Developer Lab Zero Games is producing a special system in the rebooted version of their fighting game Skullgirls. During the game, you’ll be able to unlock The Typing of the Skullgirls Encore.
This new feature was revealed on a live stream from Mike “Mike Z” Zaimont, who is on the development team. It is a quip towards the Typing of the Dead spinoff from Sega, which reconfigured its zombie shooter House of the Dead to work with keyboard keys.
A gauge will fill in the game, after which this special move can be performed. Momentarily, the screen will freeze, allowing players to type in the word or phrase that pops up.
If completed perfectly, the following move will produce 150% damage, but messing up before resolving will only result in a normal attack. Worse still, failing this miniature challenge will result in 10% less damage overall.
Words vary wildly, going as far as just saying “trololololol.” Phrases can be completely different in challenge, ranging from “don’t talk dreck” to “dodge duck dip dive and doge!” Try doing that in the three or so seconds you get.
This feature is not available online or in tournament mode, but should be present in a series of other games. Footage on the stream shows the Playstation version of the game, but it will also appear on the PC.
Skullgirls is currently being redone to overcome some publisher issues the developer has had with Konami. Recently, their agreement ended and the publisher demanded that their game be pulled from networks.
You should be seeing the newly named Skullgirls Encore on PC and consoles shortly.