Today, Ninja Theory has announced that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice actress Melina Jeurgens will answer fan questions in the guise of her digital counterpart, Hellblade protagonist Senua, in a first of its kind Facebook Live stream on Tuesday June 27th 5pm BST / 9am PST.
Utilizing pioneering real-time cinematography, Melina will drive the in-game character’s performance in real-time via high-end performance capture technology. She will answer fan questions from the event stream, as well as a selection of questions received before the event, live in the guise of Senua.
Hellblade fans can send their questions for Melina via Twitter (@ninjatheory) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/ninjatheory ) using the hashtag #HellbladeLive. Participants can tune in to the Facebook Live event on Ninja Theory’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ninjatheory .
The live performance of a digital character is made possible by Ninja Theory’s own Senua Studio team, who bring virtual characters to life for stage, film, broadcast and VR, Xsens, the leading provider in 3D motion tracking technology, Cubic Motion, internationally acclaimed computer vision and facial animation researchers, 3lateral, creators of world leading digital humans and real time technology and Ikinema, leaders in real time technology for ultimate believable character motion. The performance will take place within Epic’s Unreal Engine 4.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice comes from the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry. It is the story of Senua, a traumatised Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of hel. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will be released on August 8th for PS4 and PC and is available to pre-order now for $29.99/€29.99/£24.99.