Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - Taking Gaming Audio to the Next Level

Upcoming AAA title, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice has been on my radar for a while now, I've been a fan of developer Ninja Theory ever since the release of the slightly underrated Enslaved: Odyssey of the West and also their work on the Devil May Cry series. 

The rough premise of Hellblade sees you controlling lead character, Senua, as she embarks on a journey through the underworld, which is in fact, played out via psychotic manifestations from within her own mind. If that doesn't help sell the game, combine some Norse Mythology and you have Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

Apart from the games premise, something else that has been of interest to me is how they are utilizing the game audio, focusing on 3D binaural sound to further emphasize the battle Senua is facing within her own mind. 

Take a look below at Dev Diary 27 to learn more, be sure to also do so with headphones to ensure the complete experience.

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