Hellblade is being developed by Ninja Theory as an independent AAA game, meeting the standards of the top games in the marketplace. The game is based on Celtic myth. The protagonist is Senua, who suffers with depression and anxiety. The camera sits behind her as she fights through the underworld dealing with the psychotic manifestations of her depression and anxiety.
The Wellcome Trust, an independent charitable foundation, is supporting the development of the game. Paul Fletcher, Professor of Health Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, is a consultant to the game developers on the mental health issues.
Hellblade is scheduled to come out in 2016 for PC’s and PS4. During the development process, the creators are sharing the whole process of development, on the Hellblade site and on their YouTube channel, including previews of the game like the following: