Axiom Verge 2 was originally announced for release on Nintendo Switch at the end of 2019. In October, Thomas Happ, developer, announced that it would be delayed to early 2021. And recently another sad news about one more delay has stunned us. On his official blog, Thomas reports the following:
I thought I was being really cautious and conservative when I posted toward the end of last year that Axiom Verge 2 would be delayed until the first half of 2021. I wanted to say Q1 but decided to hedge myself just in case. Well, I should have hedged a bit more. As you may have seen on IGN already, I regret to announce that I will need to delay the release of Axiom Verge 2 one more time, to Q3 2021. I feel like I am channeling one of the heroes of the games industry, Mr. Iwata, when I ask you to please understand.
As we could have guessed, this delay is due to technical issues, which the developer did not delve into. However, there is also some good news. To apologize for the wait, Happ also announced that the documentary on the creation of the first game is now free for everyone on Steam. Moreover, it will soon be available on the Epic Games Store as well.
The documentary was filmed and directed by 2 Player Productions. You may know the company from their work on the Double Fine Adventure documentary, Mojang: The Story of Minecraft, and many others.
Axiom Verge is a side-scroller action-adventure game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after suffering a crippling injury, wakes up in an ancient and high-tech world. The game focuses on action and exploration and features over 60 items and power-ups. The gameplay borrows elements from classic games such as Metroid, Contra, Blaster Master, and Bionic Commando. It was originally released in March 2015 in North America and April 2015 in Europe and Australia for PlayStation 4. It got a nomination for Best Independent Game the same year. Therefore, fans have high expectations for the second part.