In a surprise announcement, Ninja Theory has announced Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will be launching on August 8th for PC and PlayStation 4. That's very soon indeed, giving us just two months to wait. The announcement is joined by an all-new trailer, a budget $30 price point designed to reflect its 'indie AAA' status, and the minimum PC system requirements for Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Minimum System Requirements 

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 280x
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 30 GB available space
  • Audio: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

The specs listed here are the hardware you'll need to play Hellblade on PC at low graphics settings and 1280 x 720p resolution. That makes Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice a pretty damn demanding game, showing Ninja Theory is sticking true to its promise of delivering a AAA quality title with a smaller indie development. Failing that. Hellblade is either terribly optimised or the recommended specs up being not much higher than the minimum, we'll just have to wait and see.

As far as AAA titles go, these are still fairly lofty minimum specs for Hellblade. You're going to need a DirectX 11 capable video card with at least 2GB VRAM, paired with a 3.4GHz quad-core processor and 8GB RAM. That's a pretty high barrier to entry for a budget priced $30 / £25 title.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice GPU benchmark chart and we also have an Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.