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New Retail Releases: Axiom Verge, Rime, River City Rival Showdown, More

The smell of stuffing, cranberries, and turkey is in the air… and that means most game publishers have taken the week off. But not to worry! Several interesting will make their retail debut this week.

That includes games like Axiom Verge, the “MetroidVania” from Thomas Happ that previously found fame on digital storefronts for multiple platforms. This week, the game will receive a special retail release, the Multiverse Edition, for the PS4, Switch, and Vita. Other Switch games making the jump from the eShop to the retail shelf this week include Tequila Works’s Rime and Inti Creates’s Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.

A full list of new releases can be found right here:

New Releases: Week of November 20, 2017


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Axiom Verge, Stardew Valley, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, more added to Nintendo eShop

The Nintendo Switch continues its roll this week as indie developers have added another massive batch of games to the consolemaker’s eShop.

Leading the way are Axiom Verge, the retro-styled MetroidVania from Thomas Happ, and Stardew Valley, the whimsical farming sim from ConcernedApe. Both games will be joined by Tumblestone, a “multiplayer action puzzler” from the Quantum Astrophysicists Guild.

Over on the 3DS, Nintendo will bring Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, a remake of the beloved Game Boy Advance RPG, and Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy, the latest puzzle adventure from Level-5, to their handheld beginning tomorrow.

You can learn more about all of this week’s additions to the Nintendo eShop after the break. (more…)

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NES Classic Edition coming back in 2018… Axiom Verge will be released on Switch eShop on October 5

You can put away your Reggie Fils-Aime voodoo dolls, Nintendo has announced that more NES Classic Edition microconsoles will be released in 2018. In other Nintendo news, Thomas Happ has confirmed that Axiom Verge will be available to download through the Switch eShop on October 5.

Read all about both stories after the break. (more…)

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Axiom Verge is coming to the Nintendo Switch this August

Axiom Verge, Thomas Happ’s love letter to the Metroid franchise, will be released for the Nintendo Switch this August.

After a successful launch on the PS4 in April 2015, Axiom Verge expanded its universe to also include the PC, Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One throughout the next two years. For the game’s Switch debut, it’ll be available on retail shelves in a special Multiverse Edition, and as a digital download through the Nintendo eShop:

Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition

  • A Copy of Axiom Verge – On a Cartridge
  • Deluxe Booklet – With Developer’s Commentary and Art
  • Double-Sided Poster – Featuring World Map and Weapons/Items from the Game
  • Exclusive Making-Of Documentary – Produced by 2 Player Productions
  • Soundtrack CD – Available Only on the Nintendo Switch

A new trailer for Axiom Verge’s upcoming Switch release has been embedded above.

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BadLand Games will publish a retail edition of Axiom Verge this Summer; Switch re-release is also a possibility

Axiom Verge, Thomas Happ’s retro-tastic Metroid homage, will soon be available on retail store shelves nationwide.

BadLand Games has announced they’ll publish a special Multiverse Edition ($29.99) of Axiom Verge this Summer for the PS4, Vita, and Wii U, as well as a game-only Standard Edition ($19.99) for the PS4. The Multiverse Edition will include a copy of the game, as well as a Deluxe Booklet with developer’s commentary and art, a double-sided poster, and a Making-Of Documentary on DVD.

“Fans have been asking for a physical retail version of Axiom Verge since the game originally launched,” Happ said. “I’m extremely excited that the Multiverse Edition will be coming to retail soon. As a solo developer, it’s always been a dream of mine to see a game that I made end up on the store shelves!”

This is great news for game collectors, especially because Axiom Verge is a favorite here at Warp Zoned. The side-scroller earned a spot on our “Apocalypse List” and took home “Best Game Where an Alien’s Head Pops Like a Grape” at the 2015 Golden Pixel Awards.

In other Axiom Verge news, PR Guru Dan Adelman said on Twitter that he’s currently talking to Nintendo about re-releasing the side-scroller on the Switch. However, any plans to port Axiom Verge to the Switch are currently on hold because he’s “waiting for my old co-workers to return my calls.”

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Xbox Store Today: Axiom Verge, Zenith

Two new games are now available to download for the Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store today…

After taking a trip around the entire galaxy of games, Axiom Verge has found its way to the Xbox One. Using the Metroid franchise as his main inspiration, Thomas Happ’s famed “MetroidVania” is now available to download through the Xbox Games Store. Also new to Microsoft’s digital storefront today is Zenith, an action RPG from Badland Indie that combines “the feel of the golden era RPG games” with “a generous dose of humor and parody.”

More information on both games can be found right here:

Xbox One Games

Axiom Verge ($19.99)
After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it. Discover tons of weapons, items, and abilities, each with their own unique behaviors and usage. You’ll need your wits to find them all. Combat bizarre biomechanoid constructs, the deadly fallout of an ancient war, and the demons of your own psyche. And finally, break the game itself by using glitches to corrupt foes and solve puzzles in the environment. Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge.

Zenith ($19.99)
Zenith is an action RPG that combines that feel of the golden era RPG games with a generous dose of humor and parody. The game counts with a solid story which unfolds in a fantasy world populated by dozens of unorthodox characters. Adventuring, exploring ruins, accidentally unleashing the apocalypse, saving the world… you’ve done it all, and so has Argus. And, frankly, he’s a bit fed up with the whole thing. He used to be a wizard, which was fine and all, but he’s in his 30s now, and he wants to settle down, get some peace and quiet. But that’s not easy to get with all those spike-haired buffoons dragging their giant swords around and ruining the pavement.

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Axiom Verge will be available for the Xbox One on September 30


Developer Thomas Happ will reach the end of his victory lap around the game industry when Axiom Verge is released for the Xbox One on September 30. After launching for the PS4 in March 2015, the “MetroidVania” made its way to new platforms like clockwork, ultimately landing on the PC, Vita, and Wii U before its next scheduled stop.

In a post on the game’s official website, Happ reveled in the irony that the Xbox One is the last platform to receive Axiom Verge, as the game began life as an Xbox Live Arcade/Xbox Live Indie Games title:

There’s a certain irony that Xbox One is the last console to get Axiom Verge. When I started development almost 7 years ago, Xbox 360 (in particular, the Xbox Live Indie Games service) was my target platform. Like many indie developers, I vastly underestimated the scope of what the game would eventually become and the time needed to achieve my full vision, and by the time I was ready to launch, the development framework I was using (XNA) was no longer compatible with Xbox’s latest system.

Axiom Verge will be priced at $19.99 on the Xbox One, but fans who purchase it by October 10 will receive a 10% discount.

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Nintendo Download: Axiom Verge, Zelda Skyward Sword, Picross 3D Round 2, more


After looking to NES classics like Metroid and Contra for inspiration, Thomas Happ is finally ready to bring his retro-flavored side-scroller, Axiom Verge, to the Wii U this week. As the first game in Nintendo’s “Nindies Summer Jam” promotion on the eShop, Axiom Verge’s Wii U debut will offer Off-TV Play, Leaderboards, and a Speedrun Mode.

Two other games unveiled by Nintendo during this morning’s Nintendo Direct presentation are also now available to download through the Nintendo eShop. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Link’s only full-length adventure developed exclusively for the Wii, is now available to download through the Wii U eShop. And over on the 3DS, players can chip away at a three-dimensional block puzzle in Picross 3D Round 2.

More information on all of these games (and a huge number of other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)

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