Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Shows Off Its Xbox One X Visuals In a Beautiful 4K Trailer

Nathan Birch
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Earlier this week it was announced Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was coming to Xbox One following a few months of PS4 console exclusivity, and that the game would be getting the usual compliment of Xbox One X bells and whistles. The X enhancements certainly sounded good, but, of course, seeing is believing, so developer Ninja Theory has released a new 4K Xbox One X Hellblade trailer. Check it out, below.

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For those who missed the initial announcement, the Xbox One X version of Hellblade will offer three graphics options – Enhanced Visuals mode adds new effects and ups the graphical fidelity, High-Framerate mode boosts the game to 60fps, and High-Resolution mode runs the game at dynamic resolutions of up to 4K. Presumably, the above trailer was captured using high-resolution mode, although it looks like there’s some visual enhancements on display as well (the lighting definitely looks improved in some scenes). Perhaps Ninja Theory has just given the game a general touch up for its Xbox debut, or maybe they used a mixture of the different modes for the trailer.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice casts players as the titular Senua, a young Celtic woman who suffers from psychosis, which transforms the world around her into a waking nightmare of mocking voices and twisted visions. After the man she loves is killed by Vikings, she sets off sets off on a perilous quest to lay his soul to rest, but will her body and mind survive the journey? Wccftech’s Alessio Palumbo deemed the game a must-play in his review:

“Blending powerful imagery, unrivaled visuals, an excellent combat system, and a unique setting that mixes Norse mythology with mental illness, Ninja Theory fully delivers on their independent AAA pitch with Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. This is one of those titles that, albeit not flawless, should be experienced by every gamer at some point.”

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is currently available on PC and PS4. The nightmare comes to Xbox One on April 11.

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