Rogue-lite 2D platformer Skul: The Hero Slayer launches for PC via Steam Early Access on February 19

Take on the Imperial Army and rescue your King from captivity.

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Rogue-lite 2D platformer Skul: The Hero Slayer will launch for PC via Steam Early Access on February 19, publisher Neowiz and developer SouthPAW Games announced. It will support English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and German language options, with additional languages to be available at full release. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch versions are planned for release later this year.

“Skul is no ordinary skeleton, and we can’t wait to share him with the world,” said SouthPAW Games CEO Sang Woo Park in a press release. “We’ll be actively collaborating with our community throughout Early Access to utilize their valued feedback as we reveal new content including new levels and bosses, additional playable characters, and more.”

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

The Demon King’s Castle in Ruins

The human race attacking the Demon King’s castle is nothing new and has happened countless times before. What makes this time different though, is that the Adventurers decided to join forces with the Imperial Army and the “Hero of Caerleon” to lead a full onslaught in hopes of wiping out the Demons once and for all. They attacked the Demon stronghold with overwhelming numbers and succeeded in its total destruction. All of the demons in the castle were taken prisoner except for one lone skeleton named Skul.

Key Features

  • Side-Scrolling Platformer ActionSkul: The Hero Slayer is an action-platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as ever-changing and challenging maps. It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect.
  • Tons of skulls, tons of playable characters – Skul is no ordinary skeleton. In addition to his formidable fighting skills, he can gain new and exciting abilities depending on which skull he’s wearing. Use up to 2 skulls at a time, each of which has its own unique attack range, speed and power. Choose combos that match your playing style and switch them in the heat of battle to bring your enemies to their knees. The power is in your hands!
  • The Adventurers – Skul has crossed paths with a party of Adventurers! They are powerful foes that hunt Demons for sport. While Skul may be small, he still packs quite a punch. So just wait and see who really is the hunter and who is the hunted….
  • Bosses Corrupted by Dark Quartz – At the end of every chapter, go head-to-head with massive bosses corrupted with Dark Quartz and powerful beyond belief. Derived from the pain and hate of life itself, Dark Quartz taints and takes control of everything it touches.

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