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Axiom Verge 2 will launch on PC as an Epic Games Store exclusive

Metroidvania sequel coming later this year

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Axiom Verge 2 is also launching on PC. The sequel to 2015’s side-scrolling throwback adventure will be an Epic Games Store exclusive when it launches this year. Epic Games announced Axiom Verge 2’s PC launch during Thursday’s Epic Spring Games Showcase livestream.

Axiom Verge 2 was originally announced to be released on Nintendo Switch at the end of 2019. Creator Tom Happ has promised that players will “discover the origins of the Axiom Verge universe” in the sequel.

In the first Axiom Verge, the player character is a researcher named Trace, who awakens from a laboratory accident on an alien world. As Trace, the player explores a glitched-out landscape, repairing code to continue their progress through each level.

Happ built the original Axiom Verge over a five-year span before its 2015 launch, and he has been working on the sequel since then.

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