Who Plays Senua In Hellblade

The first Senua's Saga: Hellblade II trailer made its surprise debut at The Game Awards back in December 2019 alongside the reveal of the Xbox Series X.

It’s unclear which direction Ninja Theory will go with Hellblade II, but we’re more than excited to see Senua back in action. What was most exciting about the reveal, apart from Hellblade II’s existence, were the game's incredible visuals, which were all presented within the game’s engine.

Even after the previous Xbox Series X games event, Hellblade II is the most next-gen-looking game under Xbox’s belt. Here’s everything we know so far about Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. See the best PC games and best Xbox Game Pass PC games to play now.

These are the best Xbox Series X games and best PS5 games so far. See our Xbox Series X review, PS5 review and best virtual tabletop software. There’s no official release date for Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, and while we’d love for it to launch around the same time as the Xbox Series X, we don’t think it’ll show up this year or even early next year.

This past Xbox Series X games showcase didn’t talk about the release date of the game, but rather, a release date of the second developer diary.

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  • Given that Hellblade II seems to be in heavy development, I predict the earliest we might see it launch is in late 2021.
  • Xbox has previously stated that gamers won’t have to upgrade to new hardware for two years at least, as all games within that timeframe will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
  • And since Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is launching on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC, that might give us an idea of its release window.

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Recently, journalist Jeff Grub said, "I Think Hellblade was kind of the plan as well [for TGA show]," implying that it'll show up at The Game Awards in 2021.

Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any juicy gameplay clips of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, but we imagine that it’s going to be a similar third-person action experience as Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

Ideally, we’ll see some gameplay improvements, such as adding more complexity to attack combos and making combat generally more intense with a variety of new enemies. In the trailer, we saw a big ol’ beastie that was disguised as a rock, so we’re more than likely going to fight some giant monsters.

It’s entirely possible that Senua's Saga: Hellblade II may be an open-world game, given that the plot revolves around Senua taking a journey across Iceland, but Ninja Theory might want it to be more linear for narrative purposes, similar to the first game. Bit cloudy isn't it? Here we're using flow maps to make clouds form and dissolve naturally in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II #WIP pic.twitter.com/OrIoyGjiHKMay 25, 2021.

Ninja Theory has teased what some of the weather effects are going to look like, via the Tweet above. The developers are using flow maps to make clouds form and dissolve naturally, and it looks pretty damn good.

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We also got a seriously intense gameplay reveal during The Game Awards 2021. It looked so good that it could easily be confused for a pre-rendered cutscene. The vibe is way creepier and threatening than the previous game, as we see Senua running away from a giant while attempting to toss spears at its head.

The sequel to Hellblade will once again take place in 9th Century Iceland, and a recent developer diary (a part of Ninja Theory’s Dreadnought Diaries series) revealed that Senua would seemingly make her way hundreds of miles across the country.

In the aforementioned diary, Ninja Theory talked in-depth about visiting a number of locations in Iceland and attempting to recreate those locations as authentically as possible within Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. The first game was about Senua accepting loss and coming to terms with her demons.

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We imagine that the second game will be about her continuing to deal with her psychosis, which would take us to a bunch of Norse mythological settings. It’s entirely possible that the story of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II will be about the titular character getting vengeance on the Norsemen who killed Dillion.

That’s my theory at least, since Senua was looking pretty bloodthirsty in that trailer. Considering how good Senua's Saga: Hellblade II looks, it’s probably going to take one of the best gaming laptops to run well.

However, if we look at what the original Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice requirements were, we’ll get an idea of the components that you’ll likely need.

Unfortunately, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice doesn’t actually have a recommended specs list, but instead has a list of minimum requirements: Windows 7, Intel Core i5 3570K or AMD FX-8350 CPU, 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB or AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB GPU, DirectX Version 11 and 30GB of available space.

Considering Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice can run on the Nintendo Switch, we imagine that Ninja Theory will also optimize Senua's Saga: Hellblade II to run on lower-end systems. I picked up Hellblade yesterday and I was really surprised by how good this game looks.

There are a lot of good looking games out there, but Hellblade is just amazing! One thing that stands out from the very start is the detail with the main character. Not only are the textures crisp and realistic, but the mocap is up there with LA Noire with the eyes from Horizon Zero Dawn.

Turns out there is a fairly interesting story behind the mocap for this game. Like most modern games, Hellblade had a detailed mocap system in place to handle all of the character animations.

They also used a system to capture the facial animations which is how they got Senua’s facial expressions to look so lifelike. Melina Juergens is the name actress and model behind Senua and she got the role by accident. Melina worked for Ninja Theory as a video editor and while they were looking for a full time actress for the role as Senua, they asked Melina to step in and fill the role so they could continue with the development of the game.

After some time they found that she was a perfect fit for the role and wanted to use her image for Senua as well as getting her to act out the role. The video below is a behind the scenes interview where she explains how it all came to be and also shows some good footage of the mocap and other work she had to put in to help build the game.

It is an interesting video and well worth watching if you have been enjoying Hellblade. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is developer Ninja Theory’s highly-anticipated sequel to its 2017 title Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

Exclusive to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC, the sequel was revealed at the Game Awards 2019 with a dark and mysterious trailer that didn’t really give much away. It wasn't until The Game Awards 2021 that we finally saw a gameplay trailer, but there's still no release date for the game. It’s now been more than three years since we fought through the depths of Hel with Senua on her journey to rescue the soul of her dead lover from the goddess Hela, so we’re more than ready to jump into a sequel.

And, from what we've seen so far, the wait will definitely be worth it. While solid details on Hellblade 2 may be scarce, the footage we've seen is frankly breathtaking.

Senua's character model is unbelievably detailed (even more so than in Senua's Sacrifice) as is the beautifully bleak world itself, meaning we can likely expect Hellblade 2 to be a real showcase of what the Xbox Series X is capable of - and we can't wait. Want to know more about Sena's next adventure?

Read on for everything we know so far about Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. The sequel to 2017's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. When can I play it?

What can I play it on? Xbox Series X/S and PC confirmed. Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 currently doesn't have a release date, but we do know it will release for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC - and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.

While we were hoping to see developer Ninja Theory announce a 2022 release date for Hellblade 2, that's likely wishful thinking based on comments the sequel's chief design director made last year.

The comments were made in a development update released on Ninja Theory’s YouTube channel in June 2021. In it, Tameem Antoniades, Ninja Theory founder and Chief Design Director, said the team is currently building "a good chunky slice of the game before we then move into full production to build out the rest".

While the video did go on to show snippets of what Ninja Theory has been working on (and it's a lot), the idea that - at that point - even a slice of the game hadn’t yet been completed indicates that a full release for the Xbox and PC exclusive is still some time away.

It's possible too, that the slice they were working on was the gameplay trailer shown at The Game Awards 2021.

What this means in terms of a release date for Hellblade 2 is yet to be seen, but we wouldn’t expect to get our hands on Senua's next adventure until at least 2023. Gameplay trailer.

The first gameplay trailer for Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 was revealed during The Game Awards 2021 and, to be honest, we're still reeling from it. The six-minute cinematic gameplay trailer sees Senua leading an army as they take on a huge, grotesque creature lurking in a cave.

The trailer contains the same binaural audio effects that represent Senua's psychosis as the first game, with impressive facial animations and cinematic effects on display, that suggest Hellblade 2 will truly take advantage of the Xbox Series X's immense power.

Check it out below:. Announcement trailer. Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 was officially announced for Xbox Series X at the Game Awards 2019, with a peculiar and gritty reveal trailer. While the trailer didn't give much away in terms of story and gameplay, it did confirm that this sequel looks much darker than its predecessor - which was already pretty dark.

Check it out below:. Senua's character model is incredibly detailed. The developer cites its development of skin and eye materials using studio references for its ability to make Senua look life-like.

It's certainly got us excited to see more of Hellblade 2, and Senua, in action. Senua is brought to life in Senua's Saga: Hellblade II thanks to our development of skin and eye materials using studio references.

pic.twitter.com/dTX2ETJmAKJanuary 20, 2022. Project Acoustics is Microsoft's wave acoustics engine for 3D interactive experiences. Essentially, it allows for realistic acoustics to be introduced into 3D environments. Spatial audio, meanwhile, is immersive sound that comes from (or seems to) all angles. Some audio notes about our gameplay trailer: https://t.co/eJxBL8F3wU-Almost all 3d sounds use Project acoustics and spatial audio: incredible technologies.

-Everything in this demo is in engine, real time, no tricks. As such not everything is perfect(yet :D)December 12, 2021. Still a while off. In the reel (which doesn’t show any new gameplay footage) studio founder Tameem Antoniades explains, “What we're doing right now is building a good chunky slice of the game before we then move into full production to build out the rest.” He adds, “Hellblade was very special to us and we 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.” . Behind-the-scenes videos on Ninja Theory’s social channels in addition to this video have provided an insight into how much work the team is putting in in the name of detail, particularly with regards to characters and setting. Overall, it seems safe to say that the game is still a good way off yet and could maybe even be a 2023 or beyond title.

Another behind the scenes look. In a short video shared through the developer’s Twitter account, we can see members of the team setting clothing on fire with the caption “Sometimes to create, you must first destroy.
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