Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Will Show How Madness Shapes Myths and Religions
Hellblade 2's team is twice the size of the one that worked on Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and they will be using "procedural technology and smart tools."
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II certainly left an impression when it was revealed alongside Xbox Series X at The Game Awards. While many, DualShockers included, were taken aback by the trailer and happy to see this series continue, we still didn’t have a solid idea of what the premise of this sequel would be. Any follow-up to such a heavy game will have a high bar of quality to meet. In a new video released today by Ninja Theory, we got the first idea of what Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II’s plot will entail.
The video’s main goal is to highlight Ninja Theory’s new “Dreadnought” model of game development where many smaller teams craft new and innovative experiences. Project: Mara is one of these titles, but Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II falls under this model as well. Ninja Theory confirmed that the sequel’s team is about twice the size of the one that worked on the original game but is still smaller than a majority of AAA developers. religions
After showing the Hellblade II’s trailer again, Ninja Theory Co-Founder Tameem Antoniades revealed what topics the sequel will tackle. “While Hellblade gave us a very personal insight into psychosis, this sequel builds on that to show how madness and suffering shapes myths, gods and religion,” Antoniades begins. “Our goal is to make an experience comparable to the epic myths and sagas of old.” He also confirms that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will use “procedural technology and smart tools.” If you are curious about what the future of Ninja Theory is, you can check out the full video below:
While we still don’t know a lot about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, its premise does seem like an interesting and distinct continuation of the critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The original is available across PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch; meanwhile, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II has only been confirmed for PC and Xbox Series X.