Classic SEGA sidescrolling beat ’em up Golden Axe will be getting a Japanese stage play adaptation produced by Spiral Chariots.
Spiral Chariots who previously transferred Rent a Hero onto the theatrical stage will now be taking care of one of SEGA’s most well-known franchises.
Here’s a story synopsis translated by gaming publication Siliconera:
Once upon a time, there was an evil being named Death Adder. Three warriors who lost their families thanks to Death Adder’s invasion: Ax, Tyris, and Gilius, worked together and made their way to Death Adder’s castle, retrieving the legendary Golden Axe from his possession and defeating him.
It has been ten years since. Learning from his prior experiences with the Golden Axe, Gilius sets out on a journey to return the axe to the gods, so that it may never be misused again. However, a fierce storm brews up, and he loses the Golden Axe. While in search for the Axe, an encounter with an Ego el Sheep in the kingdom of Splash Hill informs him that the Death Adder army has been resurrected, and is plaguing the land.
Certain that the Golden Axe is involved, but too old to go fight personally, Gilius summons the bravest warriors of the land, who can help save the world.
Six heroes will rise to the call. And the embers of war over the Golden Axe are about to be set ablaze once more…
The adventurous stage play will have a limited run in Tsukiji Hongan-ji Buddhist Hall from the 19th to the 24th of December.