"All this is part of a defamation campaign"
Who would have thought that a Wii U game could cause so much drama in 2019? We recently reported on the news that Limited Run Games is finally releasing the Wii U version of Axiom Verge after a costly legal tussle with the Spanish company BadLand Games. The two firms had signed a deal back in 2017 to...
"I just wanted to thank them for their generosity"
Axiom Verge is now out at retail for the Nintendo Switch in North America, the latest Indie gem to make its way into stores. It's a game that we've loved on both Wii U and Switch, and has made its mark across a wide range of consoles. It's no secret that the game's creator Tom Happ has been working...
Still on the way to Europe and the Wii U
Axiom Verge was a fantastic Metroidvania that launched late in the Wii U’s life, so it was a welcome inclusion when it got a port on the Switch earlier this month. Though that was just the digital version, we knew that a physical copy—dubbed Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition—would be coming out in the...
Still a modern classic
Just a couple of weeks ago the 3DS was graced with Metroid: Samus Returns, a top-notch new entry in the long standing franchise that gave the Metroidvania genre its name. Some were no doubt a little miffed that the game didn't come to the shiny new Switch, but another game has now come along that will fill in that gap quite...
It'll be worth the wait
One of the very best games that we played on the Wii U last year was that of Axiom Verge, the incredibly deep and rich Metroidvania from Thomas Happ, a one-man development team. Considering how the game very clearly acted as a sort of neo-Metroid, it was a perfect fit for Nintendo systems, and although it couldn’t fit on...
Alongside the Wii U version
Badland Games has revealed that it is bringing Axiom Verge to the Nintendo Switch this August in the form of Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition. This new edition includes a specially commissioned documentary by 2 Player Productions regarding the making of the game. Also included is a deluxe booklet with...
It's still '100% up to Nintendo of America'
Earlier today a number of our readers tipped us off on a report that Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ had stated the game was 'in the works' for a retail release on Nintendo Switch. That wording wasn't entirely clear, however, as we wondered whether a desire to bring the game to Switch had been...
"As soon as we get the green light we'll drop everything"
The Nintendo Switch Nindies Showcase was rather impressive prior to the system's launch, demonstrating some exciting download titles on the way to the console. A follow-up infographic showed a broad range of confirmed titles set for a 2017 release on the Switch eShop. Of course, while a...
Yes, the Wii U
As many of you are no doubt aware, last year was the 30th anniversary of a certain orange and red intergalactic bounty hunter's series. Of course, you'd be forgiven for missing this; aside from releasing the middling spin-off Metroid Prime: Federation Force, the Big N let the milestone pass by unnoticed. Fortunately, fans of the...
For the Kernicterus Research Fund
We don't often know the detailed background of how games are made or who creates them, but sometimes a developer's story can have as much impact as their game. This has been the case with Tom Happ, creator of the brilliant Axiom Verge. Earlier this year Happ shared details on his young son Alastair - he suffers...
"My work is directly correlated with my son's well being"
A short time ago we were lucky enough to chat with Axiom Verge developer Tom Happ about the challenges of making what many consider to be a spiritual successor to the iconic Super Metroid; a massive, open-ended 2D adventure which exercises your trigger finger and tests your grey matter at the...
Getting to know the man behind the masterpiece
Have you ever been so wrapped up in a project that it began to seep into your personal life? What if your passion became your day-to-day? Imagine spending so much time and energy working on something that it eventually outgrew your expectations and became your bread and butter. It's the dream of so many...
Nintendo axed the idea, of course
Despite its popularity, the Metroid series has fallen on hard times as of late. Nintendo has done little to address the series over the past several years, and while we got a pretty good spinoff on the 3DS this year, it's struggled greatly commercially. Axiom Verge, while not a Metroid game, was obviously made as a...
Axioms to live by
Axiom Verge launched today on Wii U, much to the anticipation and excitement of many Nintendo fans. We thought it was an absolutely outstanding piece of game design, praising its innovative gameplay and gorgeous visuals. Of course, as with any 'Metroidvania', it's a pretty dense game by design, and there's no doubt many things...
Wii U eShop
Welcome to the Minus World
"It's not a bug, it's a feature." This is a phrase that's often thrown around in a lighthearted manner, but there's some truth behind the words. Programming errors can often lead to fascinating results that were never intended, creating a sense of excitement when one stumbles across a curious glitch that's obviously not...
Looks like the GamePad is showing its usefulness
Axiom Verge launched about a year and a half ago for basically every gaming platform that wasn't Nintendo. This was due largely to the engine in which it was built being incompatible with the software architecture Nintendo uses, but the issue was circumvented for Wii U when the whole game was...
The wait's almost over
Axiom Verge has been critically acclaimed on a host of platforms, a reward for years of solo effort by creator Tom Happ. Now the 'retro-style action-platform-exploration game' that's drawn comparisons to a range of 16-bit classics is heading home, as it were - it's landing on the Wii U eShop on 1st September for $19.99 /...
There's technical hurdles, but it's not impossible
Axiom Verge is a game that very clearly drew strong inspiration from the Metroid games of old, so it came as no surprise when the game was inevitably announced to be coming to Wii U. Tom Happ, the game's sole creator, even referred to it as the game coming to it's "home turf". While that Wii U port...
"Now that I’m on my own, I have complete freedom"
While Dan Adelman had a rather grand formal job title at Nintendo of America - Head of Digital Content and Development - he was, in the eyes of many, the Indie Champion; he was highly regarded for his efforts to bring quality download games to WiiWare, and then the eShop on 3DS and Wii U. A little...
Axiom Verge is the critically acclaimed work of Thomas Happ, who produced the game on his own over a number of years. Incorporating elements of Metroid, Contra and more with its own distinct touches, its eventual publication on PSN was also helped along be former Nintendo of America Indie head honcho Dan Adelman. Talk of the game coming to...
Developer Tom Happ gives us a solid "maybe"
Axiom Verge is one of the best Metroid-style games we've seen in a long time, and we already know that Nintendo is super-keen to get the game onto its consoles. It would appear that developer Tom Happ is actively working towards that goal, as he has told Destructoi
We don't mind which, personally
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:...
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