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Konami Requests Skullgirls Be Pulled From Xbox Live And PSN

by Kyle Hilliard on Dec 08, 2013 at 09:39 AM

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Speaking during a live stream on Twitch, Skull Girls design director Mike Zaimont revealed that Konami has put in a request for Skullgirls to be delisted from Xbox Live and PSN.

Konami co-published Skullgirls alongside Autumn Games on Xbox Live and PSN everywhere outside of Japan, and the two publishers recently severed ties. Zaimont says that he and the rest of the development team at Lab Zero Games were not made aware of Konami's request until after it had already been approved by Sony.

Lab Zero is currently working on a new version of the game that will be published solely by Autumn Games, but if it is not able to get it through approvals with Sony by December 17, the game will disappear from the store until after the winter break. If you already have the game, you will retain ownership and will still be able to play, but new players won't be able to purchase the game, and it's unknown if the game's online multpilayer will still function if it does become delisted.

If Lab Zero can get everything together in time, you shouldn't notice any changes in the game, and it should receive a patched before the end of the year.

You can see Zaimont discussing the whole turn of evens by heading here.

We've reached out to Konami for more details.

[Source: Twitch, via Polygon]


Our Take
This is a very strange action for Konami to take. Zaimont mentions in the video that Konami still has the opportunity to make money off of the game, even if it is no longer working with Autumn Games, so it's confusing why Konami would try to have the game pulled. We've reached out to Konami and hope it is able to provide more details on the situation.