During Sony’s State of Play event earlier today, Housemarque released a new gameplay walkthrough trailer for their upcoming third-person shooter game Returnal. Currently scheduled for release on April 30th, Returnal already looks impressive and may very well be one of the most ambitious games that Housemarque has ever created. Check out the trailer in all its glory embedded above and a quick description of the game is included below.
In Returnal, you get to dive deep into the mind of Selene, an Astra space scout trapped in a hellish loop of endless resurrection while trapped on a hostile planet. The roguelike formula mixed with exploration platformer elements allows for a unique way to explore the planet and continue the battle she is fighting. Of course, there will be plenty of Housemarque arcade flourishes present, so prepare to be bombarded by volleys of bullet-hell projectiles along the way. Not only can you look forward to getting back into the battle almost instantly with super fast loading times, but we’re using the haptic feedback of the DualSense wireless controller to give players extra awareness of gameplay. You’ll be able to feel the natural ambiance of this alien planet as the controller mimics its environmental effects.
While many of the games shown in today’s presentation are coming to both PS5 and PS4, Returnal has been confirmed as a PlayStation 5 exclusive for quite a while now. Fans who have been fortunate enough to secure the highly sought-after next-gen console certainly have a lot to look forward to in the months ahead thanks to Returnal, Deathloop, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
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