Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will delete your save file if you die a lot

Today the new game of Ninja Theory, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, debuts and along with this premiere has come to light an interesting mechanic: if you die many times your save files will be erased and you will have to start everything from the beginning.


This new unique system of permadeath has caused controversy and adds an extra difficulty to the title. From a fight that you can not win at the beginning of the game, the protagonist will have in her hand a black mark.

From now on, every time you die, the brand is extended by the arm, and if it reaches the head, the game will be over, and you will have no choice but to start again from the beginning.

This feature has generated a debate about whether it is an inspiring mechanic as a challenge, but there are also those who think that it is too frustrating to lose all the progress that the players had achieved.

However, more or less it takes about 8 deaths to reach the point of no return, and some indicate that as Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is not too difficult and also does not have a very long duration, the permadeath system does not really mean a danger that makes it impossible to enjoy this game on PlayStation 4 and PC.