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Monday - February 14, 2022

Infernax - Released

by Hiddenx, 19:22

The action-adventure Infernax has been released:



Set in the early years of the crusades, Infernax is the adventures of a great crusader who returns to his homeland only to find it plagued with unholy magic. While on your quest to find and destroy the source of this corruption, you will face ruthless creatures, dangerous beast, precarious terrains and pretty unforgiving game-design.



This adventure all started out with a crazy idea, to try and make a Berzerk game that looks and feels like a genuine NES game. Basically, if we had been devs back then, this is the game we would have came up with. We did our best to capture everything that made games captivating and challenging in that era, then gave it slightly more modern learning curves and puzzle solving. While it may not be as cryptic as old RPGs, it's not going to hold your hand either. The main goal of the Infernax experience is to take the player back to the 80s, when the internet was in black and white and in magazine form. The instant you got back from school, you'd be glued to your TV trying to beat your favorite NES games. There was no bills to pay, no early meeting the next day to prepare for, just a big flickering TV, two NES controllers and some friends. The story takes place in a fictional mountain village of eastern Europe and has an authentic horror undertone, using many characters from the 80s horror tropes. Gameplay wise, it's a side scrolling platformer with some RPG elements, you gather spells, armors and weapons all while exploring a vast world and hacking through everything that moves on the screen, it's a game for simpler times.


  • Dangerously open world to explore
  • Many secret areas to uncover
  • Challenging dungeons and boss battles
  • Level up system to customize your hero
  • Game changing spells
  • Multi-endings based on player's decisions

Sunday - February 13, 2022

Infernax - Review @ COG & Destructoid

by Redglyph, 16:04

COG reviewed Infernax, which releases tomorrow. 


When I set out to review Infernax, I thought I knew what I was getting into. It’s basically just Castlevania with a bloodier aesthetic, I told myself. I was delightfully wrong. As I said in my preview of Infernax, this game is very self-aware about its gory and sometimes schlocky contents. Oddly enough, this allows it to touch on one subject Castlevania never quit for me: religious horror. I won’t describe Infernax as nuanced, exactly, but there’s something very raw about it at times. This title walks the line between straightforward gory fun and a surprisingly interesting, largely non-verbal exploration of faith.

The game also appears to have gone through some major difficulty rebalancing, especially on Classic mode. Gold is now significantly harder to come by, for example. This helps create a sense of genuine difficulty and resource scarcity that Classic mode was lacking before. Minibosses and quests add a lot to Infernax’s world and story, and the game feels much more alive now. This is a tad bit ironic, as the game is also packed full of death, darkness, despair, and all that jazz. It is a bit short, but that doesn’t matter when it’s so hard on Classic mode.


All in all, this review finds Infernax to be a bloody good time. Again, though, be sure you know exactly what you’re getting into. Also, be wary of the platforming.

The Good

  • Great religious horror
  • Excellent atmosphere
  • Lots of replay value
  • Villain campaign
  • Tons of fun boss fights

The Bad

  • A bit short
  • Classic mode is really hard
  • So much high-stakes platforming
  • Dungeons can be confusing
  • Easy to lose gold

Overall score: 75

Destructoid reviewed it too:

[...] Given its strict adherence to an ’80s gaming mentality, Team Berzerk’s tough, visceral platform adventure might not be for everyone. But, for those who crave sadomasochistic challenges, doomsday storytelling, and absolute lashings of the red stuff, Infernax offers up a cathartic dose of 8-bit heathenism. Just run through a few FromSoft titles beforehand… You’ll need to warm up, after all.

Overall score: 8/10 (GREAT): Impressive efforts with a few noticeable problems holding them back. Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.

Tuesday - January 11, 2022

Infernax - Preview @ Destructoid

by Redglyph, 19:04

Destructoid reviewed an early build of Infernax, which releases on February 14th.

Infernax scratches that Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest itch

Hands-on: It feels good to bonk pixelated monsters in this strange and evil land

While sprawled-out ‘vania games have blown up in the last decade, we haven’t gotten nearly as many tributes that are in line with the NES era of Castlevania, so I’m always happy to see more of ’em bubble up out of the indie scene. One game that really speaks to that retro style is Infernax, which made a good first impression with us last year.

Some would call Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest a mess, others say it’s beautiful, and I’ll borrow from both stances — it’s a beautiful, memorable, mystifying mess. Every time someone invokes its name, I have to fire up a YouTube upload of the soundtrack and bounce around enough to at least hear the catchy town music and iconic "Bloody Tears."

Based on my recent time with a preview build of the game, Infernax has the look, feel, and overall trappings you’d expect — and that’s all I needed to know to be on board with it.




Information about


Developer: Berzerk Studios

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Metroidvania RPG
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2022-02-14
· Publisher: The Arcane Crew