Ninja Theory gives update on Senua’s Sacrifice: Hellblade 2 development

Ninja Theory’s follow up to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice didn’t make a look at Microsoft’s Xbox and Bethesda Games Display at E3 2021 for what seems like a great factor: The video game, Senua’s Legend: Hellblade 2, appears to still be rather early in advancement, based upon a brand-new upgrade from the designer.

Tameem Antoniades, “chief creative ninja” at Ninja Theory, stated in an advancement upgrade Thursday that the Senua’s Legend: Hellblade 2 group is presently “building a good chunky slice of the game before we then move into full production to build out the rest.”

Antoniades stated that Ninja Theory “didn’t want to do a straight sequel — we wanted to do something extra special, and so we’re making our lives as difficult as possible in that pursuit.”

Senua’s Legend: Hellblade 2 will be embeded in ninth-century Iceland, Antoniades stated, and to correctly record that setting, Ninja Theory has actually sent its “art and audio teams out there doing photography, photogrammetry, and combining it with satellite data to recreate large swathes of the landscape.”

“On the character front, we’re building real costumes [and] scanning them in,” Antoniades stated. “We’re collaborating with Epic Games to bring you next-generation digital characters, [and] on the combat front, we want it to be extra real and brutal, so Melina [Juergens], our main actress, has been training for two years, and all of our animators have undergone combat training.”

Antoniades’ upgrade concluded with “not a trailer, not a gameplay reveal, but montage of the kind of work we’ve been up to.”

Senua’s Legend: Hellblade 2 was very first revealed in December 2019, at The Video game Awards, as one of the very first Xbox Series X video games. The initial Hellblade was launched in 2017, and was applauded for its narrative structure in addition to the efficiency of Melina Juergens. That video game informed the story of Senua, a Pict warrior who takes a trip to the Norse airplane of Helheim.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.