We were hoping for a kind of new content for the exclusive return to PlayStation 5, and it seems that our patience was rewarded. The Developer Housemarket has just announced Returnal: Ascension, a massive update of the game that adds two completely new ways to play.
First of all, this update brings us the Tower of Sisyphus, a mode of survival with a growing difficulty. After unlocked the Icarian grapple, you will be able to access this new mysterious area, which opposes Selene to more and more difficult phases, each with 20 floors to conquer. A new boss, algos, presents milestones in your trip to the tower, but will also become more difficult every time you reach it. With rankings and scoring multipliers to take into account, it looks like a great end-of-party challenge to encourage players to come back for more once they have completed the main game.
In addition, you can play in online cooperation with two players because two Selenes are better than one, right? A new chronosis portal near the crash site will allow you to host or join a public cycle, or you can create a private one to play with a friend. You will not be able to get away from your teammate, and if a player is shot down, the other has a chance to revive it. You are somewhat limited – the cooperation can not be played during the sequences of the house, the daily challenging mode or the new Tower of Sisyph – but you can tackle the main game itself with a friend.
The trailer seems to have a new weapon and new scenarios too, so there may be more to discover at the launch of Ascension on March 22. To top it off, all this is free. We can not wait to be stuck.
There is more information on the PlayStation blog. Are you eager to return to Atropos with a friend? Go through the comments section below.