Ninja Theory has announced the Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Release Date for PlayStation 4 and PC will be on August 8th 2017. In case you can’t wait, players can pre-order the digital-only game from today via PlayStation, Steam and GOG.com for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice comes from the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry.
Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover. The game focuses on Senua’s (Melina Juergens) point of view, as she embarks on a journey through a hellish underworld made up of Senua’s psychotic manifestations of her own reality and mind. Supported by Wellcome and created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull players deep into Senua’s mind.
A Long Time Coming..
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.’
If pre-ordering for PlayStation 4 you’ll receive an exclusive Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Dynamic Theme that depicts the iconic burning tree scene from the game. Additionally, those pre-ordering on PC will receive an exclusive digital comic short, Hellblade: Senua’s Song. With words by Hellblade creative director Tameem Antoniades and art from multiple Eisner Award nominee Ben Templesmith, the comic comes from a creative collaboration between Ninja Theory and award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment.
Definitely excited to see Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Release Date finally announced as I’ve been waiting for this one since the teaser back in 2014. Additionally, having a female protagonist is a nice change of pace and judging from the new trailer, the animations are incredible. I wasted no time pre-ordering, watch my Twitch channel on August 8 because I’ll definitely stream this one!