Press release

Battle Axe lands on PlayStation 5 later this week!

Retail release also extends to the United States & Canada.


Wednesday 16th November, [LONDON, United Kingdom] Independent video games publisher Numskull Games’ is excited to announce that as well as its worldwide digital and European physical release this week (Friday 18th November), Battle Axe - Special Edition for PlayStation ® 5 will also be getting a physical retail release in the United States & Canada in December. (Currently available for pre-order via Amazon, Best Buy, Gamestop, Target, Walmart and more.)

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Battle Axe embarks on a PS5™ Adventure with a brand new physical Special Edition. Experience the game on PS5 for the first time, with challenging arcade hack n' slash gameplay by Bitmap Bureau (XenoCrisis, Final Vendetta) and jaw dropping pixel art by industry legend Henk Nieborg.
  • EXCLUSIVE PS5 SPECIAL EDITION: Includes the Base Game, Soundtrack CD by Manami Matsumae and an exclusive game sleeve displaying the games lead villain Etheldred.
  • UPDATES: Hot off the heels of the release of Final Vendetta. Bitmap Bureau have been able to revisit the game to deliver a number of quality of life improvements, including:
    • New Casual Difficulty Mode (with unlimited continues.)
    • New Strafing mechanic. Move whilst you use your ranged ability!
    • Improved CRT shader.
    • Other game re-balances.
    • These updates will also be coming to previous versions of the game in future patches.
  • The physical release of Battle Axe - Special Edition will be available for PlayStation ® 5 priced at £39.99 / €49.99 / $44.95 RSP.

About Numskull Games
Since 2019, Numskull Games has quickly established itself as a publishing force with a global physical and digital proposition. Launching and curating games from both new and veteran development studios as well as international games publishers, Numskull Games publishes titles across all major gaming platforms. Additionally, by utilising the infrastructure and resources of its sister companies Rubber Road / Numskull Designs, Numskull Games creates unique and compelling Collectors’ Editions for its elite releases.