posted by Carls493
1:19 PM on Thursday Feb 14, 2013
Starting today, Skullgirls gets released in Japan, as it was foretold here: http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/feb/06/skullgirls-gets-overseas-release-available-japan-february-14/
It's a really good call imo, not just because of Valentine herself, but because of the sole fact that Japan is in smoking hot love with this game, based on all the fan art I've seen from there and also because it could pass off as a Japanese fighter due to its mechanics and cute designs for some of the characters.
It will have Japanese text, of course, but it will not have a Japanese dub, so everyone still speaks English, just like every Marvel character in the Japanese version of all the Marvel vs. Capcom games.
I so I expect it to do well over there in download sales like it did in America, if not BETTER. It already shook the ground with that in America & possibly Europe. What will Japan yield?
Conclusion: Although Skullgirls didn't win the Breast Cancer Donation Drive for the 8th EVO spot, it's making up for that due to how much money it made anyway. No matter how much it's "dying", it's still growing anyway thanks to the support that it's gained.