Girl Fight brings fighting girls to PS3 today, XBLA tomorrow

Publishers are usually quite keen to draw attention to their new releases but Microprose has, for reasons I cannot imagine, been quite quiet about Girl Fight. Surprise! The video game about jiggly ladies in sexy costumes fighting each other is out later today on PlayStation 3 for $9.99, and will land on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow.

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Publishers are usually quite keen to draw attention to their new releases but Microprose has, for reasons I cannot imagine, been quite quiet about Girl Fight. Surprise! The video game about jiggly ladies in sexy costumes fighting each other is out later today on PlayStation 3 for $9.99, and will land on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow.

Originally due in spring 2012 but delayed for reasons unfathomable, Girl Fight is, well, a fighting game starring jiggly ladies in sexy costumes. I can't think of any better way to explain it.

Look, you might find this weird and deeply embarrassing, but simply explain to your peers and loved ones that the ladies have actually been abducted and are fighting to earn their freedom inside a virtual reality environment designed to test them for psychic powers. They'll 'get it.'

Girl Fight is made by Spartacus Legends developer Kung Fu Factory, produced by Microprose, and published by Majesco. Yes, it takes three companies to create and release this:

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    September 24, 2013 8:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Girl Fight brings fighting girls to PS3 today, XBLA tomorrow.

    Publishers are usually quite keen to draw attention to their new releases but Microprose has, for reasons I cannot imagine, been quite quiet about Girl Fight. Surprise! The video game about jiggly ladies in sexy costumes fighting each other is out later today on PlayStation 3 for $9.99, and will land on Xbox Live Arcade tomorrow.

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      September 24, 2013 9:12 AM

      So Alice, what's your opinion on Litchi Faye-Ling or Makoto Nanaya from BlazBlue? However, BlazBlue develops the characters' personalities through the story mode, and Litchi is reportedly the strongest character for players who can master her move set.

      I've only seen screenshots of Girl Fight (and can't watch the video yet), but my first impression is that it looks kinda like Tekken or DoA with only female characters. There was a 2D anime fighter with (almost) all female characters called Phantom Breaker.

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      September 24, 2013 9:48 AM

      Yay!

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      September 24, 2013 10:00 AM

      so it may be a stupid concept, but on the other hand it looks like crap.

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      September 24, 2013 10:11 AM

      I watched the giant bomb quick look for the game. It looks like a sub-par fighter with meh designs, character portrait art that depicts them wielding weapons that they don't use at all, and an imcomprehensible story. Also, the female narrator at times sounds an awful lot like the female text to voice bot from xtranormal (when it was still around).

      If it has any redeeming quality at all it's the unlockable cheesecake pictures. But you can get stuff like that (or better) for free on the internet or from more entertaining sources.

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        September 24, 2013 11:56 AM

        Yeah, I'm usually not a fighting game person, but Persona 4 Arena and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift had really good character writing and voice acting, and a very responsive engine (BlazBlue's crazy control system is scary, but P4A is far more approachable).

        This game just looks like... girls... fighting. Truth in adverising, as far as the title goes, but from your description, this sounds like one of those fighting games I'd get bored of quickly.

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      September 24, 2013 11:16 AM

      Kinda odd that for someone who apparently doesn't like the idea, theme or the game itself, there's no hesitation to post a story about the release of the title on the page with video, essentially advertising it for them.

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        September 24, 2013 11:33 AM

        news is not news if you don't like it?

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        September 24, 2013 11:35 AM

        Pagehits are pagehits.

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        September 24, 2013 11:54 AM

        idk maybe people like hearing about video games who could say?

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          September 24, 2013 12:28 PM

          not on this website!

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          September 25, 2013 1:33 AM

          I'm not sure why you'd have to talk about this. Other websites certainly don't and it doesn't match shacknews demographics.

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        September 25, 2013 12:53 AM

        The irony makes it humorous.

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        September 25, 2013 1:07 AM

        it really made me think

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        September 25, 2013 1:48 AM

        It's hilarious IMHO.

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      September 24, 2013 12:04 PM

      I see three news articles for Girl Fight http://www.shacknews.com/game/girl-fight/articles
      I see three news articles for Spartacus Legends http://www.shacknews.com/game/spartacus-legends/articles

      Seems to be the same amount of promotion for both games. Don't let me ruin your "even the developers are ashamed" narrative though.

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        September 24, 2013 12:09 PM

        Developers are equally ashamed of Spartacus Legends.

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      September 25, 2013 12:40 AM

      I don't think the combat looks too bad, and the art is pretty decent for both characters and the environment. That Wrench (the girl with the pixie hair, tattoos, ...and the big wrench) is a freaking awesome and sexy design.

      But fuck. Is there anything more to the characters than some jiggle and "she kicks high"?

      Cover art, you're not helping.

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        September 25, 2013 6:50 PM

        Well, they only went through the story mode for Warchild (as when you start the game you can only play the story mode with her and when you beat it you unlock Chaos' story mode) and she had a story, but it was kinda barebones and the way it was told was through the Narrator/Announcer relaying it like she is talking to the character you are playing as directly. The entirety of went like this:

        She lost her parents when she was young and The Foundation promised to reunite her with her dad.

        But they are lying to her and does not intend to reunite them at all and will kill her when she has outlived her usefulness.

        She asks that if she ever considered what was in that serum the foundation had her drink when she was younger

        The Narrator says can free her from the virtual reality program and make it so she can use her virtual reality powers in the real world and in order to get out she has to prove herself worthy by beating all the other girls and then the narrator herself (twice).

        Then the ending cinematic was a 10 to 15 second clip of a white female's eyes opening up after the camera zooms in on them. (Which is weird and kinda confusing as the Warchild character is black.)

        Fade to Black.

        That is pretty much it. And the game really has no background information giving the motivation as to why all these women are fighting each other until it was said by the narrator before the 3rd to last fight in the game. Nor do you get any reason as to why when they get knocked down and get back up that they show the character simply disappearing and reappearing in kind of glitchy/de-rezzing computery fashion until said narrator mentions the "use your powers int the real world" thing as Jeff had said there was no cinematic when he started the game, it just goes to the main menu.

        Beyond that there was a "police report of an incident she was involved in" that you can buy with the in-game currency when you beat her story, but they really skimmed over it and I couldn't really see what it said in the video. The one thing I could see was it was laden with blacked out/redacted information.

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