Awaited sequel, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, is due to be released after years of waiting. Developed by Ninja Theory, creators of Devil May Cry, this third-person action-adventure is poised to become one of the best Xbox exclusives of the year.
It’s been over four years since we fought Senua in the depths of Hel to save her dead lover’s soul from the goddess Hela, so we’re ready to jump into the sequel. From what we’ve seen, the wait will be worth it, and the footage shown in 2021 was breathtaking. Senua’s character model is incredibly detailed (opens in a new tab)just like the beautifully gloomy world itself.
So we can probably expect this to be a true showcase of what the Xbox Series X is capable of. Read on to find out everything we know so far Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.
Senua Saga: Hellblade 2: get to the point
- What is this? Continuation of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice released in 2017
- When can I play it? to be confirmed
- What can I play it on? Xbox Series X|S and PC b
Release date and platforms Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will be released for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC, while Xbox has yet to announce a release date, we’re hoping this action-adventure will arrive in late 2023. It will also be available on Xbox Game Passage on day one.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Trailer
Latest video posted for Infernal Blade 2was Developer diary (opens in a new tab) who documented how Ninja Theory got around the pandemic and localization restrictions to ensure it represents the game’s location in Iceland as authentically as possible.
We scattered some extra trailers Infernal Blade 2 throughout this article, but if you want to see more videos, be sure to check it out Official Ninja Theory YouTube Channel. (opens in a new tab)
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 plot and setting
First Infernal Blade he saw Senua’s journey in search of her dead lover’s soul. Venturing into the fire of Helheim, she fought against all odds and even the goddess of death, Hella herself.
While the main story focused on the action-adventure game Infernal Blade I’ve also seen more mature themes woven into the narrative. Filled with psychological struggles, Senua slowly comes to terms with everything that has happened to her.
We hope that Infernal Blade 2 will continue this thought-provoking journey, but so far there is no confirmed solid plot for this long-awaited sequel.
Game Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Infernal Blade 2 is a third-person action-adventure game with the only one game trailer (opens in a new tab) released at Game Awards 2021 (opens in a new tab).
In this six-minute trailer, we saw Senua and a group of warriors travel to a cold and wet seaside cave. Scattered with bones and rubble, you immediately know something is wrong.
Just like in the first game, your thoughts doubt you as your every action is met with soft whispers of fear and discomfort. But after a little preparation, we finally get to see what Senua came here to find and kill; giant.
The fight begins with the giant chasing Senua, calling her by name and eating the other soldiers. The whole sequence beats the heart and is beautifully written. If that’s something you can get out of, then Infernal Blade 2 looks like it will be an unforgettable sequel.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 – What’s New
Senua’s character model is incredibly detailed
Developer Ninja Theory has shared two close-up images of Senua’s character model, and they are incredibly detailed. From the snot pouring out of Senua’s nose to the wrinkles on her lips, Ninja Theory definitely doesn’t play around with the little details that make Senua look truly realistic.
The developer cites the development of materials for the skin and eyes using studio references for its ability to give Senua a realistic appearance. We were certainly excited to see more hellblade 2, and Senua in action.
Senua is brought to life in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II with our development of skin and eye materials using studio references. pic.twitter.com/dTX2ETJmAKJanuary 20, 2022
There are no tricks here
After revealing the gameplay Infernal Blade 2Ninja Theory’s audio director, David García, tweeted out some details about the trailer’s soundtrack. According to García, the game’s trailer was captured entirely in the real-time engine, and “almost all” of the 3D sounds in the footage use the project’s acoustics and surround sound.
Project Acoustics is Microsoft’s wave acoustics engine for interactive 3D experiences. It basically allows you to bring realistic acoustics into 3D environments. Meanwhile, surround sound is immersive sound that comes (or seems) from all directions.
A few audio notes on our gameplay trailer: all 3D sounds use design acoustics and surround sound: amazing technologies. -Everything in this demo is in engine, real time, no gimmicks. That’s true. Therefore, not everything is perfect (yet :D)December 12, 2021
It runs on Unreal Engine 5
Microsoft confirmed it Infernal Blade 2 will use Unreal Engine 5 in the official release Xbox cable (opens in a new tab) fast
According to Xbox, “The team will build the game on Unreal 5 and use the power of Xbox Series X to take the Hellblade series to an unprecedented level.” They added that the gameplay footage shown at The Game Awards in 2019 “was captured in the engine and reflects the Xbox Series X power available to developers to deliver new universes, experiences and games in ways you never imagined.”