Ninja Theory announces Hellblade 2017 release


Ninja Theory has reiterated that the long-delayed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be released in 2017. 

Originally announced in 2014, Hellblade was pencilled in for a 2016 launch although that obviously failed to happen. Fortunately, Ninja Theory commented on Twitter that the hotly anticipated PlayStation 4 and PC actioner will ship at some point this year, although an exact release date has yet to be announced.

Yes! We’re really looking forward to sharing #Hellblade with you all. The support has been amazing,” said the company, in response to whether the game was coming out this year.

Hellblade’s story is based on Celtic mythology, and follows the exploits of Senua as she ventures into a hellish underworld concocted from the psychotic manifestations of her own reality and mind. Ninja Theory has described the game as an ‘independent AAA game’ in the sense that it is being developed and published independently, but still maintains the quality and production values of other major video game releases on the market.

Ninja Theory is perhaps best known to PlayStation gamers as the studio behind the PS3-exclusive Heavenly Sword, which was released back in 2007. In addition, the company was also responsible for rebooting Capcom’s Devil May Cry franchise back in 2013, with the game later being remastered for current-generation systems.