Ninja Theory Talk About How They Created The Gamescom Trailer For Hellblade

By Ishaan . August 27, 2014 . 12:00pm


Ninja Theory have released their first developer diary for their upcoming action game, Hellblade, going over how they produced the CG trailer for the game that they showed off during Gamescom.


The goal, creative director Tameem Antoniades says, was to create the trailer using a “few hundred pounds” in a matter of weeks, and the video shows off how motion-capture work was put together for the game. It also hints at some of the mocap technology that Ninja Theory are experimenting with for the future.


Hellblade is being self-funded and self-published by Ninja Theory, and will debut on PlayStation 4, following which it will be made available on other platforms.

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  • Hound

    “Hellblade is being self-funded and self-funded by Ninja Theory”

    ‘It’s so self-funded, they self-funded twice!’

    • d19xx

      The feel of self-funding….

  • Jadfish

    Ninja Theory are the masters of flashy things and beautiful scenery. If they just manage to give their games a little more depth and substance, they will be really good. DmC was a step in the right direction, but it wasn’t enough.
    It didn’t help it that it didn’t live up to its namesake, but as a game on its own it would have been totally fine (gameplay wise and graphics wise. Just throw out the story and script)
    I’m rooting for them this time.

    • Hound

      If I remember correctly, what they said during an interview regarding DMC (before it was released) was that Heavenly Sword was them adding depth to their character and graphic designs, Enslaved was them learning to build a proper story, and DMC was them learning to make proper combat.

      But with a small budget and team, I’m curious how many of the 3 they can actually nail by the end product.. I honestly don’t know how much it took for any of those three games

      • Jadfish

        IMO their games feel like japanese action games, but they lack some of the charm and polish from them. At least DmC was much better than the God of War games

  • Happy Gamer

    I like ninja theory for their presentation which I feel is their strongest suit. Their game mechanics have always been pretty meh for a long time. They took a dab at it in DmC but I honestly only played thru it because of the environmental designs and presentation which was awesome. I still feel the originals had great everything though.

    Maybe they think out of the box when it comes to presentation, but don’t have someone with thoughts like that for game design lol.

    A ninja theory collab with Platinum Games would be omg. Although Platinum has already great game design, both combined would be so amazing.

  • SaiyanJedi_Trunks

    I honestly have loved everything that this studio has put out. I look forward to this as well and hope they can find success in self-publishing.

  • WhyWai

    they had bad relationship with every publisher they worked with. that’s why they want do self publishing this time. Lets see how it works out without the “bad influence” they believe.

    • Sylveria Shini

      Probably no different since the “bad influence” is the head of the studio.

  • Elfaia

    So can we expect its price to be budgeted as well?

    • Sylveria Shini

      Absolutely not. Tameem’s ego wont allow him to value his product any less than a game that was made by an actually competent studio.

  • A new Ninja Theory game?

    I´ve had my fill of buggy “we can´t decide what to do with the franchise” games from NT.

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