PS5 Original Returnal: All You Need To Know

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"Returnal" Gameplay, Trailer, Release Date, And All You Need To Know
"Returnal" PlayStation's new psychological horror video game is coming out soon and here's all you need to know.

“Returnal” the psychological horror video game, is coming out this year and has everyone excited about it already. Developed by Housemarque, the game is a third-person shooter game. It is going to release on PlayStation 5, and hence, Sony Interactive Game is its publisher. The developers have used Unreal Engine 4 in the development of this impressive game. Even though it is a psychological horror game, the plot basically revolves around science fiction. Anyhow, the game has been in production for a very long time. Consequently, the gaming freaks have eagerly been waiting for the release of the game. So, dive further right into this article to learn everything you need to know about this game.

Everything you need to know about the game

“Returnal” will be taking full advantage of PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller and Tempest Engine. So, it will support the 3D special audio and the new haptic feedback. Consequently, the players will get a completely new experience keeping them absorbed and completely engrossed in the game. Moreover, now the processing power has been accelerated and a custom SSD (solid-state drive) storage is added to PlayStation 5.

"Returnal" Gameplay, Trailer, Release Date, And All You Need To Know
A still of Selene wandering around on the alienated planet from the game “Returnal”.

The game will feature a huge variety of visual effects, enemies, and objects within the gameplay scenes. It will also take reduced loading times now. As a result, the developers of the game have everyone hyped about the game. The publishers had announced the game on Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal stream, which was on 11th June 2020. On 11th December 2020 i.e. approximately two months ago, PlayStation had released a gameplay trailer on their official YouTube channel. It has already crossed 473k views. You can watch the trailer below.

What is the game about?

The game is a third-person shooting game, but the psychological horror element makes it interesting. The video game also features some roguelike segments. It is set in a futuristic science fiction world where the player will control Selene, a space pilot. Selene is loaded with a suit and armed with some really high-tech weapons. She is stuck in a time loop, stranded alone on an alien planet. The game follows a motif of wandering across an unknown environment as Selene combats against some extraterrestrial entities with growing apparitions in an ever-changing world. To escape from this alienated planet, the player will have to locate the historic civilization. However, there is a twist that is quite shocking and unexpected. With every new cycle, the planet will keep changing.

"Returnal" Gameplay, Trailer, Release Date, And All You Need To Know
A still of Selene fighting an extraterrestrial creature with her high-tech guns from the upcoming video game “Returnal”.

As the player changes the loop, they will have to choose a new plan to combat, and there will be new fusions in each loop. Apart from all this, there is another unique trait about this game i.e., the looks of the player will change with every death. So, the only thing that a player can do is, break the cycle and win in the game. As of now, the makers have said that there is nothing specific about the size or body of the enemies. So, it will keep changing with time. The official YouTube channel of PlayStation has already released a state of play gameplay walkthrough. They released it yesterday i.e., on 26th February 2021. It has already amassed 100k views. You can watch it below.

When is “Returnal” going to release?

“Returnal” is going to release on 30th April 2021. The creators had initially scheduled its release earlier i.e., on 19th March 2021. However, later on, in January 2021, they announced that they have pushed the release date for the game back by a month. It will be exclusively released on only a single platform i.e. PlayStation 5. However, it might also be available on PlayStation 4 a few months after its release. You can just click here to have a deeper look and get more information about the game. If you watch the trailer of the game, you will realize that the speed and the graphics in the game are enhanced. So, brace yourselves as this amazing psychological horror video game is releasing soon. Until then, let us know in the comments section your thoughts on the game and how excited you are for it.

By Sunandan Sharma

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