While titles like Ori and the Blind Forest
have modernized the metroidvania stylings to great acclaim, other games have committed to keeping the classic retro-bit aesthetics along with the storied subgenre. One of the most widely praised games of its kind and one of the best reviewed indies of recent years, Axiom Verge
, is headed to Xbox One announced Tom Happ, the do-it-all developer behind the sci-fi side-scroller. Happ worked on the game for over half a decade and, literally, created every aspect of it himself - programming, design, art, animations, music - all of it.
The game boasts more than 40 weapons and tools at your disposal, dozens and dozens of creatures, nearly 1000 rooms, and just shy of 100 upgrades. Axiom Verge
debuted on PS4 before heading to PC as well. Soon it'll arrive on Xbox One's digital store too, at long last for many fans of the genre. No new trailer was announced, but there's plenty of footage available for the game, of course. Here's a trailer from Happ himself that was released before the game's original debut.
No release window has yet been announced.
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