Skullgirls Encore Ready to Submit for Testing, Mike Z Reveals Typing Mode at Salty Cupcakes

By on December 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm
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During tonight’s Salty Cupcakes, Skullgirls lead programmer Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont made a couple of announcements regarding Skullgirls Encore. First off, the build of the game being played at the event will be submitted for approval tomorrow, which is the next step in replacing the current version on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live with one that has no connection to Konami.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information on this process becomes available.

Additionally, Mike Z revealed an interesting addition to the updated version of their indie fighter that he has been working on in an effort to occupy his time while waiting for Lab Zero Games’ most recent issues to clear up. Dubbed The Typing of the Skullgirls Encore, this new mode turns every super into a typing mini-game to determine its damage; perfectly spelling the word or phrase will grant you 150% damage, finishing with errors provides no bonus or penalty, and failing drops the damage to 10%. As such, meter builds constantly and damage on everything else has been lowered tremendously to place more importance on those moves.

Mike Z mentioned that this mode is perfect for teaming up with a friend to tackle story mode, or even to get acquaintances who don’t normally play fighting games involved in versus matches.

Archived footage of these typing battles can be found below.


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The Typing of the Skullgirls Encore will be present in both the console and Steam versions of the game when Skullgirls Encore is released, through problems with connecting more than one keyboard could hamper your options while playing on PC.

Salty Cupcakes is still going strong, so be sure to head over to Twitch for more Skullgirls action.

Source: Eighty Sixed

  • Jason Slade

    This mode is hilarious.

  • Raymond

    best mode ever. XD

  • Michael Zaimont

    Actually, the video isn’t called “Deal with it.” It’s called “Dealing with it”…because it shows three simple ways to get around, or “deal with”, Hornet Bomber. (Air-pushblock to not move backward, then airdash / run under / air-pushblock and fly.) Given your post, and your history, the fact that you missed the point should surprise nobody.

    I do enjoy a good Double Cock, and the occasional Big Paincock – you should send me your bookmarks, I’m sure you have some I haven’t seen yet…

    • I. M. Schrobb

      FLAMES OF THE FALTINE

    • Gene Q.

      OK Mr. Everything has to be perfect.
      Yd you disable comments if that video was soooooo ‘good’?

      • Mista X

        Because autists like you miss the point constantly.

        • Gene Q.

          Is there an echo in the chat?

          • CapnWTF

            Have you ever heard the phrase “When it’s everyone else, it’s you”?
            I’m just saying, take a second and take a look, because being that mad for no reason cannot be healthy.

      • R.D. Covenant

        Probably because some people have a habit of missing points and posting crap

  • Patricia Ophelia Cross

    This needs an exhibition event at Evo!

  • PJ

    The salt is strong with this one.

  • Novril

    Get angry at a harmless bonus mode… Delicious tears…

  • POS Industries

    Brother, if you’re still losing to Doublecock, have I got some bad news for you about Big Band.

  • shoyusatsu999

    If only there was something along the lines of “Suffer like Z did?” in there. Then, it would be PERFECT.

    • Eric Nguyen

      Z’s bloodstains…

    • Michael Zaimont

      “Suffer like We did”

  • Makr0ss

    Hey! The build has been submitted :D!

    • Tekknight

      (Nice Sparkster avatar)

  • Snow Loss

    Was fun seeing in the stream how nobody knows how to type. Also seeing people blow up about “wasted gogo money” when Mike said he did this in his spare time over the corse of two days

    But hey if people want to get buttblasted over a fun new local-only mode, there’s nothing we can do to stop them.

    As for complaining about not being able how to counter DoubleCock still… boy oh boy are you in for a surprise once Big Band officially hits the streets.

    • Gene Q.

      Mike is gonna f**k up parrying like he did with most of the other features of the game. He made the parrying character take CHIP!
      Instead of making the game mass appealing he is incorporating all of these modes and styles that overwhelms most.
      MvC, Tekken, Guilty Gear, SF. It’s like he has ADHD. He cant stick to one thing and make up his mind to make THAT as good as it can be.

      • Please. Go code a fighter game. I’m sure it’s going to be the best there is.

        • Gene Q.

          I did. That’s why I know what Im talking about.
          But Im sure that’s not what you are implying.

  • CapnWTF

    Actually, thank you for linking that video, because now I know how to deal with the Doublebutt assist. I have a friend who spams it, and now I know how to defend against it in ways other than
    1. move under it’s arc
    2. invincible counter move/throw/assist.
    Through your foolishness I have gained knowledge, so I thank you for that.