Senua from Hellblade 2

Hellblade 2: Is it Getting a Physical Release?

Hellblade 2 is a digital exclusive, but will collectors get a chance to own a physical copy down the line? Here’s what you need to know.

It’s becoming increasingly rare to guarantee a physical release of any game. Even some games that do get a physical release end up just being a code in a box. For fans of physical media, the news that Hellblade 2 would be a digital exclusive was likely a stinging blow. Of course, it doesn’t rule out the possibility that it could get a physical release post-launch. Below, we explain whether Hellblade 2 will ever get a physical release.

Is Hellblade 2 Getting a Physical Release?

No, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will not be getting a physical release either prior to launch or after. It is a digital-exclusive title despite being a triple-A Xbox-produced game. This is so that the game could be sold at a cheaper price, namely $50, while also taking “advantage of the freedom that digital-only distribution offered.”

In an interview with Xbox Wire, Developer Ninja Theory’s studio head, Dom Matthews, spoke about the digital-only launch. He said that the lower price point afforded by the digital-only launch allowed them to “create a game of the length that fit perfectly with our intended experience.” It’s worth noting that Hellblade 2 is a relatively short experience, taking just a handful of hours to complete. It’s possible, then, that to make it an easier pill to swallow for those expecting longer experiences, Ninja Theory opted to forgo the physical release to drop the price.

Senua screaming in Hellblade 2

Still, it’s a shame for those who would be happy to pay a premium to get a physical edition. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Microsoft is backing out of the decision either. Of course, it is possible it’ll get a Limited Run physical edition later down the line. For now, you’ll just have to settle with playing it digitally. At least it is coming to Xbox Game Pass soon, for those who don’t want to pay $50 for a digital product.

That’s everything you need to know about Hellblade 2’s physical release. For more guides just like this one, be sure to check out our Guide Hub.

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