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A Peek Under the Hood of All-Girl Fighter Skullgirls

Pretty pictures and adorably odd characters are nice and all, but when it comes to fighting game fans it's the game mechanics that matter. This video primer for Skullgirls shows off some of the features that button mashers just won't understand.

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With renowned fighting game champion Mike "Mike Z" Zaimont at the helm you better believe that Reverge Labs' Skullgirls is going to be just as technically sharp as it is gorgeous. Me? I'm just in it for Alex Ahad's artwork myself, but I'm sure the fighting crowd will appreciate the balance of the end product as they're kicking my ass.


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Oh, sure chalk it up to Japan to release a fighting game about young girls kicking each other's ass for our enjoym-

Oh, wait this is from an American studio? In that case the game looks visually stunning and original and we should complement it's artistic, stylized characters and "tight" fighting mechanics.