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  Skul: The Hero Slayer Welcomes ‘The King’ from Dead Cells
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SEATTLE - JUN 22, 2021 | Skul: The Hero Slayer, the riveting rogue-lite 2D platformer published by NEOWIZ and developed by SouthPAW Games, just launched its latest update - a new collaboration with Motion Twin’s Dead Cells that sees the addition of The King, along with 8 other new skulls to the pint-sized hero-slayer’s repertoire. In celebration of this latest free content upgrade, Skul and Dead Cells will join forces in the “Off With Your Head Bundle” on Steam for a combined 10% off for both games, with Skul seeing a 25% off sale during Midweek Madness and for the next two weeks.

This update marks the largest post-launch content drop for Skul since its launch in January. 9 new skulls have been added to bring the total number of playable characters up to 100. The headliner is "The King". The upgraded version of The Prisoner from Dead Cells marks the second half of our Dead Cells' crossover content.

3 Quintessence have been added (think special spells that Skul can obtain) and the already-existing Quintessence were totally overhauled with new and stunning visual effects. Two new types of special event maps have been added, and 5 New NPCs have been welcomed to the throng of characters players can meet throughout the Skul campaign.

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.