Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga Announced With the Xbox Series X at The Game Awards
During The Game Awards, the next generation of Xbox was unveiled as Series X received a debut trailer and Ninja Theory’s Hellblade II was the first title officially announced as an Xbox Series X title. Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga will continue to focus on the protagonist of the series, Senua, who is a sword-wielding Pict warrior. Ninja Theory revealed this new title via a brief trailer that was in-engine and showed off the power of the next-gen console. The game doesn’t have an official release date but it will likely launch with the Xbox Series X in Holiday 2020.
Although the original Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was multi-platform, it appears that Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga will be exclusive to the Xbox Series X. Ninja Theory is one of the studios that Xbox Game Studios recently acquired and apparently they’re hard at work on the next big Hellblade title. Although Ninja Theory debuted a new trailer at The Game Awards, it was mostly lacking in content but it made up for that with incredible visuals that are driven by the most powerful Xbox to date. Check out the trailer below which features in-game footage:
Although the Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga trailer didn’t include many details, it featured vast expanses of land and sea accompanied by ritualistic chanting and severed arms which are familiar to anyone who’s played Hellblade. The original Hellblade focused around mental health while including engaging storytelling and combat and these are likely all things that will carry over to the upcoming sequel. We aren’t sure when the next one will release, but check out our review for the original Hellblade here!
Are you going to check out Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga or are you waiting for Xbox Series X to get more exclusives before deciding? What did you think of the original Hellblade? Let us know in the comments below!