It seems like multiple game developers are looking to explore mental illness through games. The team behind Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice are putting the player inside “a warrior with psychotic mental illness”, and they have gone to some professionals to ensure it is realistic.
In the latest trailer taken from a larger documentary, the team at Ninja Theory describes how they met with Prof. Paul Fletcher at the University of Cambridge and other health experts to better understand what a character struggling with these problems would really experience and how they would react to the world.
This trailer only makes us more curious about Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Thankfully, we will only have to wait until August 8th, before we have the chance to pick up one of the more unique releases for this year.
Ninja Theory Press Release