Ninja Theory today announced that Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will release August 8, 2017 on PS4 and PC.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is one of the most striking games I've seen in recent memory, and features some eldritch and truly phantasmagoric visuals. Ninja Theory's new game has strong Norse and Celtic overtones, and revolves around Senua's intimate journey into her own broken and fractured mind. The trailer shows exotic imagery that transcends the kind of content we usually see in games today and looks to be something quite unique.
With Hellblade Ninja Theory aims to "bring back the mid-sized game" and will sell the game at half the price of modern games, or $29.99. The developer, which is made up by a small team of 20 people, affirms that this title is a "independent AAA experience" and backs it up by both developing and publishing the game themselves.
As such, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice will be digital-only on PlayStation 4 and PC (GOG and Steam).
This of course means Hellblade's content will be cut in half as well, and will only last for half of a major AAA experience. But if those visuals are anything to go by, I'm okay with that.
"By going digital only, we can make sure to keep the costs low for you, while more of your money comes directly back to us to reinvest in new games. If we can make Hellblade a success, more games will follow to make games a richer, more varied place for developers and gamers," said Dominic Matthews, product development at Ninja Theory.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice drops August 8, 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC.