Skul: The Hero Slayer just got a big update with a Dead Cells crossover character ability, not that I needed any excuse to jump back into Skul: The Hero Slayer.
As far as rogue-lite action platformers go, Skul: The Hero Slayer has so far been pretty great and definitely reminds me of Dead Cells. Skul is firmly unique though, thanks to the Skull swapping feature that sees you take on many different forms. High quality pixel-art, mixed with fast-paced action and a lot of variety in the enemies you encounter make it stand out against so many others. It's currently in Early Access and they've continued expanding all parts of it since the initial release in February.
With the latest update, they mentioned they worked with the Dead Cells team to do a bit of a crossover character. This brings in the Prisoner from Dead Cells, as a Unique level Skull it's going to be quite difficult to find. See the new Skull in action:
Additionally, the team at SouthPAW Games have tweaked the game to have a new Reward System. When beating each area, you're now given the option of entering one of two different doors that get split between Gold, an Item or a new Skull. They've also simplified the stats system to now only have Physical and Magical attack types, with Physical / Magical / True damage types to make it clearer with any items exactly what you'll be getting and where.
So far Skul: The Hero Slayer has provided a nice gameplay loop, one that's pretty satisfying. Run through smashing enemies, collect loot, upgrade your character, collect Skulls to turn into something entirely different and run through some more. Love it.
You can buy Skul: The Hero Slayer on Steam.