Originally scheduled for release back in the the spring, today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase announced that Axiom Verge 2 will be shadow-dropping on Switch eShop today. Surprise!

Yes, Thomas Happ's sequel to one of the premier indie Metroidvanias of the last decade is available today on Switch eShop for $19.99 / €17.99, with a 10% discount for the first week.

Eagle-eyed readers might have guessed its imminent arrival due to update data for the game showing up on Nintendo's servers in the last week of May, but it's great to see the delayed game game finally launch. The original Axiom Verge is one of the gems on Switch eShop — a game we called "modern classic" when we awarded it an outstanding rating back in 2017.

But does the sequel live up to its predecessor, you ask? Ah, you'll have to read our AX2 review for the answer to that question! (Spoilers: it’s good).