Axiom Verge 2 Coming to PlayStation Platforms

Thomas Happ’s anticipated follow-up to arguably one of the best Metroidvanias of the last decade-or-so, in the form of Axiom Verge 2, will also be coming to PlayStation platforms, when it releases later this year. On top of the already-announced venture onto Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store, the sequel is confirmed to be releasing on both PS5 and PS4 at the same time. We also got a brief piece of new gameplay during today’s Day of the Devs livestream, which goes into a little bit more detail about how the sequel is differentiating itself from the 2015 original.

One of the key differences this time, is the ability to seemingly skip boss battles and continue exploring the game’s interconnected world. You may remember in the original Axiom Verge, boss fights were story-aligned and thus were mandatory to progress, but it would seem such encounters are optional, or at the very least avoidable for a time. Sadly, as with past updates, we are still without an official date for this game, despite the assurances that the game will be out by the end of the year.