Rogue-lite 2D platformer Skul: The Hero Slayer will exit Early Access and launch for PC via Steam on January 21, 2021, followed by PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch in early 2021, publisher Neowiz and developer SouthPAW Games announced.
Skul: The Hero Slayer first launched in Early Access on February 19. While it has since seen frequent updates, the version 1.0 patch promises to be the largest addition by far, bringing the final two chapters and cutscenes to the game, as well as over 50 new playable characters via the game’s new upgrade system (details available here).
“We’re really looking forward to sharing this update with our community and seeing how they like the new content,” said SouthPAW Games CEO Sang Woo Park in a press release. “It’s been a couple of months since our last update, but we think the wait will be worth it. The 1.0 patch will be pretty massive and completely transform the game.”
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.”
Skul: The Hero Slayer is an action platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as everchanging 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 two 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!
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.
Watch a new trailer below.