The popular indie Metroidvania-like game is heading to the other game consoles.
Axiom Verge was a popular indie game that was inspired by Metroid and Castlevania games, where it offers deep exploration and equipment-based character progression where players can access hard to reach areas that were inaccessible before. Axiom was created by a single person by the name of Tom Happ, and now Happ has announced that the game will be getting a new port for the Xbox One and Wii U.
It was revealed in a press release that was posted on the official blog that there will be upcoming ports for the Xbox One and Wii U. Sickhead games will be handling the work for porting the game to the Xbox One, while Blitworks will be in charge of the sku for the Nintendo Wii U. However, there is no info yet on when these ports will be expected to become available. Meanwhile, a Vita version is also expected to become available, as according to the press release, the Vita port was already submitted to Sony?s certification system and awaiting for approval. It may take time before it gets approved according to the press release, but the Axiom Verge team will announce it once it gets the go signal. It is expected to release this year and it will be a free download for those who own the PS4 copy of the game.
Axiom Verge has received some high praises from the gaming scene, as it pays homage to the classic Metroidvania games that were once popular during the mid-90s up to the mid 2000s. The term was popularized by Super Metroid for the SNES in 1994 and then by Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the PlayStation in 1997. After that, a series of other side-scrolling games with deep exploration mechanics have started to appear from different developers and publishers. You can download and play Axiom Verge for the PS4 and PC.