Following PS4 Release, Metroid-Style Axiom Verge Hits PC Next Month

Axiom Verge gets a release date for PC.

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Independent developer Tom Happ announced Wednesday that his Metroid-style game Axiom Verge will launch for PC on May 14. The adventure game was originally released for PlayStation 4 at the end of March, and is also coming to PlayStation Vita, though a release date for that version has not yet been announced.

The PC version of the retro-themed Axiom Verge will be available through Steam and the Humble Store for $20, the same price as the PS4 edition.

In terms of PC-specific features for the Steam edition, Axiom Verge will use Steam Cloud saves and feature Trading Cards support. And just like the console edition, it'll have more than 900 rooms to explore and all the same enemies and power-ups.

You can watch a trailer for the PC version of Axiom Verge above.

For more on Axiom Verge, check out GameSpot's review and some images in the gallery below.

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Love these metroidvania type games. If anyone here liked Axiom Verge, I recommend Xeodrifter on 3DS and Steam

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This game is a lot of fun on the PS4. The pacing is just about perfect and it provides a great sense of progression. It also has a fantastic soundtrack and huge variety of scenery. If you like Metroid at all, it's definitely worth the $20.

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Yet another indie side scroller... yawn...

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I wish they made a game like this but with good graphics.

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@nurnberg: if Ori only had a gun

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Hey! Another game no one will buy and end up for $0.99 Steam sale.

Another PC fail!

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Had no idea this game existed.



I am now instantly sold.

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It's good to see interest and appreciation for this game -- all in spite of its release dates.

Released on PS4 a week after Bloodborne; releasing on PC less than a week before Witcher 3.

Rough timing, indeed.

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I love this game.

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Playing through Ori and the Blind Forest really made me crave more of the metroidvania style games. This one even looks like metroid. I hope they make it a PS+ free game soon!

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Vita release date please! :)

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Very fun game. I recommend anyone who likes Metroidvania style games to pick it up. Some of the boss battles are a bit of a let down but still well worth the price.

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Awesome, can't wait to get it.

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Sweet, I've been waiting for it.

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Nice. Every time I saw this game mentioned in the news or a video released, I wished it would come to PC. Didn't even realize he was considering it.

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@Sl4cka: It was announced for a while before.

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@Thanatos2k: Must have missed it. Even better, at least I won't have to wait too long.

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I wish someone would take a crack at a first person Metroid-style game like Metroid: Prime. That first Prime game was so good I can't believe there hasn't been a copycat yet.

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@StHapns247: First person games are much, much harder (and more expensive) to develop than 2D sidescrollers.

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@Thanatos2k@StHapns247: Exactly, which is why the market is flooded with low budget indie garbage like this.

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Seeing games like this makes me wish another game exactly like Symphony of the Night would come out.

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@Fartman7998: Vladis Story: Abyssal City. I bought that game on Steam but haven't gotten around to playing it yet (story of my life). Also check out Dust: An Elysian Tale.

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@elheber@Fartman7998: Yes to both. Valadis is good, Dust is GREAT.

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@Fartman7998: Heart Forth Alicia is in development right now:

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There's a game in development, whose name escapes me at the moment, which looks like a love letter to SotN crossed with Dark Souls.

EDIT: Salt & Sanctuary.

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@elheber: That game looks really good.

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I bought Ori and the Blind Forest on PC because I don't have an XBO, now you who doesn't own a PS4, pay it forward and buy this fantastic game on PC. Support good games.

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Sure wish this was coming to Xbox One, but that'll never happen since Sony published it.

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@FLEEBS: Don't worry, they'll be about 14,000 other side scroller indies released in the next 24-hours.

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Just like they published Bloodborne. Besides Axiom is coming to Steam so no worries.

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This game is fantastic. For someone who found the original Metroid too hard when I was little, and had a ton of fun later on with Super Metroid, this game was a great bit of nostalgia for me.

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lol Vita. It ain't coming to Vita.

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