There’s always something exciting about an indie release. It keeps the scene fresh and keeps us from being bored with the predictable AAA games. So, for those craving a new title, here’s some post-holiday indie freshness. NEOWIZ and SouthPAW Games’ rogue-lite indie platformer, Skul: The Hero Slayer, will be launching on January 21. After being released in Early Access, Skul: The Hero Slayer became a hit, receiving over seven thousand reviews with a rating of 93% on Steam. The game is still available in Early Access and will be 20% off at launch.
Skul: The Hero Slayer – 1.0 Patch
The game received multiple updates during its Early Access period. According to the developers, the 1.0 patch will be “the biggest addition by far.” The launch will feature 50+ new playable characters and the final two chapters of the Skul story. SouthPAW Games will continue to expand on the PC version. They also have plans to release the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch in early 2021.
Skul: The Hero Slayer is a 2D action platformer where the player takes control of the lone skeleton, Skul. After the human race decided to wipe out the Demons once and for all, they launched a full-on attack on the Demon King’s castle. With the humans’ Imperial Army joining forces with the Adventurers, they overwhelmed the stronghold and almost succeeded in its total destruction. All were taken prisoner, save a skeleton named Skul. He must now go on a daring quest to rescue his King – all by himself.
This indie platformer features beautiful pixel-graphics and action-packed 2D gameplay. Many reviewers noted the old-school difficulty of Skul: The Hero Slayer, harkening back to the classic side-scrollers of the 8-bit and 16-bit days. Sang Woo Park, CEO of SouthPAW Games, writes:
We’re really looking forward to sharing this update with our community and seeing how they like the new content… 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.”
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