Battle Axe is an arcade top-down hack and slash game that features high-quality visuals created by seasoned pixel artist Henk Nieborg, true-to-form game mechanics, and music from the legendary video game music composer Manami Matsumae – retro gamers, rejoice!
Your homeland of Mercia has been held in the tyrannical grip of “Etheldred” for as long as you and your people can remember. “Etheldred” is a despotic sorceress who lives in the distant icy wastelands to the north of your land.
Every seven years, she sends her armies south to handpick residents from each township who will be subjected to a life of slavery, and once they have been taken, they are never seen or heard from again. An appeal is made to champions located all over the country, pleading with them to put an end to her reign of terror.