When Axiom Verge 2 was announced in 2019, it was throughout a Nintendo Direct, so we did not know what different platforms the title was coming to. We now know that the hotly anticipated Metroid-inspired sequel is coming to PC, solely on the Epic Video games Retailer.
The announcement got here right this moment by way of the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, which additionally introduced phrase that the Kingdom Hearts series is finally coming to PC through Epic’s storefront. The announcement closed out the livestream occasion from the gaming big and knowledgeable gamers they will wishlist the title on Epic Video games Retailer starting right this moment.
Axiom Verge 2 was initially introduced for a 2020 launch, however in October of final yr, developer Thomas Happ mentioned the sport would instead release sometime in 2021. Information for Axiom Verge 2 has been sparse, however earlier this yr, Happ introduced a free update to the first game, which provides a randomizer to the fan-favorite title.
When Axiom Verge initially launched, it rapidly secured excessive reward inside the Metroid-loving group. We liked the sport upon launch, calling it a, “beautiful love letter to Nintendo’s basic” and awarding it a 9.25 out of 10. Axiom Verge 2 is part of that very same story, however set in a distinct time interval with new characters, new enemies, and in a brand new world. As such, you’ll be able to play it earlier than or after the unique and you will not lose your skill to understand the narrative.
We do not know when Axiom Verge 2 is popping out, however the Epic Video games Retailer Spring Showcase trailer ended with “Coming Quickly,” so hopefully it will likely be the sooner elements of 2021. In a blog post, Happ additionally defined his reasoning for going with Epic Video games Retailer for this launch, however says it’ll come to Steam finally, and that he has an excellent relationship with Sony and Microsoft and hopes to have the ability to discuss his plans on these programs within the close to future.
For now, Axiom Verge 2 is scheduled to return to Swap and PC someday this yr.