A surprise announcement made late last year during a Nintendo Indie Showcase, Axiom Verge 2 was originally slated to be released at some point this year. Now, with 2020 ending in less than three months, Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed to the first half of 2021.
Announced via blog post by developer Tom Happ, it goes into detail about how he tried to predict the course of the game’s development using the first game as a template. That ended up backfiring, as the sequel has proved to be a fair bit more complicated to fine-tune. Whether nailing the natural aesthetic or computing enemies to track the player, it seems Axiom Verge 2 will be more intricate than its predecessor.
Another noteworthy, and predictable, factor comes in the form of COVID-19 affecting his home life. When the announcement was made, no one could have predicted the course of events that would follow the turn of 2020. Many other large titles have been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic, so the news of another project being pushed back, albeit a smaller development team (probably Happ himself), is unfortunately common.
Currently, Axiom Verge 2 will only be available for the Nintendo Switch. Considering the quality of the first game, it will likely be worth the wait, whenever that may be.