Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has been a digital-only title since launch, but that’s about to change. Developer Ninja Theory and publisher 505 Games have teamed up to bring the narrative action title to store shelves near you.
Mark December 4th on your calendar as the day you can pick up Hellblade from your (participating) local game store. The disc version will retail at $29.99 (same price as digital) for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It appears to be a straightforward release with no extra bells or whistles in terms of pack-in goodies. Still, it’s nice to have the option of adding one the generation’s most unique titles to a physical collection. While 505 Games will handle distribution of the PS4 disc, Microsoft will take care of the Xbox version. This makes sense given that Microsoft acquired Ninja Theory earlier this year.
Hellblade originally released last August for PlayStation 4 and PC and came to Xbox One this past April. The title scooped up numerous awards, particularly for its voice performances and subject matter, and has sold over a million copies to date. Hellblade released to positive reviews due to its setting, story, and tactful depiction of mental illness.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice tells the story of Senua, a Pict warrior on a journey to rescue her slain lover’s soul from the depths of Hel. Carrying his severed head, she travels through Helheim battling otherworldly enemies. However, Senua suffers from psychosis. A myriad of discouraging voices regularly bombards her thoughts, as do hallucinations that range from disorienting to terrifying. Thus, the true conflict lies within herself, and her senses, rather than any external threat.
You can learn more about the game by visiting Ninja Theory’s website.