Numskull Games announces partnership with Limited Run Games in North America

Independent video game publisher, Numskull Games has announced a brand-new exciting partnership with North American video game distributor, Limited Run Games. Numskull Games, established in 2019, are a British publishing label that has partnered with game developers and studios from across the globe. Helping bring innovative games to market, Numskull Games reaches a worldwide audience across all the major gaming platforms. 

The outcome of the partnership with Limited Run Games is to provide a wider opportunity on the ever-growing extensive library of Numskull Games to the North American market. The partnership allows for the utilisation of Limited Run Games’ distribution and marketing expertise to introduce original games to a new audience, the first, being hack ‘n’ slash retro inspired, Battle Axe, complete with brand new region exclusive box art.



Martin Defries, Managing Director of Numskull Games, stated that “Having previously collaborated with Limited Run Games (LRG), I am very aware how they treat great games with care and affection to reach interested gamers.”

Defries continues “I am delighted to be able to partner again with Limited Run Games to ensure Numskull Games releases will be available in the USA. 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 LRG’s distinctive style, we have developed unique Collectors’ Editions alongside the standard editions that are all exclusively available via Limited Run Games.”

Douglas Bogart Co-Founder of Limited Run Games had this to say: “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 LRG”


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 US. Acknowledging that fans of Limited Run Games want something different and unique the US 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.

Pricing: Boxed Editions

  • Standard Edition: Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 – $39.95
  • Badge Edition: Nintendo Switch / PlayStation 4 - $49.95

    Available in-game Languages

    English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Arabic

    More information can be found at Limited Run Games

    Feel free to use any of the assets on the Numskull Games Google Drive 

    Watch the official trailer on YouTube

    Contact neil@numskull.com for PR requests


    About Numskull Games:
    Established in January 2019 by a passionate team with over 50 years of combined games industry experience between them, Numskull Games is partnering with game developers and studios from across the globe to help bring innovative games to market worldwide on all major platforms. Plugging into the existing infrastructure and resources of the Numskull Designs group of companies, Numskull Games has all the energy and fluidity of a start-up business married with the resources of a long-standing one. 


    About Limited Run Games

    Limited Run Games is a Raleigh-based publisher founded in 2015 that focuses on preserving games in a physical format. Publishing over 300 games in its lifetime and winning awards for its bespoke Collector’s Editions, Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form for casual fans and collectors alike. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings, or follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates: @limitedrungames.

    Limited Run Games:

    is a subsidiary of “Freemode”, an operative group comprised of gaming and entertainment companies owned by Embracer. Limited Run Games is the industry leader in the production and distribution of premium physical video games. Limited Run seeks to celebrate the legacy of gaming through its award-winning collector’s editions. Founded in 2015, they have published over 1,000 physical games, exclusive merch, and collectables. Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form and now re-releasing retro titles on modern platforms via their proprietary Carbon Engine. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings and to learn more about Carbon Engine development. Follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates:@limitedrungames.

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