Break the vicious cycle with this award-winning third-person shooter that brings bullet hell action to the PC with a unique plot and twist merged together in a thrilling way.
The roguelike odyssey of Selene’s arrives with a pack of arresting graphical and performance-based enhancements that would ensure your unforgettable journey will drive you to the brink of what is possible. This also includes the full Returnal™ gameplay experience, completed with a Suspend Cycle, Photo and Co-op Modes, and the Tower of Sisyphus included and available right from the start.
THE PLOT AND BACKGROUND:
After performing an emergency crash-landing on a strange shape-shifting world, Selene has to go through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization and find a way for her escape.
Completely alone and isolated, she finds herself reliving the same events but with something that is different each time, as she is fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated – forced to restart her journey every time as she dies and wakes up again. Through the fast, relentless gameplay, you are going to find out that just as the planet shifts with each new cycle, so do the items that are available at your disposal. Every next loop offers some new types of combinations, giving you the necessary power and strength to push your boundaries and approach this endless combat again but with a different new strategy each time.
With its impressive visual effects, the dark and twisted beauty of the decaying world around you is packed with some explosive traps and sudden surprises. From the risky combat, to the jaw-dropping plot twists and unexpected turns in the development of the events all of whom set across stark and contrasting environments that seem unstable and constantly changing. You will have to explore, discover and fight your way through this unforgiving adventure, where danger follows your every move.
The game is designed for extreme amounts of replayability, the procedural world of Returnal invites you on a journey to rediscover yourself in the face of death and take on a new set of life-evolving challenges with every sequential rebirth that you experience.
THE ULTIMATE PC VERSION
Includes achievements support, paired with an in-game progress tracker. Also 5 graphical pre-sets have been included, alongside the in-game performance stats, an FPS counter, a gauge for GPU and CPU usage and a latency meter.
SAVOUR A DAZZLING VISUAL EXPERIENCE
Available in 16:10, Ultrawide (21:9) and Super Ultrawide (32:9) aspect ratios that offer an expanded field of sight throughout Atropos – with the even wider aspects adding options for more impressive cinematic clips and the UI placement. All this in stunning 4K graphics.(1) On high-specification PCs, experience deeper immersion with the ray-traced reflections and sharper shadows, thus introducing a whole new layer of lighting options – all highly customizable through various settings. Performance enhancing technologies such as NVIDIA’s DLSS and NVIDIA NIS, as well as AMD’s FSR2, are also integrated and available to you.
1 — Compatible PC and display device required.
2 — Compatible PC and graphics card required for enhanced graphics.
EXPERIENCE THE MIGHTY SENSORY OVERLOAD
Play with a DualSense™ controller to experience haptic feedback and dynamic trigger effects.(3) Alternatively, select mouse and keyboard or any other controller inputs – all with fully customizable button controls. The accessibility options have also been expanded on, including an alt-fire crosshair charging notification and a Co-op ping system. Dolby Atmos support has also been included, as well as the option to select the type of 3D Audio.(4) Hear all the sounds around you with pinpoint accuracy, bringing the environments to life and helping to improve your reactions even further.
3 — A wired connection required to experience the full range of in-game controller features.
4 — 3D Audio modes require stereo headphones or compatible speakers
The Co-op Mode, allows you to share your journey through the shifting labyrinth of Atropos with another PC player.(5) The unfriendly environment and nature of Atropos will remain ever so hostile to you, but the possibility of teamwork adds a whole dimension and introduces new methods of survival if you are creative enough.
Players each control a different version of Selene, from different cycles. By using the Chronosis device located in each biome, the host player is able to summon a friend or is randomly assigned another online player. The host’s progress then determines the available pool of items for the duration of the multiplayer game.
THE TOWER OF SISYPHUS:
After you wake up at the crash site, look above. You must be able to see a gate towards the Tower of Sisyphus, it would be accessible as long as you have the Icarian Grapnel unlocked the.(5) It is in this tower, that you would have to prepare for a completely new kind of challenge. It’s an almost infinite ascending gauntlet with a sole focus on combat, the higher you go the higher you build up your score and progress, gain exclusive items, Scout logs and unseen fragments of Selene’s tragic story.
5 — The Tower of Sisyphus, House sequences and Challenge Mode are not available in Co-op Mode. Cross-play with players on PlayStation®5 consoles is not supported.
- Fight to survive through this third-person shooter.
- Take on the brutal enemies in an explosive, bullet hell-fuelled combat.
THRILLING EXPLORATION AND NAVIGATION
- Manage your equipment and resources with care – every time you die, you start from the beginning.
- Look around for useful alien tech that might provide you with necessary upgrades to improve your abilities in upcoming cycles.
HAUNTING STORY AND NARRATIVE DRIVEN ACTION
- Piece together the missing fragments of Selene’s memories as she looks for the important answers.
- Build your personal connection with the planet as you are exploring its constantly evolving and transforming terrain.
To activate the game, you need a Steam Account
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- After the successful code verification, go to the "MY GAMES" tab and start downloading.