The creator of the amazing “modern retro Metroidvania” game Axiom Verge sent out a surprise tweet this morning, saying the game Switch, PS4 and Epic Games Store will be available today!:
I absolutely loved playing Axiom Verge when it was released on the Wii U and ended up liking it even more when I played it on the Switch with a SNES-Style 8Bitdo controller. The graphics and gameplay matched up with everything that made classic 2D action/exploration games good; The fact that it’s “modern retro” doesn’t make it good, it’s simply that when done well, that style of game stands the test of time.
I’ll be playing it on the Switch, this time with a Retro-bit SNES Legacy 16 controller: https://www.retrorgb.com/snes-legacy-16-wireless-controller-by-retro-bit.html
Surprise! Axiom Verge 2 drops later TODAY on Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Epic Games Store!
— Tom Happ (@AxiomVerge) August 11, 2021
Save the date, the physical versions of Axiom Verge 1 + 2 and Axiom Verge 2 will open for pre-order on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch starting October 1st. More details to come so stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/m7NVcBo6hq
— Limited Run Games (@LimitedRunGames) August 11, 2021