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Golden Axe - Xbox 360 & Playstation 3 & Wii (sort of)

There isn't a ton to report yet, but as new news appears, I'm going to add it.  The best I can do is their press release, a few screenshots, and, thanks to the folks at YouTube, a couple of really hard to look at movies.  It should be enough, though, to be able to tell that this next Golden Axe will be the greatest game in the history of humankind. 

I don't know much about the developer of the franchise, but if they can bring the love and devotion to the series as the team that developed Metroid Prime, I will be more than happy.  I was a big Metroid fan, and was pretty wary about updating a 'classic' but they were able (in my opinion) to bring back all of what made the original so great, but at the same time, make it seem like something entirely new.  From the YouTube videos, it looks like they're trying for the same thing.  And if nothing else, at least they're acknowledging that Tyris is, like, really hot.

To see the movies, head to the Game Movies section.

Of course, this glory is only for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3.  What do the nex-gen Wii users get?  Another rehash of the same old Golden Axe on a yet another system.  See a video here.  Go to their official website here.

The Press Release is as follows:


The Legend Returns as a New Adventure, Re-imagined for the Next-Generation

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (May 10, 2006) -- SEGA® of America, Inc. and Sega Europe Ltd. today announced the long-anticipated return of Golden Axe™, a fan favorite since its original release in 1989. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation®3 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

Two of the first shots of Beast Rider to be released.