17 Jun 2021 10:05 PM +00:00

Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga Hasn't Entered Production Yet

There was no Hellblade 2 E3 2021 appearance, and you might be wondering if Hellblade 2 was delayed.

It wasn't, Ninja Theory assured us during the Xbox Extended Showcase.

It just hasn't even entered production yet.

That's because the team has been working on getting everything just right before starting production.

To that end, they've sent teams to Iceland, scouting the terrain and trying to make it as believable as possible.

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They've even has the actors and animators take combat training lessons for the past two years to create a stronger sense of realism and immersion.

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The developers showed a Hellblade 2 trailer during the showcase, but while they were hesitant to call it a trailer or behind-the-scenes look:

Ninja Theory founder Tameem Antoniades said:

What we're doing right now is building a good chunky slice of the game before we then move into full production to build out the rest. Hellblade was very special to us and we didn't want to do a straight sequel. We wanted to do something extra special and so we're making our lives as difficult as possible in that pursuit.

Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga Hasn't Entered Production Yet

What we'll be immersed in remains a bit of a mystery, though we did get a slight tease of what we can look forward to in a portion of the trailer.

"With our swords, we will forge new stories, to strike the gods that haunt us. We will embrace our suffering, soothe our scars and grief, and break their siege on our minds. They may see them as gods, but we... we will show them what lies behind our eyes."

Hellblade 2 was first announced during the 2019 Game Awards, though this is the first update we've had on it in several months.

Read more: Behind the scenes of Hellblade 2