'Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice' Latest News & Update: Game To Use 3D Sound; Will Put Voices In Your Head?

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Nov 27, 2016 05:01 AM EST
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"Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" is an action-packed game based on Celtic Mythology. It was created by DmC Developers, Ninja Theory, who took the extra mile to ensure their game is as authentic as possible. Hellblade places the player in the murky shoes of Sensua. She is a warrior suffering from severe psychological illness which manifests as voice in her head.

The developers of "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" sought to understand deeply mental health before going into it. In relation to this, Ninja Theory spoke to people who have undergone auditory verbal hallucinations in real life. The developers of "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" wanted to make the game as true-to-life as possible. Best of all, the developers sought the medical opinion of a professor of psychology who specializes in the matter.

The comprehensive research resulted to the team focusing on the voices Senua hears. They then developed the voices into diverse personalities along with ghostly and indecipherable voices. The voices used in "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" are all recorded in 3D sound. This resulted to unsettling feeling conveyed to players when listened to especially while on headphones.

The game gathered the sound effects foley-style with the use of special equipment. The equipment is a microphone with actual ears or binaural audio according to PCGame. The technique is useful to portray the hearing of internal voices.

3D sound is also used through the entire game. Third-person battles dwell on the significance of sound. "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" uses a close-up angle and fosters the importance of positioning when taking on several enemies. The 3D sound enables player to hear someone about to make an attack even if the attack came from behind the player.

There is a lot of exciting tech information updating gamers on the game's development in Hellblade's Development Diary. Ninja Theory has not yet announced information regarding the official "Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice" release date. 

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