|SEATTLE – Feb. 19, 2020 | Skul: The Hero Slayer, the riveting rogue-lite 2D platformer published by NEOWIZ and developed by SouthPAW Games, has officially released on Steam Early Access, available now for $17.99 USD. A full release is slated for later this year, with opportunities for hands-on demos available at PAX East 2020, Feb. 27 to Mar. 1.
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. But Skul is no ordinary skeleton. 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.
“We’ve poured our blood, sweat and tears into this project and can’t wait to show it off to the indie gaming community,” said Sang Woo Park, CEO of SouthPAW Games. “But this is just the beginning of our journey, as we’ll be paying close attention to our community’s feedback and proactively shaping the game to make it a truly special experience.”
Skul is available now on Steam Early Access for $17.99 USD, and will be available for 20% off during the initial two weeks. The game currently supports English, Japanese, Korean, and Simplified Chinese. A full release on PC and consoles is planned for later this year.
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About SouthPAW Games:
SouthPAW Games is a small indie development studio comprised of 9 core members that started out as college classmates. They began working on Skul: The Hero Slayer in a game development club in 2017, and have been developing the game together ever since. Skul: The Hero Slayer initially received support through a Korean crowdfunding site called Tumblbug and was also awarded the ‘Grand Prize for Production’ at GIGDC 2019.
Established in 1997, NEOWIZ, Inc (KOSDAQ:095660) is a pioneer in social platforms and online games. As one of the leading game companies in Korea, the company has successfully published a wide variety of PC and mobile games through www.pmang.com since 2003. In 2006, the company co-developed and launched the wildly successful FIFA online, NBA Street, and Battlefield Online with EA. NEOWIZ is currently focused on creating and servicing online games for the global audience with high-quality titles such as Brown Dust, Black Squad and DJMAX RESPECT.