Hellblade's female lead - a character of beauty, anger and history

MWEB GameZone writes: "It's still a rarity to have a female as the lead character in a video game, especially if it's primarily an action game. Ninja Theory, the creators of the upcoming, ninja-themed, Hellblade, chose a female lead because she could represent a character of "intense realism, beauty, anger and history."

Her name is Senua.

We take a look at Ninja Theory's motivation for crating a Celtic barbarian as the female lead in Hellblade."

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plut0nash1492d ago

Let's hope she's a good female lead and that the design of the game matches it.

bouzebbal1492d ago

character design is very appealing! I want a great adventure-beat'em all game!

Enemy1492d ago

Nariko is still one of the strongest female leads I've seen in a game. They'll definitely deliver a great character.

MeteorPanda1492d ago

but..there are plenty of female leads in existence....

HanCilliers1492d ago

Plenty in comparison to what?

Inception1492d ago


- Regina (Dino Crisis 1 & 2)
- Aya Brea (Parasite Eve 1 & 2)
- all Fatal Frame protagonist
- Claire Redfield (RE 2, CV, Revelations 2)
- Jill Valentine (RE 1, 3, Revelations 1)
- Nariko (Heavenly Sword)
- Faith (Mirror's Edge)
- Zero (Drakengard 3)
- Jodie (Beyond 2 Souls)
- Heather (Silent Hill 3)
- Kat (Gravity Rush)
- Kasumi (DoA)
and many more

Video game developers gave a lot of spotlight for female character as the main protagonist. But until this day feminazis ztill complaining that video games doesn't have enough female lead :(

OT. I'm interested to see the female lead for Hellblades and what kind of gameplay that Ninja Theory can offer.

Zizi1492d ago

I think you forgot to mention Ellie (The Last of Us) and Lara Croft (the latest Tomb Raider). :)

thricetold1492d ago

Yep, agreed, a handful of games compared to the hundreds if not thousands of games with generic male leads is plenty.

Inception1491d ago

*looking at the disagree*

Lol, looks like i have a secret admirer


You can read "and many more" right? Because there's no way i can list all female protag in video games


A handfull is exagerated. There's plenty of games with good female lead.

Zizi1492d ago

I'm looking forward to this.

The character model a bit reminds me of Coyote Man in Assassin's Creed III. :D

TheJacksonRGN1492d ago

The dev diary has already posted why do these keep getting approved. N4G community is slacking.

HanCilliers1492d ago

Just the video though, not the content as detailed in the article

TheJacksonRGN1492d ago

Wrong actually it isn't just the video, it also contains some info taken from the video as well as hi-res images from Ninja Theory. Like I said, slacking.