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Axiom Verge 2 comes to Nintendo Switch next year

The acclaimed Metroid-like is getting a sequel

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Nintendo announced during its Indie World livestream that Axiom Verge 2 is officially happening. A sequel to the beloved Metroid-like game of 2015, Axiom Verge 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020.

According to the stream, developer and creator of Axiom Verge Tom Happ started working on Axiom Verge 2 four years ago. Players will “discover the origins of the Axiom Verge universe” in the sequel, according to an official announcement from Nintendo.

The original Axiom Verge is about a scientist named Trace who knocks himself out, only to awaken on a technologically advanced world. It’s a side-scrolling game with numerous powers and upgrades to collect. Most notably, parts of the game’s landscape look glitched out, and Trace needs to repair the code to get through to new areas.

Axiom Verge was a labor of love for Happ, and took him five years to develop. While beloved on Steam, our review was a little mixed.

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