Today marks a milestone in the gaming industry, as one of the first true indie AAA video games has now hit stores. Developed and published by Ninja Theory, the supernatural Nordic adventure Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is now available on PS4, Steam, and GOG for a modest $29.99, a price significantly lower than most other AAA titles on the marketplace these days.
In order to keep the price down, Hellblade won’t be receiving a physical release for the time being. According to Games Industry.biz, it still needs to sell around 300,000 copies to break even, so don’t waste any time purchasing yours.
In addition the the launch trailer above, Ninja Theory also released a final development diary to detail the game’s final push before its release.
ABOUT THIS GAME
From the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry, comes a warrior’s brutal journey into myth and madness.
Set in the Viking age, a broken Celtic warrior embarks on a haunting vision quest into Viking Hell to fight for the soul of her dead lover.
Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull you deep into Senua’s mind.
“masterclass of atmosphere, storytelling, and the marriage of mechanical and conceptual design.” 90 – IGN
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is both great and terrifying, taking the player on a journey into madness.” 95 – GamesBeat
“Ninja Theory crafts a highly competent action game and a nuanced, powerful exploration of mental health.” Essential – Eurogamer