Ninja Concept showcased Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga through the Xbox Developers_Direct stream, confirming that the sport will launch on twenty first May 2024.
Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga is coming to Xbox Series X and PC, and as with all Microsoft first occasion video games, can be in Xbox Game Pass on day one. It’s been confirmed as a digital-only sport launch, priced at $49.99 USD [Updated]
Senua’s journey has taken her to Iceland for the sequel, and he or she has extra horrors and demons to face. From gameplay reveals, we’ve seen fights against towering trolls, trekking by way of desolate and haunting landscapes, Vikings, and naturally . The brand new trailer confirmed off a number of the new allies that she makes in her hunt for the raiders that attacked her residence within the authentic sport, in addition to new Droiga foes, and persevering with to discover how greatest to signify her psychosis in online game kind. Binaural audio is essential for this, which is now utilized to extra than simply the voices Senua hears.
The sequel has an advanced fight model, Ninja Concept stated, aiming to inform a narrative by way of every fight encounter, and making an attempt to get gamers to really feel like they’re simply scraping by way of a battle.
Ninja Theory have said that Hellblade 2 can be roughly the identical size as the primary sport, with a decent and centered narrative.
First introduced alongside the Xbox Sequence X design reveal at The Recreation Awards in December 2019, we’ve solely had occasional glimpses at how this sport has been progressing within the 4 years since then, however every has seemed fairly distinctive. We’ve now had trailers in comparatively fast succession, as Microsoft builds as much as the sport’s launch this 12 months.
What’s fairly clear is that Hellblade 2 is a a lot greater sport manufacturing than the unique. For the first game, Ninja Concept leant in on an “independent AAA” growth method with a constrained finances, utilizing Unreal Engine 4 alongside novel strategies for the time and distinctive sport course to attain unbelievable outcomes. For Hellblade 2, Ninja Concept is pushing a brand new efficiency seize area as an alternative of the small scale arrange they beforehand used, Senua actor Melina Juergens has been in fight coaching to make the fight animation look as lifelike as potential, and so they’re utilizing the true Icelandic surroundings for sound and photogrammetric seize.
All of this makes Hellblade 2 an necessary sport for each Microsoft and Ninja Concept. Having been used to announce the Xbox Sequence X, Ninja Concept have years of constructed up expectations to dwell as much as, and if they will, then it can assist validate Microsoft’s spending spree in 2018, once we’re nonetheless ready for video games to seem from virtually the entire builders acquired at the moment. Stablemates Obsidian are in the same spot, having produced smaller experiences like Pentiment and Grounded in the previous couple of years, however now having a giant first individual RPG within the type of Avowed.