Returnal: Everything you need to know

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Returnal is the latest IP from Sony, a brand new third-person sci-fi shooter with a strong focus on replayability as two playthroughs will never be the same,.

It is set to potentially be one of the more interesting games that we've seen for a while.


Here is everything you need to know.

Release Date

After numerous delays it has now been confirmed that Returnal will be launching on April 30th.


So far, Returnal will be released exclusively on PS5.


There are currently no plans to bring the gsme to other platforms, including the PS4 snd OC)


Check out the trailer for Returnal below.

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In an interview with the games composer Bobby Krlic, Sony discussed the music and audio for Returnal.

"There’s a certain way which the music is constructed within the game.

There’s a main bed or a theme for each environment, and then [we] extrapolate out of different combat music, or music for different shifts in that environment, when you’re in different places.


It gets bigger or smaller. But I think, for me, it’s always important to first and foremost think in a macro way, you know, to always remember the world that we’re in, and then come into it in a micro way, focus individually for each biome."

About Returnal

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.