Axiom Verge Getting Physical Release on Switch This August

The 'Multiverse Edition' will include a documentary, art booklet, and more.


Axiom Verge creator Tom Happ announced on Twitter that his 2015 Metroidvania game will come to Nintendo Switch this summer as a physical release titled Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition. Physical copies will also make their way to PS4, PlayStation Vita, and, somewhat surprisingly, Wii U.

Multiverse Edition is a collector's-style package that will bundle a booklet featuring commentary and art from the developers at Thomas Happ Games, a double-sided poster showing Axiom Verge's world and items, and a documentary produced by 2 Player Productions. Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition costs $30 on PS4, Vita, and Wii U. The Switch price is slightly higher at $40, but includes a soundtrack CD.

Thomas Happ Games has not announced a digital version of the game for Switch's eShop.

Shacknews editor Ozzie Mejia reviewed Axiom Verge when it released on PC during the summer of 2015. He awarded the game a 9 out of 10 score, praising its world design and exploration as well as its gigantic, challenging bosses and ample room for speedrunners to crack the world open and discover optimal paths for speedruns.

"Axiom Verge is everything that I've loved about the Metroidvania genre, while also adding in ideas that I've never seen before," Ozzie wrote in his review. "Weaponry is fun to play around with and even though some of them are not essential to completing the game, they all serve a distinct use for certain situations. Exploration is wonderful, blending in classic methods, as well as some interesting new ideas, such as a massive disembodied mechanical head that rides Trace around."

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