Saint Seiya: Sanctuary Battle, known in Japan as Saint Seiya Senki(聖闘士星矢戦記?), is a video game for the PlayStation 3, inspired by the characters appearing in Masami Kurumada's Saint Seiya manga and its anime adaptation. The game was released on November 23, 2011 on Japan followed by a European release on March 16, 2012. It was also released in Argentina, Mexico and Brazil (where the series retains a notable fan following) on May 16, 2012. The game is inspired by the first season of the original anime, the Sanctuary Battle, in which Seiya and his friends have the task of fighting the 12 Gold Saints to save Saori Kido from dying.