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Hellblade headed to PC as well as PS4

Remember Hellblade? The latest project from the studio behind Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry was introduced as a PS4 exclusive in August 2014 - but Ninja Theory has confirmed to PC Gamer (opens in new tab) that its first independent production will also release on (wait for it) PC.

Ninja Theory's creative chief Tameem Antoniades said releasing the game on PC will not only open Hellblade up to a wider audience, it will also make it easier to run wide-scale playtesting. That makes sense given Ninja Theory's new 'independent AAA' approach, which calls for its community to be actively involved in each stage of development. Antoniades also noted that the game may support 4K resolutions on PC.

If you're not familiar with Hellblade, it doesn't stray too far from Ninja Theory's strengths: a woman named Senua sets off on a journey deep into the Norse underworld. She's on her own in a dangerous, desolate place - so she'll have plenty of opportunities to use that big, brutal looking sword she lugs around. Sounds familiar, right?

But unlike the rest of Ninja Theory's projects, Hellblade is self-published. The studio hopes to avoid compromising its established standards by focusing on a few areas of expertise and using its community as a sounding board. We'll hopefully see how the process bears out by the end of 2015.

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