The Nintendo Switch is proving a powerhouse system for indie development. If last week’s Nindies Showcase demonstrated anything, die hard Nintendo fans will soon have a mountain of awe-inspiring games to keep them occupied well throughout 2017.

There was, however, one notable omission: Tom Happ’s critically acclaimed Metroidvania game: Axiom Verge.

Players itching to revisit Sudra’s glitchy dystopia in more portable fashion may be in luck, as Happ’s publishing and business partner, Dan Adelman, expressed strong desires to bring the game Switch-side. Here’s the full statement, courtesy of Nintendo Life.

“Many fans have asked us to bring Axiom Verge to the Switch. I have reached out to my old co-workers at Nintendo of America many times, but so far we haven’t been approved for the platform yet. As soon as we get the green light, we’ll drop everything and get right to work on the Switch version.”

Given its recent release on the Wii U, adoration by fans, and general interest from the development team, it’s admittedly odd why Nintendo would be hesitant in porting the game to its shiny new console. After all, we personally gave Axiom Verge one of our highest rated reviews on the site, finding it fantastic at every turn and much more than a mere spiritual successor to Metroid.

Here’s hoping the the fans and team of Axiom Verge gets some good news soon.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.

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