Hellblade 2 Actress Wants To Raise Mental Health Awareness With The Game

She aspires to help people "feel understood."

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  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is the next big Xbox exclusive that the world’s got its eyes on at the moment. 
  • Expressing her thoughts about the project, Melina Juergens recently spoke with Xbox Wire in a new post.
  • Having experienced similar issues, Melina wants to make mental health problems more known. 

As Xbox looks forward to expanding its brand by opening doors to multi-platform availability of its first-party games, there’s this one game that still falls under the exclusivity label, and at this moment in time, it’s an understatement to say that fans are just excited for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2. Talk about photorealistic visuals, exceptional level design, and more from all that we’ve seen so far.

Speaking to Xbox Wire in a new post, however, the voice and mo-cap actress of Senua — the protagonist — Melina Juergens reveals her aspirations and speaks about the ideology behind the project at length, saying how she wants mental health problems to be heard more. 

I want to help people, I want to raise awareness around mental health and help them feel understood. I have experience with these ailments – how can I turn that into something meaningful? Senua has made peace with her past, but she’s more in control of the visions and voices. She’s not overcoming psychosis, but she knows how to manage it better,” says the mo-cap and voice actress of Senua. 

Ninja Theory Is Going All In On Hellblade 2

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is measuring up to be one of this year’s blockbuster hits, considering the overall quality on display here, and the best part? It’s going to land on Xbox Game Pass on day one, no exceptions.

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Senua in Hellblade 2 | Image Source: Steam

Speaking of which by the way, here are 7 major hits that you can pick up on a discount in the wake of Xbox’s latest Spring Sale. The event is for Game Pass members only at the moment.

If all of this movement – running, climbing, fighting, is derived from performance capture, it’s going to be grounded in reality. It’s going to feel consistent and real. The key goal was to make combat feel like part of the journey,” says Dom Matthews, Ninja Theory’s director.


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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is coming out on May 21, 2024, for the Xbox Series X|S and PC, as revealed ahead of time by eXputer

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