Skateboarding action-roguelite Helskate launches in February


Indie developer Phantom Coast has announced an early access release date for Helskate, their new skateboarding action-roguelite game.

Helskate is launching for Windows PC (via Steam) on February 15th and will be in early access. A playable demo for the game is available on its Steam page.

Here’s a rundown on the previously announced game, plus a new trailer:

Helskate is a skateboarding action roguelite. Grind, perform tricks, and chain combos to power up your attacks and slay the monsters of Vertheim. Combine and upgrade different weapons and gear to suit your playstyle, as you fight, die and come back to this hellish labyrinth over and over again!


  • Skate Your Way Through Vertheim – Traverse Vertheim as you grind, wall ride and manual your way through this hellscape with classic arcade-style skating.
  • Fight, Die, Upgrade, Repeat – Combine different weapons, gear and tapes to create powerful and unique builds for each run. Get inked up with sick tattoos to permanently upgrade your abilities for a much needed edge over your foes. Slash your sword with a chance to electrocute? Release a burst of fire that ignites enemies when you jump? Throw deadly shurikens with a chance to poison while you dash through enemies to plant explosive charges on them? The choice is yours!
  • Skateboarding Combat – Chain huge combos, do ollies, kickflips, and other awesome tricks to power up your attacks and gain unique abilities and buffs to slay the monsters that await you in this fast-paced skateboarding action roguelite!
  • Take On the Gods of Skating – Use everything in your arsenal to battle the Gods of Skating. Take on the God of Vert Ramps’ score challenge and grind your way up the Ancient God of Skating to strike at his weak points.


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