News: The classic franchise returns, courtesy of Secret Level.
When Sega acquired Secret Level a while back they announced that the company would be resurrecting one of Sega's classic franchises. Well, boy are they. Say hello to Secret Level's first project: Golden Axe.
Golden Axe will be coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime in 2007. The new version will sport a revamped and reimagined storyline that Sega describes thusly:
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."
We'll have more on the new Golden Axe soon.