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‘AXE IO’ Takes an Axe to the .io Formula

I’m pretty sure that because of all the .io games out on the App Store right now, you won’t have a hard time figuring out what the upcoming game AXE IO is all about. In this pretty brutal game, you’ll have to fling axes against different kinds of enemies—knights, rogues, etc—who’ll be coming at you in an endless stream. Once you throw an axe, you have to find another one on the ground and pick it up before taking out another enemy, a clever little twist that makes evading enemies as important as killing them. Dispatched enemies drop coins that you then use to level up your warrior.

As you level up, you become able to hold on to more axes at the same time, which will come in handy because you can build up a berserker rage by throwing many axes in succession. You’ll be able to play as 16 different kinds of warriors—Warlord, Thief, Raider, Hunter—which should offer some fun variety. If you want to learn more about AXE IO and join the beta, head over to our Upcoming Games forum thread.