Senua actor drops Hellblade 2 tease in this tweet

Senua's face is contorted in pain
(Image credit: Ninja Theory)

The actor behind the compelling portrayal of Senua in Ninja Theory's Hellblade, Melina Juergens, has tweeted a picture of herself covered in Senua's mystical rune-esque patterns and scars.

Captioned with the slogan "For every battle won, a greater battle takes its place", the image is tagged "Senua Saga" and "Hellblade Senua Saga", both of which, of course, reference the upcoming Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2.

As we haven't heard much else about the highly-anticipated sequel, the pic has stoked the fires of speculation, with some fans hoping it's a sneaky pic of Juergens on-set, and others thinking it's just a fun tease showcasing a pal's incredible make-up effects (thanks, Comic Book (opens in new tab)). 

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As yet, neither Microsoft nor Ninja theory have commented, so right now, all we can do is chalk this up to a playful tease and hope something more official will drop soon. It's probably best to temper your expectations for a 2021 release, though – Hellblade 2 didn't make Microsoft's recent list of confirmed 2021 games (opens in new tab)

Prepare yourselves for Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. The game was confirmed during The Game Awards 2019 with a surprise trailer (opens in new tab) that was built entirely in-engine for the Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) and will be published by Ninja Theory, the same team behind Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice.

We don't have very many details about the upcoming game, but Senua is obviously the protagonist again, and there's a wild, experimental folk/industrial band called Heilung in charge of the soundtrack (opens in new tab).

Here are some new games coming in 2021 (opens in new tab) to get pumped for.

Vikki Blake
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