Revealed back in June 2020 at the PS5 showcase, Sony has finally announced the release date of Returnal, the upcoming PS5 exclusive from Housemarque. Returnal will release for the PS5 on March 19, 2020.
In case you’re unfamiliar, Returnal is an upcoming sci-fi third-person shooter from Housemarque, the developer of PS4 exclusive titles Alienation and Matterfall. While the developer’s newest title is a big-budget shooter, Returnal has roguelike (or roguelite) elements as when players die, they will be resurrected, though each new loop brings changes to the game world.
Break the cycle. Returnal comes to #PS5 on March 19. pic.twitter.com/oEhfQgMfV1
— Sony (@Sony) January 5, 2021
Returnal’s premise is described as:
“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.”
Given Returnal’s roguelike gameplay, fans of titles such as The Binding of Isaac or Hades should definitely check the game out.
For more info on Returnal, visit: playstation.com/en-ph/games/returnal/.