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Skul: The Hero Slayer (Early Access)

Skul: The Hero Slayer is a side-scrolling 2D action platformer developed by SouthPAW Games and published by NEOWIZ on the 19th of February. It boasts with rogue-like features such as everchanging and challenging maps. Ḧ̷̸̵̡̰́̍̊X̵̴̵̝̰̤̲̅́̈́0̷̷̶̫̖̦̆̿v̷̸̷͚̪̝͒̎̓Î̷̸̶̢͔̥͘I̷̸̶̖͖͋͊͝c̸̵̸̰̦̻͑̏͐ͅs̷̶̷̢̤̋͐̀t̸̶̵̠͙̹͂̀̑Ĩ̴̷̸̟̼͔͝t̷̷̶͎͙͔̎̔̓≠̵̸͉̜̊̂́d̵̸̶̤͖͔̈́͝c̴̶̵̡͚̰̀̒̽5̷̴̷̬̠̩̬͒͘Ỳ̸̶̶̛͇͚̹̼̇Ŝ̴̶̶̖̹̪̽ͅ!̵̴̴̨͈̖̎́̌#̸̷̶͔̝̫̩̽͋́k̸̵̸̻͍͉͇̀̀͗N̴̷̴͉͙̩̞̐͝l̴̷̸̬͍̦̋͝9̵̶̵̢̡̠̇̓A̸̵̵̝͔̱̋͒?̵̸̵̠̦̼̗͆̍v̵̵̴̢̨̮̈͂͠w̶̵̶̧̜̄̈Y̶̶̸̡̖̰̽̓̔̄͜r̵̴̶͉̙͚͛̌͗͆M̴̵̷͚̫̤͌̎̈Ķ̸̴̵͙̟̠͐͆̿̌Ẍ̶̸̸̝̩͍́́*̴̴̸̥͇͉̝̓̏̅͋”̸̴̴̡̻̰͒̃j̷̷̷̤̠̘̘͂̈̄Ȇ̸̶̷͎̣̼̑̚2̵̷̶̲̖͚̠͐͊͝!̶̷̷̦͔̉͋͊p̸̶̶͚̱͙͊̕G̴̴̸͔̮̲̮̒͐̍̇!̷̵̷̢̧̥̖͑̓͠X̵̸̷͖̞̀̈́͗X̴̴̶̨̫̿̽̿&̵̶̶̤͔̬͒̿̂̋p̵̴̶͉͇̭̓̌̋͐1̸̴̵̭͚̠͐̀̈͠E̵̸̵̼̭̝̐̈̍F̵̷̴̛̗̖̟̩͌͠0̷̶̵̺̤̹̾̈́͊7̵̷̶͍̲̬̲͌͐̚ It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect. It was published in Early Access, since the developers want to gather as much feedback as possible to improve the game.

The game in its current state includes around 20 different skulls, which means playable characters, to go along with an exciting and fast-paced battle system, 3 main chapters with dozens of diverse and unique levels, tons of different types of monsters and foes to go head-to-head with, including 6 types of mini-bosses, one-of-a-kind final bosses for each chapter, over 50 different items to use, 15 types of Quintessence, which can summon powerful and unique ancestral magic, and an extraordinary group of NPCs. “̵̴̶͉̙̤̼̾̀̇2̷̸̵̼̭̘̗̏̒̐Q̸̴̷̦̺̱̈́̇͝m̶̵̶̺̗̑̏̚L̵̶̷͈͙̟̋͋́$̴̷̸͈͖͈͈̉͐͝͝J̶̸̶̰͒̃̎̚͜p̸̷̷͇̝̬̤̍͗̚ǎ̵̶̶̙̝̉T̷̶̴͓͊̽̏͝ͅR̵̵̸̡̘̺̦̽͛Ă̴̷̸̠̩̆f̶̴̸͓̏̾̊͜͜͠(̸̶̸͔͉̤͑̀́”̴̵̵͖͓̞͋̆̉R̷̴̸̯̥̗̰̿͒͌m̷̸̶͕̹͍͌̎̚X̵̸̶̣̝̯̆͑̚j̵̵̷̖͇̲͎͐́̕3̷̸̶͈͇̻͐̑k̷̵̶̺͎͈̼̈́͒̅Ȇ̵̴̸̥̂͐͜5̸̶̶̧̮͐́̆b̷̷̷̦̙̳̜̋͑Ḫ̴̶̴̮̊͆̒͘O̴̷̶̢̟̖͋̌̕J̷̷̴̧̤̓́͆7̸̸̷͔̼͚̓̇̓3̸̵̶̻̳̫̽͒͂I̷̸̶̡̗̼̎́̓C̷̸̶̡͔̗̀̅̽3̴̷̸̲̲̈̑̌͐2̵̶̶̜͒̚ͅx̵̷̵͕͈́͐̔͜͠p̷̵̶̼̲̈́̆m̴̷̴̢̫͉̈̽̏̌Y̸̶̸̛̳̻̮͛̒d̶̷̶̞͔̻̩̄̑͋̋&̴̶̶̛͙̣̽̒ę̴̷̵̱͔̹̾̅̋?̷̵̷̧̦̲̿͊̚J̶̶̸̻̟̫̌̀̀͘t̴̴̶͔̖̯̎̕͘͠m̸̷̸̡̥̝̒̄q̵̷̴͈̬̻̇̓̕#̷̶̸̤̳̯̔͐̓H̴̸̵͖̉́͜k̶̴̴̡̹̟̄̾̐&̷̷̸̼̤͙͗̽͝Z̴̷̴̠̭̿̔͐̕ ̴̡̛̍Skul: The Hero Slayer also supports five different languages, English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and German.

“Skul tells the tale of a diminutive, yet powerful skeleton that goes on a quest to save his King from captivity. In his path stands the dastardly Caerleon Empire and a famed group of Adventurers who would like nothing more than to wipe out Skul and his Demon brethren once and for all. But Skul has something special up his sleeve, the ability to transform into an array of different characters by changing his skull. Each character has its own unique attack combos and abilities, which provides dynamic gameplay and tons of replay value. T̵̻̽́d̷̢̘͊́Ụ̷̏͝M̴̙͉̈́̉S̴̅͜=̶̣̯̾̇J̴̗͉̔I̶̬̱̾q̷̤̃̍h̸̰͒̅#̷͎̳̽)̴̲̄Ÿ̸̳́̚ä̸͎́͜῭̵̧͎͝7̶̠̰́̄H̵͉͐̚k̵̥̣̈́5̶͓͕͠?̷̧̨̒g̸̨̞̅q̷̝̃Ḯ̴̧̠̂3̵̟̐͊ž̵̡͍9̷̢̬̈́F̶̋̽͜!̶̨̾̂R̸̰̻͆͝7̷͍̑q̸̼̌&̴̫̗͌̋z̸̩͘͠ó̸̟̩Ć̷̫̚O̶̢͓̿E̷͕͆e̸̜̒ͅD̷̝͊͒X̸͕̅̔&̵̦̈́̕ͅZ̷̞̃́P̶̣̫̈́̎9̴̜͒̎ğ̵͖͜/̷̲̮̇n̷̠͐0̸͉͌̿!̸̼̍̈L̷̖̙͘ 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!”

Full release is targeted for Q2 this year, and it will include the last chapter of the game, the ending, which is not yet available in Early Access. They also plan to implement Steam Achievements with other updates and improvements. SouthPAW Games promise a thrilling experience full of exciting and interesting scenarios, unexpected events and unpredictable elements for advancement. À̷͎Ų̸̱̕U̷͖̿͠x̴̢̀K̴̼̦̑̒d̵͇̐V̶͚̈́ẓ̶͆́1̸̥̀̚E̵̩͎͗Q̵̹̻̉d̴̩̺͋̂v̶̟̍8̵̣̳̓̎/̵͑ͅ)̵͉̫͒Ȑ̶͖͚͆0̶͈̑̍)̴̪͆͌8̶̣̝̊̓w̷͕̏͝P̵͜͝=̴̥̿̔=̵̧͕̃̕X̵̤͐u̷͠ͅM̴̬̪̂̌K̵̲͠S̸͕͌)̷͎͔͋p̸̯̲̚8̸͖̃)̶̠̎́y̵̱̓Ẁ̸͍É̷̶̶̖͖̞̱̭̈́̊̕N̴̙̚ć̵̞ǧ̸͖͉g̵̞̗̊̉ẋ̷̘G̶̢̝̈́̕x̴͎͎̄̈́9̷̨̇*̴͎̼͆͒k̸͙̀̎Q̶̨̛͐$̶̭͖͝ The price of the game will change when they release the full version later this year. The exact price is still undecided, but you can expect it to be higher due to the added features and improved gameplay. Its current price stands at 14,99€, with a special promotion discount of 20%, which ends on the 3rd of March, so grab it quickly.