Axiom Verge, the incredibly popular console game just got a PC release date. Developer Tom Happ announced the game, released for consoles at the end of March is going to be available for the PC on May 14. Even better for Axiom Verge fans is the apparent arrival of the title on the PS Vita shortly after that.
In Axiom Verge fashion, the Metroidvania game was announced with a rather odd press release starting out with:”Your eyes open to a strange world. You are alone. Swollen clumps of viscera pulsate on the walls, and to them you are the alien. You are one who does not belong. Then you hear a voice…
“Your eyes open to a strange world. You are alone. Swollen clumps of viscera pulsate on the walls, and to them you are the alien. You are one who does not belong. Then you hear a voice…
…and the voice says “Coming to PC on May 14th, 2015.”
As is the case with most titles that come to Steam after they hit the console first, there are a number of new features that will launch with the PC version of Axiom Verge. IGN points out the title will have Steam Cloud saves as well as trading cards you can earn for playing Axiom Verge.
For those who haven’t played Axiom Verge yet, the story revolves around a scientist named Trace who suddenly finds himself awakened in an ancient but high tech world and he must find his way back to his home. As The Heavy points out; Axiom Verge has 60 different discoverable items as well as a number of powerups.
There is certainly combat in the game, but the point of the title is more about exploration than just fighting off as many enemies as possible. If you haven’t played the PS4 version yet, you should probably get your hands on the PC or Vita versions when they come out. The game has been very well received by gaming critics and even received a 5 out of 5 from Giant Bomb. That is the first time in two years any game on any platform has garnered that score.
The PC version is set to sell for $19.99, but we don’t yet have an arrival date or price for the PS Vita version. It would seem like the game will feature cross-platform saves when it finally does hit the Vita. Axiom Verge debuts on PC on May 14.
[Image courtesy Tom Happ]