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Ninja Theory dev on Hellblade II demo: It's all real-time, no tricks

Published: 14:27, 14 December 2021
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Senua's Saga: Hellblade II screenshot
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Hellblade II Audio Director David García says that the gameplay demo which the team showcased at TGA is real gameplay without any tricks. 

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II was one of the highlight showcases at this year's The Game Awards show. The gameplay demo gave us a first look at the next-gen visuals of Senua's next adventure and it's safe to say that players were pretty impressed by what they've seen.

The footage looked so good that some did not believe it was all actually in-game so you could find plenty of concern trolling on Twitter, calling the footage CGI or not representative of the actual gameplay.

Ninja Theory made it clear that the footage was all in-game and the game's Audio Director David García also offered a couple of new details about the demo , which pretty much confirm what we all knew - Hellblade II demo was in-game.

"Everything in this demo is in engine, real-time, no tricks. This is real," he wrote in one of his recent tweets. Some Twitter users needed additional clarification so they asked Garcia to be more specific and say whether the footage is in-engine or in-game to which he patiently replied: "This is a piece of our game :) played by one member of our team.  Hope this is more clear for you!"

Garcia added that not everything in the demo is perfect though since Hellblade II is still in development and there are many aspects of the game that are yet to be completed. "As such not everything is perfect."

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So there you have it, folks. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II TGA demo is indeed in-game footage and it could look even better in the final version after all the optimisations take place. It may take a while before that happens, though, since Hellblade II still does not have a release date. 

We assume a realistic release window would be 2023. For more info about the game, check out everything you need to know about Hellblade II.  

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 - Gameplay trailer shot

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