Developer Uzuka Inc. has partnered with Konami to publish Skelattack to the Switch eShop. The game is hand drawn and has some incredible animations. It also looks to implement some mechanics I haven’t really seen in a 2D platformer before. For example, the skeleton character holds his sword above his head to stop the ceiling from coming down on him and he cuts down a chandelier to crush enemies below him. You’ll encounter a ton of quirky and sometimes deadly characters and enemies in the afterlife as you inhabit a town called Aftervale. Original, right?
The spin on Skelattack is that you are the monster who is fighting off humans who are invading their home. Normally, you play a human killing creatures to dominate their dwelling place. The only game I can think of that does such a thing is Carrion and that game is pretty great, so even though Skelattack is more fun and cartooney, I’m down to try it out. Here’s the official description of the game in case you’re interested:
As a newly deceased member of the Underworld and resident in the happy hub of Aftervale, Skully is just getting the hang of being dead and coming to terms with being a skeleton. 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.
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.
You can pick up Skelattack for $19.99 USD on the eShop right now using the button below. What do you think about the game from what you’ve seen so far? I’ll just say that so long as Konami doesn’t introduce pachinko machines, we’ll be happy. Maybe they meant to put the zombies here instead of the Metal Gear series. Who knows.