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Axiom Verge

Limited Run Games is now taking pre-orders for two new products. The physical version of Axiom Verge for Wii U is up here while Bomb Chicken is here.

Axiom Verge comes with a few extra goodies. Aside from the game, you’ll receive a double-sided poster, “The Art of Axiom Verge” art booklet, an exclusive “Making Of” documentary Blu-ray, and an original soundtrack on physical CD.

After a lengthy wait, Axiom Verge will finally be receiving its physical version on Wii U, courtesy of Limited Run Games. However, it’s not without some controversy. Limited Run Games and BadLand have been involved in a legal battle. Lawsuits are taking place.

Based on the information that has surfaced since last week, BadLand has now issued a statement of its own. We have it in full below.

Limited Run Games announced today that the physical version of Axiom Verge for Wii U will be available to pre-order on its website at the end of this month. It came as a bit of a surprise, given that BadLand Games had first made the release known two years ago and it’s been relatively quiet since.

GamesIndustry now has some insight into the situation, and as it turns out, things became very complicated with a bit of a legal battle between Limited Run and BadLand. Here’s a summary of what happened:

It was just over two years ago that a physical version of Axiom Verge for Wii U was revealed. Oddly, it never materialized. 

Despite Badland having announced the original Wii U retail release, it looks like Limited Run Games has taken things over. The company says that this came about following “several years of struggle (and an ongoing legal battle over a huge amount of lost money at the hands of BadLand Publishing)”. The game will be available to order starting March 29 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET.

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Like many indie games on the platform, Axiom Verge looks to have done very well on Switch. Creator Thomas Happ shared some data about the performac on Twitter today.

According to Happ, digital sales for Axiom Verge on Switch “are near what the PS4 launch sales were, and when you add in physical, they likely surpass them.” Happ will also be able to use strong funds generated from the physical version for his son’s healthcare. If you recall, publisher BadLand said it would donate 75% of its share.


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Update: More details on the update below.



Original: Axiom Verge has been updated on Switch. After applying the patch, you’ll be at version 1.0.3. in particular.

We’re aware of one new feature added in the latest update. Axiom Verge now features support for video capture, similar to a few other first and third-party games on Switch.

If the Axiom Verge update hasn’t already been downloaded automatically, you can force it from the home menu.

Thanks to MathieuWarnier for the tip.

The physical version of Axiom Verge launches on Switch and other platforms today. Creator Tom Happ teamed up with BadLand Games to make that possible.

We didn’t know about this previously, but BadLand Games will be donating 75% of its share to a special fund that will help cover the healthcare costs for Happ’s son, Alastair. It’s with a heavy heart that we say doctors failed to treat Alastair with a routine case of jaundice when he was just days old. This sadly left him with Kernicterus that severely impacts his motor control and hearing.

Happ says BadLand “didn’t want to publicize it, since none of us wanted to be seen as trying to use my son’s suffering as a marketing tool for the game.” Still, this is an admirable move on BadLand’s part.

Happ wrote the following on the Axiom Verge website today:

The physical version of Axiom Verge has a new release date on Switch. You’ll be able to purchase the game at retail in North America on November 21.

We’ll be hearing about the European release date later. BadLand Games will have news to share about the Wii U version down the road as well.

As for what’s included in the physical version of Axiom Verge, you’ll get a copy of the game, a behind-the-scenes documentary content on Blu-ray, an art book, 2-sided poster, and a soundtrack CD exclusive to Switch.

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Axiom Verge only just came out on Switch this past Thursday, but creator Tom Happ is pleased with how the game is doing so far. On launch day, Happ wrote on Twitter that it “seems to be selling quite well”. That’s in spite of the fact that other high-quality titles debuted on the store, including Stardew Valley and Oxenfree.

Putting things into further perspective, Axiom Verge did better on Switch than Wii U in its first day:


Porting the game also went well:


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Axiom Verge is coming to Switch next week, but some early gameplay has come in showing the new version in action. Check out the video below.