Hellblade 2: 2023 Release Window Potentially Hinted In Game Pass Video

Surprise Release For 2023?

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was released nearly six years ago, and fans have been waiting to continue Senua’s journey since then. Back in 2019, Microsoft finally revealed Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 at The Game Awards.

Ninja Theory then released the first gameplay trailer in 2021 at The Game Awards, but not much has been revealed about the game since then. Hellbalde 2 still has no release date announced despite being announced nearly four years ago, but it looks like the game might be coming sooner than expected.

As noted by users on Twitter, the latest Game Pass advertisement is based on games that have already been released, like Doom Eternal, or games set to be released in 2023, like Starfield and Forza Motorsport.

However, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is also featured in the Game Pass ad, which could be a subtle hint that Ninja Theory is planning to release the game in 2023.


Though the advertisement has shown titles that are quite popular on the platform, like Grounded, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and Halo Infinite, the video also shows recent releases like Minecraft Legends and Hi-Fi Rush.

Moreover, titles like Redfall, Starfield, and Forza Motorsport are featured in the new Game Pass advertisement. These games, along with the other unreleased games in the video, have a release date of 2023, hinting at a 2023 release date for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.

Hellblade 2 was recently shown last month as part of an Unreal Engine 5 demo. The short demo highlighted cutting-edge facial animation featured in the game. While Microsoft and Ninja Theory have been silent about the game, fans can expect a comprehensive look in June.

Microsoft is hosting a showcase for upcoming Xbox games next month. With the Game Pass video possibly teasing a 2023 release date, the Xbox games showcase could serve as the perfect opportunity to surprise audiences with an announcement.

Despite the potential tease, fans are suggested to take this with a grain of salt as huge titles like Starfield are coming in September. Forza Motorsport is also coming later in 2023, and it would not be ideal for Xbox to release Hellblade 2 with an already impressive line-up this year.

On the other hand, Microsoft previously experimented with surprise releases like Hi-Fi Rush. A similar approach to Hellblade 2 could surprise audiences and ensure that 2023 is remembered among the best years for the Xbox Series S|X line-up.

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