WATCH: Sony Reveals Fresh Trailer for PlayStation Exclusive ‘Returnal’

Published 02/25/2021, 5:08 AM EST


Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has unfurled a spectacular offering that will serve as PlayStation exclusive title. The gaming giant has released a sensational trailer of Returnal, a game that will be a blend of horror and action genre. The premise of the video game is a shape-shifting desolate planet, where the protagonist, Selena, has crash-landed. The game will offer substantial re-playability, as each death will bring a sea of changes to the planet.

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Returnal promises to be an impressive addition to the exclusive lineup for Sony

The planet is decaying with each life cycle that will bring forth new kinds of challenges. Selena needs to find answers for her lost memories as she journey’s through the planet. Each mystery that she uncovers will further aid her to forge a strong connection with the desolate planet. This will in turn help her on the journey through the archaic place that is now home to horrifying creatures.

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Sony postponed its release to a new date, as the studio needed more time to bring the title up to the desired quality. Resogun and Housemarque are the studios that are developing this exclusive title. Due to production-related snags, the title will now see a new release date: April 30th, 2021.

Returnal is ‘designed for extreme re-playability’

The game’s overview is shared below, which was posted on the official PlayStation website, will give you deep insight into the unreleased exclusive title.

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.

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“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.”

Fans can be assured that teams at Housemarque Studios are diligently working to release the title on the newly designated release date.

How will this game impact the market after release? That still remains to be seen, but it does indeed promise an interesting and unconventional concept on paper.

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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