Finnish developers Housemarque are one of PlayStation’s most reliable teams, so it’s with quite some excitement that we look forward to Returnal.
The people who gave us everything from Super Stardust to the PS4 launch killer app Resogun and beyond are really flexing their muscles on this one, bringing us a full scale, third-person shooter.
The game sees us plunged deep into the mind of Selene, an Astra space scout who’s trapped in a hellish loop of endless resurrection on a hostile planet. It’s a mixture of roguelike and exploration platformer, promising us “a unique way to explore the planet and continue the battle”. Best of all, we’re told that there’ll be plenty of Housemarque’s trademark arcade flourishes.
PS5 exclusive Returnal is currently slated for release on March 19, 2021. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.