Golden Axe gets UK release date

SEGA has announced that upcoming slash ‘em up Golden Axe: Beast Rider will hit UK shores on October 17, 2008.

Due for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Beast Rider takes the form of a prequel to the Golden Axe saga, with SEGA commenting, "Players will discover events that took place before the original storyline as Tyris Flare, the famous half-Gladiator/half-Barbarian heroine, begins the epic quest to avenge her tribe.”

Golden Axe first appeared on the Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis, to our friends across the pond) in 1989, and went on to popularise the 2D side-scrolling genre throughout the early 1990s.

Stay tuned for our review in the near future.