Axiom Verge 2 Delayed To the First Half of 2021

Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed to the first half of 2021. It's sad news for fans, but it means more time to make a sequel that betters the original.

When Thomas Happ released the first (and so far only) trailer for Axiom Verge 2, it proclaimed we’d be enjoying the game on Nintendo Switch by the end of 2020. Unfortunately, as with basically everything, 2020 has made things difficult for the developer. So, today, Happ announced that the game is being pushed out of 2020 and into the first half of 2021. It’s sad news, but not unexpected.

There are several reasons Axiom Verge 2 has been hit with this delay. However, a lot of this comes down to how much more complex the sequel is. For instance, Happ points to the enemies being much more sophisticated than the original. There, the enemies just followed a set path. In the sequel, expect for them to be much more dastardly.

On top of that, the games’ visuals are much more complex. The post Happ dropped this morning gives a great side-by-side that shows some of the visual changes. While it might seem subtle at first, it had “far-reaching implications” for development. And, of course, there’s just the normal day-to-day stress we’re all experiencing from dealing with COVID-19.

All of that said, Axiom Verge 2 continues to impress in what little we’ve seen from the game. The post mentions a more powerful Address Disruptor tool which I can’t wait to see in action. And look, the first game is absolutely incredible. I’m perfectly fine waiting a few more months or more. As I tell my editors, you can’t rush greatness.

Axiom Verge 2 is set to launch on Nintendo Switch sometime in the first half of 2021. Expect further updates over the coming months

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