for veteran fighting game fans while also making the intimidating genre enjoyable and accessible to the casual gamer.
Set in the Canopy Kingdom, Skullgirls tells the tale of eight female warriors as they fight to reclaim a wish-granting artifact known as the “Skull Heart” from the monstrous Skullgirl. As legend has it, every seven years this enigmatic Skull Heart grants a wish to a young woman… but this power can come at a terrible price. If her heart is impure, her wish will be twisted and she herself will be transformed into a Skullgirl.
Skullgirls is the brainchild of Creative Director Alex “o_8” Ahad and Lead Developer Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont. Ahad’s unique and vivid artwork has been featured in Lava Punch, UDON’s Tribute books and Scott Pilgrim. Under his tutelage, each of these memorable fighting females is brought to life with a fluid and high-resolution 2D animation rarely seen in a fighting game. None of this would be possible without Mike Z., a fighting game champion and programmer whose genre expertise permeates the game. From designing Skullgirls’ gameplay to creating the game’s remarkable hybrid 2D/3D engine, Mike’s contributions ensure that Skullgirls is tournament-worthy, beautiful, and, most of all, fun.
About Konami Group
KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business," "Gaming & Systems Business," "Pachinko & Pachinko Slot Machines Business" and "Health & Fitness Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com.
About Autumn Games
Autumn Games is a premier digital publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media through long-term partnerships with a number of the most respected game studios in the industry. Autumn Games’ mission is to support these creative teams in their efforts to make cutting-edge, culturally impactful entertainment for the exploding array of connected digital devices. For more information, please visit 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 www.revergelabs.com. ;