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What do we know about anti-heroes? Honestly the term is overused these days, but let’s discuss them for the sake of this post. They’re bad. Evil. Morality leaves them with a sour aftertaste. They’re normally the kind of people you’re told to beat up.
Suppose you’re that anti-hero. More specifically, you’re the only anti-hero who’s survived the human race’s brutal assault on the Demon King’s castle. What do you do? Where do you even start with this anti-heroic life, with skeleton soldiers and ogres as your comrades-in-arms now?
In Skul: The Hero Slayer, you can start by moving forward and destroying everything good and just that is standing in your way. The game is a 2D action platformer with roguelite features that really push you to hone your skills each time you make your way through challenging dungeons and boss battles. You control Skul, a skeleton soldier referred to as “Little Bone” by everyone in the demon army due to his petite physique.
Skul may be small in size, but the powers he can harness are massive. The core feature of the game is the ability to change Skul’s moveset by giving him skull heads containing different skills. Each head comes with a different attack style, and with the option to equip up to two heads at once, it’s up to you to find a combination that fits your style of gameplay. As you progress, you can also collect helpful items that directly deal damage to the enemies or give you useful buffs.
The game comes with its own share of challenges, but don’t let that discourage you. Even if you’re not a fan of the genre, action-packed stages and satisfying visuals give you plenty of reasons to continue your march and save the Demon King from the Adventurers and First Hero. Whether you’ve already known the game or have barely heard about it today, you’ve waited long enough; Skul: The Hero Slayer is finally out on Xbox One! Treat yourself to a great game and start your anti-heroic journey now with Little Bone.
Skul: The Hero Slayer
The Demon King’s Castle in Ruins
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’.
Side-Scrolling Platformer Action
‘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.
Tons of skulls, tons of playable characters
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….
Bosses Corrupted by Dark Quartz
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.