Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Ninja Theory’s upcoming game and follow-up to Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, now has a release date.
At the Xbox Developer Direct 2024 showcase, we get to see and hear more about the what’s happening behind the scenes to make the game.
In the accompanying Xbox Wire post, there’s actually some extra info not covered on the showcased. The game is described to be “a game similar in length to the first Hellblade”, so Hellblade II can be completed under 10 hours.
The game will also be priced accordingly, at $49.99 USD instead of a now-standard $70 USD price tag for new AAA games. For Malaysia, that’s definitely less than the full-price of RM300.
The release will also be digital-only.
This might be slightly disappointing if you expected the first game that was announced coming to Xbox Series X when the console was first announced in 2019 is actually a small-scale title. But maybe it’s for the better, good for Ninja Theory for not going too far from the established formula the first Hellblade game has set.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will see the Celtic warrior Senua, who experiences psychosis, venture into the lands of 10th century Iceland, chasing after the Vikings that have hurt her people. The world and lore is built with some historical accuracy, though expect the swerve into the surreal and mythological as the narrative-driven adventure unfolds.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will launch on May 21 for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass day-1 of launch.