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Returnal, A New PS5 Game That's A Horrific Groundhog Day In Space

Illustration for article titled iReturnal/i, A New PS5 Game Thats A Horrific iGroundhog Day/i In Space

As part of today’s PlayStation 5 reveal event, Sony showed off a Groundhog Day-esque game about repeatedly dying and reawakening called Returnal.

In the trailer, a woman talks about how she dies every day, and each time she comes back, the planet she’s stuck on changes and becomes part of her. “My only hope is to break the cycle before the cycle breaks me,” she says.

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She also shoots aliens.

It’s from Resogun developer Housemarque. It does not have a release date yet.

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DISCUSSION

I wonder how many iterations there’ll be? Tying it to the narrative and changing the environment always risks there not being enough, but if the story moves you that doesn’t need to be a problem. I hope, unlike the Matrix, it doesn’t come down to guns.

And there’s still time to change the title. Returnal...is really not good.