Wulverblade: A Slice (and Dice) of Bloody British History

Wulverblade: A Slice (and Dice) of Bloody British History

What happens when you mix ancient British history, Golden Axe, and some gorgeous cartoon ultra-violence? Something like this...

Set in ancient Roman Britain and inspired by Sega’s classic 80’s coin-op Golden Axe, Wulverblade is a cartoon beat ‘em up that delivers its side-scrolling action old-school style. Though as you can see, its graphics are anything but.

Starring as Caradoc, guardian of the Northern tribes, it’s the player’s task to take on the 9th Roman Legion that has invaded and now controls the Southern part of Britannia. No mean feat, since the army numbers some 5,000 soldiers. But then, Caradoc is no mean tribesman. He has the kind of arcade-given special powers needed to take on an entire army of enemies and dispatch them in a variety of gratuitously gruesome ways.

Although Wulverblade is clearly an out-and-out arcade game, its action and storyline features characters drawn from the period, and plays out over eight historically notable British locations. Certainly an interesting juxtaposition of history lesson and head-butting, sword-slicing, blood spurting action – but one that we’re certainly interested to check out. Hopefully the gameplay will match the quality of the visuals.

Wulverblade is bound for Xbox One this Fall, as well as PC and Mac.

Related articles

It's Not Game Over for GameStop Just Yet

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Reports of the retailer's imminent demise have been mildly exaggerated.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Can Skip Ahead to Cherry Blossoms After the New Patch

If you don't want to be spoiled on how this cute Spring foliage works, look away.

Competitive Musical Chairs Brings Out the Beast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players

All around the mulberry bush, the monkey chased the weasel. The monkey grabbed his elephant gun...

You may also like

What's The Best Animal Crossing Fruit?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Are you a pear defender? #PeachSquad? Let us know!

How Doom 64's New "Lost Levels" Connect to Doom Eternal

In bringing the oft-overlooked N64 entry to new systems, Bethesda, id, and Nightdive have canonized its story.

Games Done Quick Is Putting on a Coronavirus Relief Marathon Next Month

The premiere speedrunning fundraiser is also delaying its annual summer event.

Shantae and the Seven Sirens Is a Timed Apple Arcade Exclusive That's Fully Out Today

Shantae's latest is exclusive to Apple for a spell, with console release in May.