Hellblade 2 Gets New Gameplay Trailer, Still No Release Date

Despite Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 having been first announced way back in 2019, we’ve seen very little of protagonist Senua and developer Ninja Theory ever since, with the odd short gameplay trailer used to demonstrate the cutting edge tech being used to develop the game. We got a very vague release window of 2024 during this summer’s Xbox showcase, and despite getting a new trailer, we still don’t have a more narrowed down release date.


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Hellblade 2 was shown off via a new trailer during this year’s show, which gives us the best look at the game’s combat and visuals. Just like with previous trailers, this one is just as mysterious, featuring a bunch of impressive sweeping shots of the game’s locations, including a small village, a dark forest, and some other muggy locations.

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On top of that, we also see what appears to be gameplay footage of Senua fighting against some gnarly bad guys. I say “appears to be” because the game footage looks so good that it can be difficult to discern from actual cutscenes. Apart from that, we don’t have any new info, meaning we’re still sat waiting for a concrete release date.

With this news, it seems as though Xbox is gearing up for a pretty decent 2024. Ninja Theory was acquired by Microsoft quite a while back, meaning that Hellblade 2 will be exclusive to Xbox consoles, despite the first game releasing on all platforms. It’s going to provide a pretty big boost for Xbox to have a game like Hellblade 2 exclusive to its machine, especially if it turns out to be just as well-received and critically acclaimed as the first one.

While the Hellblade 2 announcement may not have been as exciting as we had hoped, the rest of The Game Awards delivered pretty spectacularly. Not only did we get the reveal of Hideo Kojima’s new title OD, which also appears to be an Xbox exclusive as he’s working with the studio’s cloud technology, but we also saw Sega announce a slew of new games, including Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Golden Axe, and more.

We also got some big news for Dragon Ball fans, as Budokai Tenkiachi 4 was given a new trailer, in which it was revealed that the official title of the name is Dragon Ball Sparking: Zero.

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