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Golden Axe is getting a 10-part animated TV series

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This is something we never expected to be writing about today: Golden Axe, the fantasy-themed side-scrolling beat ’em up series by SEGA, is getting a 10-part animated TV series. And here’s what’s really strange: it’s been greenlit by Comedy Central.

The news comes courtesy of Variety, which reports that the series has been co-created by Mike McMahan and Joe Chandler. It’s set to feature some notable voice actors, too, with Liam McIntyre of Spartacus fame voicing Ax Battler, Lisa Gilroy of Jury Duty voicing Tyris Flare, and Matthew Rhys of The Americans voicing Gilius Thunderhead. A new character called Hampton Squib will be voiced by Dannu Pudi of Community, and Death Adder will be voiced by Carl Tart of Star Trek: Lower Decks.

The series will follow Ax Battler and co. as they once again try to save Yuria from the clutches of the evil Death Adder. Accompanied by inexperienced adventurer Hampton Squib, however, there’s bound to be some light relief along the way. As fans of Golden Axe we’re somewhat surprised by the announcement; Golden Axe as a comedy show? We’re open-minded though, so will definitely give it a go. We’re just glad to see that the series is still alive to be honest, with a new game on the way in the future, too.

You can find more information about the upcoming Golden Axe animated TV series, along with brief character descriptions, over on Variety.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!