Returnal: Release Date, Gameplay, Trailer, News, Platforms and Everything We Know

Kill, die, repeat.

Returnal, a new PS5 exclusive from Housemarque, will debut in 2021 and we couldn't be more excited!

Revolving around a protagonist stuck in a loop that keeps her reliving her experiences, it looks to offer roguelike elements wrapped up in a glistening AAA outer shell.

Considering this is the studio that bought us modern arcade classics like Super Stardust, it's perhaps not surprising to see them offer finely-tuned shooter gameplay.

Here's all we know about Returnal so far.

Release Date and Platforms:

Scary Space Species?! (Source: Sony)

Luckily, we don't have to wait long to play Returnal.

It'll launch on March 19, 2021, and be exclusive to PS5.

It'll also make use of the Dualsense controller's haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.


Thanks to The Game Awards, we got a look at new gameplay footage.

Check it out below:

The team has also revealed a new developer diary:


The first trailer for Returnal was showcased during an earlier PS5 event, so take a look at it below.


Returnal is listed as costing £69.99 on the official Sony webpage. Guess that's the price of next-gen folks!

Space Invaders all over again! (Source: Sony)

Who Are Housemarque?

Housemarque has arguably never made a bad game.

The team bought Super Stardust HD to the PS3, and followed that up with Dead Nation and Outland.

Resogun launched alongside the PS4, while Alienation, Nex Machina, and Matterfall all followed.

Returnal will be the studio's first PS5 game.

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