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First Hellblade gameplay footage shown in new trailer 

As promised last month, Ninja Theory has released a new Hellblade trailer which features your first look at gameplay footage.

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Hellblade tells the story of Celtic warrior Senua and her journey into a Hell which is the "manifestation of Senua’s mental illness."

Her psychosis will cause the player to experience first hand her "hallucinations, delusions, anxiety and depression."

As a player, you will witness Senua’s living nightmare through her own eyes.

"Developing Hellblade independently gives us the freedom to tackle a subject as challenging as mental health," said Ninja Theory communications manager Dominic Matthews. "It is a subject that we are handling with all the respect it deserves, ensuring that our portrayal of Senua’s condition is both accurate and sensitive.

"To help us with this we are working closely with Professor Paul Fletcher, a professor of Health Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, as well as arranging to consult directly with people who have experience of mental health difficulties."

Hellblade is slated for release in 2016 on PC and PS4.

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