If you’re planning to buy Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, then today is a good day to do it. To mark World Mental Health Day, all proceeds received by Ninja Theory from the sale of Hellblade on 10th October will be donated to Rethink Mental Illness, a charity that campaigns for those severely affected by mental illness.
Ninja Theory have put together a special trailer for Hellblade that’s composed entirely of screenshots submitted by fans of the game along with messages the developer received from players regarding their reactions to the game and their own struggles with mental health. Take a look:
Personally, I think it’s great that games developers are helping out charities like this, and hopefully we’ll see much more of this in the future. Julian Benson wrote an interesting post for Kotaku UK a while back on how developers and publishers are helping charities and how they could do more – it’s well worth a read.