Ninja Theory shares a piece of concept art from Hellblade 2’s continued development with a surprisingly familiar scene.
Hellblade: Senua’s SacrificeThe 2017 release was well received in large part due to the deeper themes behind the visually impressive gameplay. That positive reception, as well as that of Microsoft absorbing Ninja Theory in 2018, boosted expectations for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 much higher than its predecessor. At the moment, Ninja Theory hasn’t revealed too much about the game, but today it did let in a piece of concept art if only to help maintain Hellblade 2prediction of.
The concept art piece is depicted as an image of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2“shore settlement” and was created by Ninja Doctrine artist, Marco Teixeira. It depicts Senua standing on a dark, humanoid object gazing out over a seaside village. There was fire, although it is unclear if the village burned and what appears to be a river of lava leading into the village. On the beach, the birds are flying. Waves crash against the rocks along the shore. It is a very dark and seemingly hopeless work of art.
While no additional context has been provided by Ninja Theory for the image, it may be related to the official Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 trailer released in Game Awards 2021. In that trailer, the village of Senua hunts down a giant they found in a cave along the coast. The giant retaliates and a fight ensues as Senua retreats and the giant follows, devouring the villagers and shouting Senua’s name.
It’s unclear whether the concept art shared today is representative of the end of that trailer from The Game Awards 2021, but it’s clear the two are related. The seaside placement of both the trailer and the artwork ties them together. It is possible that the concept is supposed to represent Senuathe village of all the people shown in the trailer. However, perhaps there is more to it than just seeing.
Both intro for Hellblade 2 and new concept art that suggests conflict for Senua. Apparently, she’s trying to kill the giant in the trailer, but in the concept art, she’s also shown with a spear and knife in hand. Perhaps she was trying to protect the village, or perhaps she was leaving it.
What Ninja Theory showed Hellblade 2 So far there’s certainly been nothing more than a glimpse of what the studio has put together with the game. No current release window has been announced, which leaves plenty of time for Ninja Theory to share more. As concept art implies, a little more than the coastline that may have been shared with the world will be found in Hellblade 2.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 Currently in development for PC and Xbox Series X/S.
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