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  Skullgirls to Rush Down on PC - in 2012
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05/02/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Los Angeles – May 2, 2012 – PC  gamers, get your fight sticks ready – Autumn Games’ and Reverge Labs’ hit indie fighting game, Skullgirls , will be available for Windows® PC via leading digital distribution services later this year following its recent launch on high-definition home console systems.

Incorporated in the PC version will be updates to the game including in-game movelists, additional tutorials, retuned single player AI, enhanced leaderboards, in-game name display for online matches, and additional multi-player regions.  These updates, along with platform-specific fixes, will be made available as free updates for the console versions of the game.

“Since the day we announced Skullgirls, many gamers have been asking for news of a PC release,” said Jason Donnell, president and COO, Autumn Games. “With the console versions recently launched, Reverge Labs is turning its focus to updating the game and bringing Skullgirls’ action to PC gamers.  We’re thrilled with the very positive reception the game has received, and the great support and feedback we’ve been getting from the community on a number of ways to make the game even better, and we’re excited to be working on answering those requests.”

The PC version of Skullgirls will be available for download through GameFly, GamersGate, GameStop PC Downloads, Origin TM, and Steam. 

Skullgirls puts players in control of fierce female warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Fighters battle it out for control of a mysterious artifact known as the Skull Heart, which has the power to grant the victor’s wishes. Those judged impure are transformed into the fearful instrument of their twisted wish – a pale and lovely tempest, a beautiful nightmare – the Skullgirl! The team is led by renowned fighting game champion Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont and artist Alex “o_8” Ahad, whose work has been featured in many publications, including Lava Punch and Girls of Gaming.

Members of the press can download assets, including trailer, screenshots and other artwork from the game, by visiting Autumn Games’ page on GamesPress here: http://gamespress.com/publisher.asp?c=6%1CIY.

Sign up to receive Skullgirls news at www.skullgirls.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @Skullgirls on Twitter for game updates, exclusive artwork and more. The game is rated T for teen by the ESRB. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

About Autumn Games

Autumn Games is a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on empowering independent, world-class game developers to create cutting-edge video games, and related media.  As the pace of change accelerates in the games’ business, digital and mobile gaming explodes, and the best game developers increasingly look for independence, Autumn Games’ mission is to support talented creative teams in their efforts to make culturally impactful entertainment. 

For more information, please visit www . autumngames . com

About Reverge Labs

Reverge Labs, LLC is a new independent developer committed to creating high-quality downloadable games. Founded by CEO Richard Wyckoff and CTO Emil Dotchevski, Reverge draws on combined game development experience of more than 40 years to create unique artistic visions using cutting-edge development techniques.   

For more information, please visit www . revergelabs . com.

About GameFly

GameFly, the leading subscription video game rental service, allows members to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges. Users can easily select from over 8,000 console/handheld titles or more than 1,400 PC/Mac games, and manage their list of games online from the GameFly website at www.gamefly.com, the GameFly App for iOS and Android devices, or the newly launched digital PC Client. Members receive games via First-Class Mail and return them to GameFly at their convenience using prepaid mailers. In addition to selling video games through the "Keep" feature, GameFly also sells new and used video games. 

About GamersGate

GamersGate is the leading digital distribution platform for PC and Mac games creating easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide – anytime, anywhere. Offering a “client-free” experience that eliminates the need for a bulky client interface, gamers anywhere can now access their games without any third party involvement. With the largest catalogue of games available for download on the web, GamersGate offers a strong selection of AAA publishers (including EA, Ubisoft, THQ, Sega and more) and a dynamic variety of niche and indie publishers. GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry with the recent introduction of its Void service. For additional information, please visit www.gamersgate.com. ;

About GameStop

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop’s retail network and family of brands include 6,683 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer ® magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at www.GameStop.com/pc.  

General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.

About Steam

Steam, created by Valve Corporation, is the leading platform for PC and Mac games and digital entertainment, serving over 1800 games to over 40 million active users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.steamgames.com.