Hellblade 2 Trailer: Gameplay, Soundtrack, Combat, Xbox, PS4, Engine & more

The sequel to the BAFTA-winning smash arrives on the new Xbox. Here’s the first peak.

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli

It was recently announced that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is set to arrive sometime between late 2020 and early 2021.

Despite the launch still being way off, excitement is starting to tangibly grow for the sequel of one of the most under-appreciated games of the last decade.

The big news thus far is that Hellblade 2 is one of the first games confirmed for the new Xbox Series X.

Here’s everything you need to know about the trailer from the next smash from Ninja Theory.

Trailer 

The sequel was revealed with a hard-hitting trailer that didn’t give much away in terms of plot or gameplay. 

It was allegedly made entirely in-engine on the Xbox Series X, which could explain the stunning graphics on display.

The spooky tones of the trailer reflect the discomfort of the Hellblade series, with protagonist Senua suffering from psychosis.

Trailer music

The song in the trailer is In Maidjan by experimental folk band Heilung.

Listen to Haielung on Spotify here.

Trailer release date

The trailer landed on December 13, 2019, but we can expect a further trailer depicting gameplay ahead of release.

The game’s release date is set to arrive after Xbox Series X, but isn’t one of the new console’s launch titles. That suggests that at the very earliest, it will arrive in December 2020.

Expect a second trailer to be online during the summer of 2020.

Plot

For those who didn’t play the original game, it followed a Pict warrior named Senua on her quest to save the soul of her dead lover, Dillion.

HARROWING: Senua returns to her village to find that everyone she knew was massacred by Norsemen

Dillion was sacrificed in a ‘blood eagle’ by an army of Norsemen, along with the rest of the village – nasty stuff.

Senua faces various obstacles on her journey; hearing numerous voices in her head, suffering from violent hallucinations, and being pursued by the Darkness…

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However, it is through these hallucinations that Senua’s backstory is revealed to the player.

It’s now been three years since we’ve seen the hard-as-nails female protagonist, and we’re more than ready to undergo another twisted quest alongside her. 

That’s all we have for now, but we will be back soon with updates.

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