Ninja Theory announces action RPG Hellblade

Among the revelations at Sony’s Gamescom 2014 press conference was Hellblade, an action RPG from Ninja Theory, the studio behind the excellent Devil May Cry rebootEnslaved: Odyssey to the West, and the 2007 PlayStation 3 exclusive, Heavenly Sword.

Hellblade is a dark fantasy (in the vein of Dark Souls) action RPG that will take advantage of the studio’s extensive motion capture experience to bring you impactful melee combat and a compelling story. The studio describes it as an “independent AAA” title, combining the niche focus and creative freedom of indie games with the technical resources and polish of a AAA title. That means it will be a smaller and more focused title, available digitally for a lower price than mainstream releases.

The game is in the early days of development, which will be an open process with lots of room for fan engagement. You can get involved over at the game’s official site.

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