Housemarque’s first PS5 game, Returnal, will be launching in March 2021, the company has revealed. Returnal was first revealed at the PS5 Reveal event back in June 2020, and will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.
The third-person action title will be releasing on the PS5 on 19th March 2021. Housemarque has the following to say on the game:
In Returnal you get to dive deep into the mind of Selene, an Astra space scout trapped in a hellish loop of endless resurrection while trapped on a hostile planet. The roguelike formula mixed with exploration platformer elements allow for a unique way to explore the planet and continue the battle she is fighting. Of course, there will be plenty of Housemarque arcade flourishes present, so prepare to be bombarded by volleys of bullet-hell projectiles along the way.
The game will naturally make use of the DualSense’s features including the adaptive triggers, as well as the PS5’s 3D audio capabilities. A single trigger on the DualSense will let the players switch between firing modes on any weapon:
Squeeze it halfway down to aim down the iron sights; squeeze it all the way down to activate your rechargeable Alt-Fire attack.
As for the 3D audio, Housemarque promises extremely realistic 3D audio:
In Returnal we have taken audio immersion to new levels, and the soundscape will add a whole new layer of comprehending the action around you. Even in a moment of silence you can take in the atmosphere and feel like you are actually alone on an alien planet, with the soundscape created from the elements.