Incredibly gory "Zeldavania" game Infernax is getting a Halloween-themed update today, introducing a new playable character called The Stranger, who we get to see in shotgun-blasting action in a new trailer.

We've certainly seen plenty of sidescrolling action games in this style in recent years, with excellent entries like The Messenger and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon bubbling up to be the cream of the crop. Infernax deserves its place alongside such exalted company, which was basically guaranteed by its excellent first showing.

Have you played Infernax? What do you think of The Stranger, and this Halloween-themed update? Load your shotgun, and descend into the comments section below.