Axiom Verge 2 is coming to PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Creator Thomas Happ posted on the PlayStation blog on Thursday to check the news. Since the game was announced in December 2019, it has only been confirmed as Epic Store Exclusive on Switch and PC.
The game has recently been postponed from its vague launch in the first half of 2021 to the third quarter of 2021, with a release date of July-September.In Blog post, Thomas has no shared release date, just states that it will arrive “late this summer”.
Every time Axiom Verge 2 is released, Happ states that it will arrive on PS4 on the same day as Switch and PC. However, that warranty may not apply to the PS5 version.
“We’ll do our best to launch the PS5 version, but it may take a little longer because we really want to take advantage of the in-game hint system,” says Happ.
It’s worth noting that Happ was the only developer of Axiom Verge 2 and was the same as its predecessor. The sequel serves as both a follow-up and a prequel, but starring the new protagonist, Indra, a genus of millionaire technology. The first game was set on an alien planet, but Axiom Verge 2 uses an alternative version of Earth as a background. That doesn’t mean it’s not as strange as the original. Players will have access to new weapons of Alien Weaponry, not to mention unraveling new mysteries.
Gameplay retains a Labyrinth-level design and, of course, Super Metroid-inspired DNA with 16-bit aesthetics. Happ shared additional gameplay details to address the difficulty of the game. Instead of first selecting “Easy, Normal, Hard”, the player can adjust the amount of damage done to the enemy and then adjust how strongly the enemy can attack. In addition, all bosses in the game are optional. You will be rewarded for defeating them, but none of the bosses act as a hard obstacle to the critical path.
Axiom Verge 2 sounds a lot bigger than the first game, but Happ reiterates that it’s just another slice of the more epic myth. He mentions Axiom Verge 3 in his blog post, saying fans don’t know how the first two games relate to the third act. For more information on how to play Axiom Verge 2, see this April Hands-on Preview.
Are you excited to see Axiom Verge 2 coming to the PlayStation? What do you think about the difficulty and approach to the boss? Let us know in the comments!
[Source: PlayStation Blog]