Autumn Games announced that the 2D fighting game Skullgirls is available now for iOS and Android devices. The free-to-play port, which was announced last year, combines the classic fighting game formula with RPG progression and deck-building mechanics.
Skullgirls takes place in a 1940s-like alternate universe, where an artifact called the Skull Heart grants one woman’s wish every seven years. However, if a woman with an impure soul attempts to use the object, her wish will be corrupted and she will be transformed into a monster known as the Skullgirl. The story follows a slew of characters who want the Skull Heart for their own purposes.
While the mobile port of Skullgirls retains the fundamentals of the original console version of the game, it has been optimized for use on mobile devices. Simple touch mechanics, as well as team and deck building are used in this version of the game. Players can choose up to three characters to duke it out in various battle scenarios. Customization is also in play, letting players dress up their characters in different color palettes and and costumes.
“For fans everywhere, Skullgirls is synonymous with meticulously hand-crafted quality that builds upon the grand traditions of the fighting game genre, perfecting it while also pushing it forward,” said Charley Price, co-founder and creative director of Hidden Variable. “We’ve spent nearly two years developing a mobile fighting game that anyone can play and enjoy – a game for both hardcore fighting game pros and those who merely admire fighting games from afar. We’re excited for Skullgirls to redefine and usher in the new age of mobile fighting games.”
Skullgirls is available now for iOS and Android devices. Stay tune for more news here on Gaming Trend.