NEOWIZ and indie developer SouthPAW Games released the Reformation Update for their hit game, Skul: The Hero Slayer. This update for the PC and console game is more of a balancing update for many of the game’s features. With the update also comes the availability of the game on Xbox GamePass.
Things are changing in the world for the little skeleton Skul and his wide range of crazy heads. The Reformation Update, version 1.4, takes a balancing pass through most of the game’s skulls. Factors like damage, skill cooldown, and range have seen various adjustments. For example the Skul skull now has increased damage of swap skill and skull throw’s skill amount has been adjusted to 1 in the air along with a reduced range of the projectile.
This update includes improved visuals. For example when the hefty Minotaurus would slam the ground, chunks of dirt would fly in the air and now feature a close-range effect called Earthquake. Depending on the skull’s grade, repeatedly targeting enemies can result in the power Ground Shatter attack. Along with all the skull changes there is now a hit delay for all skulls. A more complete list of changes in the Skul: The Hero Slayer Reformation Update can be found here.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Skul: The Hero Slayer is a 2D action-platformer with roguelike features. The game has ever-changing and challenging maps that keeps players thinking and ready for anything. Skul, the game’s hero, is no regular skeleton. His abilities depend on which skull he is wearing. Using up to 2 skulls at a time, players can choose which combo of skulls they enjoy as they battle enemies. All of Skul’s power is in the player’s hands.
Skul: The Hero Slayer is available on PC for Windows, Mac and Linux through Humble Bundle and Steam for $19.99 USD. The game is also available on Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo eShop, on PS4 from the PlayStation Store, and on Xbox from Microsoft with each priced at $19.99 USD. Additionally the game is now included with GamePass. A Skul: The Hero Slayer Soundtrack is available for $4.99 USD. More information about Skul: The Hero Slayer can be found by following @HeroSkul on Twitter or by visiting skulthegame.com.
NEOWIZ (@NEOWIZWest Twitter) is a leading developer and publisher in South Korea. The Korean based headquarters are located in Seongnam – Pangyo, South Korea, and the company’s global publishing headquarters are located in Seattle. Founded in 1997 the company has worked on a wide range of projects including FIFA Online, NBA Street, and Battlefield Online.
SouthPAW Games is a small indie game development studio. The developer features a 9 member core that started developing Skul: The Hero Slayer as college classmates and have been developing the game ever since.
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