SEGA of America, Inc. and Sega Europe Ltd. have announced the long-anticipated return of Golden Axe, a fan favorite since its original release in 1989. Developed exclusively for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Golden Axe marks the first project from the recent acquisition of San Francisco-based studio, Secret Level. Golden Axe delivers action-RPG thrills as a small band of Riders embark on an epic adventure to recruit allies, expose the enemy and prevent the annihilation of their breed. Delivering an intense and unique 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. For more information and assets for Golden Axe, please visit the SEGA PR FTP site at http://segapr.segaamerica.com