According to Eurogamer, “Skullgirls” design director, Mike Zaimont, broke the de-listed news regarding the game during a Twitch stream. Konami requested “Skullgirls” to be removed from the PSN on the 17th of this month and the 31st for XBLA. While no reason was given as to why Konami would make such a request, the news does follow developer, Lab Zero Games, ceasing relations with Konami. Now, Lab Zero Games and co-publisher, Autumn Games, are trying to finish and submit their new self-published build of “Skullgirls” before the due date. If they’re unable to submit their new build to Sony’s QA Team before the winter break, “Skullgirls” will be removed from PSN.
Current owners of “Skullgirls” will be unaffected by the de-listing, as Sony has said you won’t have to re-buy the game through the store, nor will it be removed from your hard drive However, the de-listing could seriously affect the game’s netplay. For “Skullgirls” fans wondering how they can help, Lab Zero Games had this to say via the game’s official message board.
- Don't harass Konami online about this news, as it only makes the developer and community look bad.
- Test out the new Beta build and give helpful input to better assure the game's re-submission will be accepted by Sony.
- Buying "Skullgirls" from Steam will help support Zero Lab Games, as they currently earn no extra profit from the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version, but Konami does get a cut from them.