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Axiom Verge gets a physical release on PS4, Vita, and...Wii U?

by: Sean Colleli -
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Axiom Verge was one of the breakout indie hits of 2015. The passion project of one man, Tom Happ, his Badland Games studio has announced that the game will be getting a physical release with Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition. This port is basically a huge thank-you to the fans for making Axiom Verge a runaway success, and will be coming to PS4, Vita and Wii U of all consoles. That might seem strange considering the Wii U is past death at this point, but I think the reasoning is pretty clear. 

Nintendo basically left Metroid fans out in the cold for the series' 30th anniversary last year, going to far as to sue a fantastic fan remake of Metroid 2. Axiom Verge's Wii U release was a sort of spiritual celebration of Metroid, as the game has a lot in common with the venerable scifi exploration series. A lot of burned Metroid fans flocked to Axiom Verge in a sort of pseudo-celebration of Metroid's 30th and the influence the series has had on gaming.

So now, the few remaining Wii U fans get a shiny special edition of Axiom Verge, complete with an artbook and making-of documentary, for the very reasonable price of $30. Multiverse Edition will be out within the next four months. I strongly recommend you check it out if you haven't already; both Jeremy and Russell loved it.