Valiant Comics and video game developer Ninja Theory are teaming up for an exclusive digital comic Hellblade: Senua’s Song #1.

The comic will be written by Ninja Theory Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director Tameem Antoniades with art by Ben Templesmith.

The comic will only be available as a pre-order bonus for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice on Steam and GOG.com before it is released on August 8th for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice tells the story of Senua, a traumatized Celtic warrior who journeys to the Viking underworld of Hel. The game used neuroscientists and individuals with psychosis to bring you deep into the Senua’s mind as she faces all the dangers of Hel.

“Ninja Theory and Valiant have been working behind the scenes for some time now, and we’ve had the chance to see the development process behind Hellblade up close,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Not only is the experience deeply compelling, but, most importantly, Senua is a complex and captivating lead character whose journey is heartbreaking, inspirational and
revelatory all at once. We’re all fans and admirers of Ninja Theory here, and they share a creative POV with Valiant that is grounded in strong storytelling and deep characterization. We couldn’t be happier to contribute to Hellblade’s enthralling mythology in some small way, and we look forward to future collaborations.”

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice comes from the same team behind Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry.

Take a look at the trailer:

And then get a look of Ben Templesmith’s frighteningly beautiful artwork:

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice #1

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice #1

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice #1

And if that was not enough to whet your appetite take a look at some of these stills from the game:Hellblade

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