Hellblade 2 Revealed For Xbox Series X, Continuing Senua's Saga

Senua's story will continue exclusively on Xbox Series X.


Following up the exciting console reveal Xbox Series X, the official name of Project Scarlett, Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to 2017's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, titled Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. As announced during The Game Awards, the game is once again coming from Ninja Theory, the studio Microsoft acquired back in June 2018. The announcement was accompanied by a new trailer for the game, which can be watched below.

The trailer showcases the graphical capabilities of Xbox Series X, running completely in-engine. It features Senua chanting and a group of what appears to be devotees in front of a human sacrifice. The trailer also occasionally cuts to scenes of warriors approaching a curious-looking mountain on a stormy beach. But before the trailer ends, we see that it wasn't a mountain after all--it's a gigantic being hunched over. As the group of warriors make the final steps on their approach, the giant being rears up to confront them.

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No further details were shared, not even a release date or story details beyond what can be gleaned from the trailer. However, in our exclusive chat with Phil Spencer, we learned this footage was in-engine and running in real-time--implying that the Xbox Series X is one powerful machine. For more coverage on Xbox Series X, check out the rest of our stories in the pinbox below.

In GameSpot's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review, Alessandro Fillari wrote, "Hellblade's most notable achievement is the handling of an incredibly sensitive subject matter within an engaging and well-crafted action/adventure game. At its heart, the story is about Senua's struggle to come to terms with her illness. In the process, she learns to find the strength within herself to endure, and to make peace with her past. And in a profound and physical way, we go through those same struggles with her, and come away with a better understanding of a piece of something that many people in the world struggle with."

If you're looking to pick up the game prior to its sequel coming out, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is available on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Hellblade is currently on Xbox Game Pass, so you can download the game for no additional charge on Xbox One and PC if you already have a subscription.

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