Ninja Theory has released the debut gameplay trailer for Hellblade, its new action game in development for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Hellblade follows Senua, a Celtic Warrior left traumatized from a Viking invasion, on her journey into a vision of Hell that’s actually a manifestation of her own mental illness. Senua experiences psychosis, including hallucinations and delusions, as well as suffering from anxiety and depression
In tackling this subject, Ninja Theory enlisted the help of Paul Fletcher, a Psychiatrist and Professor of Health Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge, as well as individuals who have experienced mental health issues.
The game is also backed by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation which aims to build greater public understanding of science and health.
“Rather than being a didactic game teaching us about psychosis, Hellblade allows us to explore it through the creation of a compelling and complex character, and the world that she inhabits,” Wellcome Trust creative partnerships manager Iain Dodgeson said.
Hellblade is due out in 2016.
Watch the trailer and a new developer diary below.
Developer Diary #12
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.