The mace-wielding madmen of developer Berzerk Studio (Just Shapes & Beats) announced today with publisher The Arcade Crew that Infernax: Deux or Die, the free multiplayer update adding a new playable character, simultaneous co-operative play, and dual warrior-swapping, demon-bashing action for single players, will release on April 5 for Switch.

Infernax: Deux or Die’s first extended gameplay begins the blood-spilling of hellish beasts early, offering an uninterrupted look at how Infernax’s entire experience has been rebalanced for two heroes (or villains) to tear through its hordes of demonic forces side by side. See how dual-character fights add a new dimension to Infernax’s celebrated monster-slaying adventure:

The update will bring a new playable character into the fray: Cervul the Squire, a well-rounded lad who sports deadly talents in both axe throwing and tool-assisted combat. Cervul the Squire’s attacks and buffs grant advantages to either or both players - unless he’s steered down the dark path that is, in which case players will unlock an entirely different side of Cervul. Sinister choices will inspire an emphasized focus on dealing damage with distinct tools and a more… explosive playstyle.

Infernax: Deux or Die also incorporates co-op play in Infernax’s 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 action hero, will now feature a redesigned starting screen that old-school players will find instantly recognizable.

Infernax’s gory 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 trusty 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.

Infernax: Deux or Die 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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