Returnal: Ascended Co-op Mode Announced for March 22

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Sony announced at today’s State of Play that Returnal is getting new DLC that includes a co-op mode. The new update, called Ascending, will launch on March 22.

Ascension will allow you to “share your entire journey through the changing labyrinth of Atropos with another player,” according to the trailer.

Harry Krueger, director at developer Housemarque, explains in a blog post: “Aside from connecting player stories and building a sense of camaraderie, the fleeting comfort you get from interacting with other players can also allow you to to progress through the game if you’re stuck. Progress is tied to the host, so if you’re struggling to overcome a particular boss or biome, enlisting another player to help can open your way to triumph He also specified that guests would also be able to save some of their progress.

The other major addition in Ascended is Tower of Sisyphus, which Krueger called “basically our Endless mode”. Players can strive to reach high levels in the tower, which is designed to test their survival skills. Krueger also teased that “all new narrative content can also be explored in the Tower. I won’t spoil anything here, but players will get one more glimpse of Selene’s haunting past and gain more insight into her state of mind.”

According to Housemarque, the update is free for all users.

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