Returnal – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Returnal Box Art
Publisher
Sony
Developer
Housemarque
Platforms
PS5
Release Date
April 30, 2021
Genre
Roguelike

Game Overview:

Returnal is a roguelike third person shooter developed by Housemarque and published by Sony.

It combines third person action with roguelike and horror elements.

Latest Updates For Returnal

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Has Sold Over 1.1 Million Copies, Returnal Crosses 560,000 Units

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Has Sold Over 1.1 Million Copies, Returnal Crosses 560,000 Units

Meanwhile, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, available on PS5 and PS4, currently stands at over 6.5 million units sold worldwide.

Returnal Update 1.4.1 is Live, Unlocks Platinum Trophies

Returnal Update 1.4.1 is Live, Unlocks Platinum Trophies

Housemarque's latest update for the rogue-lite shooter also fixes issues with Daily Challenges, save game corruption and some visual issues.

Other “Major Players” Besides Sony Were Also Interested in Acquiring Housemarque

Other “Major Players” Besides Sony Were Also Interested in Acquiring Housemarque

Housemarque CEO Ilari Kuittinen says the "usual suspects" from Sweden, China, and the United States were also looking to acquire the studio.

Housemarque Acquisition Talks Began in 2020, Next Title Will “Go Beyond” Returnal

Housemarque Acquisition Talks Began in 2020, Next Title Will “Go Beyond” Returnal

Co-founder and managing director Ilari Kuittinen says the studio will be expanding and that Returnal should provide a "hint as to what's next."

Sony Acquires Returnal Developer Housemarque

Sony Acquires Returnal Developer Housemarque

Acquisition by PlayStation gives the studio "a clear future and a stable opportunity to continue delivering on gameplay centric approaches," says Housemarque co-founder.

MLB The Show 21 Tops NPD Charts for April with Record Launch for Series

MLB The Show 21 Tops NPD Charts for April with Record Launch for Series

New Pokemon Snap, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, and Returnal also debuted in the top 10 of the software charts.

Returnal Developer Wants to Develop “Bigger Types of Experiences”

Returnal Developer Wants to Develop “Bigger Types of Experiences”

Housemarque is keen on showing that it's not just a "Resogun-studio."

Returnal – Patch 1.3.7 Fixes Crashes, Deceased Scout Glitches, and More

Returnal – Patch 1.3.7 Fixes Crashes, Deceased Scout Glitches, and More

The roguelike shooter's newest patch is going live imminently.

Returnal Costume and Emote Coming to Sackboy: A Big Adventure on May 26th

Returnal Costume and Emote Coming to Sackboy: A Big Adventure on May 26th

ASTRA Scout Selene is the latest PlayStation icon to join the platformer.

Returnal Developer Hasn’t Figured Out How to Add Mid-Run Saves Yet

Returnal Developer Hasn’t Figured Out How to Add Mid-Run Saves Yet

"There are some systems in place that are currently a hindering factor,," says marketing director Mikael Havari.

Returnal Guide – All Artifacts, Consumables, Parasites, Equipment and Resources

Returnal Guide – All Artifacts, Consumables, Parasites, Equipment and Resources

Here are all the different items and equipment that you can find on Atropos.

New Returnal Patch Fixes Corrupted Save Issue, Releases Tomorrow

New Returnal Patch Fixes Corrupted Save Issue, Releases Tomorrow

Housemqarue recommends keeping auto-updates off.

Returnal Guide – How to Beat All Bosses

Returnal Guide – How to Beat All Bosses

Here's how to easily take down each boss.

Returnal – Patch 1.3.4 is Live Now, But You May Have Lost Your Save Data Forever

Returnal – Patch 1.3.4 is Live Now, But You May Have Lost Your Save Data Forever

If your save file's size changed upon corruption, there's a high chance it's gone forever.

Returnal – Patch 1.3.3 Pulled Following Complaints of Save Corruption

Returnal – Patch 1.3.3 Pulled Following Complaints of Save Corruption

Housemarque will release a new patch soon after the issue is fixed.

Returnal is Getting Another Patch Today

Returnal is Getting Another Patch Today

Housemarque recommends turning off your PS5's auto-updates so you don't lost your progress.

Returnal Guide – How to Manage Adrenaline, Get a Second Life, Use Reconstructors and Fast Travel

Returnal Guide – How to Manage Adrenaline, Get a Second Life, Use Reconstructors and Fast Travel

Housemarque's rogue-lite has several systems at play. Here's how some of them work.

New Pokemon Snap Tops UK Sales Charts, Returnal Debuts in Second

New Pokemon Snap Tops UK Sales Charts, Returnal Debuts in Second

Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... falls from first all the way to 22nd place.

Returnal Developer on Save Options: “Nothing to Announce Now”

Returnal Developer on Save Options: “Nothing to Announce Now”

However, the developer hears the community.

Returnal Guide – All Items and Equipment That Carry Over Between Cycles

Returnal Guide – All Items and Equipment That Carry Over Between Cycles

Here's a quick rundown on what persists between each cycle.

Returnal – 15 Tips And Tricks To Keep In Mind

Returnal – 15 Tips And Tricks To Keep In Mind

Housemarque's challenging roguelike shooter should be a little easier to get started in with these handy pointers.

Returnal Gameplay Deep Dive Discusses the First Two Biomes, Weapons, Lore, and More

Returnal Gameplay Deep Dive Discusses the First Two Biomes, Weapons, Lore, and More

Get an extended look at Housemarque's newest shooter.

Returnal Developer Thanks Sony for Support “in an Age When Publishers Are Taking Less Creative Risks”

Returnal Developer Thanks Sony for Support “in an Age When Publishers Are Taking Less Creative Risks”

"We are forever grateful for having this opportunity," says Housemarque co-founder Ilari Kuittinen.

Returnal Review – Marque of Excellence

Returnal Review – Marque of Excellence

Returnal exceeds expectations in every way imaginable.

Returnal Launch Trailer is Full of Action and Mystery

Returnal Launch Trailer is Full of Action and Mystery

Housemarque's rogue-lite shooter is out on April 30th for PS5.

Returnal’s Time Loop Mechanic Gets Breakdown Explanation

Returnal’s Time Loop Mechanic Gets Breakdown Explanation

See how the time loop works in the upcoming action game.

Returnal’s Preload Is Live Now At 56 GB

Returnal’s Preload Is Live Now At 56 GB

Sony's next first party title has its preload up a week early.

Returnal Runs at Dynamic 4K and “Consistent” 60 FPS With Ray-Traced Lighting

Returnal Runs at Dynamic 4K and “Consistent” 60 FPS With Ray-Traced Lighting

The roguelite shooter's performance and resolution have been officially confirmed.

Returnal’s First 45 Minutes Revealed

Returnal’s First 45 Minutes Revealed

A long look at the beginning of Housemarque's next.

Returnal Runs at 4K/60 FPS With Ray Tracing on PS5

Returnal Runs at 4K/60 FPS With Ray Tracing on PS5

The rogue-lite shooter is out on April 30th exclusively for the console.

Returnal’s Trophy List Appears Online

Returnal’s Trophy List Appears Online

Sony's latest looks like a fairly easy Platinum.

Returnal Shows off Frantic Combat in New Dev Diary

Returnal Shows off Frantic Combat in New Dev Diary

Housemarque's upcoming shooter continues to look impressive.

Returnal Shows More Gameplay Footage in New Overview Video

Returnal Shows More Gameplay Footage in New Overview Video

Housemarque's upcoming roguelike shooter continues to look impressive.

Returnal Trailer Showcases Different Types of Enemies

Returnal Trailer Showcases Different Types of Enemies

Check out the different hostile life that Selene encounters on Atropos.

Returnal Composer Talks Challenges Of Scoring Game Vs Film

Returnal Composer Talks Challenges Of Scoring Game Vs Film

Bobby Krlic breaks down some key differences from the two experiences.

Returnal – Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on This PS5 Exclusive

Returnal – Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on This PS5 Exclusive

Housemarque's rogue-lite could have the gameplay and narrative chops to be truly great.

Returnal Dev Diary Highlights Narrative Design

Returnal Dev Diary Highlights Narrative Design

Narrative director Gregory Louden discusses the various layers of story-telling.

Returnal – 15 Features You Need To Know

Returnal – 15 Features You Need To Know

Here's every reason to be excited for Housemarque's upcoming roguelike shooter.

Returnal Features Daily Challenges, Color-Blind Options for HUD

Returnal Features Daily Challenges, Color-Blind Options for HUD

Levels will also encourage exploration to find secrets and hidden items.

Returnal – Adrenaline Levels, Weapon Recharge, and More Detailed

Returnal – Adrenaline Levels, Weapon Recharge, and More Detailed

Weapons also have abilities that can be unlocked from slaying enemies.

Returnal Trailer Features Fast-Paced Combat, Grotesque Foes

Returnal Trailer Features Fast-Paced Combat, Grotesque Foes

Housemarque's Mikael Haveri breaks down the roguelite shooter.

Returnal Has Gone Gold

Returnal Has Gone Gold

Housemarque's rogue-lite shooter is out on April 30th.

Returnal Developer Details Asynchronous Multiplayer

Returnal Developer Details Asynchronous Multiplayer

Sounds a lot like Dark Souls.

Returnal Story Trailer Features Selene Pursuing the “White Shadow”

Returnal Story Trailer Features Selene Pursuing the “White Shadow”

Learn more about the ASTRA scout's ordeal on Atropos.

Returnal’s Story is “Mysterious and Haunting”, Asks “a Lot of Questions”

Returnal’s Story is “Mysterious and Haunting”, Asks “a Lot of Questions”

Game director Harry Krueger talks about the upcoming roguelike's approach to storytelling.

Returnal is Getting Everything it Can from the PS5’s Specs, Says Dev

Returnal is Getting Everything it Can from the PS5’s Specs, Says Dev

Returnal developer talks about how the roguelike shooter will leverage the PS5's hardware.

Returnal – Narrative Events Randomized Each Run, Travel Between Biomes Possible

Returnal – Narrative Events Randomized Each Run, Travel Between Biomes Possible

Housemarque shines a bit more light on the creepier aspects of Returnal.

Returnal Trailer Teases Selene’s Past and Atropos’ Dark Secrets

Returnal Trailer Teases Selene’s Past and Atropos’ Dark Secrets

The rogue-lite elements of Housemarque's shooter are also briefly showcased.

Returnal Trailer Reveals Atropos’ Shifting Biomes

Returnal Trailer Reveals Atropos’ Shifting Biomes

Three biomes are revealed while six remain unknown.

Returnal ESRB Rating Promises Futuristic Weapons, Splashing Blood, And Cries Of Pain
Returnal is Looking Like an Early Visual Showcase for the PS5

Returnal is Looking Like an Early Visual Showcase for the PS5

We analyze the most impressive elements of the tech behind Housemarque's upcoming PS5 exclusive.

Returnal Delayed to April 30

Returnal Delayed to April 30

Housemarque is taking some additional time to polish the game.

Returnal is Probably Going to be Better Than You Expect

Returnal is Probably Going to be Better Than You Expect

Housemarque's roguelike shooter is the very definition of a dark horse.

Returnal Will Use the PS5’s SSD to Allow for Instant Respawns

Returnal Will Use the PS5’s SSD to Allow for Instant Respawns

Should be a big boost for a roguelike game.

Returnal’s Pre-Order Bonus Shows Alternate Suits

Returnal’s Pre-Order Bonus Shows Alternate Suits

Two suits will come with at least one version of the game.

Returnal Developer Talks About the Role of Skill and Luck in Progression

Returnal Developer Talks About the Role of Skill and Luck in Progression

Game director Harry Krueger talks about Returnal's nature as a roguelike title.

Returnal Has 10 Base Weapons, Over 90 Weapon Traits

Returnal Has 10 Base Weapons, Over 90 Weapon Traits

Other roguelite mechanics like Obolites and Suit Malfunctions are also detailed.

Returnal’s Goal is “to Haunt the Player” – Housemarque

Returnal’s Goal is “to Haunt the Player” – Housemarque

"Cosmic horror has been a strong inspiration for us," says game director Harry Krueger.

Returnal Combat Trailer Showcases Weapons, Devices, and Parasites

Returnal Combat Trailer Showcases Weapons, Devices, and Parasites

Positive and negative perks, consumables, and even a sword figure into runs.

Returnal Dev Talks Customizable Controls, Translating Their Style And Philosophy To 3D

Returnal Dev Talks Customizable Controls, Translating Their Style And Philosophy To 3D

There are also some new gameplay clips thrown in for good measure.

Returnal – New Gameplay Revealed in HouseCast Episode 2

Returnal – New Gameplay Revealed in HouseCast Episode 2

Director Harry Krueger also discusses the game's origins.

Returnal Developer Clarifies How Adaptive Triggers Are Used For Firing Modes

Returnal Developer Clarifies How Adaptive Triggers Are Used For Firing Modes

It's all in how you use L2.

Returnal Releases on March 19th, 2021 for PS5

Returnal Releases on March 19th, 2021 for PS5

New gameplay reveals enemies, a boss fight and a sick looking sword.

Returnal – Best Buy Lists March 19th, 2021 Release Date

Returnal – Best Buy Lists March 19th, 2021 Release Date

The listing has since been removed by the retailer.

Returnal Video Reveals New Gameplay Snippets

Returnal Video Reveals New Gameplay Snippets

High-octane action and movement abilities briefly showcased.

PS5 – “New Worlds To Explore” Ad Highlights System’s Planned First Year Lineup

PS5 – “New Worlds To Explore” Ad Highlights System’s Planned First Year Lineup

It focuses on the first party titles Sony hopes to get out between now and 2021.

Returnal Developer Describes How PS5’s 3D Audio Tech Changed Development

Returnal Developer Describes How PS5’s 3D Audio Tech Changed Development

The studio re-evaluated how they recorded their sound.

Returnal – Gameplay Details and New Screenshots Revealed

Returnal – Gameplay Details and New Screenshots Revealed

"Bullet hell-fueled combat" awaits players in the roguelike third-person shooter.

Returnal Uses DualSense Adaptive Triggers to Switch Firing Modes

Returnal Uses DualSense Adaptive Triggers to Switch Firing Modes

It also has "near-instant" load speeds along with supporting haptic feedback and Tempest 3D AudioTech.

Destruction AllStars, Returnal, Sackboy: A Big Adventure Box Art Appears on Amazon

Destruction AllStars, Returnal, Sackboy: A Big Adventure Box Art Appears on Amazon

No word yet on whether or not these are final.

Returnal Might be Targeting a 2021 Launch

Returnal Might be Targeting a 2021 Launch

Housemarque's PS5 exclusive could be out as early as next year.

Returnal Is Housemarque’s New IP, Coming To PS5

Returnal Is Housemarque’s New IP, Coming To PS5

A game about dying, dying again, and dying some more.

Housemarque’s Unannounced Game Will Be A PS5 Launch Title – Rumour

Housemarque’s Unannounced Game Will Be A PS5 Launch Title – Rumour

Reportedly, the developer has partnered with Sony for its upcoming project.

Stormdivers Put on Hold As Housemarque Focuses on Its “Most Ambitious and Biggest Game to Date”

Stormdivers Put on Hold As Housemarque Focuses on Its “Most Ambitious and Biggest Game to Date”

The studio has halted all other work as it focuses on a major new project.

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