Returnal is one of those games that has a central narrative that is told to players as they work their way through the game, but there is also plenty of secret lore to find if players care to look for it. In a new interview, Senior Narrative Designer Eevi Korhonen revealed there is still a secret discovery to make about the Tower of Sisyphus endless mode in Returnal.
The Tower of Sisyphus still has a reference to find
Korhonen revealed getting the story right in Returnal was quite a challenge. Narrative Director Greg Louden wanted to make sure players understood at least some of the game’s story without wandering too far off the beaten track, but Korhonen told VGC she wanted to “make it more mysterious” so a player would “puzzle it out with the community.” The result is a story told through brief cutscenes but with audio logs and written notes to be found throughout the environment. However, it seems like there is one mystery still to be found:
I’ve been stalking our subreddit, and there have been wonderful little discoveries… there is something I’m still hoping that they will discover about the Tower Sisyphus. It’s not as much of a secret, more like a nice philosophical reference to the name. But nobody has put that on Reddit yet, so I haven’t seen anyone make that connection. But hopefully, someone will maybe after this.
The Tower of Sisyphus was added through Ascension Update 3.0. The Endless mode features numerous floors full of enemies of increasing difficulty that each end with an encounter with a new boss. Korhonen didn’t give any clues as to where the reference can be found, but be sure to let us know in the comments if you find it!
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