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Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Ninja Theory
Release Date: May 21, 2024

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7. 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' (XSX/PC)

by Judy on Jan. 18, 2022 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is the sequel to Ninja Theory's action game, Hellblade.

Redmond Carolipio: If there's a game that's truly going to force my hand and invest in an Xbox Series X, it's this one. I loved the first Hellblade, not only because I thought it was an artistic masterpiece, but also because it dove into a complex aspect of humanity (mental health) and turned into a twisted adventure that offered some real, informed perspective. What are the voices in Senua's head going to tell her in next-gen, and how has she evolved? What's Ninja Theory going to do with all this time and power they've been afforded with the new system? Early on, it carries legendary potential.

Jared Hall: We can only hope with the release of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II that we'll be treated to another round of inspired storytelling integrated with metaphorical gameplay. If you missed out on the original, now's your chance to power through what will surely be remembered as a classic in preparation for the release of the sequel.

Andreas Salmen: Hellblade was a masterfully crafted game by an indie studio. Hellblade II, in contrast, will be a sequel under Microsoft with a lot more budget to go around. It will also usher in the era of Microsoft's new lineup of exclusives and set the tone of what to expect from single-player experiences under the Xbox banner. It already looks incredibly beautiful and polished from what we've seen so far, but I cannot help but think that developer Ninja Theory still has a few surprises up its sleeve.

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