Ninja Theory Unleashes New Trailer And Name Change For Hellblade: Senuas Sacrifice

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 3:15 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

Ninja Theory’s Hellblade has undergone yet another costume change, re-emerging at GDC under the new name Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Having gone back to the drawing board already for Hellblade, the psychological hack ‘n’ slasher has been giving a retooling, including a new look for heroine Senua. She’s basically gone full William Wallace.

The new name is designed to split attention between the traditional action of Hellblade and the mental health struggles protagonist Senua is going through. She’s a Celtic warrior you see, journeying into the Viking heartlands all the while battling against psychosis and trauma, represented as various powerful foes. Sound the metaphor claxon.

It is important for us to portray the physical, emotional, and mental trials of her quest in both the character model and the representation of her reality,” says Ninja Theory’s Dominic Matthews. “An example of this is the voices that Senua hears in the scene. These voices have been recorded binaurally which means that if you listen to them with headphones on they will sound as if they are in the 3D space around you.

Ninja Theory is also touting a new technology which it reckons is a world first - the mo-capped actress playing Senua can actually perform the scene live and be rendered directly into the game world. Typically this is done with basic textureless models, but with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice it’s at full fidelity.

Billed as a AAA-indie title, we'll be keeping a close eye on Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice until it arrives later this year for PC and PlayStation 4.

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
23
Offline
21:30 Mar-17-2016

wow the voice acting and the animations looks so amazing ____ is this game coming to pc ? hell i will preorder it

1
Rep
9
Offline
23:43 Mar-17-2016

yup, PC and PS4^^

1
Rep
23
Offline
10:28 Mar-18-2016

awesome __ that's a game i'm sure i won't regret getting

0
Rep
-1
Offline
17:20 Mar-17-2016

Did you say vikings!? VIKINGS!!! YESSSSSSS

0
Rep
2
Offline
17:04 Mar-17-2016

I really hope this will be a really immersive game. I just love it when you get to play a hardcore lady like Tomb Raider :D

0
Rep
17
Offline
16:29 Mar-17-2016

That trailer has got me hyped, i cannot wait for more info on this game :D

5
Rep
3
Offline
15:19 Mar-17-2016

the beginning of the trailer, kinda has a dark souls vibe into it.

2

Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i9-10900X 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gigabyte Gaming OC 3X 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX 540X 2GB Mobile 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-4670 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EVGA Gaming 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 EVGA XC Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 4800H 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB 8GB