Get ready to play Skullgirls 2nd Encore on Xbox consoles soon!

Get ready to play Skullgirls 2nd Encore on Xbox consoles soon!

Skullgirls 2nd Encore: Unleash the Madness on Xbox!

Skullgirls censorship update (art changes only) - June 26th 2023

Skullgirls 2nd Encore, the legendary 2D fighting game, is finally gracing current gen Xbox consoles later this month! After a decade of racing hearts and pumping fists, the Skullgirls phenomenon is hitting Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S on 19th July. It’s been a long time coming, as the game was unfortunately delayed indefinitely for Microsoft systems back in 2019 due to unforeseen challenges. But fear not, my fellow warriors, for the wait is almost over!

But what were these mysterious challenges, you ask? Well, it seems like the Skullgirls team has overcome them with style and grace. GameTopic spotted a fresh store page for the game on the Xbox store, signaling that the hurdles have been cleared and the fighters are ready to rumble. Get ready to unleash your might on the vibrant, hand-drawn battlegrounds as you master the art of skull-crushing combat!

However, not everything has been smooth sailing for our beloved fighter. Skullgirls 2nd Encore faced a storm of negative Steam reviews last month following an update that made some controversial changes. The game decided to distance itself from allusions to real-world hate groups, toned down its sexual content, and adjusted certain aspects that were deemed “in poor taste” by the developer.

Now, let’s dive into the reasons behind these changes. Game director, Charley Price, shed some light on the matter, stating, “While the Renoir family and the Black Egrets were always intended to evoke imagery from an oppressive militant regime, we felt that the way it manifested was too close for comfort.” The team wanted to make sure they didn’t inadvertently endorse or resemble any real-life hate groups. After all, we’re here to have fun, not bring the real-world drama into our virtual brawls!

Fortunately, Price and the team have made small, thoughtful adjustments throughout the game to ensure a more inclusive and enjoyable experience. So, don’t worry about missing out on the action. The opening of Filia’s Story Mode and other tweaks have been implemented to guarantee a better balance between narrative significance and respecting the community.

So, fellow fighters, mark your calendars for the 19th of July! Prepare to enter the ring, where epic battles and stunning visuals await your skilled fingers. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is ready to take the Xbox world by storm, bringing with it a captivating blend of intensity, strategy, and jaw-dropping artwork. Get ready to embrace the madness!