Returnal free update will add campaign co-op, and new mode

Returnal free update will add campaign co-op, and new mode
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Returnal is getting a free update, called Ascension, which will add campaign co-op and a new survival mode.

Sony revealed the Ascension update during its State of Play presentation. Check out the trailer:

The description reads, “Join Selene, still trapped in an endless cycle – but this time, no longer alone. Returnal: Ascension adds Co-op Mode, allowing you to share your entire journey through the shifting labyrinth of Atropos with another player.”

The new survival mode is called Tower Sisyphus, and it can’t be played cooperatively.

The description for the mode reads:

“It’s an ascending gauntlet of increasingly dangerous phases, with each containing twenty floors. Upon entry, eliminate all the enemies on each floor and secure your passage to the next one up. Just be ready for what you might encounter within…”

Returnal was a very good game, indeed. The Ascension update may come as good news for people who shied away from the game for its difficulty. The chance to explore Atropos with a friend in tow—who will be able to revive you—will be a relief to many.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, the game’s director, Harry Krueger, went into some detail on the update. “Aside from connecting player stories and building a sense of comradery,” he says, “the fleeting comfort you get from engaging with other players can also allow you advance in the game if you’re stuck.”

The Ascension update will be available later this month, on March 22nd. It is a PlayStation 5 exclusive