Axiom Verge obtained its first post-launch content material replace right now, six years after it initially launched for PC and PlayStation 4.
The free content material replace for the Metroidvania-styled sport provides a “Randomizer Mode” used ideally for speedruns. The mode randomizes the flexibility upgrades the participant receives, however won’t give an merchandise that may block the participant from from progressing additional.
“For instance, the primary merchandise you get within the sport actually solely wants to have the ability to shoot,” wrote developer Thomas Happ within the announcement weblog publish. “With out that, you wouldn’t have the ability to get by way of the barrier on the proper. So the Randomizer is aware of to not offer you, say, a well being node.”
The Randomizer Mode can have three choices: Newbie, Superior, and Masochist. Newbie is for gamers who’ve at overwhelmed the sport and are conversant in the map, whereas Superior is for speedrunners who can exploit glitches.
Masochist mode is much like Superior, however will assume the participant is aiming for a low % speedrun. In keeping with the developer, “there are precisely 4 folks on the planet in a position to play this mode.”
Happ mentioned his volunteer crew of Pozzum, the unique mod developer of the mode, and varied speedrunners are planning different options for the brand new mode comparable to save states and utilizing Twitch viewers to have an effect on gameplay.
The Randomizer Mode is barely accessible in beta for Steam and Epic Video games Retailer on PC, however will probably be launched for consoles totally free when it’s prepared.
Happ additionally talked about that he’s presently “placing on the ending touches” for Axiom Verge 2. The sport was initially scheduled to launch in fall 2020, however was delayed final October with a brand new launch window for the “first half” of 2021.