Ninja Theory's latest game, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a pretty interesting game, just considering the concept. Add in some stunning visuals, norse mythology, and an attempt to actually portray mental health in a game, and it's definitely something to look out for. In the latest trailer, we get a glimpse of Hela.
According to the Poetic Edda of Norse Mythology, Hela (commonly referred to as Hel) is the daughter of Loki, and ruler of a portion of the dead called Hel which is located in the realm of Nilfheim. Her description in the Prose Edda is given as half-blue, half flesh colored, and she rules over vast mansions with many servants.
Naturally, Ninja Theory's version of Hela is a little bit different. Insomuch as Hela appears to be a giant, bald, and has half of her body and face wreathed in writhing shadows.
While the trailer is interesting, and I'm looking forward to seeing how Hela plays into the overall theme of Senua's madness, it is just another CGI trailer for the game. Chances are, it won't look quite this epic, though the recent Ragnarok trailer featured some promising gameplay.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is coming to PS4 and PC on August 8th.