Platform: Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, Xbox One & Steam  |  Release Date: Q1 2021  |  Players: 1-2 |  Age Rating: PEGI 7 Provisional |  Region: Worldwide

Inspired by the classic adventure games of the 80s & 90s, Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg. Battle Axe features high quality visuals, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers rejoice!

For as long as you and your people can remember, your homeland of Mercia has been held in the tyrannical grip of “Etheldred”; a despotic sorceress who resides in a seemingly impenetrable tower in the distant icy wastelands to the north. Every seven years she sends her armies south to handpick inhabitants from each township who will be subjected to a life of slavery, and they are never heard from again.

A call is sent out to champions across the land pleading with them to put a end to her rule. An elf, a wizard and a marauder answer the call. Join this band of heroes on their quest the vanquish evil from the land and defeat Etheldred once and for all!

Numskull Games has partnered with Henk Nieborg to bring his retrogaming Kickstarter campaign to a wider audience and build a beautiful boxed edition of Battle Axe. You can find out much more about the game and the creators on the Kickstarter page.

Features

  • Pixel art fun – an adventure for pixel art enthusiasts, with gorgeously designed characters and environments to enjoy with every frame
  • Hack n’ slash adventure – familiar yet revitalised, thanks to new gameplay elements, improved controls and pixel perfect animations
  • Enjoy a timeless melody – a superb soundtrack by legendary composer Manamii Matsumae
  • Solo or co-op – choose from three highly-detailed heroes to embark with on your quest, playing alone or with a friend in local co-op
  • Inspired by the classics – inspired by genre classics like Gauntlet and Golden Axe

©Battle Axe 2020. Developed by Henk Nieborg. Licensed to and published by Numskull Games Ltd.

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