The Arcade Crew and developer Berzerk Studio have announced the release date for violent retro action-adventure Infernax.
Infernax launches Q1 2022 on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
The team behind the cult favorite Just Beats and Shapes have released the announce trailer and most information today; though this writer played the demo at PAX East 2020.
As stated in the press release (via email), Infernax follows Alcedor, a famed knight who discovers an unholy magic has spread throughout his land while he was away. Armed with a skull-splitting mace and a trusty shield, Alcedor vows to obliterate the grotesque beasts roaming his home in an epic side-scrolling quest, recalling the essence of classically difficult action adventure games.
Alcedor gains experience and gold vital for obtaining power-ups as he slaughters foes, leveling up stats, and earning new skills and weapons to help paint the screen red with blocky splatters of blood. Morality-testing decisions made during his quest prompt consequences later in the adventure, and influence which of the game’s multiple endings.
Infernax’s open world-style design is packed with secrets for the best players, offering a satisfying reward for those skilled enough to endure a brutal challenge.
You can find the announcement trailer below.