It didn't work out the first time, but Lab Zero Games is trying again, this time with what should be a different result. The studio announced today that its Skullgirls' Eliza DLC, will once again be available to Xbox 360 gamers to download starting October 14.
In what Lab Zero described as a "bureaucratic mix-up," the DLC first released on Xbox late last month before it should have. A two-and-a-half-year-old bug that had previously gone undiscovered was found by Microsoft during the certification process for the title update and compatibility pack tied to Eliza. Meanwhile, the DLC passed certification and was mistakenly made available to Xbox gamers by its lonesome, which resulted in it not working and causing problems for some players with older downloadable content. Now Lab Zero says it's fixed the bug, and it's done it well within the two-week timeframe it originally offered last Sunday.
CEO Peter Bartholow is confident that the bug was never much of a real problem anyways. He told XBLA Fans that it was "a compliance bug that would almost never happen in the real world. We had to make the game react gracefully if a DLC was corrupted, instead of just crashing."
A September 29 forum post by Lab Zero said that the DLC's XBLA woes were "part of time-honored tradition," in reference to previous difficulties getting new Skullgirls content available on Xbox 360.