Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is the Unreal Engine 5 game to beat in 2024

Senua’s Saga Hellblade II; a woman has hands wrapped around her face
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The new gameplay footage and developer insights of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II from Ninja Theory show what we all knew, this is the Unreal Engine 5 game to beat in 2024. It truly looks like a technically and artistically outstanding game, and at times like playing a movie.

This week's Xbox Developer Direct impressed and put Xbox Series X/S and Game Pass on the map. As well as the new Indiana Jones and the Great Circle video game, which has some fans debating whether it should be first or third-person, Microsoft showcased Avowed from developer Obsidian, Oxide Games' Ara: History Untold and a surprise reveal of Square Enix's Visions of Mana, a new game in the long-running retro game-like franchise. 

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.