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Battle Axe

Available Platform: PlayStation®4 &  Nintendo Switch™

Release date in Asia: 6 August 2021

Release date in Japan: 30 September 2021

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 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 and defeat Etheldred once and for all!



    • 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 manami 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 2021. Developed by Henk Nieborg and Bitmap Bureau Ltd. Licensed to and published by Numskull Games Ltd
    Licenced to and Published in Asia by Soft Source Pte Ltd