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March 2019 Retro Gaming Article


March 28, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Axiom Verge is an amazing indie game and it's coming to Wii U via Limited Run Games

Axiom Verge for Wii U by Limited Run Games
I can't imagine why LRG would choose the Wii U for a physical release of Axiom Verge, but we'll take it!
Limited Run Games has some cool games coming out. Bomb Chicken looks like a lot of fun, but I'm looking at Axiom Verge! It's a terrific game and we've enjoyed it on PS4 and Switch... and now LRG is bringing it out for the Wii U. Just when my mind absorbed the oddity of Just Dance 2019 coming out for the Wii, here comes one of our favorite indie games... on the Wii U!

Maligned and battered, the Wii U is getting an amazing release.
This version is coming as an open pre-order, so you don't have to type at breakneck s[eed to get a copy. The same can't be said for Bomb Chicken. This is a great opportunity to get a fantastic game for an equally great console.

I wish Developers would have made better use of the gamepad as a second screen. I thought that was one of the Wii U's best assets. Wouldn't it be cool if Axiom Verge was retooled for a second screen experience? Not sure how that would be implemented - and it won't - but I'm stoked to see this game on the Wii U.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released simultaneously for the Wii U and Switch in March 2017. The odd thing was the Wii U was seriously scarce at that time - actually, it was hard to find few months earlier. There was no wind-down or "lite" model. It simply stopped shipping and disappeared from store shelves. Prices skyrocketed on eBay and it seemed that Nintendo simply pulled the plug as the Switch launch neared.

The funny thing is so many Wii U games wer ported to the Switch and sold quite well. People jsut didn't understand the Wii U. It was an odd era in Nintendo's history. But we're stoked to see an excellent indie title come to this seemingly forgotten ame console.

Axiom Verge for Wii U by Limited Run Games

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