When it comes to Housemarque Games, the studio’s arcade pedigree is second to none. However, after infamously declaring the end of arcade, the studio is making a comeback with a reimagination of sorts of their legacy. Returnal, the upcoming third-person shooter that sends players on a journey to the shape-shifting world as Selene, will combine arcade gameplay with a cinematic narrative that differentiates this effort from anything else Housemarque has ever done.
Based on what we have seen thus far, there is plenty to be excited about. To help you get an understanding of why you should be brimming with anticipation, here are 5 reasons to be hyped for Housemarque’s Returnal coming this April 30.
The studio has been around for a long time, and suffice to say, the team has all the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver a top-notch action experience. The quality of titles like Resogun and Nex Machina has only seen the studio improve, and all of that will hopefully result in the best of the bunch yet with Returnal.
Most, if not all of the studio’s games have been experiences that anyone can pick up and play. However, dive deeper and you will usually find a game chock-full of wonderfully designed systems and gameplay mechanics.
Throw in strategic depth and plenty of replayability like what you can find in Resogun, and you know you are in for a good time. Housemarque has got that on lockdown, and it will be interesting to see how the team translates their ability into a new perspective.