Skullgirls – Reverge Labs, LLC/Konami

Skullgirls is a modern take on the classic 2D fighting genre.  A refreshing look at hand drawn animation in a world of 3D powerhouse consoles, this game takes you to the world of Dark Deco.  Developed by a team of old school fighting game lovers (Reverge Labs, LLC), this game has been picked up by long time studio/publishing house, Konami.

To start, this game is is beautiful!  Just by watching, it feels like you’ve been whisked back to the age of 16 and 32-bit.  Even with the recent offerings by Capcom, all of the 3D tricks and shiny objects can’t quite replace the feeling and nostalgia of a quality 2D fighter.  With Konami in their corner, let’s hope that the hype is only surpassed by the sales and quality of this title.  Having only reviewed the demo, I’m convinced that this is going to be a definite purchase for many fans of this genre!

Skullgirls is out today, April 11, 2012 for XBox Live and Playstation Network.