• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • Hey Guest. Check out the NeoGAF 2.2 Update Thread for details on our new Giphy integration and other new features.

Axiom Verge getting a physical release on the Switch.

Sep 23, 2014
11,875
1
0
27
Ireland
https://twitter.com/World1_1Podcast/status/856495275380285440

In an interview last night, Tom Happ, creator of Axiom Verge stated that a Switch retail release of Axiom Verge is in the works. This release is looking to include not only the game but also a physical manual, a documentary about the game, and possibly a copy of the soundtrack.


Awh yeah, stealth Axiom Verge on switch announcement, and physical! Gimme that goodness



Edit - FAKE NEWS is fake. The podcast actually says it's being looked into, not confirmed. My bad.
 

LordKano

Member
Jul 11, 2016
8,061
40
425
.
I guess it also confirms Axiom Verge on Switch, since I don't think the game was officially announced until now.
 

Phawx

Member
Sep 1, 2009
3,714
11
680
www.brainlazy.com
I guess it also confirms Axiom Verge on Switch, since I don't think the game was officially announced until now.

I believe it does. Last I read Dan Adelman was saying there were some issues with certs or some such.

I think I'll triple dip on a Switch physical version.
 

GearFourth

Junior Member
Feb 20, 2016
7,031
0
0
Now it will join Wii U, Vita and PS4 physical copy collection Axiom Verge Multiverse Edition likely Badlands would be the publisher
 

Evilmaus

Member
May 8, 2014
723
0
0
England
Will be a welcome addition, and a pretty smart move. If Nintendo have nothing Metroid orientated in the pipeline, this is probably the next best thing.
 

DNAbro

Member
Nov 18, 2013
15,118
1
0
I had no idea it was announced for the Switch. Never played it so I'll pick it up here. Digitally though.
 

James Scott

Banned
May 24, 2014
11,386
2
0
The source has 41 followers on Twitter. No video evidence or the full interview, i think
Would be weird to announce it through there. Any other source?
 
Jun 18, 2010
19,601
3
615
Cool. Game didn't really grab me when I played it on PS4, but I'll give it another look. Being portable changes things.
 

Gestault

Member
Oct 18, 2012
14,362
3
0
The Axiom Verge people were really helpful with the physical PC release when some copies had redemption code problems. They really stand behind this game.
 

Zedark

Member
Feb 22, 2016
5,220
1
290
Well this means the digital version will be more expensive now to match the physical release.

It's a fantastic game, and a perfect fit for Switch due to its Metroid-esque gameplay.
That's not true, digital/physical price disparity is allowed if the physical copy contains extra content (see Puyo Puyo Tetris and I believe Isaac Rebirth as well), so there's no reason for digital to be more expensive.
 

BRSxIgnition

Member
Sep 12, 2014
4,010
0
0
Announcements like this have me thinking that the Switch will become the next Vita. (In terms of niche games & Japanese support)
 

orient

Neo Member
Nov 9, 2013
249
0
0
Awesome - was *really* hoping for this to come to Switch, as well as Cosmic Star Heroine. I hope the Bloodstained ports works out well,too -- 60fps makes a huge difference in games like these.
 
Jun 18, 2010
19,601
3
615
Hey, gotta fill out that first year somehow. Zelda and MK8 on Shelves will get suspect after a bit.

Man, my local places don't have shit in stock for Switch any way. I've seen a couple Zelda's and Bombermans, but most of the time the console, accessories, and games are all empty spaces around here.
 

JonnyDBrit

Member
May 14, 2015
7,470
5
0
There are more games you know ? and lot more coming

...Well yes, that's part of my point; the indie presence is helping to fill out the catalogue between Nintendo's own releases, and while they wait on major third parties to decide if they'll actually support the system or not, or otherwise get their stuff to market.
 

tebunker

Banned
Nov 28, 2006
3,291
1
0
Puyo Puyo Tetris?

(On Ps4, at least...?)

Reverse that though, its digital only on PS4 vs both on Switch...


As for this news hmmm.


I bought it on PS4, got to a point where I stopped as I was poking around a few games, but if the physical package is nice enough I'd bite because I like the cartridges on switch and its a great portable system. A couple trips coming this summer so I am excited to use it then.
 

Jaagen

Member
Apr 13, 2007
1,176
0
0
Was holding out on the Wii U version in case a Switch version was coming out. I guess I made the right call.
 

Fliesen

Member
Feb 18, 2014
8,290
1
380
i must say that, as a big fan of metroidvania games, Axiom Verge was far too ... uhm ... "obfuscated" for me to really enjoy it.

I prefer my metroidvania games to at least give me some pointers about where to go next.
Meanwhile, the drilling mechanic in Axiom verge means that ANY tile of ANY screen might just be destructible, so i ended up downwards drilling through every inch of the game) - add that weird "glitch ray" that made the levels even more "malleable" in a way.

I need my metroidvanias to be a bit more structured - more handholdy if you will, i guess ...

I tried it on the PS4, tried it on the Vita, won't double dip on the Switch.
 

Harlock

Member
Jul 6, 2011
5,808
1,277
1,035
Nice game to have in portable format and should look amazing on Switch screen.

I guess for an indie dev feels really good to have your game in physical form, even more in cartridge.