Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition Confirmed for Physical Release on Nintendo Switch

The critically acclaimed Metroidvania crafted by a single developer gets physical, physical on the Nintendo Switch.

Tom Happ’s passion project Axiom Verge initially received a digital release in March 2015 and has since made its way to various gaming platforms. Collectors of physical media can now rejoice, however, as publisher BadLand Games will be releasing Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition to the masses this August on Nintendo Switch (alongside Wii U, PS4, and PlayStation Vita).

The physical release will contain the actual game along with a handful of retro goodies, like an art book, a double-sided poster, and a “making of” documentary by 2 Player Productions — the folks behind the documentaries Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, Double Fine Adventure!, and Amnesia Fortnight. A CD soundtrack will also be included in all pre-orders of Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition, though pre-orders are not yet available as of the time of this post.



According to the official BadLand Games website, the pricing for the Multiverse Edition will be $29.99, €29.99, £24.99 on the PS4, Vita, and Wii U, but the only price confirmed for the Nintendo Switch release is €39.99. I’ve since reached out to Tom Happ and BadLand Games for the official pricing elsewhere and will update this post accordingly.

UPDATE: It’s been confirmed to me via Twitter by developer Tom Happ that Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition will be more expensive on the Nintendo Switch than the other platforms. Official pricing is $39.99, €39.99, and £34.99.

  • Drakulus

    It’s basically your standard AAA price for 3DS games on Switch then? I’ll be okay with that since I’ve never played it, but don’t know about those of you that have played, and completed the game. I’m excited for more Switch games!

    • I own it already on PS4 and Vita and have played through both, so the likelihood of paying $10 extra for the Switch port is slim to none — especially with the Vita already giving me the game on-the-go. For anyone who hasn’t played it yet, it’s worth every penny.

  • DeathMoJo

    Pretty awesome to see this coming to the Switch. Sad to see the price being higher, won’t help the cause of having more people interested in the Switch when game can be purchased cheaper elsewhere right off the bat.

    • I agree that it’s a bummer to see Switch games being priced higher. That’s never going to be an easy pill to swallow, especially here where I already own the game on Vita to have it on-the-go. For anyone who hasn’t played it yet, though, it’s worth every bit of its asking price. Absolutely phenomenal game.

      • DeathMoJo

        Glad to hear it lives up to the reviews, I never picked it up on my Vita for some reason so for sure plan to support it on the Switch. The backstory of the developer, as I found out recently, is something that makes me want to support it as well. Torn between physical and digital as digital is so convenient with the Switch.