Ninja Theory Project Mara Hellblade II

English developer Ninja Theory already has quite a busy schedule ahead of it as they are set to release Bleeding Edge later this year and are working on Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. However, they announced today that they’re currently working on a third title that is currently called Project: Mara.

As seen in the newly released 40-second teaser trailer, Project: Mara will be a grounded representation of mental terror. Ninja Theory’s Dom Matthews said that the game is “based on real lived experience accounts and in-depth research” and that the studio’s “aim is to recreate the horrors of the mind as accurately and realistically as possible.” The experimental title will serve as a showcase for the developer to create what they’re calling “a new storytelling medium.”

In other Ninja Theory news, the Microsoft studio put out a seven-minute video going into Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II‘s development and themes among their other projects. “While Hellblade gave a very personal insight to psychosis, this sequel builds on that to show how madness and suffering shapes myths, gods and religion,” explained Ninja Theory co-founder Tameem Antoniades. He said that their goal is to create a story comparable to real-life mythology. To accomplish this, the development team of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will be twice the size of the original, which he states is still small compared to that of most triple-A titles.

Prior to the release of both Project: Mara and Hellblade II, the studio will launch Bleeding Edge on March 24, 2020 for Xbox One and PC.

Tyler Treese
When not playing or writing about games, Tyler Treese serves as the Senior Editor at Wrestlezone. An experienced writer that specializes in combat sports and entertainment, he's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, Sherdog, PCGamesN, and many other outlets.

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