E3 06: Golden Axe sharpened for PS3, 360

Classic franchise revived on next-gen consoles by developer Secret Level; action-RPG to be released in 2007.

LOS ANGELES--In early April, Sega announced that it had purchased Secret Level, a San Francisco-based developer, which would "re-create a classic Sega franchise." Up until now, the identity of said franchise was kept behind closed doors.

Today, the re-created franchise was revealed as Golden Axe, which is getting a second life on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Whereas the classic was a beat-'em-up, the new Golden Axe will be an action role-playing game and will appear sometime in 2007.

It's unclear as to whether the original game's stereotypical characters will be included in the new version, but the ability to ride on the back of beasts or take on foes on foot will return, as will the emphasis on balancing both brawn and magic.

Secret Level has a variety of games in various genres under its belt. Among them are America's Army: Rise of a Soldier, Karaoke Revolution, and Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds.

Golden Axe has not yet been rated or priced.

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99 comments
drugsrgood06
drugsrgood06

Dude I never liked the old game, but this new one looks really cool. Riding the beasts sounds like the best part. Besides the nudity I guess. Who said their was going to be nudity?

Dualmask
Dualmask

Since the chick was always the best character anyway, I'm fine with only being able to play as her.

DizzlMan
DizzlMan

I love golden axe and have played it since i was young but they are going to ruin the it with this game because there is going to be nude and you can only be the chick

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

I hope they will add an arcade mode to this game. Because that's what Golden Axe is, an arcade beat'em up. That should support two players as well. A vs. mode would be cool too.

davesalmon
davesalmon

Golden Axe is a classic! I just hope they dont ruin the name with this...

crunk_kitty
crunk_kitty

I usually don't like remakes but I look forward to seeing what this'll be like. PS: They are complete and utter bastards if they don't make it for PC...

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

Please don't drive this damn game into the dirt Sega. I beg of you.

riseofnations36
riseofnations36

Just a few weeks ago,i played ff7 again.I was soo disgusted by it that i swore to give up rpgs.....but this game and a few others look like they can change my mind.

johnathan111
johnathan111

I had all the old ones, and I want that new one

ssj5_nick
ssj5_nick

Yes I loved Golden Axe and this means that Streets of Rage 4 is coming soon. Streets of Rage 2 was my favorite game of all time. There is a God!

Raven754
Raven754

They have already brough back shinobi and altered beast on the Playstation 2. Gloden Axe and streets of rage are just the next step, It was just a matter of time, shame its so far away.

LakeFire
LakeFire

I loved Golden Axe on the Mega Drive! A new Shinobi and Streets of Rage would be awesome too.

fujicuro
fujicuro

seriously.. streets of rage. best game ever.

TheLejarae
TheLejarae

It seems that everyone that owns Golden Axe has Streets of Rage. They must have gotten that combo genisis game cartrige too.

Gadeos
Gadeos

Golden Axe was a cool game for its time (at least I had pleny of fun spending money on the arcade). this one should be interesting to see how it comes (specially with such a huge jump from past to nextgen)

vageta89
vageta89

Golden Axe rocked so will this new one end of story!!!!!

Doolum
Doolum

Golden Axe...Golden Axe...hmmm!!!....nope..never heard of that one before good sirs

billyboi16
billyboi16

omg i want it now i was playing ma saga not 2 long ago lol but i was playing streets of rage if this goes down well its likey they will remake sor aswell yay

Falloutfun
Falloutfun

It would be great to see the same characters and enemies in full 3D like iD did with Doom and Quake. A new Streets of Rage would be amazing and Shinobi (I'm pretty sure EVERYONE had those 3 games)

SteeleInd
SteeleInd

I remember when me and my dad would play Co-op Golden Axe all day, back when I was like... 6 or 7. I thought that was the best game ever. I always used the Viking/Dwarf guy who had the Lightning magic.

ScottySkywalker
ScottySkywalker

What a classic game to be re-made. No mistake this will be epic. I can't wait! Looks like I need to do some saving for the next gen consoles. :-]

r3av3r2k
r3av3r2k

hope it does old golden axe games justice

jdcflash
jdcflash

Streets or rage, yes... Altered Beast... PLEASE!

og8440
og8440

They had better release them over here b/c I was super pissed when they didn't release the new Altered Beast in the States!!

marc_man3001
marc_man3001

please...please tell me streets of rage is next ....please

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Ooooh YEAH. Wow, didn't see this one coming. An Action/RPG set in Golden Axe wrold would be awesome. I remember playing this in the arcade yonks ago and them the Megadrive version which was even better tha the arcade version. Can't wait to see and hear more about this.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

The original Golden Axe was stellar... I hope this one is as good, if not better.

Statictrance
Statictrance

For those of us that remember the amazing master system classic (and blatant zelda rip-off) Golden Axe Warrior... let's just hope they do this right from the ground up... If I see any more sega classics screwed and rehashed to disgust (sega arcade classics - ps2) I'm seriously going to give up on this company... Which hurts comming from a Sega kid since 1986....

overcode
overcode

Golden Axe! Nice! I see alot of "Streets of Rage needs to be remade"... that was good, but Golden Axe was way better than Streets of Rage.

SolidYuna_2004
SolidYuna_2004

i remember playing that game all the time ...... hope they make it great ^_^

rbarahona
rbarahona

This is one of the best games for the Genesis and in the arcades (if I remember well). I hope that they can use the new hardware to make a great game. This one should be a great game.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Yeah, I hope Streets of Rage is next! That'd kick ass!

gibb1
gibb1

what a classic... i love this game

AliasUK
AliasUK

omg lol in a thread about 3 days b4 E3 someone was askin wot game we'd like recreated on ps3 etc and uno wot i sed...golden axe!! see tht, psychic....*woooo*

fixer293
fixer293

Now midway needs to release Double Dragon, And I used to beat down on golden axe ...loved the game.

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

Please let golden axe be good pllllleeeaaasssseeeeee!!!!

usyagi_2004
usyagi_2004

Sweet! I love Golden Axe, but my heart is still going for a Streets of Rage remake. Come on Sega bring back the greatest!

supermega1
supermega1

look there doin it again remakin old games lol.