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Axiom Verge

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, WiiU, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Thomas Happ Games
Release Date: 2016

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'Axiom Verge' (ALL) Coming to Wii U And Xbox One

by Rainier on March 14, 2016 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT

Axiom Verge is a side-scrolling action/adventure that applies a fresh take on classic 8-bit games by using glitches as an important game mechanic.

In Axiom Verge you play as Trace, a relatively normal scientist who suffers a fatal-ish injury after a lab accident, after which he wakes up in a strange, unsettling new world that is both high-tech and incredibly ancient.

You need to uncover the mystery of how that world came to the state it’s in and your role in it all. Similar to classic games like Super Metroid, Contra, Blaster Master and others, the gameplay incorporates a mix of exploration, hidden powerups, strange creatures to fight, and epic boss battles.


  • Explore an expansive non-linear alien world with more than 900 unique, interlocking rooms.
  • Gobs of unique tools and abilities, loads of weapons, and tons of health/power/attribute upgrades.
  • Battle with unique creatures and gigantic screen-filling bosses. 
  • Utilize retro-styled "glitches" to break past the boundaries of normal gameplay.
  • Dedicated Speedrun Mode – Play a streamlined mode for speedrunners that strips out all story elements and includes a built-in timer with milestone time tracking.
  • Future PlayStation Vita release planned (cross-buy supported with PS4).
  • Hearing voices in your head while playing the game is optional.

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