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Hellblade 2’s PC System Requirements Have Been Revealed

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It’s somewhat hard to believe after all this time, but Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is very nearly upon us, launching exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on May 21st. In the run-up to release, Ninja Theory has released the list of system requirements for PC players eager to get the game installed on their rigs.

As per the table of specs, you’ll need at least an Intel i5-8400/AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or equivalent CPU coupled with a NVIDIA GTX 1070/AMD RX 5700/Intel Arc A580 with 6GB VRAM to play the game on its “Low” preset at 1080p as a minimum experience, while pushing the game to its limits on “High” settings at a full 4K will require in the ballpark of an Intel i5-12600K/AMD Ryzen 7 5700X and NVIDIA RTX 4080/AMD RX 7900 XTX.

You’re also looking at a minimum system memory of 16GB across the board, and 70GB of SSD storage, which feels pretty standard of a game targeting current-gen console hardware as a base. Interestingly, the spec sheet calls out resolutions but doesn’t mention frame rate, which we already know will be limited to 30FPS on Xbox. Ninja Theory does note that “Higher frame rates or resolutions can be achieved with the use of DLSS 3, FSR 3 or XESS 1.3” which implies that the choice to aim for 30FPS on console for a more “cinematic” feel is one that the studio is happy to abandon for PC players who want those silky-smooth frames.

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Take a look at the table below to see where your rig stacks up:

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While reviews are still likely a ways off, Hellblade 2’s recent previews are were largely positive, with many calling this the “next-gen” (their words, not mine) cinematic gameplay experience that’s been promised by hardware vendors and the likes of Unreal Engine 5 for years now. Like the previous game, it’s a mostly-linear adventure with the path ahead dotted with puzzles and light exploration, while protagonist Senua’s main interactions come in the form of combat against a huge variety of foes. Many of the previews praised the fluidity of fights and the massive number of different, contextual and fully motion-captured animations that bring it all to life.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II launches on May 21st for Xbox Series X|S and PC. It’ll be available day one on Game Pass.