'Skullgirls' for Nintendo Switch Revealed at Anime Expo

Skullgirls , the cult fighting game from Lab Zero Games, is coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Lab Zero Games made the official reveal during its panel at Anime Expo 2018, showing a slide of Skullgirls on the Nintendo Switch. The image was captured by Twitter user Atrox. Check out their tweet of the announcement below.

Skullgirls Switch!! pic.twitter.com/sfxZAzRyMQ

— Atrox (@AtroxChobatsu) July 6, 2018

The announcement showed a match between Parasoul Renoir and Peacock, however, Lab Zero has not revealed a release date at this time.

Lab Zero released a trailer that confirmed Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to Nintendo Switch. Check it out below.

Skullgirls first debuted in 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360. The 2D fighting game, heavily influenced by Marvel vs Capcom 2, was an immediate hit, receiving mostly positive reviews. The original Skullgirls is still available on PS3, Xbox Box 360, Android and iOS devices.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore , the current version of the fighting game, was released in 2015 and is available on PS4, PS Vita and PC. It includes 14 characters, 18 stages and an art gallery. Story, Challenge, Survival and Trial modes were also added to the game.

The Skullgirls team was asked on Twitter if they were bringing the game to the Nintendo Wii U back in 2013, but responded that the console's low sales and "lack of digital presence" deterred the release for that system.

Fortunately for Skullgirls fans, the Nintendo Switch's popularity and increased digital and online presence has drawn the attention of developers like Lab Zero games.

The Nintendo Switch is quickly building up a library of fighting games. Nintendo's ARMS and Pokken Tournament DX were released in the console's first few months, while third-party fighting games like Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and WWE 2K18 were released in 2018.

Capcom brought two Street Fighter titles to the Switch, and Bandai Namco and Arc System Works is bringing Dragon Ball FighterZ to the console later this year.

What do you think of Skullgirls coming to the Nintendo Switch? Do you enjoy fighting games on the hybrid console? Let us know in the comments section below.