Axiom Verge 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020
Axiom Verge 2 is a successor to its parent, Axiom Verge. Developed by Tom Happ, the game was announced to be released on Nintendo Switch, and it is finally happening now in 2020. The game is technically from the genre of Metroidvania action-adventure. Although it is a successor to Axiom Verge and the gameplay is almost similar, Axiom Verge 2 has completely different characters, abilities, villains, and so on. You can play it independently, or after you have finished playing Axiom Verge.
Axiom Verge 2 is a solo endeavor by Tom Happ, and it took him nearly five years to complete the entire gameplay including, the characters, music, art, and so on. Axiom Verge 2 is a strange game where you won’t know the difference between life and the afterlife. Real and virtual all feel the same, and you are constantly under the anxiety that your beautiful dream has turned into your worst nightmare. You are constantly hounded by enemies, and there is an itch in the back of your mind that this new world is hiding a big secret. Will you be able to figure it all out?
You won’t know if you are ahead in time or have gone back centuries
You play the character of Indra, a mysterious billionaire behind the worldwide Globe 3 conglomerate. The setting is of a cargo lift in Antarctica. Strange, isn’t it? This strange new world seems like just the world you have lived in forever, but there are these tiny glitches that make you feel from time and again that you are not where you think you are. There are mountains, lakes, cities, deserts; there are signs of entire ruined civilizations buried in the sands of time for centuries. Things are getting strange with every passing day, and something keeps calling you out- trying to pull you out of your limbo and push you into reality.
Axiom Verge 2 offers you an expansive non-linear area where you can go off to explore the strange world in front of you. You get to hack enemies and launch drones. The entire interconnected map is littered with a variety of terrains, which you get to cross and climb and hack enemies in. Explore the underwater world and protect yourself from the dangers lurking in the shadows. Would you be able to understand the voices calling to you and figure out the mystery, or would you spiral out of control?
A host of new items and enemies in Axiom Verge 2
For all those wondering what really is the difference between Axiom Verge and Axiom Verge 2 – Axiom Verge 2 has a completely new central character with a host of new items and enemies. Tom Happ mentions, ‘I didn’t want to simply reskin the original game – I wanted to push the boundaries of the genre to figure out just what it means to be “Axiom Verge.” For the sequel, I wanted to pick a more central character and time period that covered the most essential events providing the impetus for the overall story. Thus, Indra.’
The game also comes with loads of new items to check out. There are these mysterious urns that litter the entire gameplay of Axiom Verge 2. Every time you open one of these, you gain new powers and abilities to do the unimaginable. However, over time, you also realize that these new powers and abilities come at a cost. Are you willing to pay for them? And no, I am not talking about cash. There are also these drones that keep attacking you from left and right. Would you be able to hack into them and make them work for you instead of against you?
Axiom Verge 2 also features a very unique way in which you can regain health or even a new life. Many times in the gameplay, you will come across shrines where you lose a very tiny part of yourself. It might seem bad at that time, however, further in the game, when you have suddenly been met with a lot of damage and your life seems to be on the brink, these pieces of your soul that you left behind in these shrines come into play. They allow you to be reborn and come back stronger than before.
Will you be able to figure out the fine line between life and the afterlife?
Axiom Verge 2 plays heavily on the concepts of life and the afterlife, keeping you in a limbo where you don’t exactly know whether you are alive or dead. Everything seems like a dream, and sometimes these dreams turn into nightmares. Will you be able to find out the mysteries hiding in the shadows around the corner? Will you be able to figure out the dangers? Will you ever be able to figure out the voices calling out to you? Are they real voices, or are they just imaginations of your traumatized brain? Find out by playing Axiom Verge 2 on Nintendo Switch this 2020.