Do you reckon you have what it takes to save the Underworld? Skelattack is available right now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Coming from a partnership between Konami and the indie developer Ukuza, Skelattack hits Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC to deliver some fun 2D action platforming to the masses.
Priced up at £15.98 from the Xbox Store – and for around that price at the PlayStation Store, Nintendo eShop and Steam – Skelattack is a brand new IP that introduces gamers to an expansive Underworld – one that is filled with quirky, charming and sometimes deadly inhabitants of the afterlife.
Skelattack promises to flip the usual dungeon crawling narrative on its head by casting us gamers as the creatures, attempting to fend off their land from the invading human threat. We play as a newly deceased member of the Underworld, a resident of the happy Aftervale, jumping into the world of Skully.
Skully is a guy who is just about getting the hang of being dead, fast coming to terms with being a skeleton. However, as he prepares for his Remembrance to understand who he was in his past life, Skully finds himself in a fight to protect his home from plundering humans from above.
From there the adventure unfolds and in an attempt to steal the magic that kindles the spirits of the dead, the Blue Flame, the humans kidnap Aftervale’s elder skeleton, Elzedon. Together with Imber, Skully’s trusty bat friend, players will control both characters to jump, slash and flap their way through the Underworld to stop the human threat, save the Elder and protect the Blue Flame.
“Developing Skelattack has been a labour of love for our team at Ukuza, and we are not only thrilled to formally introduce it to the world, but also allow players to experience this unique, platforming adventure right now,” said Shane deLumeau, CEO and Founder, Ukuza. “KONAMI has been an ideal partner in this process as we have been inspired by classic legacy titles such as Castlevania, Contra, and Goemon in our development. We are fortunate to work with such a seasoned team to finally bring Skelattack to life.”
Skelattack will feature a variety of dungeons which combine to create a vibrant juxtaposition of danger and charm contained in its colourful, hand-drawn environments and characters. Throughout your time here you will be encouraged to bask in the Tim Burton-inspired art style and revisit each stage at their leisure to uncover its vast secrets. Amidst the impressionist artistry is a fun and fluid platformer, challenging players to utilise Skully and Imber’s multiple abilities to wall slide, fly, jump and attack through each obstacle and puzzle.
The relationship between KONAMI and independent game developer, Ukuza Inc. is a unique pursuit for the publisher as it builds its catalogue of Western, domestic market titles of all sizes. “We instantly fell in love with Skelattack’s concept, aesthetic, and style and felt this would be a perfect fit for our audience,” said Michael Rajna, Senior Director of Business Development & Licensing, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “It is rare that we find such a partner in the Indie Game space but Ukuza proves talent knows no bounds, and we will continue to consider new projects like this in our portfolio moving forward.”
- Versatile and fluid platforming.
- Visually rich art style.
- Be a warrior AND a skeleton.
- Fight the Humans before they plunder your un-life!
- Meet a unique cast of friendly monsters, undead, and make friends along the way.
- Play as an adorable bat named Imber, she is the best.
- Take your time, look for secrets, or even try to speed run, Skelattack is fun for all skill levels and challenge seekers.
- Extensive check point system of Blue Flames to practice your jumps!
Will you be giving Skelattack a little go? Our full review will be coming your way in the days ahead an should well be able to detail how things work. If you’re sold on the whole premise though – and let’s be honest, it sounds great – then heading to your favoured digital store and picking up Skelattack on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch or PC should be the way to go. Let us know in the comments.
Play Skelattack and save the Underworld in this fun and unique action platformer! Being dead is not so bad when you have the Underworld to live in. A magical and expansive world inhabited by quirky, charming and sometimes deadly inhabitants of the afterlife, the Underworld also includes Aftervale. Aftervale a happy hub where the dead come to spend eternity and begin to come to terms with their time alive through a Remembrance. For our hero Skully, the day of his Remembrance is shattered by an invasion from the human kingdom above. However, unlike prior attacks by the humans, they do not seem to be seeking gold or other treasure. Instead, they kidnap the Aftervale’s elder skeleton Elzedon and then go after the very magic that kindles the spirits of the dead, the Blue Flame. Without the Blue Flame, there is no Aftervale, no existence beyond death. Together with your best bat friend Imber, you will need to jump, slash and flap your way though the Underworld. It’s up to you to stop the humans, save the Elder, protect the Blue Flame and confront Skully’s own life before coming to the Aftervale.