Skul: The Hero Slayer launch trailer

A platformer for the ages

As was previously announced, Skul: The Hero Slayer is coming to Switch on Jan. 21st, 2021. In advance of that release, a launch trailer has been shared. Check out the action above, and read a quick recap for the game below.

Guide 'Skul' on his quest to single-handedly take on the Imperial Army and rescue his King from captivity, in an action-packed rogue-lite 2D platformer for the ages.

Skul: The Hero Slayer set to launch on January 21st 2021, new press release

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.”

Side-Scrolling Platformer Action

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!

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.

Skul: The Hero Slayer Teases Future Content

Get that through your Skul

Skul: The Hero Slayer, the charming pixel-art roguelite published by NEOWIZ and developed by SouthPAW Games, just revealed its updated Development Roadmap after showcasing some never-before-seen content during Gamescom’s Awesome Indies program.

Up to this point, Skul has experienced a very successful Early Access period racking up over 5,800 reviews on Steam with a 91% rating. They also recently dropped a major update featuring the ‘Inscription System’ which allows players to mix and match items to create new and exciting synergistic effects (inscription types pictured below).

As for the future content that was teased for Skul’s full launch later this year, the main features are as follows:

Skull Class Upgrade System
2 New Chapters and Bosses
Ending and a Scenario
Several new Allies
Overhaul of the Adventurers

SouthPAW Games is targeting a launch window in December and will release Skul for PS4, Xbox and the Switch early next year. The updated roadmap also includes their plans for post-EA updates as detailed in this Steam Community Post.

Skul: The Hero Slayer 'Gamescom 2020' dev walkthrough

Guide 'Skul' on his quest to single-handedly take on the Imperial Army and rescue his King from captivity, in an action-packed rogue-lite 2D platformer for the ages.


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