Hellblade 2 Facial Animation Tech Introduced by Ninja Theory

Newest tech brings Senua to life!

Ninja Theory and Epic Games offer a fresh look at Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2 facial animation tech during Epic’s State of Unreal presentation at GDC.

Both companies showed off the new Unreal Engine’s Metahuman tool. This was used to bring Hellblade protagonist Senua to life for the upcoming sequel.

“This cloud-hosted tool allows you to create photorealistic digital humans for your game or experience, with the simplicity of an RPG character creator, yet with a level of realism and customization that you’ve never seen before,” claimed Epic’s chief technology officer Kim Librerim.

Ninja Theory Performance Capture Artist Melina Juergens took to the stage to demonstrate the new technology. This enables users to quickly create high-fidelity digital humans.

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Hellblade 2 has no release date yet. It will be available on PC and Xbox Series X/S.