The digital version of Axiom Verge is finally making its way to the Nintendo Switch on October 5, 2017. The game has had multiple release dates, so it’s understandable if you didn’t quite know when it would be materializing. The physical game, called Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition, will be available sometime in November.
Axiom Verge is a retro-style action-platform-exploration game done in a 16-bit style and was heavily influenced by games like Metroid, Contra, Blaster Master, and other classics, but with very modern design sensibilities. It also gives you power over glitches like those found in classic games, allowing you to scramble enemies, corrupt environments, and enter hidden areas as you explore this hostile and alien world and uncover your role within it. The entire game (programming, design, art, animations, music, etc.) was created by one person, Tom Happ, during evenings and weekends over the course of 5 years. Axiom Verge will be coming to Nintendo Switch on October 5 and is currently already available on PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Wii U, and Steam. The retail version, Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition, published by Badland Games, will release in November with a specific date to be announced soon.