Mace-wielding musically talented developer Berzerk Studio (Just Shapes & Beats) and publisher The Arcade Crew celebrate the one year anniversary of the cult-hit action adventure Infernax with a major new free content update giving fans a crack at slaughtering demons with a buddy. Infernax’s update features a beefy new multiplayer mode that introduces an original character with two unique movesets: Cervul the Squire, son of Harold, Unenthusiastic Heir to the Brown Mound. The update is set to launch on Switch.

Infernax’s blood-splattered central quest stars the knight and Duke of the land Alcedor, who returns from a brutal battle to find his home overrun by ravenous beasts from the underworld. Armed with his faithful mace and a thirst for justice, Alcedor must shoulder the fate of his world as he bashes unholy forces into pixelated pulp, earns powerful abilities and upgrades, uncovers the secrets of his land, and shapes his legacy through moral conundrums.

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.

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