have a soft spot for crazy, over-the-top 2D fighters, and when they also sport
lovingly hand-drawn animation I’m mostly sold.
To that end, I was pleasantly surprised to find some new screenshots
from Skullgirls, an upcoming fighter
from Autumn Games which seems to have frenzied 2D action, lovely art courtesy
of Alex Ahad and a team led by fighting game champion “Mike Z”- all pedigree factors
which should add up to a pretty impressive title.
better, the announcement press release states that the developers are trying to
produce a game with “the best elements of classic fighters… intense action, an
engaging story and the most advanced 2D fighting engine ever created”. While it may be hyperbole, the most recent
trailer for the game certainly looks very fun, with lots of gorgeously-rendered
animation for the characters and a particularly interesting character under the
spotlight: Ms. Fortune, a kind of cat-girl thief with an undying body and a
rather big sword. Check out the trailer