If you’re looking for a game to play this Halloween, you can’t go wrong with Infernax. This NES-inspired action platformer is full of ghastly bosses and sprite work that will make your stomach churn and can be tough as nails at times. But tomorrow, developer Berzerk Studio will give us more reason to revisit this gem with a brand new character: The Stranger.
The Stranger is a mesh of all sorts of things. Hockey mask on his face, knife in hand, he is absolutely the embodiment of every slasher movie character. And we will be able to play as him starting tomorrow, October 25.
To unlock this haunting character, after tomorrow’s update, all you need to do is create a new save file and name it “strange”, and then you’re good to go! The Stranger has different abilities that don’t necessarily fit into that more medieval style, but that’s okay, we’ll let it slide. Perhaps these monsters should be afraid of a man wielding a shotgun?
For more information on this upcoming update, please see the press release:
Originally released earlier this year, hell it is currently ranked 84/100 on the review aggregate website Metacritic and has been praised by fans and the media for its challenging gameplay, solid mechanics, and old-school 8-bit nostalgia done right.
The classic NES era style of the game you know and love takes you on a bloody journey after you return from battle to find your homeland ravaged by an evil force that you must defeat if you want to save your people from terror and the darkness that is. overcome them in your absence.
Demon hunters eager to trade a mace for firepower can unlock The Stranger by naming the character “strange” from a new save file. You’ll then don your sweet hockey mask, fully ready to face horrors beyond human and hopefully grind them to a bloody pulp using your not-so-medieval arsenal of unlikely weapons. The badass shotgun the Stranger comes equipped with packs a punch, both for the receiver and the giver. So be careful where you use it because bribery is real. I wouldn’t want you to fall into the abyss right after exploding some demon vermin; that would be a real shame.
With secrets to unlock, powerful abilities to learn, and a variety of spells in your arsenal, you’ll be ready to take on what lurks in the shadows and really give them hell. Along the way, your morale will be tested with difficult decisions that will determine not only the fate of Upel, but also the fate of The Stranger or Elcedor, leading to different game paths. The challenge ahead is not for the faint of heart, but hell It offers both a classic hardcore mode and a more forgiving (but no less challenging) casual mode, for maximum enjoyment no matter how you play.
There’s never been a better time to dive into this cool retro memorabilia, especially since we’re in the middle of a spooky season. And this new update will have fans rushing back to their Switch to hide under their covers as they take down some ghastly creatures in style.