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What is Returnal Ascension and what does it include?

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Returnal was released last year exclusively for the PlayStation 5, and it was met with wide critical praise. The challenging gameplay made for a fun and sometimes frustrating experience. Now, almost a year after the game was originally released, it will be getting a free update known as Returnal Ascension. Here is everything we know about it.

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Returnal Ascension is a free update for Returnal announced at PlayStation's March 2022 State of Play that adds more content to the game. The biggest thing being added with the update is a new Survival mode. This mode will send you into an endless tower—known as the Tower of Sisyphus—in which you fight off waves of enemies while climbing higher and higher. The update gets its name in this mode as you try to fight your way up the tower and seek ascension.

Related: Everything shown at PlayStation’s March 2022 State of Play

Another big feature being added with the update is the co-op campaign. Players can now link up with another player to try and survive the enemies of Atropos. This co-op mode will be limited to online therefore local co-op via split-screen will not be available. The Tower of Sisyphus added with this update will also not be playable in co-op.

You can check out the trailer for the Returnal Ascension update shown at PlayStation's March 2022 State of Play below:

Players interested in trying out the new update can do so for free when the update goes live on March 22, 2022.

For more on Returnal, check out Returnal | How many Bosses right here on Pro Game Guides.

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