A sequel to the hit indie title Axiom Verge is on the way.
During Nintendo's Indie World livestream, it was revealed that Axiom Verge 2 is in development. The title has been in development for the past four years, and will release for the Nintendo Switch in late 2020. According to the game's official website, Axiom Verge 2 is part of the same story as the original, but will be a completely new game. It will feature new characters, powers, enemies, and a new world. The game can be played before or after the first.
Axiom Verge 2 will follow Indra, who finds herself in a new world. This world seems to be an ancient, alternate Earth complete with mountains, lakes, deserts, and the ruins of a civilization. Indra will have a number of tools and abilities at her disposal that will help her traverse this alien world. This includes a compass that helps her find urns that contain powers and abilities, as well as the ability to hack drones found in the world for various effects.
From the looks of it, Axiom Verge 2 will follow the same pixelated Metroidvania formula of the first game. In the game's reveal trailer (seen below), the words "you are not in control, you are not yourself, you belong to us now" flash across the screen.
The original Axiom Verge released for the PlayStation 4 in March 2015. It was then released for PC, Mac, and Linux in May 2015, PS Vita in April 2016, Xbox One in September 2016, and then the Switch in October 2017. The game followed a scientist named Trace who gets knocked out only to awaken in a technologically advanced world. Trace had to collect numerous abilities and upgrades in order to traverse the world he found himself in. The game took developer Tom Happ five years to complete.