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Axiom Verge Coming To Xbox One And Wii U

by Andrew Reiner on Mar 14, 2016 at 06:28 AM

A year after releasing Axiom Verge on PlayStation 4 (on March 31, 2015), Tom Happ announced today that the title is coming to Xbox One and Wii U later this year. No details about system specifics or differences between the versions were given with the announcement.

Axiom Verge was created over the span of five years by Happ. He handled almost every aspect of the game's development, from the programming to the music. Axiom Verge is a love letter to Nintendo's Metroid series, with many praising the game as the 2D Metroid that fans have been waiting for years to play.

Game Informer's Bryan Vore gave Axiom Verge one such rave review, saying "I was constantly excited to explore strange worlds, gain game-changing powerups, and fire off a new gun for the first time. Almost everything you pick up feels meaningful, unlike collecting overabundant missile-capacity expansions that you don’t even need. I heartily applaud Tom Happ’s first solo effort. It’s incredible that he was able to nail every component of game creation in one package."

Our Take
Axiom Verge was celebrated by PS4 and PC players last year for transcending its Metroid inspirations and being a great game in its own right. We're glad to hear that other console owners will also get a chance to experience it – Nintendo fans in particular should appreciate its retro-inspired roots.