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Returnal now available to preload on PS5


Fans can now preload Returnal a week ahead of its launch on PlayStation 5.

That’s according to our friends at MP1st, who took a screenshot of the download page. By the way, the game apparently clocks in at 56GB. So it’s not massive, but it is a decent chunk of the PS5’s SSD space.

Returnal is a third-person roguelike shooter with bullet hell elements. Here’s a description of the game from PlayStation.com:

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After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated – forced to restart her journey every time she dies.

Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time.

Brought to life by stunning visual effects, the dark beauty of the decaying world around you is packed with explosive surprises. From high stakes, bullet hell-fuelled combat, to visceral twists and turns through stark and contrasting environments. You’ll explore, discover and fight your way through an unforgiving journey, where mystery stalks your every move.

Designed for extreme replayability, the procedural world of Returnal invites you to dust yourself off in the face of defeat and take on new, evolving challenges with every rebirth.

Returnal launches on April 30, 2021 exclusively on PlayStation 5. It comes from developer Housemarque.

Don’t want a digital copy? Pre-order at Amazon and GameStop for physical copies of the game.

Watch a trailer for the game below!