Ninja Theory has declared Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, the acclaimed action game that explores mental illness over the lens of Norse mythology, will be launching for Xbox One on April 11. Until now the title was a PlayStation 4 console exclusive and further available on PC.
Of course, Hellblade on Microsoft’s console will feature enhancements that can be leveraged by the Xbox One X, including HDR. “Players [have] the choice of three enhanced modes to select from,” Ninja Theory explains. “Enhanced Visuals mode offers extra FX and visual quality throughout the experience, High Framerate mode runs the game at 60 frames per second, and High Resolution mode runs the game with dynamic resolutions up to 4K.”
Hellblade for Xbox One will be available to pre-order from March 26. Additionally, “as a thank you to the patient Ninja Theory Xbox fans,” those that pre-order will get a 10% discount. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be available on Xbox One for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99.
Hellblade originally launched in August 2017. The game puts players in the role of Senua, a Celtic warrior who embarks on a vision quest to come to grips with the death of her family. GameSpot awarded it an 8/10 in our Hellblade review and called the title “a spellbinding and sympathetic game about defeat and redemption.”
“Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a game that forces you out of your comfort zone, and for all the right reasons. Presenting a troubled young woman’s tempestuous journey of self-discovery and redemption over her eyes, developer Ninja Theory’s ‘indie-AAA’ experiment takes a lot of risks when telling its harrowing, introspective facts about the often lonely struggles of suffering from past trauma,” wrote GameSpot critic Alessandro Fillari.
Hellblade was further selected as one of GameSpot’s top 10 games of 2017.