SEGA to release Golden Axe, Phantasy Star, Streets of Rage prints

It appears that bringing back the 3D Classics isn’t enough for SEGA as they’ve announced a partnership with art dealer Cook & Becker to release a limited edition print series featuring classics like Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Phantasy Star, Jet Set Radio and Shinobi.

According to Polygon, the prints will be limited to 200 copies for each piece of art, and the unframed prints will measure 24 inches by 36 inches and will be priced starting at $99.

Artist Kilian Eng completed the Phantasy Star print and said, “When I learned about this project I thought it would be a fantastic to get the opportunity to work on Phantasy Star. I remember several older SEGA games fondly, but Phantasy Star was my first pick. It was really fun digging into the Phantasy Star universe again after so many years I last played it. It is a really good game with a lot of nostalgic value for me.”

Gerald Parel, who has previously produced Marvel comic book cover art, crafted the Golden Axe print.

“When I was a teenager, I was very much into Conan and all things barbarian. So when around that time I played Golden Axe, even only for a few hours, it left a precious mark in my memory,” he said. “It was the barbarian game in my book. Then decades later, I noticed Mastodon’s (Metal Band) riff man was playing on a Gibson called “Golden Axe” and it brought back so many good memories! The choice to pick Golden Axe was then obvious when I got in touch with Cook & Becker.”

SEGA plans to release another series this summer. You can read more about the artists here.

Chris Powell

Chris is the editor-in-chief of Mega Visions Magazine and the co-creator of SEGA Nerds. He was the former managing editor of Airman magazine and has written for publications like Joystiq, PSP Fanboy, RETRO magazine, among others.
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