Main as much as the unique Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, the Ninja Concept crew launched 30 dev diaries, delving into each side of the sport: the creative inspirations, the mythos they had been remixing, and extra. It was an insightful look into recreation improvement, so I am glad Ninja Concept is returning to the idea for the spooky motion sequel Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga. The primary episode takes a take a look at Iceland, the setting for the sequel, and the crew’s painstaking efforts to recreate it as realistically as doable. The digicam know-how on show is actually spectacular and following the crew to Iceland looks like watching a sequence of British journeys, sans the gritty humour.
There’s a few seconds of in-game footage right here, displaying the mist-covered rocky environments in Hellblade 2. It is nothing thrilling, however the diary is extra targeted on the event course of, moderately than the precise recreation – for now, no less than. All through the video, we see how the environmental artwork crew scanned objects massive and small, from spectacular waterfalls to the tiniest man-made idols. It is value only for the gorgeous landscapes. You’ll be able to test it out right here.
Social media ninja Will Potter says improvement on the sequel is “properly underway” and with the return of those diaries, our subsequent take a look at Hellblade 2 should not be too far-off. In response to a fan turned on Chirping, Ninja Concept confirmed that an episode on the soundtrack is deliberate, which makes me very completely satisfied since Senua’s heavy metallic rap within the presentation trailer is an authorized banger. The most recent Hellblade 2 trailer confirmed Senua main a gaggle of warriors into battle in opposition to an enormous stone big, all whereas he handled the voices in his head.
Our evaluation of the unique mentioned, “Hellblade is courageous for tackling psychosis so head-on, and braver nonetheless for pouring a lot of his effort into his fiction. It is in contrast to something he is performed this yr, and for that motive it deserves a slice of your time.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is obtainable for £25/€30/$30 on Steam and can be included in Sport Go.