The latest revamp of the Skullgirls game, now renamed as Skullgirls 2nd Encore, will be landing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita this summer. The game will be cross-buy and will also feature cross-play, so PS Vita fighters can square off against those on PS4 or PS3. There will also be an platinum trophy to win, if that’s your thing.
There are a raft of new features for the game including a fully voiced story mode, plus this lot:
In challenges, players square off against opponents with a variety of unique battle conditions to test their mettle. Can you beat Big Band without jumping? Or defeat triple Doubles?
Trials test players’ skills by having them to perform combos. Trials are built on a new button-by-button instructional system to make learning combos easier and more intuitive than ever. Furthermore, unlike many fighting game trials, Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s trials include combos frequently used in real play, from basic bread ‘n butter to more advanced combos.
Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s new Survival Mode pits players against an endless procession of foes – how long can you last? The better you do, the more health you’ll recover between rounds. The longer you last, the harder your foes will become.
PlayStation 4 Version: PlayStation 3 Peripheral Support
Skullgirls 2nd Encore will support PlayStation 3 fight sticks on the PlayStation 4, thanks to the excellent work of our friend John “Cowboy” Bellomy. Just plug in your old stick and play!
Does cross-buy apply to those that bought SG Encore on PS3, or if not, is there a discount at least?
As far as I can tell, no. “When you buy the PS4 version of Skullgirls 2nd Encore, you’ll get the Vita version with it free, and vice-versa!” – no mention of the PS3 version.