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Metroid inspired Axiom Verge is getting a physical release

2015's Axiom Verge was a love letter to the original Metroid, a throwback to the early days of 2D platform exploration games. It took designer and programmer Tom Happ five years to finish the title, and it's been ported to several syst...   read

 
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Axiom Verge developer talks about Xbox One port challenges

Tom Happ, the creator of Metroid-like Axiom Verge posted on his blog today that the game had passed certification and will release on the Xbox One on September 30. In the blog post, Happ notes that there's a certain degree of iro...   read

 
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Nintendo axed yet another Samus appearance this year

It's the 30th anniversary of the Metroid franchise! ::crickets:: Hey Nintendo did you hear what I said, it's the...Nintendo isn't listening. It didn't listen to Tom Happ either, creator of Metroid-tinted Axiom Verge, which just hit Wii...   read

 
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Axiom Verge has a Wii U release date

Axiom Verge will release on the Wii U eShop September 1 in both North America and Europe. In a post on the Axiom Verge website, the game's creator Tom Happ wrote that his game would soon be available on Nintendo's Wii U conso...   read

 
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Axiom Verge developer muses on how a 3DS port would be possible

Being so embedded in games on a daily basis, I enjoy getting to chat with developers about the creation process. And there's no better way to do that than with indie teams, who are fairly open about their trade secrets -- Vlambeer is a big ...   read

 
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Axiom Verge has some issues on PS Vita

Axiom Verge follows the exploits of a scientist who, after apparently killing himself in a lab accident, awakens on a mysterious world full of secrets to uncover and labyrinthine environments to explore. It's essentially a new Metroid ...   read

 
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Axiom Verge releases soon on PlayStation Vita

It has taken much longer than expected to reach this point, but we're now mere weeks out from Axiom Verge's release on PlayStation Vita. It's launching April 19, 2016, with a 10 percent discount available during its first week, and Cross-B...   read

 
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Axiom Verge is coming to Xbox One and Wii U

Plenty of people had the opportunity to enjoy Axiom Verge on the PS4 and PC platforms last year, but now more folks are going to get that chance. The developer announced this morning that the game is now being ported to the Xbox One and Wii...   read

 
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Axiom Verge 'probably' coming to Wii U in 2016

Destructoid has had Metroid on the brain all week. Believe it or not, we've secretly been holding back from writing more about the series than we already have. We almost put together a feature about some of the awesome looking Metroid-like...   read

 
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Axiom Verge is relatively the same on PC, with one helpful upgrade

Axiom Verge releases tomorrow on Steam. If you've read my review of the game from its earlier PS4 launch, you already know that I think it's a solidly designed exploration-based platform title. I'm happy to report that it's just as good on ...   read

 
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Axiom Verge explores PC starting May 14

Following its recent debut on PlayStation 4, Tom Happ's indie Metroidvania Axiom Verge is wandering to Windows PC on May 14, the developer announced today. Destructoid's Conrad Zimmerman was quite fond of the game, despite some of its rough...   read

 
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Review: Axiom Verge

[Tom Happ contributed to "Sup Holmes?" a show produced by Conrad Zimmerman that had a separate Kickstarter unrelated to Destructoid, but is featured on the site.] It seems like a foregone conclusion when looking at Axiom Verge that com...   read

 
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Game News Haikus: PAX East Edition

Last week's video was a little late thanks to PAX East, and I said I'd make it up to you. This week, instead of seven haikus we have ten, and for good reason. In this series, we normally take a look at the stories that gathered the most at...   read

 
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Spring Fever '15 might be PSN's best promotion ever

Sony is back with its annual "Spring Fever" promotion, and boy howdy is it a good one. Starting March 3, PSN will have eight solid weeks of hot new digital releases, all of which will be available at a discount for PlayStation Plus members ...   read

 
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Axiom Verge debuts on PS4 in late March, other versions to follow

There are plenty of upcoming Metroid-like games, but there is only one Axiom Verge, and it's almost here at last. Creator Tom Happ shared new details in a blog post today including the PlayStation 4 launch date (March 31, 2015) and price ($...   read

 
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Axiom Verge does speedrunning and gifs right

I had Axiom Verge on my mind earlier today when writing about Ghost Song, another promising Metroidvania. This slick gif ensures the game will remain there for the rest of the day. Designer Tom Happ included it in a blog post covering Axiom...   read

 
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The five best indie games at PlayStation Experience

With regard to games shown at last weekend's PlayStation Experience, Sony had two noticeable strengths: its first-party mega-titles and the projects of its ever-growing stable of independent developers. While PlayStation fans finally got th...   read

 
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Axiom Verge is the Metroid game we've been wanting for years

A bunch of games we like were confirmed for PlayStation systems yesterday at a Sony indie event and the two that I'm most dying to get my hands on are Jamestown Plus (the original is possibly my favorite shmup) and Axiom Verge, which just ...   read

 

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