Housemarque showed a new gameplay video of Returnal, the new exclusive coming out on April 30th. The video features the protagonist Selene, who ended up on a new planet after receiving a ghost signal called “White Shadow.” After exploring the area and noticing the monstrous creatures that populate the planet, the protagonist decides to escape, only to realize that she has ended up in a time-loop.
The studio promised a strong narrative component and suggested that players need to find answers to many mysteries to escape. On the gameplay front, the presence of a system similar to that of the classic roguelikes has been confirmed, with the map that changes completely after each death.
Once the fight with an alien creature is lost, therefore, players will find themselves facing new types of enemies, while some old opponents may have reappeared at different points. The release is set for April 30, 2021, but more information will be revealed before the game launches.