You can get $20 off the sci-fi game 'Returnal' for Playstation 5 for Prime Day

ReturnalThis exclusive PlayStation 5 game Returnal is on sale now for $49.99 for Prime Day.
This exclusive PlayStation 5 game Returnal is on sale now for $49.99 for Prime Day. (Image credit: Amazon)

Jump into a new space adventure for nearly 30% off on Prime Day

You can pick up a copy of Returnal for PlayStation 5 on Amazon to dive into this new combat strategy game. Developer Housemarque says the game will be focused on figuring out how to survive after crash-landing on a shape-shifting world.

The protagonist, Selene, will need to find clues of an ancient civilization while trying to escape being stuck forever on this world. Every time you get defeated, you'll need to restart your journey to figure out the best approach. 

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

Returnal for PlayStation 5: $69.99 $49.99 at Amazon (save $20)

Returnal for PlayStation 5: $69.99 $49.99 at Amazon (save $20)

From video game developer Housemarque, Returnal is a sci-fi adventure where you must take control after crash-landing on a strange, shape-shifting world. This is an exclusive for PlayStation 5 and it's 29% off in time for Amazon Prime Day.

It sounds like the gameplay will be intense in visuals as well as in combat, as the developer also cites "explosive surprises", "hell-fueled combat" and "visceral twists and turns." Let's hope your spacesuit provides at least some protection.

The upshot is with replayability front of mind, the developer says it is trying to focus on doing something innovative each time your character dies. This approach might make it a bit easier to motivate yourself to get over that next difficult hurdle in-game. Good luck!

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: