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Returnal and Genshin Impact headline this week’s lineup of new PlayStation Store releases.

Returnal – a sci-fi third-person shooter with roguelike and psychological horror elements from Housemarque – is this week’s PlayStation release highlight. The description is a mouthful, but the time-loop premise of this PlayStation 5 exclusive is instantly engaging. The studio’s pedigree is impeccable, and the game’s next-gen credentials are evident throughout. Returnal looks like one to savour.

Action RPG Genshin Impact is another PS5 release sure to make a splash. MiHoYo’s game might look like a Breath of the Wild clone, but smartly designed multi-character combat and elemental skill systems give it a distinct identity. Even the gacha mechanics are not totally obnoxious.

Other PlayStation Store releases to look out for include the promising Star Wars Pinball VR and sci-fi shooter ’em up, R-Type Final 2.

PS5 owners looking forward to Terminator: Resistance will have to be patient a little longer. The release of the game’s next-gen upgrade has been postponed.

Here is the full PlayStation Store lineup for the week ahead.

New PS5 and PS4 releases: April 26-30, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

  • Battle Axe

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Terra Trilogy

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

  • Crime Opera: The Butterfly Effect (TBC)
  • Genshin Impact (PS5)
  • Ladders by POWGI

Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Secret Neighbour
  • Star Wars Pinball VR
  • WarDogs: Red’s Return (TBC)

Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Angels with Scaly Wings
  • Protocol
  • Returnal (PS5)
  • R-Type Final 2
  • Terminator: Resistance (PS5 upgrade postponed)

For more new releases, catch up with this week’s Xbox and Nintendo Switch games.

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