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Lab Zero Games
Reverge Labs(formerly)


Autumn Games
CyberFront (Japan)


Alex "oh8" Ahad (creative director)
Cristina Vee (voice over director)


Mike Zaimont (project lead and designer)
Ian Cox
Peter Bartholow


Mike Zaimont
Ben Moise
Emil Dotchevski


Alex Ahad (art lead)
Mariel Kinuko Cartwright (animation lead)
Jonathan "Persona" Kim (senior animator)
Richard Suh (lead cleanup)
Brian Jun (artist)


Michiru Yamane
Brenton Kossak
Blaine McGurty




PlayStation Network
Xbox Live Arcade

Release date(s)

PlayStation Network
NA April 10, 2012
EU May 2, 2012
AU May 2, 2012
JP February 14, 2013
Xbox Live Arcade
April 11, 2012
July 4, 2013 (beta release)
August 22, 2013 (official release)

Skullgirls (JP: スカルガールズ) is a downloadable 2D fighting game developed by Lab Zero Games(formerly Reverge Labs), and published by Autumn Games and Konami. It was released on PlayStation Network in North America on April 10, 2012 and on Xbox Live Arcade a day later on April 11, 2012. It's European release was on May 2, 2012. A PC version of the game was released via Steam on August 22, 2013, with all purchases coming with a frequently updated beta version known as the Skullgirls ∞Endless Beta∞.


Set in Canopy Kingdom, characters are fighting for the opportunity to control the mysterious Skull Heart, an artifact with the ability to grant wishes, albeit at a substantial cost. The Skullgirl is a monster that haunts humanity: the result of those with an impure soul attempting to use the Heart.


  • Filia - (Voiced by Christine Marie Cabanos) An amnesiac schoolgirl who possesses a parasite on her head named Samson.
  • Cerebella - (Voiced by Cristina Vee) An orphaned circus performer working for the mafia, who possesses a Living Weapon Hat, Vice-Versa, which possesses powerful muscles.
  • Peacock - (Voiced by Sarah Williams) A mutilated war orphan who was rebuilt with powerful weaponry by an Anti-Skullgirl Lab. Her damaged psyche and love of cartoons leads to a lot of psychotic attacks. She is a friend of Marie.
  • Ms. Fortune - (Voiced by Kimlinh Tran) The sole survivor of the thieving Fishbone Gang, who swallowed a mysterious Life Gem that allows her to keep living even when chopped into pieces.
  • Painwheel - (Voiced by Danielle McRae) A girl who was kidnapped by Valentine and experimented on with parasites and Skullgirl blood, leading her to become a monster. Her real name is Carol. She was also friends with Filia.
  • Valentine - (Voiced by Laura Post) The sole survivor of the Last Hope, a group of special Anti-Skullgirl Lab operatives. Her motives are unknown. After Last Hope was eliminated, Valentine is forced to work for Marie and Double.
  • Double - (Voiced by Charlotte Ann) A formless monster who can imitate the moves of other fighters. She disguises herself as an inside-out of a Catholic nun.
  • Marie - (Voiced by Kira Buckland) Also know as Bloody Marie. The Skullgirl, current wielder of the Skull Heart. She is the final boss of the game but not a playable character.

DLC Characters

The following characters are to be released as DLC for the PC version of Skullgirls, and the console rerelease Skullgirls Encore.

  • Squigly - An undead opera singer who was brought back to life by the parasite Leviathan.
  • Big Band - A cyborg ASG agent in a mobile iron lung who fights with an array of pneumatic weaponry.
  • Eliza - An Egyptian-themed villainess who hides a skeletal parasite named Sekhmet under her skin.
  • Beowulf - An adventure-seeking wrestler coming out of retirement.
  • Robo Fortune - A robot created in the likeness of Ms. Fortune.


During the Keep Skullgirls Growing! Indiegogo campaign it was stated that Alex Ahad originally intending the Skullgirls character roster to grow across three full games. He agreed however to add characters chosen via a vote[1] to be added as DLC as 'to pull the curtain back a bit to garner interest in the game’s future cast and story'.

Skullgirls Encore

Main article: Skullgirls Encore

Skullgirls Encore is an updated version of Skullgirls that released on PSN and XBLA. The updated game is free for all previous owners of Skullgirls on both consoles.

Skullgirls ∞Endless Beta∞

All PC purchases of Skullgirls also grants consumers the title Skullgirls ∞Endless Beta∞ to be installed. The beta version has the exact same file size as the full game, with it's purpose to test out new potential gameplay mechanics and unfinished playable characters. While these perks are unique to this version of the game, you are unable to play Story Mode. Other modes like Arcade and Online are still available however. It should be noted that records made on this this version of the game, like Tutorial progress and Art Gallery unlocks, are not transferred to the retail version of the game and vice-versa.

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Promotional Art

Art Assets

Game Trailers

Character Trailers

Skullgirls (Encore)
Lab Zero Games
Main Cast Filia (Samson) • CerebellaPeacock (Avery) • ParasoulMs. FortunePainwheelValentineDouble
DLC Squigly (Leviathan) • Big BandFukuaEliza (Sekhmet) • BeowulfRobo-Fortune
Bosses Marie
Other AdamAeonAlbusAndy AnvilAnnieBeatrixBlack DahliaBrain DrainDelilahDr. AvianFengGeorge BombGrendelHiveHoraceHubrechtIleumIrvinIsaacKing FranzLawrenceLeducLonesome LennyLorenzo MediciMinetteMollyMotherMrs. Victoria (D. Violet) • OttomoPanzerfaustQueen NancyReginaRiccardoRoberto ContielloRoxieScythanaSelene ContielloStanleyTaliesinTommy Ten-TonsUmbrellaVenusVitaleYu-WanMisc.
Terminology The Black EgretsCirque des CartesFishbone GangThe Last HopeLiving WeaponMedici MafiaParasiteSkull HeartSkullgirlThe Trinity
Stages Bath of TefnutClass NotesFinal AtriumGehennaGlass CanopyGrand CathedralLab 8Little InnsmouthMaplecrestMedici TowerNew Meridian RooftopsNightmare CrestNMO ArenaRiver King CasinoRooftops AssaultStreets of New MeridianUnder the Bridge
System HUDControlsBasic MechanicsAdvanced Mechanics
Extras Art GalleryMarie 300%QuotesThe Typing of the Skullgirls
Music Skullgirls Original Soundtrack (Tracklist) • "Hitomi No Kioku" • "In a Moment's Time"
Other Media SkullgirlSSkullgalsKeep Skullgirls Growing!Digital Art Compendium

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