In a new video shown during today’s Microsoft and Bethesda Developer DirectStudio head Dom Matthews said the game was “in the final months of development”.
Melina Juergens, who plays Senua in the game, also explained the game’s plot in the new video.
“[Senua] wants to stop the Vikings who raided her village right at thgeir source in Iceland,” she said. “But not just the quest has changed – Senua herself has grown since the first Hellblade. She’s made peace with her past and is no longer in such fear of her visions and voices.”
“Hellblade was very special for us and we didn’t want to do a straight sequel, we wanted to do something extra special, and so we’re making our lives as difficult as possible in that pursuit,” Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades said in a behind the scenes video released in June 2021.
“The game is set in ninth century Iceland, so we’ve been sending our art and audio teams out there doing photography, photogrammetry and combining it with satellite data to recreate large swathes of the landscape.”