Everything We Know About Returnal

Thanks to the latest State of Play from Sony, viewers were given a closer look at Returnal, a third-person action shooter from Housemarque. As a PlayStation 5 exclusive, expectations should be pretty high for Returnal, as it will take full advantage of the PS5 and DualSense controller’s features. Here’s everything to know about Returnal‘s release date, latest PS5 trailer, and gameplay details.

The Returnal footage from the State of Play showed Housemarque’s typical action shooter gameplay and even featured a striking P.T. homage. Of course, a lot of the focus was on the way Returnal will take advantage of the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Despite a few games that have released since the PlayStation 5’s launch, in a lot of ways¬†Returnal feels like the first true “next-gen” title to arrive on PS5.

With its sci-fi elements blended with cosmic horror, there’s a lot to like about Returnal. For anyone excited about the upcoming PS5 game, here’s everything to know about Returnal‘s release date, gameplay, and story details.

Returnal is releasing on April 30th, 2021, exclusively for the PlayStation 5. The game is currently available for pre-order and is priced at $69.99. The digital version of Returnal can be preordered through PlayStation’s store. Pre-order bonuses for Returnal on Amazon have also surfaced.

Returnal‘s protagonist is named Selene, who crashes on the planet of Astropos. What occurs next will largely depend on players, since Returnal has rouge-like elements. Each time Selene dies, environments and enemies will change. This shape-shifting world means there’s always dangers (and something different) for players to experience.

The PS5 trailer from Sony’s latest State of Play also revealed that while the planet changes with every cycle, items and weapons will, too. The game will have many different weapons mods – and parasites will unlock new gameplay elements as well.

Returnal is a third-person action shooter that boasts intense combat with ruthless enemies. Alien technology can be scavenged for upgrades, but reimgs will need to be managed carefully. Like most rogue-likes, if players die in Returnal, they’ll have to start back at the beginning. With its horror and sci-fi elements, Returnal is definitely a fight for survival.

The story for Returnal seems pretty interesting, and a sci-fi shooter with rogue-like elements feels like a fresh take. The game will take full advantage of the PS5’s quick loading times, 3D audio, and high frame rates, and it will also use the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Returnal is set to release on April 30th, 2021.

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