Hellblade from Ninja Theory announced for PS4

Cinematic trailer introduces Senua's hellish journey

Ninja Theory's next project is titled Hellblade, and it's set for release on PS4.

The title debuted at Sony's Gamescom stage show on Tuesday in a cinematic trailer. Ninja Theory previously worked on PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC Devil May Cry.

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The studio said in an update to the PlayStation Blog that Hellblade will "be an experience focused on delivering a deep character in a twisted world, with brutal uncompromising combat".

Ninja Theory plans to develop and publish the game independently, suggesting it wil not be a platform exclusive.

"Why have we chosen to self-publish this game? Certain types of game are very difficult to make for AAA retail without being watered down or otherwise compromised for a mass audience," Ninja Theory representative Dom Matthews said.

"This is especially true of sword-based combat games or games of a distinctive style or unusual subject matter. We want to make a smaller, more focused game experience that is uncompromising in its combat, art and story, and deliver this digitally at a lower price."

The game's world is based on Celtic myth, with protagonist Senua embarking on a journey through a "hellish underworld". A release date was not set.