Sony Interactive Entertainment and Housemarque have unveiled the launch trailer for their time-looping third-person shooter Returnal, with plenty of exciting gameplay and mysterious narrative details shown off. Check it out below:
After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated – forced to restart her journey every time she dies.
Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time.
Brought to life by stunning visual effects, the dark beauty of the decaying world around you is packed with explosive surprises. From high stakes, bullet hell-fuelled combat, to visceral twists and turns through stark and contrasting environments. You’ll explore, discover and fight your way through an unforgiving journey, where mystery stalks your every move.
Designed for extreme replayability, the procedural world of Returnal invites you to dust yourself off in the face of defeat and take on new, evolving challenges with every rebirth.
Interested in learning how Returnal takes advantage of the PlayStation 5 hardware? Take a read of the follow:
Fast loading: Jump through portals between worlds with the PS5™ system’s ultra-high speed SSD. Get back into the action with near-instant load speeds that won’t leave you waiting to restart after you die.
Adaptive triggers: Switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger – go straight from aiming down sights to your gun’s alternative fire.
Haptic feedback: Sense in-game actions big and small – while exploring fragments of Selene’s memories, or when firing visceral alien weapons.
Tempest 3D AudioTech on compatible headphones: Hear the action from every direction in 3D Audio – bullets flying past you, enemies circling overhead, or unseen foes creeping up behind you.
We’re super excited for Returnal – we’ve even listed five reasons you should be HYPED for the game through this link. With early reviews giving the game a positive reception (it’s currently sitting at 87 on MetaCritic), it looks like PlayStation 5 gamers are really in for a treat… just one more day to wait, folks!
Returnal is coming to the PlayStation 5 on April 30th 2021. You can find out more on the official website through this link.