One game that has been on my radar for a long time is Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Developed by Ninja Theory, who made the stellar Heavenly Sword, Enslaved and DmC (I know I’m not the only one who really enjoyed this take on the series), and made with the collaboration Wellcome and the help of neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis.
Hellblade tells the story of Senua, who is a traumatised Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of Hel. The game gives a psychological horror by diving into Senua’s mind but appears to keep the action feeling that Ninja Theory is well known for.
Luckily we won’t have to wait much longer for the game as the studio has confirmed that the game will be available on PC via Steam and GOG as well as Playstation 4 on August 8th 2017, and will be available at the very attractive price of $29.99 USD. Those pre-ordering for PlayStation 4 will receive an exclusive Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Dynamic Theme that depicts the iconic burning tree scene from the game, while those pre-ordering on PC will receive an exclusive digital comic short, Hellblade: Senua’s Song.
Tameem Antoniades, Ninja Theory Co-founder and Chief Creative Ninja said “We’re happy to announce Hellblade’s release date after 3 years of open and independent development. Hellblade has been all about trying to rejuvenate the space between ‘indie’ and AAA, where games can be creatively rich but still boast AAA quality. At around half the length of a similar AAA game and half the price, we think Hellblade will give players a unique AAA quality experience at a fair price.”
The studio released a new trailer for the game which you can watch above, and it looks phenomenal, I definitely recommend checking this one out.