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Returnal: Ascension Free Update Adds Co-op And Endless Mode, Releases March 22

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Return to Atropos with Returnal: Ascension, a new and free update announced today during Sony’s State of Play. The free update comes with The Tower of Sisyphus mode and co-op play to reduce the crushing difficulty of this bullet-hell roguelite that’s given us quite a lot of headaches last year.

By accessing the Chronosis portal in parts of the game, you have the option to take on Atropos co-op style, making the perilous trek a bit easier. Progression is also tied to the host, so it is a great way to move forward in the game if you find yourself stuck in a certain biome or boss.

The Tower of Sisyphus survival mode is an endless tower that gets progressively harder, and it’s definitely for players who feel like they’ve scoured Atropos for all its worth. The further you go, the higher your score multiplier goes, allowing for bragging rights and a spot on the Leaderboards.

The tower of Sisyphus will also feature new narrative content to discover for those who want to continue more of Selene’s story and see a glimpse into the past.

Related – Read our Returnal review

Returnal: Ascension update releases on March 22, 2022 exclusively for the PS5.

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Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

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