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Skul: The Hero Slayer

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Platformer
Publisher: Neowiz Games
Developer: SouthPAW Games
Release Date: Jan. 21, 2021

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'Skul: The Hero Slayer' (ALL) Sells 100k Copies In Its First Weekend

by Rainier on Jan. 25, 2021 @ 10:45 a.m. PST

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 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.

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'.

Featuring dazzling pixel-art graphics and fluid, fast-paced gameplay, Skul follows the tale of a diminutive, yet powerful, skeleton burdened with saving his King from captivity. In his path stands the dastardly Caerleon Empire, and a famed group of Adventurers who yearn for nothing more than to vanquish Skul and his Demon brethren. Facing great odds and even greater foes, players will use Skul’s unique ability to swap skulls and transform into one of more than 20 unique playable characters, unlocking a plethora of devastating attack combos and abilities, and creating new challenges with every playthrough.

Skul: The Hero Slayer just released its v1.0 on Steam and has already sold over 100k copies within the first 4 days.

It has also remained firmly in the Top Ten of Global Sellers since launch and is showing no signs of slowing down. Over the weekend Skul also amassed over 40k concurrent viewers on Twitch, smashing its previous high.

“The 1.0 Launch has gone better than we could’ve ever imagined and we’re extremely grateful for that,” said Sang Woo Park, CEO of SouthPAW Games. “However, on the other hand, we’ve also identified a lot of areas for improvement and are closely monitoring our community’s feedback while we work hard to get an update out.”

Skul is available now on Steam and will be 20% for the next ten days.

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!

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.... 

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.

Currently available on PC (Steam), Skul: The Hero Slayer is coming to PS4, Xbox and the Switch in early 2021.


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