Axiom Verge just got a surprise Randomizer mode

Axiom Verge released nearly six years ago and there’s a sequel in development, but that doesn’t mean now is a bad time to roll out the game’s first DLC. The free Randomizer Mode is in beta, and if you own the game on Steam you can access it right now.

As the name implies, the mode “randomizes” the Metroidvania’s item locations. That seems fraught with danger, especially in a game where carefully placed power-ups determine the flow of progression. But the mode takes all of this into account, as Thomas Happ writes on the game’s official website.