Games company Ninja Theory and Valiant Entertainment have announced that they have teamed up to create Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1, an exclusive Valiant digital comics short set in the world of Ninja Theory’s forthcoming adventure game.
Written by Ninja Theory Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades with art by Ben Templesmith, this collaboration aims to produce a “lavishly illustrated epic poem” and will be available exclusively as a pre-order bonus for all orders of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice placed on Steam and GOG.com before the game’s August 8th, 2017 release on PlayStation 4 and PC.
Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani says:
Ninja Theory and Valiant have been working behind the scenes for some time now, and we’ve had the chance to see the development process behind Hellblade up close. Not only is the experience deeply compelling, but, most importantly, Senua is a complex and captivating lead character whose journey is heartbreaking, inspirational and revelatory all at once. We couldn’t be happier to contribute to Hellblade’s enthralling mythology in some small way, and we look forward to future collaborations.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice comes from the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry. It is the story of Senua, a “traumatized Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of Hel”. The game is created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis.
[Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ragnarok Trailer]
You can viisit Steam or GOG.com to pre-order your copy of the game and receive the exclusive Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1 digital comics short, produced in partnership with Valiant Entertainment.