Publisher NEOWIZ and developer SouthPAW Games have just released the first major post-launch update for Skul: The Hero Slayer. Update 1.1 won’t be the last update to the rogue-lite. Sang Woo Park, CEO of SouthPAW Games, revealed that the developer plans to continue adding new content and improve the game throughout 2021.
‘Major update’ feels like an appropriate descriptor for patch 1.1, because it adds 38 new playable items, seven new inscriptions, and a new NPC to Skul: The Hero Slayer. Some of the new items will offer players a particularly unique experience. But, to get your hands on them, you’ll need to complete certain acts – like defeating a boss or special enemy.
As for the new inscriptions, the seven new options have cumulative effects. Stacking these on your character will result in even more gloriously chaotic and fast-paced combat. The final new piece of content is the addition of an NPC called the Grave Robber. He will show up in the Black Market, and you can spend your Dark Quartz with him to unlock some of the 38 new items. I think you can guess where he dug up the new items.
Which hero to be or not to be
If you’re not familiar with Skul: The Hero Slayer and need a robust primer before hopping into update 1.1, you can check out our review of the rogue-lite. In short, your Demon King overlord is dead and you, a would-be hero skeleton minion, need to fight through hordes of enemies to slay the hero who killed your king.
As you can tell from the updates mentioned above, you acquire different items and inscriptions to build your character for each run. You can also use a range of skulls to invoke different abilities and playstyles.
Skul: The Hero Slayer is available for PC through Steam for $19.99 USD. However, for one week beginning on March 11, you can pick it up for a discounted rate. If you’re a fan of rogue-lites in general, you may also want to consider checking out the latest one drawing the crowds, Loop Hero.