Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, previously a PC and PlayStation 4-only title is now coming to Xbox One, according to this recent Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) listing. The listing puts the date at April 11, 2018, and has since been officially confirmed on Twitter.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is an award-winning indie game from Ninja Theory, known primarily for building the DmC: Devil May Cry reboot. The British studio developed Hellblade independently, winning praise for its cinematic presentation and compelling narrative.
Update, March 25, 2018: We've updated this article to reflect that Ninja Theory has since confirmed the game's release date, and offered details on the Xbox One X enhancements.
In the game, set entrenched in Norse mythology, the warrior Senua battles a gauntlet of hellish creatures in an attempt to save the soul of her dead lover. The game was praised for exploring themes of mental illness and psychological horror, atop tight hack and slash gameplay with puzzle solving elements.
It's unknown at this time how much Hellblade will cost when it hits Xbox, but it appears that the game will also enjoy Xbox One X enhancements, listing 4K resolution and HDR as visual features. Ninja Theory further detailed the game's enhancements, which comes with three separate modes for enhanced visuals, higher resolution (dynamic up to full 4K, beating the PS4 Pro's 1440p maximum), and a HD 60 FPS performance mode for those without 4K TVs.
We'll let you know when Hellblade is available for pre-order. Fans of psychological horror and cinematic adventure games should definitely keep this on their radar, presuming you haven't yet played on PS4 or PC.
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Will we see a physical copy?
This game is a must buy!! Played it on PS4 Pro and the game is really physiologically crazy but fun. Also kinda scary/jumpy kind of game. Its definitely best played with headphones tho.
Many have recommended this game to me and I was on the edge of actually buying it on GOG.com. I'm glad I waited for the Xbox version, with Xbox X enhancements it will be much nicer than on my ageing PC.
BTW there is no Norse mythology in this game. It is based on the ancient "pict" culture of tribes that lived in northern britain more than thousand years ago.
Will there be a Disc version that we can buy in retail? Thanks.
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