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 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 an 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 once and for all!
Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack & slash featuring high-quality visuals created by veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true to form game mechanics, and music from the legendary VGM composer Manami Matsumae retro gamers rejoice!
Battle Axe embarks on a PS5™ adventure with a brand new physical Special Edition. Experience the game on PS5 for the first time, with challenging arcade hack n’ slash gameplay by Bitmap Bureau (XenoCrisis, Final Vendetta) and jaw dropping pixel art by industry legend Henk Nieborg. Original soundtrack by renowned composer Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, Shovel Knight, Dynasty Warriors, more). Choose from three heroes each with signature weapons, traits, and special abilities to tackle the ghouls and goblins that stand in your way. Play solo or bring along a friend for a co-op adventure.
- New casual difficulty mode with unlimited continues.
- New strafing mechanic. Move whilst you use your ranged ability!
- Improved CRT Shader
- Additional Game Re-Balances
- Languages: English in-game voice, and English, French, Italian, German, Spanish (Spain), Arabic, Dutch, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean in-game text.
Special Edition Includes
- PlayStation 5 Physical Game
- Soundtrack CD by Manami Matsumae
- An exclusive reversible game sleeve displaying the games lead villain Etheldred.
- Console: Sony Playstation 5
- Developer: Henk Nieborg
- Publisher: Numskull Games
- Genre: Action / Adventure
- ESRB Rating: T for Teen
- Release Date: 11/18/2022
- UPC: 691189223467
- Amazon ASIN: B0BJ4M4BK9
- Also Known As: Battle Axe: Badge Edition (EU)