505 Games has announced that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be getting a physical retail edition. Coming to both Xbox One and PS4, the physical edition will be available on December 4.
Originally releasing in 2017 as a PS4 console exclusive, Hellblade eventually launched on Xbox One in 2018. The game was then ported to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and if you already own the game on PC then you’ll unlock the VR version of the game for free.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was one of our top 10 games of 2017. The game puts you in the shoes of Senua, a Pict warrior who’s traveling through a long-abandoned Nordic land. Her journey forces her to confront her guilt-ridden past that takes on the form of literal enemies, spectral remnants, and vivid hallucinations. Hellblade forces you to undergo numerous trials–ranging from harrowing fights to perspective-bending puzzles–and captures the surreal experience of someone suffering from poor mental health.
In our Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice review, GameSpot editor 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.”
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC; and can be played in VR on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.