Axiom Verge Gets a Free Update Nearly Six Years After Launch

Axiom Verge, a Metroidvania that launched nearly six years ago, is getting a free update.

Axiom Verge casts you as a scientist who, waking up in a giant egg on an strange world, ends up battling an an alien cult leader. As you do. We gave it a massive 9 out of 10, calling it “the best Metroidvania-style title since Castlevania: Symphony of the Night“. And now, nearly six years after its release, it’s getting new content.

Current in open beta, the new ‘randomizer mode’ will effectively shake up the weapons and items you get through as you progress through Axiom Verge’s world. The clever bit is that it ensures you can still make progress, so you’re not going to be stuck because you don’t have a means of unlocking a particular barrier.

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“The Randomizer itself is for people who have beaten the game, ideally multiple times, and have explored the map very thoroughly,” explains Thomas Happ, Axiom Verge’s creator. Randomizer Mode also includes three difficulty levels; beginner, advanced and masochist, letting you determine how much you want the game to crush your spirit.

The open beta is only, er, open, to those who own the PC version of the game but, when complete, Randomizer Mode will be added to the console versions of the game.

You can find out more about the update from Thomas Happ’s blog.