Quantcast
Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania


11:00 PM on 04.17.2012



This is the first trailer for the upcoming indie game, Axiom Verge, a one-man project from developer Tom Happ and I'm ready to throw down some money now. A 2D, sprite-based "Metroidvania," the trailer depicts a variety of weapons and equipment along with what appear to be many vertical shafts and some massive bosses.

I adore the art direction here, which calls to mind Life Force and R-Type while very clearly drawing a ton of inspiration from Metroid. Also listed as an inspiration is one of my favorite games ever, Rygar, so Happ is clearly speaking my language. We have a lengthy wait ahead, as Axiom Verge won't be arriving on PC and the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace until sometime next year. What a tease.

Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania photo
Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania photo
Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania photo
Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania photo
Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania photo
Check out Axiom Verge, a one-man Metroidvania photo





Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Platform games

10:00 AM on 01.23.2015
Gravity Ghost story trailer hints at protagonist Iona's origin

In Gravity Ghost, the player controls Iona, who is a colorful ghost. The story is told through flashbacks, with scenes showing that Iona was not always a ghost. My scientist deductive reasoning tells me this: at some point s...more



1:30 PM on 01.22.2015
Devolver's latest murderfest RONIN slices into PAX South

In what seems like an unrelenting torrent of tantalizing announcements preceding PAX South, Devolver Digital has cranked the hype dial up another notch by announcing that it will publish RONIN, a new blood-soaked action...more



11:30 AM on 01.22.2015
Castle in the Darkness leaps to PC on February 5

Castle in the Darkness, the next ultra-difficult platformer from Cave Story and 1001 Spikes publisher Nicalis, is poised to debut via Steam on February 5. The project was developed by Matt Kap, the lead artist behind Th...more



View all Platform games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more