Battle Axe

Battle Axe (Switch eShop)

2021

System
Switch eShop
Publisher
Numskull Games
Developer
Numskull Games

8.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 4

Our Review: 5/10

Overview

Number of Players
2
Genre
Action, Adventure
Release Date

Switch eShop

  • 22nd Apr 2021 (US/Canada), $29.99
  • 22nd Apr 2021 (UK/EU/AU), £24.99

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Reviews

  • Review Battle Axe - A Battling Throwback That Doesn't Land All Its Hits

    Lord have Mercia

    Veteran pixel artist Henk Nieborg's old-school throwback, Battle Axe, seeks to replicate the classic top-down hack and slash action of arcade classics such as Gauntlet, Knights of the Round and Golden Axe. With Nieborg himself on graphical duties and legendary composer Manami Matsumae (Mega Man, Final Fight, Shovel Knight) providing...

About The Game

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!

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!

• 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