As revealed today at Mashable, renowned game development studio Ninja Theory and award-winning comic book publisher Valiant Entertainment are proud to announce that they have joined forces for Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1 – an exclusive Valiant digital comics short set in the mesmerizing and brutal world of Ninja Theory’s hotly anticipated adventure game. Written by Ninja Theory Co- Founder & Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades with art by multiple Eisner Award nominee Ben Templesmith, this first-of-its-kind collaboration between two of gaming and comics most acclaimed artistic forces is told in the form of 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.
“Since Valiant and Ninja Theory’s paths first crossed, we realized that we are two creative organizations with very similar outlooks. We share a dedication to quality, creativity and giving our fans what they want. It has been fantastic to work with the talented team at Valiant to bring Hellblade: Senua’s Song to life in such a beautiful way,” said Ninja Theory Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades.
“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,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “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’re all fans and admirers of Ninja Theory here, and they share a creative POV with Valiant that is grounded in strong storytelling and deep characterization. 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. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull players deep into Senua’s mind.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be released on August 8th, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PC and is currently available for pre-order on PC via Steam and GOG.com for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99. Visit Steam or GOG.com to pre-order your copy today and receive the exclusive Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1 digital comics short, produced in partnership with Valiant Entertainment and featuring the artwork of comics master Ben Templesmith.