Metroid by any other name?

Axiom Verge is a fantastic Metroid-style action title which really belongs on a Nintendo system, and if former NoA employee Dan Adelman - who is in charge of PR for the game - is to be believed, it's only a matter of time.

Speaking to Game Informer, Adelman was asked if Nintendo had been in touch about the game:

They've been nothing but great. They've been congratulatory. I'm going to go out to lunch with a couple of my old coworkers sometime next week. They'd like to have it on a platform, so that's something we want to work towards.

Not so long ago, Adelman said developer Tom Happ - the one-man team behind the game - is keen to bring it to Nintendo systems, but the issue is that Axiom Verge has been built using MonoGame - a game engine that neither the Wii U or 3DS currently support.

Still, if Nintendo have been in touch and made positive noises about getting Axiom Verge onto one of its systems, surely it's not going to be long until we get to see how this critically-acclaimed release compares to Metroid itself.

Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip!