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Axiom Verge 2 is coming next year

Axiom Verge 2 is coming next year, it was announced during today's Nintendo Indie World Showcase. It's expected to release in "fall 2020" (that's spring in Australia) but we only have confirmation that it's coming to Nintendo Switch. That said, it'd be hugely surprising if the game remained an exclusive there.

Aside from the trailer and launch window, there's not much else in the way of firm information: the game page on Nintendo promises "completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay", and the same lush pixel art is present, only this time with a more naturalistic, snowy theme. 

It's good news: the original Axiom Verge was a nice modern tribute to Super Metroid, with our reviewer Andy describing it as "old school, but with a modern edge". 

Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.