Hello, Dom here from Ninja Theory. After 3 years of open and independent development, we’re excited to announce that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be coming to PlayStation 4 on 8th August 2017! From today you can pre-order Hellblade for €29.99/£24.99 and receive a bonus PlayStation 4 Dynamic Theme that depicts the iconic burning tree scene from the game.
To celebrate the announcement, we have released a new trailer:
For those new to Hellblade, the game is the story of Senua, a traumatised Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of hel. We have created the game in collaboration with neuroscientists as well as people who live with psychosis. We hope Hellblade is an experience unlike no other.
In Hellblade we are aiming to revive the lost space between indie and AAA gaming. Where creatively diverse experiences made with AAA values can thrive once again.
We’ve taken a small team of around 20 people and created a focused and rich experience that looks and feels as good as any blockbuster title.
Hellblade is about half the length of a regular AAA game and priced at about half the cost. A price that we think is fair to both you and us.
Our hope is that if we make our Independent AAA work with Hellblade, other developers will follow, leading to a more creative and diverse gaming world for developers and players alike.
We’ve been humbled by the support that we’ve had from the PlayStation fans throughout development. You’ve followed our journey, shared our updates and encouraged us to follow our vision to its fullest. We’ve shared our development ups and downs with you, given you an insight into the world of creating a game like Hellblade and listened to what you’ve had to say. Now, as we approach launch, we ask you to rally round, pre-order Hellblade and help make this project a success for us, you and all of gaming.