Ninja Theory has announced that the Switch port of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is releasing next week, on April 11. The game is already available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Hellblade’s Switch port was first teased during Nintendo’s February 2019 Direct. The acclaimed action game explores mental illness through the lens of Norse mythology. Hellblade first released in 2017 as a PS4 console exclusive, before getting an Xbox One port in 2018. We love Hellblade, calling it one of GameSpot’s top 10 games of 2017.
On Xbox One, Hellblade is a part of Game Pass, so you can download the title if you’re subscribed to the subscription service. Game Pass costs $10 USD a month, allowing you to download games from a vast library of titles for a fraction of their total retail price. Hellblade is an Xbox One X enhanced title as well. On a One X console, Hellblade plays at 4K HDR with 60fps, and there’s additional fog, foliage density, and shadow quality.
In our Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice review, Alessandro Fillari gave the game an 8/10, writing, «Hellblade’s most notable achievement is the handling of an incredibly sensitive subject matter within an engaging and well-crafted action/adventure game. At its heart, the story is about Senua’s struggle to come to terms with her illness. In the process, she learns to find the strength within herself to endure, and to make peace with her past. And in a profound and physical way, we go through those same struggles with her, and come away with a better understanding of a piece of something that many people in the world struggle with.»
Several other Switch ports were announced during that February 2019 Direct. Deltarune, Toby Fox’s follow-up to Undertale, released on Switch on February 28. A Switch port for Final Fantasy VII followed on March 26. Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered for Switch is scheduled for release later this year on May 21.