Final Pre-release Hellblade Dev Diary

07 Aug Final Pre-release Hellblade Dev Diary

With Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice launching tomorrow August 8th for PlayStation 4 and PC, we are today sharing our final development diary before release. Episode 29 gives an insight into the Hellblade team’s final push for release and preparing for launch.

We would like to thank you for your amazing support throughout development, and we are very excited to be sharing Hellblade with you all tomorrow.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is available for pre-order now. Those pre-ordering on PlayStation 4 will receive an exclusive Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Dynamic Theme that depicts the iconic burning tree scene from the game. Those pre-ordering on PC will receive an exclusive digital comic short, Hellblade: Senua’s Song.

Pre-order Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice now for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99:
PlayStation EU / US   l   Steam   l   GOG

  • MoNaYLeviathan
    Posted at 16:03h, 07 August Reply

    I’ve waited so long for the release of Hellblade. I’ve watched its progress since the beginning and I was always fascinated by it, and now it’s only one day away. I also love how you guys showed the progress steps each month in the form of Dev Diaries.
    I’ve already pre-ordered it and now I’m just simply awaiting release. Good work Ninja Theory team!

  • AOneOfYourFan
    Posted at 17:03h, 07 August Reply

    Hi there,
    I’m glad you have proven that smaller teams can create a wonderful game. Before you started, I have already known that this is possible, but lot of people from a game development scene told me things like “this is crazy”, “you cannot create an interseting tripple A game in a small group of people” and so on.
    So I have watched your every dev-diary since the beginning and kept my fingers crossed. After I have discovered that Senua has a metal illness, I have been even more intereseted in the development of this game (I had a weaker mental illness myslef, so I feel a relation to the main character).
    So thank you for proving that such development is realistic (I’m a small game developer as well) and I look forward to buy and play the game.
    Good job!

  • Mehdi
    Posted at 20:24h, 07 August Reply


  • Rıdvan
    Posted at 20:56h, 07 August Reply

    What time will you open the game?

  • Nariko
    Posted at 09:35h, 08 August Reply

    Heavenly Sword 2 plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  • Tony Lair
    Posted at 18:49h, 08 August Reply

    I’m about 2 hours in and so far I love it. Absolutely brilliant!

  • Alasdair Gordon
    Posted at 07:49h, 09 August Reply

    I spent a good 3 hours or so immersed in the game last night and it is absolutely superb! Congratulations to the Ninja Theory team and everyone involved.

  • Edward Westmoreland-Caunter
    Posted at 12:18h, 09 August Reply

    I’m so excited that Hellblade is finally here, although I will certainly miss your dev diaries! You guys are amazing and so inspirational. In fact, following Hellblade’s development has inspired me to take up a BA (hons) course in Game Arts (starting in September) and I am looking forward to it more than anything. I hope that one day I will have the opportunity to work on a project as brilliant and beautiful as Hellblade, Thank you, Ninja Theory, for helping me see the potential for story-telling in games and for helping me realise what I truly want to do with my life. Best of luck for the future! <3

  • Rich
    Posted at 14:04h, 09 August Reply

    When are you releasing the demo? I wonder how many other people are holding back from buying something they can’t return or trade in .. but would buy it if they just got the chance to try it.

    • Oli G
      Posted at 14:41h, 10 August Reply

      Buy it with Valve’s Steam Client! If your not satisfied with the title and you’re under one hour playtime, you can refund the title very easily over the steam UI 😉 But trust me, it’s definitely worth the fair amount of money you’d have to pay for this exceptional title (so far I have played about half an hour and the quality and atmosphere are really amazing!)

  • Reverielle
    Posted at 13:55h, 10 August Reply

    Thank you very much for this.

  • Oli G
    Posted at 14:38h, 10 August Reply

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    I'm also watching your dev diarys (amazing idea btw) since nearly the beginning and was soooo awaiting it's release (you don't wanna know how often I visited your page to see updates on diary and release date^^). Now I've bought it and played about half an hour or bit more and all my expectations so far have been outgunned. I wasn't aware yet that it's possible to have mins instead of some seconds for a simple road only because there are so many voice in my head xD

    the graphics, environment (lighting, textures etc) and atmosphere caused by all this are just amazing! And all of it for a price which is more than fair 😉

    Now I'm really excited to go on with the journey! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE HARD (but surely fun) WORK, hope to enjoy this for hours and hours 😀 Brilliant so far!

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  • Oli G
    Posted at 14:43h, 10 August Reply

    Btw you really need <3 – heart icons in your comments xD

  • Chris B
    Posted at 17:59h, 11 August Reply

    Absolutely fabulous work, can’t be appreciated enough!
    Well done Ninja Theory, keep up the great work!

  • Lumi S
    Posted at 16:34h, 16 August Reply

    I’ve been following your dev diaries from early on and I*m deeply impressed by the game, now that it’s out. Great work with the story! You have created something that felt meaningful – not just another generic fantasy game.

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