Tom Happ, veteran videogame designer and self-employed developer, has announced that his critically acclaimed solo project, Axiom Verge, will be rolling out on Xbox One and Wii U later this year. Check the original launch trailer out for a taste:
Constructed in a 16-bit world with an obvious reverent reference to older side-scrolling, platform-jumping games such as Metroid, Axiom Verge tells the story of a scientist who dies in an experiment gone awry, only to reawaken in an alien world with no knowledge of where he is, how he got there, and why the laws of physics do not seem to apply. Armed to the teeth with an impressive array of weapons and abilities, the game pits the player against all manner of extra-terrestrial creepy-crawlies; and whilst it looks and feels like a platformer from a bygone era, Axiom Verge has been designed with modern gaming in mind, even offering the player the opportunity to manipulate the world through the kinds of unintentional glitches that affected its ancestors.
Designed, produced, composed, animated, and tirelessly loved by Tom Happ over the course of 5 years, Axiom Verge is currently available on PS4 and Steam for PC, and has been consistently rated as one of the most enjoyable games of 2015/16. Arriving on Xbox One and Nintendo eShop for Wii U later this year, this is one 16-bit retro-style side-scrolling action-platform-exploration nostalgia-trip-with-a-twist that is not to be missed.
Axiom Verge is out now for PS4 and Steam for PC, priced at USD $19.99.