While Skullgirls has been absent from consoles over the past month thanks to a fiasco with former publisher Konami, the indie fighter is set to make a grand return to PlayStation Network next week as Skullgirls Encore. An updated version of the former title, Encore will feature a number of changes that are already present on Steam, most notably the very first downloadable character Squigly, who will be available free of charge for the first three months.
According to past information provided by Lab Zero Games, those who previously purchased Skullgirls will receive this update for free, though it may take a little bit longer for it to arrive in Europe and Japan.
UPDATE – According to Lab Zero Games’ Peter Bartholow, they are hoping to get Skullgirls Encore on the European PlayStation Network the following week, though no guarantees can be given.
If you’re a fan who has been eagerly awaiting a chance to play Skullgirls on PlayStation 3 again, you’ll only have to wait until February 11 to get your hands on Encore. Two special trailers, one for the game itself and the other for Squiqly, were recently released to celebrate this news, so feel free to check them out below.
UPDATE – In the same NeoGAF post mentioned above, Bartholow said that the Xbox 360 version was delayed a bit due to some negotiations that were just recently resolved. They plan to submit the Skullgirls Encore update to Microsoft early next week.