Indie fighter Skullgirls goes mobile this year with RPG systems and new stories

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 4 July 2016 05:04 GMT

The little fighter that could continues to do its thing.

Skullgirls is coming to Android and iOS in 2016, develoepr lab Zero games has revealed.

The mobile build of Skullgirls is being developed in collaboration with Hidden Variable Studios, and “distills the essence of a complex fighting game into a more casual, accessible mobile experience with RPG elements”.

These RPG elements include character collecting, move collecting and upgrades, “from Parasite Weave Filia to Epic Sax Big Band”. There will also be RPG progression, customisation, combo execution, team and deck building mechanics, and a Fight Assist feature for a turn-based, tactical role if you prefer.

The on-the-go version will tell different stories to the core build, and present these tales in seasons. The first season will act as a prequel to the main game’s story.

The fighter was announced at Anime Expo 2016 and a build was on show. If you’re keen you can sign up for the beta on the Hidden Variable website.

It’s pretty cool to see Skullgirls’ continuing success given its many adventures to date.

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