Ninja Theory’s long awaited new PlayStation 4 exclusive, Hellblade: Senna’s Sacrifice is finally set to launch this summer on August 8th. The news comes via a Playstation Blog post, where the developed also decided to announce a price point and pre-order bonuses. Players can pre-order the game for just 29.99 and upon preordering will also receive an exclusive Dynamic Theme featuring the game’s now iconic burning tree scene. Ninja Theory in the same post also decided to release one last trailer before the game’s release.
Hellblade is the newest game from Ninja Theory, the company that created Heavenly Sword as well as developed the Devil May Cry reboot, DmC. The game is being touted as one of the first Independent AAA games in existence, which sounds almost like an oxymoron, but the Hellblade developers say they’re setting out to break industry standards. I’m sure this is a great place to start doing so by taking various creative risks.
Hellblade is an adventure game that is set in the world of Celtic mythology. Your character, Senua journies through a pre-Christian Scottland in the year 790AD, as she tries to discover what happened to the Vikings after they landed in Scottland in years prior. Hellblade is unique as its protagonist, Senua is mentally ill. Most of the gameplay and world design is affected by Senua’s illness with the enemies being psychotic manifestations of her own creation. Her visions make the world out to be a living hell. You can see this for yourself when the game launches on Microsoft Windows and Playstation 4 on August 8th.