E3: 'Golden Axe' Returns
SEGA brings back a video game legend for the next-generation of consoles
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON - Golden Axe returns as a new Adventure, and is re-imagined for the next-generation.
SEGA of America and Sega Europe today announced the return of Golden Axe, a fan favorite since its original release in 1989. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360, Golden Axe marks the first project from the recent acquisition of San Francisco-based studio, Secret Level.
Golden Axe is an action-RPG in which a small band of riders embark on an adventure to recruit allies, expose the enemy and prevent the annihilation of their breed. Delivering a combat experience, players charge into battle on the backs of ferocious beasts or take their chances with the enemy while on foot. Fighting skill, wits and even magic are all called into action as players immerse themselves in the struggle to defeat an evil intent on enslaving the remains of civilization.
"Golden Axe is one of our most treasured brands and is a complete re-imagining of the story that will take gamers on an unforgettable journey," said Scott A. Steinberg, Vice President of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. "The vision we have for the remake of Golden Axe is nothing short of remarkable and it can only be realized on the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360."
Golden Axe is slated for release in 2007.