Ninja Theory are true rock stars of the video gaming world. They have made their way through not-that-bad games like Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, had their ups and downs with the DmC reboot, and finally created something that is going to leave a huge mark in gaming history: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, the first ever “triple A indie project.”
On Wednesday, Ninja Theory released the first installment of their development diary called “The Dreadnought Diaries 1 | The Mission.” In it, Tameem Antoniades, co-founder and chief creative, revealed details about Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.
“While Hellblade gave us a very personal insight into psychosis, this sequel builds on that to show how madness and suffering shapes myths, gods, and religion,” he said. “Our goal is to make an experience comparable to the epic myths and sagas of old.”
The development team is twice the size of original Hellblade’s. Antoniades emphasized the fact that the team is “still very small by triple-A standards, but it aims to prove that small teams can achieve great things using procedural technologies and smart tools.”
It sounds absolutely exciting considering what they did with their previous game and its huge success.
Apart from the Hellblade sequel, Ninja Theory has something else on their mind called The Insight Project — “a rare example of artists, scientists and mental health professionals coming together to tackle one of the most pressing challenges of our time: mental suffering.” The Insight Project’s slogan is “gaming the mind to master mental health” and you can get more information about it here.
Right after that Antoniades announced Project: Mara. It will be a new game about “a real-world and grounded representation of true mental terror.” The team is working closely with a group of mental illness specialists and it will feature only one character and one location. Antoniades promises “a showcase of what can become a new immersive storytelling medium.”
Okay, we got it. Ninja Theory are about to change the game again. Their new mission is “to craft life-changing art with game-changing tech.” Well, it’s pretty fair to state that they have the trust of the community here.
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