Hellblade 2 Xbox Game Pass launch date, launch time, pre-load, file dimension and extra | Gaming | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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One of this 12 months’s greatest releases is about to make its debut solely on Xbox Series X|S and PC. Developed by Heavenly Sword studio Ninja Theory, the sequel to 2017’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice has a May 21 launch date. UK followers will have the ability to begin taking part in at 9am BST on Tuesday morning. It can be obtainable as a standalone recreation costing £49.99, or as a part of Xbox Game Pass, which is obtainable for as little as £1 as a part of a 14 day trial for brand new prospects. If you’ve got pre-ordered the sport, you’ll be able to really pre-load Hellblade 2 forward of launch, which implies you can begin taking part in the second Microsoft makes it obtainable to prospects. The recreation weighs in at round 40GB on Xbox, so it should not take up an excessive amount of room in your exhausting drive.

Hellblade 2 was initially introduced throughout The Game Awards, all the way in which again in 2019.

It options an upgraded third-person fight system, in addition to varied puzzles and environmental challenges for gamers to beat.

However, what actually makes the sequel stand out are the beautiful Unreal Engine 5 visuals, which have impressed in pre-release footage.

A possible visible showcase for the Xbox Series X, it additionally utilises a dynamic climate system, which ought to end in a extra immersive and atmospheric expertise.

The sound design was additionally an actual spotlight from the unique recreation, one thing which is because of make a return within the sequel.

Players should cope with lead character Senua’s psychosis, particularly the voices in her head that each assist and hinder her progress.

The recreation itself takes place in a mythological model of Iceland throughout the Viking period.

Microsoft explains extra: “Intent on saving those who have fallen victim to the horrors of tyranny, Senua faces a battle of overcoming the darkness within and without.

“Sink deep into the following chapter of Senua’s story, a crafted expertise advised by way of cinematic immersion, fantastically realised visuals and encapsulating sound.”

Other video games becoming a member of Xbox Game Pass in May embody Lords of the Fallen, indie hit Chants of Sennaar and EA Sports NHL 24.

That’s on high of Immortals of Aveum, Galacticare, Hauntii, Moving Out 2, Firework and Rolling Hills.