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News video games 23 March 2023, 11:28

author: Kamil Kleszyk

Hellblade 2 Aims to Revolutionize Facial Expressions in Games; Video to Prove it

Developers from Ninja Theory presented short footage from Hellblade II. While the video does not present any gameplay, the attention is drawn to the photorealistic facial expressions of the main character.

Upcoming Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is one of the more promising titles and a potential ace up Microsoft's sleeve. This is evidenced, for example, by the latest teaser presented at the ongoing Game Developers Conference event.

This time, however, it is not a gameplay, but a short demonstration of the capabilities of Unreal Engine 5 and the MetaHuman technology, which developers from Ninja Theory are using in the work on the game. Spectacular effects of their use - visible in the field of character facial expressions - can be seen below, and, like the developers, we encourage you to watch the footage with headphones on your ears, because Hellblade II is not only beautiful graphics, but also exceptional sound design.

While watching the video, it is hard not to agree with the developers, who say that they are "pushing the limits of what is possible in real-time facial animation" - as well as to resist the impression that we are dealing with perhaps the best expressions in video games to date. This will surely only whet the already large appetite of fans for this title.

Finally, let us remind you that Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is heading to PC, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X (it will also hit Game Pass). The developers have not yet announced a release date for the game.

Kamil Kleszyk

Kamil Kleszyk

At deals with various jobs. So you can expect from him both news about the farming simulator and a text about the impact of Johnny Depp's trial on the future of Pirates of the Caribbean. Introvert by vocation. Since childhood, he felt a closer connection to humanities than to exact sciences. When after years of learning came a time of stagnation, he preferred to call it his "search for a life purpose." In the end, he decided to fight for a better future, which led him to the place where he is today.