Connect with us

Media

New Developer Diary for Hellblade Focuses on the Game’s Story

Published

 on

Following the previous Hellblade developer diary showing off a prototype of the game’s combat, Ninja Theory have released a new developer diary for the Unreal Engine 4 third-person action game which focuses on the story.

Hellblade follows a protagonist suffering of psychological trauma, so the team behind the game did a lot of research to gain a scientific and personal understanding of what it means to be afflicted with psychological problems. Ninja Theory discussed with psychiatrists and professors to help with the themes they wanted to convey with Hellblade.

Senua, the main character, hears different voices, each with their own personality. Traumatizing memories appear as frightening hallucinations for Senua, fleshing out her origin story and giving meaning to the troubles she experiences throughout her journey.

Hellblade is set for a PlayStation 4 and PC release date in 2016.

Are you interested in the themes Hellblade aims to explore? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow OnlySP on Facebook and Twitter for more news.

Source: Hellblade

I like to follow video game news, especially when it's about the Japanese industry. I'm a big fan of the Persona and Ace Attorney series, and I am the lead editor of Persona Central.

Interview

Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II

Published

 on

The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

To stay updated on The Last of Us Part II and the world of single-player gaming, be sure to follow OnlySP on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and join the discussion in our community Discord server.

Continue Reading