Danish group featured on the game’s teaser trailer.
One of the new reveals at The Game Awards 2019 was Ninja Theory’s upcoming project for Microsoft’s next-generation hardware Xbox Series X.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is the sequel to 2017’s fantasy action-adventure game Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and a teaser trailer (embedded below) containing in-engine footage was shown at the awards show.
Developer Ninja Theory took to Twitter and announced the game’s soundtrack will include Heilung, a Danish group comprising German vocalist Kai Uwe Faust, Danish producer Christopher Juul, and Norwegian singer Maria Franz.
It’s fairly difficult to pin Heilung down to any particular genre but the group describes their music as sounds of the Iron Age and Viking Age in Northern Europe, using “everything from running water, human bones, reconstructed swords and shields up to ancient frame drums and bronze rings in the songs.”
The Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II reveal trailer features the track “In Maidjan” from the band’s self-released 2015 album Ofnir.
Executive vice president of gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, confirmed that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is “built to take full advantage of Xbox Series X” but it has not yet been confirmed whether the game will be released on current-generation consoles or not.
In 2018, it was announced that Ninja Theory had been acquired by Xbox Game Studios (then known as Microsoft Studios).