Typing of The Skullgirls Debuts in Skullgirls: Encore

Typing of The Skullgirls Debuts in Skullgirls: Encore

The new, typing based game-mode will be made available in the free Encore update to the game.

Skullgirls: Encore isn't just developer Lab Zero Games breaking away from its... complicated relationship with publisher Konami, it also adds some new features. During a Twitch stream, lead developer Mike Zaimont revealed the new Typing of The Skullgirls gamemode, no doubt inspired by the surprise release of The Typing of The Dead: Overkill earlier in the year.

In Typing of The Skullgirls, your meter will slowly fill up automatically. Once a super move is executed, players must type a variety of words as quickly as possible, which then awards damage bonuses based on speed. Perfectly typed words will increase a super's damage output by 1.5 times, whereas a "right but not perfect" typed words will do normal damage. Misspelled words will reduce damage dealt by 10 percent.

When you are defending against an AI's attacks, you can subsequently reduce damage by typing. Zaimont's comments on the mode suggest that it is a singleplayer-only affair, that it would be kind of cool to have two players stand off with both fightsticks and keyboards at the ready.

The mode will obviously be available for the PC version of the game, but you'll also be able to play it on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, when the Encore update releases next year.

Source: Destructoid

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Congratulations humanity. You have achieved perfection. Now it is time to embrace instrumentality.

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Typing of The Skullgirls Debuts in Skullgirls: Encore

The new, typing based game-mode will be made available in the free Encore update to the game.

Skullgirls: Encore isn't just developer Lab Zero Games breaking away from its... complicated relationship with publisher Konami, it also adds some new features. During a Twitch stream, lead developer Mike Zaimont revealed the new Typing of The Skullgirls gamemode, no doubt inspired by the surprise release of The Typing of The Dead: Overkill earlier in the year.

In Typing of The Skullgirls, your meter will slowly fill up automatically. Once a super move is executed, players must type a variety of words as quickly as possible, which then awards damage bonuses based on speed. Perfectly typed words will increase a super's damage output by 1.5 times, were as a "right but not perfect" typed words will do normal damage. Misspelled words will reduce damage dealt by 10 percent.

When you are defending against an AI's attacks, you can subsequently reduce damage by typing. Zaimont's comments on the mode suggest that it is a singleplayer-only affair, that it would be kind of cool to have two players stand off with both fightsticks and keyboards at the ready.

The mode will obviously be available for the PC version of the game, but you'll also be able to play it on the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game, when the Encore update releases next year.

Source: Destructoid

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"were as a "right but not perfect" typed words will do normal damage."
-10% damage from this article.

That said if they'd have had this in school instead of that Mavis Beacon crap I think I'd have enjoyed class a lot more.

OK. We need to have The Typing of any future game ever, now. As an option, of course.

Woo! Choices! I'll probably play it for like five minutes, and enjoy myself.

I'm weirdly ok with this, I mean why not?

MikeZ, I <3 you. I'm finding him to be one developer who, when he wants to do something, arguably irreverent or not, he makes it happen.

Can't wait for this.

Just feel the need to point out this is local 2 player compatible. And it's hilarious, best played in teams of 2, a player and typist each.

 

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