Ninja Theory’s new Hellblade trailer looks great, is about mental illness

June 10, 2015 admin No comments

Hellblade - the psychology of violence

Hellblade – the psychology of violence

The creators of DmC and Heavenly Sword have offered up a closer look at their new PS4 action game, and its surprisingly mature storyline.

When it was first teased last year Hellblade seemed to be a Celtic-flavoured hack ‘n’ slash. It is still that, but it seems the backstory of protagonist Senua is considerably more interesting than the norm.

It turns out the game has been developed in conjunction with the University of Cambridge’s Psychiatrist and Professor of Health and Neuroscience, Paul Fletcher, and in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

Although Senua has become traumatised following a Viking invasion of her homeland, which we imagine is not a problem for most people, the nature of her illness… Read the full story

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