Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice's release in 2017 was warmly gotten in large part because of the more profound themes behind the visually great gameplay. That positive gathering, as well as Microsoft's acquisition of Ninja Theory in 2018, has driven expectations for Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 a lot higher than for its predecessor. For now, Ninja Theory has held back from revealing too much for the game, yet today it let slip a piece of concept art if by some stroke of good luck to assist with maintaining Hellblade 2's anticipation.
The piece of concept art is depicted as an image of Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2's "shore settlement" and was created by Ninja Theory artist Marco Teixeira. It portrays Senua standing on a dark, humongous article staring out upon a shoreline village. There's fire, however it's unclear assuming that the village is burning, and what appears to be a waterway of lava leading into the village. Over the shoreline, birds are circling. Waves crash against stones along the coastline. It's an extremely dark and seemingly irredeemable piece of art.
While there's no additional setting gave by Ninja Theory to the image, it's potentially related to the official Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 trailer appeared during The Game Awards 2021. During that trailer, Senua's village chases a giant they find in a cave along the shoreline. The giant retaliates and a battle results as Senua retreats and the giant follows, devouring villagers and shouting Senua's name.
It's unclear assuming the concept art shared today is meant to address the finish of that trailer from The Game Awards 2021 or not, however the two are clearly related. The shoreline location of both the trailer and the piece of art integrates them. It's conceivable that the concept are should show Senua's village, the home of all those displayed in the trailer. However, perhaps there's more going on than might be expected.
Both the trailer for Hellblade 2 and the new piece of concept art hint at struggle for Senua. Clearly, she's trying to kill the giant in the trailer, however in the concept art she's also displayed with spear and blade in hand. Perhaps she's trying to ensure the village, or perhaps she's leaving it.
What Ninja Theory has displayed of Hellblade 2 so far is certainly nothing in excess of a brief look at what the studio has assembled for the game. With no current release window announced, that leaves a great deal of time left for Ninja Theory to share more. As the concept art suggests, little more than the shoreline has likely been shared of the world that is to be found in Hellblade 2.