Charlie Murder logo

As part of a push for an enhanced presence at the upcoming PAX East, Ska Studios has unleashed upon the world the first official logo for its upcoming side-scrolling beat-em-up, Charlie Murder. The game, according to Ska’s website, focuses on punk-rocker Charlie Murder and his attempt to save his girlfriend, Skelekitten, from the clutches of his nefarious metal rivals with the help of his band.

Ska had this to say in a blog post that accompanied the logo’s unveiling:

In case you haven’t heard, Charlie Murder began life as a very,very rough looking XBLIG game, so between the day Vampire Smile passed cert and today, Charlie Murder’s been subjected to new gameplay systems, art overhauls, gameplay system overhauls, spiders, tweaks, and rainbows, but what we haven’t quite done was to take all that revamped, overhauled, actually-good-looking stuff and put it into a nice little package, henceforth to be referred to asmediastuffthings.  With all of the spiders and rainbows tweaked (yes, this is my career), we’re getting our media act together to face the impending reality that is PAX Boston East 2012 in Boston (at least I think that’s what it’s called).

Charlie Murder began life as an Xbox Live Indie Game before being picked up by Microsoft to possibly be published as a full-fledged Xbox Live Arcade title although no confirmation for XBLA has been seen. The beat-em-up is scheduled for release sometime this year, though no solid date or pricing has yet been announced. The developer is perhaps best known for its previous beat-em-ups The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai and its sequel The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, which released in 2009 and 2010, respectively.