Introduced again in 2019, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is developer Ninja Concept’s highly-anticipated sequel to its 2017 title Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
Unique to Xbox Sequence X, Xbox Sequence S and PC, the sport was revealed on the Recreation Awards in 2019 with a darkish and mysterious trailer that didn’t actually give a lot away. A few years later and we’re nonetheless eagerly ready to listen to extra particulars concerning the recreation, embrace, crucially, its launch date.
It’s now been greater than three years since we fought via the depths of Hel with Senua on her journey to rescue the soul of her lifeless lover from the goddess Hela so we’re greater than prepared to leap right into a sequel.
With the brand new Xbox Sequence X and Xbox Sequence S console out within the wild, we’re hoping that 2021 will convey extra information about what we will anticipate from Ninja Concept’s Xbox unique. Within the meantime, we’ve gathered every part we all know to this point about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 under to your perusal.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 launch date
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 was surprisingly introduced on the Recreation Awards 2019 with a heart-pumping reveal trailer. The announcement instructed us that Hellblade 2 is coming to Xbox Sequence X, in addition to PC, nevertheless it didn’t truly reveal a launch date.
Although it was one of many first-revealed Xbox Sequence X video games, Hellblade 2 wasn’t known as a launch title, so we weren’t completely stunned that it wasn’t launched with the Xbox Sequence X in late 2020. Nevertheless, now that we’re into 2021 we’re hoping to listen to about some form of launch date quickly.
We’re tempering our expectations that Hellblade 2 can be a 2021 title, although, after the sport didn’t seem on a January 2021 put up on Xbox Wire revealing the video games coming completely to Xbox in 2021.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 trailers
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 was formally introduced for Xbox Sequence X on the Recreation Awards 2019, with a peculiar and gritty reveal trailer. Whereas the trailer did not give a lot away by way of story and gameplay, it did verify that this sequel seems to be a lot darker than its predecessor – which was already fairly darkish.
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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 information and rumors
No extra content material for Bleeding Edge
Ninja Concept has mentioned that it will be including no extra content material to Bleeding Edge because it’s placing its concentrate on creating Hellblade 2, Undertaking Mara, and The Perception Undertaking.
With the studio now specializing in our new tasks (Senua’s Saga, Undertaking Mara & The Perception Undertaking) we now have determined that there can be no additional content material updates for Bleeding Edge. The sport remains to be playable on Xbox and PC. Thanks to the followers & preserve teaming up & inflicting chaos!January 28, 2021
Melina Juergens tweets
Melina Juergens, the lead actress who performs Senua within the Hellblade sequence, has posted a tweet making reference to Hellblade 2.
For each battle gained, a larger battle takes its place ⚔️ #senuassaga #hellbladesenuassacrifice Make-up: @puffjockey pic.twitter.com/ORAqwI71VMJanuary 15, 2021
The tweet features a image of Juergens painted with Senua’s rune-like patterns and scars and is captioned with the phrase “For each battle gained, a larger battle takes its place”, alongside Senua’s Saga-related tags. It’s unclear whether or not the tweet is a sign that Juergens is on set engaged on the sport or whether or not she’s simply exhibiting followers some in-character make-up.
Not on the checklist
Hellblade 2 nonetheless doesn’t have an official launch date or launch window however 2021 is wanting much less possible after a latest put up on Xbox Wire. Printed in January 2021, the put up lists the video games which can be coming completely to Xbox in 2021.
Given Hellblade 2 is an Xbox unique and it doesn’t seem on this checklist, it does make it appear unlikely that the sport is coming anytime quickly. That mentioned, the checklist is pretty restricted and we think about Xbox nonetheless has some unannounced dates up its sleeve. We’ll simply must be affected person till one thing official is introduced.
Operating on Unreal Engine 5
Microsoft has confirmed that Hellblade 2 will use Unreal Engine 5 in an official Xbox Wire put up.
Based on Xbox, “The staff can be constructing the sport on Unreal 5 and leveraging the facility of Xbox Sequence X to convey the Hellblade franchise to ranges by no means earlier than seen.” They added that the footage of the sport proven throughout The Recreation Awards in 2019 “was captured in-engine and displays the facility of Xbox Sequence X obtainable to builders to ship new universes, experiences and video games in methods you could have by no means imagined.”
Hellblade 2 made an sudden look through the Xbox Video games Showcase on July 23, the place it was revealed that the sport could be going down in Iceland. In developer Ninja Concept’s ‘Dreadnought’ developer diary series, the staff spoke of the way it has been location scouting throughout the nation a lot as you’d for a Hollywood movie, together with taking audio recordings for an particular immersive, correct illustration of the panorama. Take a look at the video under for extra.
What concerning the story?
We do not truly know something about Hellblade 2’s story but however, from the trailer, it appears to be a lot darker than its predecessor. The trailer exhibits pagan rituals, breathtaking landscapes, limbs hanging from archways and some battle sequences. There’s additionally some hints in direction of Vikings – which might make sense given the time interval. However that is hypothesis and we stay largely in the dead of night.