Numskull Games physical editions to be distributed by Limited Run Games in North America

Battle Axe available in standard and "Badge" editions.

Battle Axe

British publisher Numskull Games has announced a partnership with North American distributor Limited Run Games to distribute physical editions of Numskull Games titles in North America. The first title to be distributed under the partnership is the retro-inspired hack-and-slash game Battle Axe for PlayStation 4 and Switch.

“Having previously collaborated with Limited Run Games, I am very aware how they treat great games with care and affection to reach interested gamers,” said Numskull Games managing director Martin Defries in a press release.

Defries continued, “I am delighted to be able to partner again with Limited Run Games to ensure Numskull Games releases will be available in the U.S.A. The first game release in this partnership will be Battle Axe for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, set for late April 2021. In keeping with Limited Run Games’ distinctive style, we have developed unique Collectors’ Editions alongside the standard editions that are all exclusively available via Limited Run Games.”

Limited Run Games co-founder Douglas Bogart added, “We’re very excited about our partnership with Numskull Games. We can’t wait to be able to offer Battle Axe to our fans and Numskull fans in North America. We think this is a strong start to the partnership and Battle Axe fits perfectly into the current distributed lineup from Limited Run Games.”

Here is an overview of the game and physical editions, via Numskull Games:


Battle Axe is a 16-bit hack-n-slash adventure featuring stunning pixel art and tight controls that can be played in either solo or local co-op mode. Developed by Henk Nieborg; a renowned pixel artist and developer with over thirty years in game development, alongside Mike Tucker and the team at Bitmap Bureau. In the February 2021 Numskull Presents, Henk and Mike explained the gameplay and a number of the mechanics available in Battle Axe including the new Infinite mode which keeps the enemies coming thick and fast for added challenge.

Numskull Games are publishing Battle Axe with Limited Run Games distributing both the standard and collectors’ editions for the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in the U.S. Acknowledging that fans of Limited Run Games want something different and unique the U.S. editions will feature brand new exclusive box art, which is available to pre-order now.

Battle Axe releases in April 2021 on all major formats.

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