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Skul: The Hero Slayer Gets its Reformation Update just in Time for Xbox GamePass

The million-plus selling indie beat-em-up has a new update as it launches on Xbox’s game subscription service

SEATTLE - February 10, 2022 | Skul: The Hero Slayer, the smash hit roguelite 2D platformer published by NEOWIZ and developed by SouthPAW Games, joins the ranks of Xbox GamePass today, and to celebrate the little skelly with all the crazy heads is getting a brand spanking new update.

More of a “Balance” update for Skul’s many wieldable noggins, the Reformation update takes a sweeping pass at the balance of most of the game’s skulls, adjusting factors like damage, skill cooldown and range. In addition to the big balance update, the update also includes improved visuals, and hit delay for all skulls.

The full patch notes can be found on Skul’s Steam Page.

Skul is also now available as part of Xbox GamePass on Xbox consoles and Windows PC.

More About Skul: The Hero Slayer
'Skul: The Hero Slayer' is an action-platformer that boasts rogue-like features such as ever-changing and challenging maps. It will keep you on your toes, as you will never know what to expect. 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!

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'.


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About SouthPAW Games:
SouthPAW Games is a small indie development studio composed 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 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.