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.
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