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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' Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies Worldwide

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2022 @ 8:54 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.

Publisher NEOWIZ and developer SouthPAW Games are pleased to announce that their roguelite 2D platformer Skul: The Hero Slayer has now sold over one million copies globally across platforms. As the first Korean-packaged indie game to sell 1 million copies, Skul sold 100,000 copies just 5 days after it was officially released on Steam in January 2021, and has continued to wow players the world over.

To commemorate this incredible achievement, Skul: The Hero Slayer will be on sale from January 27th through February 3rd, 2022 for 35% off - its steepest discount on Steam to date!

“It is very meaningful to be recognized by fans internationally,” said Seungchul Kim, CEO of NEOWIZ. “We'll continue doing our best to bring quality games to users all over the world.”

SouthPAW Games CEO Sangwoo Park said, “By working with Neowiz in promotion, marketing, QA, and user-communication, we were able to focus on developing Skul to ensure that the final product was something we could be proud to call our own. Becoming partners with NEOWIZ was one of the best things to happen to our little Skul.”

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.

Skul: The Hero Slayer is Currently available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam) for $19.99 USD

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