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Axiom Verge

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, WiiU, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: BadLand Games
Developer: Thomas Happ Games
Release Date: Oct. 17, 2017

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'Axiom Verge' (ALL) Coming to Nintendo Switch In August - Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2017 @ 3:53 p.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.

The Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition will include a plethora of creative and nostalgic in-box content that will please any die hard fan or newcomer to the award-winning Metroidvania title.

This includes a specially commissioned and exclusive 2 Player Productions documentary about Thomas Happ and the making of Axiom Verge. The Multiverse Edition will also feature a copy of the game, a deluxe booklet with developer commentary and art, along with a double-sided poster, plus if you pre-order before release you will receive the atmospheric CD soundtrack as well.

2 Player Productions, known for Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, Double Fine Adventure!, and the Amnesia Fortnight documentaries, spent quality time with Thomas Happ to create a singular and emotive behind-the-scenes account for fans. This documentary addresses topics such as the development process of the 5-year solo production, the games that inspired Axiom Verge, and the challenges of balancing his game development career and the need to care for his son with special needs.

"People often asked me about the early days of Axiom Verge - about how I was able to make a game completely on my own over the course of 5 years of evenings and weekends while holding down a full time job,"says developer Thomas Happ. "The long form documentary format really made it possible for me to take the time and explain that process as well as go into some detail about the difficulties of balancing work and family responsibilities."

“This has been a dream project for us,”says Paul Levering, Producer, 2 Player Productions. “A level of access like this is rarely seen in making-of documentaries about entertainment properties – particularly with video games. We’re immensely grateful to Thomas Happ Games and BadLand Games for making our documentary a cornerstone of the Multiverse Edition.”

“We’re proud to be working with 2 Player Productions on making Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition an even more valuable collector’s item with the inclusion of this unprecedented look into the life of a renowned indie developer,”  says Luis Quintáns, CEO of BadLand Games. “We’re also pleased to confirm that the Multiverse Edition will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. After fielding questions from the player community for some time now, it feels great to finally go public with this exciting news.”

Inside the Multiverse Edition:

  • Copy of Axiom Verge on disc/cartridge.
  • Deluxe booklet with developer’s commentary and art.
  • Double-sided poster with the world map and weapons/items in the game.
  • Exclusive making-of documentary.
  • Soundtrack CD (Available only on the Nintendo Switch).

Features:

  • 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.

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