Having played Heavenly Sword for PlayStation 3 years (and years) ago, and having really liked the game at the time (Fun Fact: Andy Serkis had a hand in the story and portrayed the villain), I’ll admit that my interest for Ninja Theory's upcoming video game titled Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been piqued. Even more so thanks to this latest trailer.
To be released for PC and PlayStation 4 on August 8, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been in the works since 2014. Instead of making a AAA game, Ninja Theory’s newest entry is half the size, and half the price ($30). It’s also going to be available as a digital release ONLY, which is a bit of a bummer for those who prefer to own a physical copy. Just as I prefer holding a book in my hands rather than reading something on a portable device, but I digress.
The game is available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store, GOG.com and Steam, and you can get a digital short comic titled Hellblade: Senua’s Song, with art by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night). Here's a story synopsis:
Set in the age of Vikings, and based on Celtic and Norse mythology, a Celtic warrior named Senua must embark on a personal journey through the underworld to fight for the soul of her dead lover.
Head on over to Ninja Theory’s YouTube channel after watching the trailer below for development diaries about Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and more!