Skullgirls PC Beta Expected Mid-June, Slacker Backer Donations Being Accepted, Second DLC Character to Be Revealed at Salty Cupcakes Tonight

By on May 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Lab Zero recently announced on the official Skullgirls Twitter that the beta version of the game’s PC port should be available mid-June, with a full release coming later in July. The release of the PC version is supposedly going to coincide with the release of the game’s first DLC character, Squigly.

Only donators to the Indiegogo campaign will get beta keys for the game, which will allow them to test out Squiggly as well as the game’s new balance changes and network capabilities before it officially releases. However, if you missed the IGG campaign, you aren’t totally out of luck. Lab Zero has opened up a page in partnership with Humble Bundle that allows you to donate late as a slacker backer. Though the reward tiers are limited, any donation over $36 gets you a Skullgirls beta key.

The team also announced that the second DLC character has been chosen, though the big reveal will take place at Salty Cupcakes tonight. They also briefly mentioned that they are hoping by the time they implement all 5 new characters, Autumn Games will have gotten past their legal troubles and will allow them to begin work on a Skullgirls 2.

Source: Skullgirls Twitter

Angelo M. D’Argenio A.K.A. MyLifeIsAnRPG got his start in the fighting game community as a young boy playing Street Fighter II in arcades down at the Jersey Shore. As president of Disorganization XIII, he travels the convention circuit presenting a variety of panels from discussions on gamer culture, to stick modding workshops, to fighting game comedy acts. He has a passion for looking at the fighting game community from an academic standpoint and has completed several studies on effective fighting game learning and the impact fighting games have on social circles. A six year veteran of the gaming industry, he also writes for Cheat Code Central and is a lead game designer for Ember Games. On Tuesdays, you can find him getting bodied by Chris G and getting mistaken for Seth Rogen at The Break.