During today’s PlayStation 5 reveal event Housemarque announced Returnal. Housemarque is known for games like Dead Nation, Resogun, and Nex Machina. So this is a significant shift in direction and their most ambitious game ever. Gone are the top-down SHMUP mechanics from their previous games. With that comes a bold new direction of a 3rd person action-adventure, with heavy narrative elements. Returnal is described as, “combines side-scrolling action with roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter where players fight to survive a hostile planet that changes with every death. Players can switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger and can get right back into the action.”
Returnal will be exclusive to the PS5 and no date has been given. Follow our E3 All Digital Replacement calendar for more news. In addition to our social media channels.