Hellblade, the ambitious title from a small team within Ninja Theory, will release on the PS4 and PC on August 8th for $29.99 we learned today. From Ninja Theory:
For those new to Hellblade, the game is the story of Senua, a traumatized Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of Hel. We have created the game in collaboration with neuroscientists as well as people who live with psychosis. We hope Hellblade is an experience like no other.
We’ve been interested in Hellblade since we first laid our eyes on it so the August release date is welcome for sure. It’s rather interesting that Ninja Theory is quoting the game to be a AAA experience that is about half the length of typical major games (hence the $29.99 price tag). If they can offer an intriguing AAA experience that lasts 5-6 hours, it could mark the beginning of a new type of title for the industry that we haven’t seen in many years. We surely hope it lives up to expectations.