Ninja Theory has released a new trailer for the newly subtitled Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice featuring a new look for main character Senua, which the developer says is “based on [the team’s] aim to make her one of the most believable characters ever seen in a video game.”
Senua is a Celtic Warrior who journeys into the Viking heartland while struggling with trauma and psychosis. The psychological, emotional, and mental trials of her quest are portrayed in both her character model and her representation of reality. You’ll see this in the voices that Senua hears in the trailer, which were recorded binaurally (listen to them with headphones and they’ll sound as if they are in the 3D space around you).
The trailer also showcases a new technology that allows the actress playing Senua to perform the scene live and in real-time directly within the game world.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is in development for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Watch the trailer and a new development diary below.