Death is permanent in No Return
No Return's randomized combat encounters will bring players to familiar locations from The Last of Us Part II’s campaign, like Jackson, the Channel 13 News Station, and many more. These scenarios will be unfamiliar thanks to unique gameplay differences, like a roster of playable characters with different playstyle traits, unexpected gameplay modifiers, unique objects and more.
But be warned: death is permanent in No Return, so if you fail a run midway, you’ll lose all weapons, items, and upgrades accumulated for that run and begin again with a fresh set of randomized scenarios.
How you progress during any given run isn’t pre-defined. Throughout a run, players will choose between different encounters, which will determine not only the type of gameplay mode, but also what rewards are unlocked, what potential modifiers will be encountered, and more.
In between each combat scenario, you’ll return to a Hideout, where you can prep and choose your next fight via a path laid out on a corkboard in these familiar locations.