Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed a second time, out of its intended early 2021 release window – it is now scheduled for Q3 2021.
As a make-good for the second delay, dev Thomas Happ will release a making-of documentary about Axiom Verge online for free. You can watch the full documentary here on IGN (and it’s embedded below).
IGN can confirm that Axiom Verge 2 has slipped through its 2021 release window into Q3 2021. Developer Thomas Happ couldn’t share too many details about the delay, but says the game “will be better for the additional time.” Plus Happ can avoid burnout and crunch by pushing the release date a bit.
The newly-released documentary was filmed and directed by 2 Player Productions, the team behind the Double Fine Adventure documentary among other video game docu-vids. The documentary was originally released on a Blu-ray disc included in the Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition as well as a separate purchase on Steam.
You can watch the full documentary right here in this story, on IGN’s YouTube channel, and the documentary will be available on Steam for free soon.
Axiom Verge is a critically-acclaimed Metroidvania released in 2015. Happ has been hard at work on a sequel that was initially planned to be released in 2020 but then delayed to the first half of 2021. Now it has been delayed once more, but Happ says he is grateful to fans for waiting and that “Axiom Verge 2 really will be here before you know it.” The game will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games Store on release.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him on Twitter @lawoftd.