Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is out on May 21

 Senua's Saga art.
Senua's Saga art.

During Microsoft's Developer Direct event on Thursday, developer Ninja Theory announced Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is out May 21st.

"Senua is on the trail of the Vikings who've been enslaving her people," says writer Lara Derham. That brings her to Iceland, where she'll be fighting "giants who've plunged the lands into chaos, which in turns has seen the rise of the Draugr, which has swept through the settlements she'll discover."

The presentation for Senua's Saga heavily emphasized all the technology behind the sequel's "next level" presentation, including a new motion capture studio and immersive binaural audio. They also apparently had a blast going on several trips to Iceland to scout around to make Senua's Saga as authentic as possible, which I'm not jealous about at all.

"Our hope is to not just create a game that is great to play, but to craft an experience that leaves you thinking and feeling. From our combat gameplay through to our action setpieces, from our cinematic scenes to our puzzle solving, everything is crafted in service of Senua's journey."