Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that Housemarque’s Returnal has gone gold ahead of its 30th of April 2021 release date for the PlayStation 5. Going gold means that development of the game is now complete and the game is ready to be printed on physical media.

Here’s what Housemarque had to say:

A huge thanks to everyone on the team at Housemarque, PlayStation Studios, and all the other teams involved. We can’t wait to have this out soon and for every player out there to experience the planet of Atropos!

Details via PlayStation:

After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated – forced to restart her journey every time she dies.

Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time.

Brought to life by stunning visual effects, the dark beauty of the decaying world around you is packed with explosive surprises. From high stakes, bullet hell-fueled combat, to visceral twists and turns through stark and contrasting environments. You’ll explore, discover and fight your way through an unforgiving journey, where mystery stalks your every move.

Designed for extreme replayability, the procedural world of Returnal invites you to dust yourself off in the face of defeat and take on new, evolving challenges with every rebirth.

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