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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade ii finally releasing on May 21

Release Date, and in which Gaming Platforms it will be available

Ninja Theory revealed during the January 2024 Xbox Developer Direct that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will be released on May 21 on PC and Xbox Series X|S platforms.  It will be releasing on Xbox Game Pass as well. Sadly, it is not available on PlayStation 5.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade ii’s Story Till Now

The company unveiled a fresh new release date trailer that highlights the game’s stunningly realistic visuals and horrific gameplay. Senua intends to get revenge on the Vikings who enslaved her people, so she travels to Iceland to confront the problem at its source. Since she has a mental illness, she can hear voices during her travels, searching for patterns and clues surrounding her.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade ii’s Trailer Breakdown

Hellblade 2 previews were shown at The Game Awards 2023, depicting Senua in a dark fantasy realm, fighting in physical combat, evading fire assaults, and exploring scary tunnels. The visuals demonstrate the power of the Unreal Engine and are likely to look much better on the Xbox Series X. The teaser also shows Senua leading a gang in an attempt to catch a behemoth, but the scheme unravels as it crawls towards her. The teaser incorporates aspects of Hellblade, like hushed words and dramatic music.

What new features Senua’s Saga: Hellblade ii will offer?

1. Combat

Combat has also been overhauled for this game, and it promises to be extremely cruel as Senua battles for survival against Draugr in each encounter.

There are also new combat situations in which she battles against horrifying monsters that attempt to grab her. Ninja Theory stated that they intended for the player to experience Senua’s lack of superhuman status as well as her struggle to exist and barely make ends meet.

2. Motion capture

One important aspect of this is the use of significant motion capture for realistic animations, with Senua’s actress practicing for two years to perfect the combat. Binaural audio, which was previously limited to boss confrontations in Hellblade, plays a larger part in Hellblade 2 to provide a continuous feeling of immersion throughout battle and exploration.

3. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade ii’s Map

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 continues the story of the original game, which follows Senua as she ventures into the frigid areas of Iceland. The harm inflicted by Norse invaders is a key part of the original game; thus, Hellblade 2’s tale pushes Senua further in confronting her demons, even if it means leaving Helheim behind. In Iceland, Senua must face Norse mythological perils such as giants and the undead draugar, gaining new foes and friends along the way. The Icelandic environment should provide plenty of possibilities for fascinating views to explore and thrilling set pieces, and given the short total length, precisely planned development will go a long way towards maintaining constant engagement.

Hellblade 2 Concept Art

Ninja Theory isn’t hesitant about revealing periodic views into the development process, providing us with knowledge about the production, and with our excitement for Hellblade 2 running high, these tidbits are much appreciated. In January 2022, the official Ninja Theory X account posted a piece of Hellblade 2 concept art, providing another peek at the game’s perspective locale. Senua is seen standing on a rock overlooking a little town that appears to be in poor condition. Smoldering flames lay close to roaring waves, a tiny volcanic stream cutting through the earth, and beached boats littered the settlement. This appears to be a tough place to be, and is there a large knife next to Senua? 

Pricing of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade ii

Senua’s Saga, as expected for a first-party title, will be available on Microsoft’s Game Pass service for Xbox platforms and PC on launch day. For gamers without a Game Pass, it will be available digitally for $50. PC gamers can buy from the Xbox Store or Steam.


Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 has a lot to live up to, but if all goes right, it should be able to take the greatest parts of Hellblade and improve on them. We will all get to know after its release on May 21, 2024.