Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice to Release on August 8

Overnight, Ninja Theory, the studio who brought you Heavenly Sword, DmC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved: Odyssey of the West, announced that their upcoming project, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, would release on the PlayStation 4 and the PC on August 8th. The game follows the journey of Senua, a traumatised Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of hel. 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.

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. 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.

To celebrate this announcement, Ninja Theory have also released a new trailer for the game titled “Ragnarok”.

Watch the trailer below

or click here.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is one of my most anticipated titles of this year so this news is great for me. It’s definitely one of the lesser known PlayStation exclusives (yes I know it’s on PC) but it looks to be a real hit. Here’s to hoping it turns out well!

Ninja Theory is an award-winning game development studio based in Cambridge, England, known for pushing the boundaries of technology, art and storytelling in video games. Founded in 2004, Ninja Theory is best known for creating Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DmC: Devil May Cry and Disney Infinity 3.0 for consoles and PC.  Clients include Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft Games Studios, Capcom, Bandai Namco and Disney Interactive Studios. Ninja Theory is currently developing Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice for PlayStation 4 & PC.

Preorders are available on PSN ($44.95 AUD) and Steam ($29.99 USD).

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