Microsoft presents E3 2021 Hellblade 2 Trailer through a panel at the Los Angeles Fair.
Microsoft extended its presentation with a new streaming expanding its conference, where it also showed the Hellblade 2 trailer from E3 2021 with new images. The sequel to the excellent Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, a video game in which a Scottish warrior with schizophrenia faced the horrors of her mind to regain the life of her beloved from the clutches of Hell. This has been, without a doubt, one of the great joys of this E3 of 2021.
In a small fraction of the conference, Tameem Antoniades, frontman of Ninja Theory, the team behind this saga, appeared presenting a preview that showed, among other things, brief fragments of gameplay, the immense technical power of this work and various recordings behind the cameras, with motion capture videos from the video game, for example, or the two-year combat training that Melina Juergens, the actress who plays the protagonist, had to face for this new chapter of the saga.
You can watch Tameem’s presentation and trailer, along with the new footage featured at the Xbox Extended Conference, here
Join me on this journey through the valleys of desolation
First shown at the Game Awards 2019 with a mysterious, dark and extremely powerful trailer, this new Hellblade will be a non-direct sequel to the first, telling a story only linked to the events of its predecessor through its characters, but not by the ‘plot. We know that this time the story will be set in Iceland rather than the Dark Lands of Hel, but it remains to be revealed if it will portray another mental illness or recreate the horrors of schizophrenia like the one before. , although everything points to yes, as Senua suggests in that line from this new trailer that says “… But I’m going to show you what’s behind my eyes.” “
The original Hellblade was already breaking the molds for its depth, a good job when it comes to delivering a work with relevant discourse on grief and mental illness, and totally overturning so many clichés we’re too used to (like the classic “Prince embarks on an adventure to save the princess”, for example), then everything seems to us to face a new work with the same transcendence, but even greater and more powerful.
Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga will be exclusive to PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S and has no release date yet.