Returnal Hostiles Trailer Introduces Atropos' Many Threats

The latest Returnal trailer showcases just a few of the many horrors awaiting Selene on Atropos.

Housemarque amps up the horror in the latest Returnal trailer, this time focusing on the enemies hell bent on sending Selene back to the start of her rebirth cycle. While Atropos is home to a range of creatures, one thing unites them: malice.

First up is what seems like a standard foe, the Mycomorph. It's a fragile-looking being composed of interwoven plant matter that attacks with overgrown tentacles. The Titanops is deadlier, an enemy faster than its bulk would suggest and one that ends its prey with a giant, bladed arm and yet more tentacles.

Selene will also encounter the Automaton, which is what the name suggests. The Automaton appears lifeless but possesses a maleficent sentience that drives it to attack with both guns and claws.

The Gorgolith appears as a combination of stonework and scorpion, using its tail to fire high-powered lasers. Another enemy Housemarque showcased is the Ixion. It's a boss-type monster, though little else was mentioned about it.

Perhaps the most frightening enemy Selene will encounter, however, is herself. The Scout enemy is a distorted, vicious version of Selene she'll encounter on more than one occasion. 

All these creatures are vicious and determined to destroy Selene, so expect to restart her journey plenty of times. Of course, that, making good use of Selene's upgrades, and experiencing Atropos' shifting nature are all part of the experience.

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Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Apr. 14th 2021

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