Modus Games, the publisher behind games such as Trine 4 and the upcoming Rock of Ages 3, has revealed Skully. Skully is developed by Finish Line Games, creators of Maize and Cel Damage HD.
Skully will launch for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Aug. 4, 2020.
Skully is a colorful game in which you play as a round skull that rolls from place to place. The announcement trailer gives a look at the island world that seems to feature not only sandy shores, but volcanoes and swamps as well. Skully promises that players will “roll through 18 different levels in 7 lush environments each packed with unique dangers.”
Fate has bestowed Skully a second chance at life when an enigmatic deity reanimates a skull through the power of magical clay after it washes upon the shore of a secluded isle. Skully must hop, skip, and roll through this diverse island habitat teeming with obstacles and puzzles to intervene in a feud between the deity’s three siblings whose quarrel jeopardizes the place they call home.
If you’re wondering how a skull can possibly traverse a whole island teeming with peril, the trailer answers this, as does a snippet from the press release. “Summoned by a local deity desperate for peace among his kin, Skully can sculpt new abilities from pools of magical clay found throughout the lush island he has washed up on.” Can’t expect a game with a rolling skull to be without an element of magic.
You can find the trailer and all of its adorable rolling skull moments below.
Skully will be out Aug. 4 for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.