When Axiom Verge 2 was announced in 2019, it was during a Nintendo Direct, so we didn’t know what other platforms the title was coming to. We now know that the hotly anticipated Metroid-inspired sequel is coming to PC, exclusively on the Epic Games Store.
The announcement came today via the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase, which also brought word that the Kingdom Hearts series is finally coming to PC through Epic’s storefront. The announcement closed out the livestream event from the gaming giant and informed players they can wishlist the title on Epic Games Store beginning today.
Axiom Verge 2 was originally announced for a 2020 release, but in October of last year, developer Thomas Happ said the game would instead release sometime in 2021. News for Axiom Verge 2 has been sparse, but earlier this year, Happ announced a free update to the first game, which adds a randomizer to the fan-favorite title.
When Axiom Verge initially launched, it quickly secured high praise within the Metroid-loving community. We loved the game upon release, calling it a, “stunning love letter to Nintendo’s classic” and awarding it a 9.25 out of 10. Axiom Verge 2 is a part of that same story, but set in a different time period with new characters, new enemies, and in a new world. As such, you can play it before or after the original and you won’t lose your ability to comprehend the narrative.
We don’t know when Axiom Verge 2 is coming out, but the Epic Games Store Spring Showcase trailer ended with “Coming Soon,” so hopefully it will be the earlier parts of 2021. In a blog post, Happ also explained his reasoning for going with Epic Games Store for this launch, but says it will come to Steam eventually, and that he has a great relationship with Sony and Microsoft and hopes to be able to talk about his plans on those systems in the near future.
For now, Axiom Verge 2 is scheduled to come to Switch and PC sometime this year.