Get Glitchy with Axiom Verge 2, Coming to Nintendo Switch Fall 2020

Published: December 10, 2019 1:36 PM /


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If you're a fan of Axiom Verge, there's some very good news — Axiom Verge 2 was just announced.

Developer Tom Happ has been sneakily and quietly working on a sequel to his hit indie game Axiom Verge. This Metroidvania-style game is somehow both a continuation and a prequel to the first story where a scientist named Trace working in a laboratory is suddenly knocked out by an explosion. He awakens on an alien world, surrounded by enemies and blessed with the strange ability to respawn in some kind of machine shaped like an egg.

Check out the game's official trailer to see what's coming soon!

Fans of the original game may find themselves a wee bit confused. There are new charactes, powers, enemies, and a brand-new world for you to explore. It's said to be part of the same story as the first game that can be played before or after the original. Is it set in the future, the past, or as a side story? It's kind of hard to tell from what we have so far.

Here's a bit about the game's story:

Hiding in a cargo lift in Antarctica is what appears to be an ancient, alternate Earth, complete with mountains, lakes, deserts, and the ruins of a civilization.  But you get the feeling that something else is lurking just past the fringes of reality, waiting to pull you in.

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Here are some of the interesting things you'll see as noted on the game's official website:

  • URNS
    • If you break open one of these you’ll gain new powers and abilities from the entities trapped inside.  But at what cost?
    • This lapis lazuli pendant sparkles with light.  As you draw nearer to an urn, the light coalesces to point in its general direction.
    • These mechanical foes attack you on sight.  But like anything with a computer at its core, they can be hacked, each for varying effects.
    • Every time you stop at one of these, a tiny piece of you is left behind.  This allows you to be reborn if you take too much damage to continue.

It's certainly not a bad game as far as Metroidvanias go, and you'll soon be able to play Axiom Verge 2 on the Nintendo Switch when it launches sometime in the Fall of 2020, with other platform announces to arrive in the future.

What do you think of Axiom Verge 2? Are you hyped to get back into this world? Let us know in the comments below!


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Thomas Happ Games
Thomas Happ Games
PC, Nintendo Switch
Release Date
September 30, 2021 (Calendar)
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