“I just play it for the
storyline” is always a good defense when it comes to a willfully
slick punch-up like Skullgirls, particularly if you've a reputation
to preserve as a Serious Gamer. Well, here you go then, here's a
whole trailer all about Skullgirls' Story Mode, so you can get the
jump on being immersed in this saga of a lost artifact of
immeasurable power and... oohh look here's some face-kicking.
Skullgirls has always been
explicitly developed to provide old-school fighting-game fans with a
good technical brawler to sink their teeth into, and as such the
game's story looks to strike the exact right mix of “unobtrusive”
and “cool-enabling.” The game saw a delay last year, putting its
release date at “early 2012,” which – would you look at that –
is now, meaning you should be able to get your hands on it soon
enough. Here's our latest preview of the game.