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Future Games Show: Axiom Verge 2 gameplay shows off 'ancient alternate Earth' filled with ruins

Axiom Verge 2 Climbing Cliff
Axiom Verge 2 Climbing Cliff (Image credit: Thomas Happ)

What you need to know

  • Gameplay for Axiom Verge 2 was shown during the Future Games Show.
  • Axiom Verge 2 mostly takes place before the events of the original game.
  • It will release on Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store.
  • It will release in Spring 2021, but no specific date has been given yet.

During today's Future Games Show, gameplay was shown for the upcoming Axiom Verge 2 game. According to game developer, Thomas Happ, the story mostly takes place before the events of the first game. However, you can play the games in either order.

Players take on the role of Indra, a mysterious billionaire who explores Antarctica only to find alternate Earth filled with ruins. As she keeps going it becomes apparent that there's a mystery to unravel. The story takes place in the same universe as the original game, but has players use different mechanics to make their way through. As such it should provide fans of the original game with familiar, but exciting new ways to play in this Metroidvania-style adventure.

Axiom Verge 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store. No specific release date was given. However, the game will be coming sometime this Spring.

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