Take but a brief glance at the trailer for Demon Skin, and you can tell that this hack and slasher is a brutal game. Not only is your player character depicted slaying all manner of monstrous foes, in a Mortal Kombat-esque manner, but a similar fate is repeatedly met by yourself. Expect to die, and die, and perhaps die again.
Releasing today on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch consoles, just over two years on from a Steam release, Demon Skin will have you follow a Wanderer – once a normal man, bestowed with the power to turn into a terrifying demon. In order to regain his humanity, he will travel a supernatural and gothic world, in pursuit of an ancient artifact, used in the conversion ritual. And this journey will see him slash apart enough enemies even for Kratos to think ‘that’s a bit much, mate’.
Combining a complex combat system with various fighting stances, with RPG elements that see your skills being upgraded, with dozens of weapons, and some light platforming elements, and Demon Skin is turning out to be a double decent hack and slasher, that you can while away the hours with.
A full list of features in Demon Skin includes:
- Improve your skills, master various stances for lightning-fast parrying and inflict maximum damage with spectacular finishing moves in a sophisticated combat system!
- Collect shards of crystal to improve your armor and become an even more powerful demon
- Choose from more than 30 types of edged and blunt weapons that only effective against a certain type of enemies. You can even destroy enemies with your own hands (not as efficient but fun as hell!)
- Improve your character by unlocking new perks in its skill tree and find rare and ancient artifacts that will let you unlock impressive super skills after reaching a certain level
What’s more, this version of Demon Skin, releasing today, will come packaged with the Crossroad of the World DLC, previously released for the Steam version of the game. Here, you will understand the previous life of the Wanderer, before adopting his demonic persona.
Demon Skin is now available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Switch. For Xbox users, you can pick up a copy for £8.39 via the Xbox Store.
Demon Skin – is a brutal hack’n’slash set in a rough dark fantasy world, which combines unique combat mechanics, RPG and fighting game elements, and even some platformer features. With the flexible combat system each player can come up with their own unique tactic by skillfully combining stances with various types of weapons to achieve the ultimate efficiency in battle. The darkness has got into the far off corners of the universe and threatens the world. Only the mighty Order of Wanderers whose members possess superhuman divine powers can resist that threat. One of the Wanderers witnesses a sinister ritual of restoring a powerful ancient artifact. In an attempt to break off the ceremony he gets into a flow of energy released by the artifact and instantly turns into a demon! Wanderer is now eager to regain his former appearance but to do so he needs the artifact which was stolen afterwards. The hero sets on a path to find it, fighting the hordes of demons along the way.