Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

By Brenna Hillier
5 May 2015 03:42 GMT

Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite?


Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – in northern summer.

I had intended to embed this video and headline it as “20 minutes of Skullgirls 2nd Encore” or some such when something caught my attention: Big Band, one of the original game’s crowdfunded DLC characters, is a one-man band. He has various moves that produce musical notes, and these can be strung together to play music.

Lab Zero games designer Earl Gertwagen mentioned that there was a YouTube video of Bugler’s Holiday played entirely with Big Band, including bass drum and cymbals, and I just had to check it out. Behold:

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Amazing. This video is almost a year old, so I went poking around SKT KST‘s channel to see if they’d done anything else. They sure had:

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In addition to layering live performances, as with the two Big Band’s providing the drum beat above, SKT KST uses Tool Assisted Superplay to create these videos. But they’re still super cool.

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There are loads of these, as well as some very cool general gameplay videos. Sometimes I think the only thing more creative and interesting than video games are the people who make and play them.

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