Skullgirls Heading to Japanese Arcades Through NESiCAxLive, Updates to Add New Characters After Release

By on May 20, 2013 at 11:19 pm

Skullgirls made quite a splash when it arrived on the Japanese PlayStation Network back in February, and a recent development regarding its future in the country shows that the indie fighter’s domination is far from finished. An image appeared online earlier this evening that reveals the game will be making its way to arcades in Japan by way of NESiCAxLive, the network system utilized by other major fighters.

Second box, third from top; now you know how to write Skullgirls in Japanese!

This information was subsequently confirmed by Lab Zero Games CEO Peter “Ravidrath” Bartholow, who also divulged that the port is being handled by a Japanese developer. When asked if it would include the five characters funded through their fundraising campaign, Bartholow said that it should be released as soon as possible, and thus, the new cast members will be added to the game through updates.

Since this information is basically a leak at this point, Bartholow said that he will have to wait to reveal the developer behind the port. In any case, this is a fantastic accomplishment for the Skullgirls team, and we would like to congratulate them on this expansion of their franchise.

Source: ume-zono via NeoGAF