Last Updated on March 3, 2023
This spring, the Arcade Crew and Berzerk Studio will be releasing a free update for RPG metroidvania Infernax which released back in 2022 and is playable on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox and PC. The update titled Infernax: Deux or Die adds some exciting new elements to this arcade adventure.
A new character, Cervul the Squire, will be playable as well as a new multiplayer co-op or single-player character-swapping mode. The new character has two new combat sets, and further in-game benefits and buffs. The character’s axe-throwing abilities allow for more dynamic long-range combat, which would certainly be advantageous with multiple players or characters if playing alone.
Here is some further information given by Bezerk Studio themselves:
“The upcoming update allows Infernax’s gory quest to be tackled in simultaneous two-player action (or in a hot-swappable single player mode if you prefer to battle on your own), rebalancing the entire game for dual-hero fights. It also introduces a new character into the fray: Cervul the Squire, a well-rounded lad who sports deadly talents in both throwing axe and tool-assisted combat. Cervul the Squire’s abilities to perform various attacks and buffs grant advantages to either or both players, and he has a heart of gold – unless you decide to follow the evil mortality path that is, in which case players will unlock an entirely different side of his skills. Playing the evil path will bring about an emphasized focus on dealing damage with distinct tools and a more … explosive playstyle.
Infernax’s spring content will also incorporate co-op play in its fan-favorite gun mode, perfect for players keen on wielding maximum firepower against the game’s monstrous beasts. This Contra-style homage is unlocked through the classic “Konami” code – and with the addition of a second sharpshooter, will now feature a redesigned starting screen that old-school players will find instantly recognizable.
The upcoming update will follow 2022’s debut of The Stranger, Infernax’s previous free content update which added a playable character inspired by classic horror pop culture. The Stranger wields a distinct arsenal of their own, turning beasts into a bloody gore with a devastating shotgun and an arsenal of blunt objects – all while donning a retro hockey mask, of course.”
Looks like Infernax players can look forward to slaying demons in a more action-packed style very soon!
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