Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’s permadeath mechanic deletes your save file if you die multiple times [UPDATE]

Ninja Theory’s new title,¬†Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, has just been released and it appears that it features an interesting – and perhaps irritating for some people – permadeath mechanic. Via this mechanic, the game will delete your save file if you die too many times in the game. As such, players will have to start their adventure from the beginning.

It’s a pretty cool feature, that is tied into the theme of mental health (which is the main theme of the game as Senua suffers from psychosis). And while there will be some players that will find it cool, we are almost certain that it will frustrate some other players.

Thankfully, the game is really responsive and quite forgiving when it comes to the fights (in other words this isn’t Dark Souls) so most players won’t encounter many difficulties finishing it.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is powered by Unreal Engine 4, so stay tuned for our PC Performance Analysis (that will hopefully go live this weekend)!


Apparently the game does not feature a permadeath!

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