Axiom Verge, a side scrolling, Metroidvania-inspired indie game, first released on the PlayStation network in 2015 is now scheduled to get a physical release on the Nintendo Switch.
Tom Happ, the creator of Axiom Verge spilled the beans in an interview with Shout Engine, citing that the game would get a physical release on Nintendo’s new hybrid console, manual and all. The game originally was set to release all the way back in 2013 for the Xbox 360, however, players had to wait till 2016 to play Axiom Verge on an Xbox platform, that being the Xbox One and not the 360.
Axiom Verge is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and the PlayStation Vita with cross-buy support with the aforementioned PlayStation 4 release (sadly, no cross-saving). Axiom Verge was met with a mostly positive critical response, with CGMazagine giving it a 9.5 score, mentioning that game was an homage to old school Metroid games.
The game is a testament and a love letter of not only Metroid, but many side scrolling action games from the NES era, it is fitting that the game will soon find a new home on the Nintendo Switch, a console that currently lacks a flagship Metroid title. This new physical release will also be available on all other major platforms sometime in the second quarter of this year in a special edition package known as the Multiverse edition.