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Skullgirls DLC fundraiser hits $650,000

Skullgirls has had its ups and downs since its console release last year, but a supremely successful Indiegogo campaign means the indie tournament fighter's best days are ahead of it. With less than two days left until funding closes, the campaign has brought in almost $650,000--more than four times its $150,000 goal.

Reformed developer Lab Zero Games opened the campaign with a modest goal: keep the team together long enough to add the game's first DLC character, an undead opera singer named Squigly. It's since blown past it, with brass-augmented fighter Big Band confirmed as the next release, and another mystery character set for inclusion as of the latest stretch goals.

Skullgirls was meant to receive multiple updates and DLC characters after its April 2012 release, but since then Skullgirls team was laid off from original developer Reverge Labs. The team was able to reform with access to the property as Lab Zero, and plans to expand to a PC version.

If the campaign breaches $725,000, Lab Zero has even pledged to donate the Skullgirls engine to Mane6, developers of the recently cease-and-desisted fan-game My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic, for its revamped project.

Now that's a feel-good fighting game story if we've ever heard one.

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11 comments

  • TheDudeFromNowhere - March 27, 2013 1:48 p.m.

    Yes, yes, yes. Congratulations on achieving over 725k Lab Zero. I will be voting for Panzerfaust, Isaac, and Beowulf.
  • Metalocalypse - March 27, 2013 7:04 a.m.

    Skullgirls suck balls.
  • ZeeCaptain - March 27, 2013 11:13 a.m.

    Is it because Skullgirls was more about opera and jazz, while you like metal? Or because it was a XBLA/PSN title that you never played nor heard of but you believe that it's your duty to voice your opinion in a comment area with five others who disagree? Six if you count me, go Panzerfaust.
  • TheDudeFromNowhere - March 27, 2013 1:50 p.m.

    I can't tell if you're trolling or just being @$$. Sorry, I take that back. Very rude of me. Everyone can voice their opinion. It IS the internet.
  • Swedish_Chef - March 26, 2013 11:03 p.m.

    Panzerfaust, because the dude has a god damn Tank for an arm, that is all. Also Isaac because his fighting style sounds really unique and he's basically Professor Badass.
  • n00b - March 26, 2013 6:50 p.m.

    best news all week
  • SunniDee - March 26, 2013 5:48 p.m.

    Ponies!
  • JMarsella09 - March 26, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    I second that.
  • shawksta - March 26, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    Awesome,its great to hear they reached the goal, and whatever the fan voted 3rd Character is, itll be worth it. I personally want Scythana to win, Gargantuan and grabbing your partner/Fallen opponent and use them as a Weapon? Yes Please!

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