Hellblade II Fans Get Their Hopes Rekindled by Ninja Theory’s Promise of Dev Diaries in 2023:Senua’s Saga
To suggest that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II fans have had a difficult time as of late would be such an understatement that it would immediately compete for the title of understatement of the year. At The Game Awards 2019, the first Xbox Series S|X exclusive was announced for the sequel to the independent AAA masterpiece released in 2017. (though it is also coming to Windows PC).
Even though the most recent Microsoft consoles have been on the market for more than two years, we do not have too much further information regarding Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II as we did in 2019.
In 2020, Ninja Theory did not elaborate much on the Icelandic location or the arduous trek of “hundreds of kilometers” that the main character, Senua, would have to undertake. After passing yet another year, in June of 2021, we found out that the game wasn’t even close to being finished being produced in its entirety.
Tameem Antoniades, the head of Ninja Theory, stated that the development team wanted to build something unique for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. This meant conducting thorough research and even having the actress Melina Juergens train for two years to make the fighting feel more authentic and cruel.
At The Game Awards 2021, which took place later that year, Ninja Theory presented their game’s first in-engine trailer. For all intents and purposes, that was our final look at the game. However, fans did receive a boost in excitement in March 2022 when Principal Game Designer Juan Fernández de Simón stated that the quality of the sequel would be “through the roof” compared to other games of a similar nature and taking into account the size of Ninja Theory.
Fans of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II had their hopes reignited when the studio tweeted that developer diary will make its official comeback in 2023. It was about time that the firm gave more actual data, but the post was sent on Christmas.
At this moment, it is conjectured; nonetheless, this might be read as a hint that there is a possibility that the game will be released at the latter end of the following year.
Meanwhile, I recommend you check out Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice if you haven’t already. The fact that such a small team developed it before Microsoft acquired Ninja Theory contributes significantly to the game’s indelible impression.
Since its initial release, the game has undergone several improvements, including ray tracing, support for NVIDIA DLSS and AMD FSR, and the addition of a Virtual Reality version for those looking for the most immersive experience possible.