Intense combat: fight to survive in this third-person roguelike shooter, take on ruthless enemies in explosive, bullet hell-fuelled combat. Thrilling exploration: manage equipment and resources carefully – every time you die, you restart from the beginning in Returnal.
Haunting narrative: piece together fragments of selene’s memories as she seeks out answers.
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.
- Fight to survive in this third-person roguelike shooter.
- Take on ruthless enemies in explosive, bullet hell-fuelled combat.
- Switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger – go straight from aiming down sights to your gun’s alternative fire.
- Get back into the action with near-instant load speeds that won’t leave you waiting to restart after you die.
- Thrilling exploration
- Manage equipment and resources carefully – every time you die, you restart from the beginning.
- Scavenge alien tech for upgrades to enhance your abilities in future cycles.
- Feel in-game actions via haptic feedback, as you explore a world that transforms around you with every cycle.
- Piece together fragments of Selene’s memories as she seeks out answers.
- Forge a personal connection with the planet as you explore its constantly evolving and decaying terrain.
- Uncover the truth as you jump rapidly through portals between worlds, via the PS5™ system’s ultra-high-speed SSD.
- Fight to break the cycle with another Selene from a branching timeline.In Returnal’s co-op mode, you can share your entire journey* through the shifting labyrinth of Atropos with another player.**
The hostile nature of Atropos is unwavering, but the possibility of teamwork adds a whole new dimension and means of survival. Instead of scouting alone, try coordinating your onslaught with another player – especially when the odds continue stacking up against you.
- Prepare for a new kind of challenge in the Tower of Sisyphus, a nearly endless ascending gauntlet with a pure focus on combat. Build up your score as you progress, while searching for exclusive items, Scout logs and as-yet-unseen fragments from Selene’s story.Be ready for anything. With threats old and new waiting as you ascend the Tower, you could find yourself encountering echoes of things you’ve seen before, or something entirely new. Other new surprises also await, only available to you in the Tower of Sisyphus.