Ahead of its launch next week, Housemarque unveils the Returnal: Ascension Tower of Sisyphus gameplay trailer, showcasing players what they can expect from this hefty new addition to the game! Check out the gameplay trailer below.
Join Housemarque as they play through Returnal: Ascension – Tower of Sisyphus, an ascending gauntlet of increasingly dangerous phases coming to Returnal on March 22, 2022
Rather than being a short trailer, this new gameplay trailer for the Tower of Sisyphus in Returnal: Ascension clocks in at nearly 19 minutes. With tons of new footage, this should get players excited for what is essentially the game’s endless mode.
As detailed in their last entry for PlayStation Blog, here are some more details on the Tower of Sisyphus:
True to our arcade roots, the Tower of Sisyphus is effectively our Endless mode. Players will strive to ascend the Tower as high as possible – however, much like the tragic story of Sisyphus, there is no end to the climb and players are tragically destined to meet their demise as the mode gets increasingly harder. The only question is: how far can you get before succumbing?
One great motivator for pushing forward is a sense of accomplishment. Each Phase in the Tower will culminate with an encounter with Algos, which will also get increasingly harder as you advance through the mode. Unlike the campaign, in the Tower players will also have a score to chase. You can track your progress and highest score on a leaderboard, and compete against your friends and foes for the highest rank. Much like our previous arcade-inspired titles, you will also have a Score Multiplier – keeping this up and increasing it will be the key to racking up the highest possible scores. Your Multiplier will deplete if you get hit or if you don’t deal damage for a while, so you’ll need to be constantly dancing on the knife’s edge to ensure you maintain strong forward momentum. While there are secrets and optional routes to take, the Tower is intended to be Returnal distilled into an arcade action experience, where the emphasis is on survival, skill, and focused progression.
Returnal: Ascension comes to PlayStation consoles as a free update this March 22. Stay tuned here at MP1st for the complete patch notes once this new update comes around!