The Pathless is an open-world action-adventure game developed by Giant Squid, the minds behind the critically acclaimed dynamic open-world game Abzu. You will play as the Hunter, a master of archery accompanied by her pet eagle on a quest to rid the curse of a mythical forest. You’ll have to glide through the world and shoot the dark omens, but they’ll require timing instead of aiming, which makes this game even more unique.
The forest is controlled by demons that the Hunter must defeat to precise areas of the dark curse. Another essential feature is the bond you’ll form with your eagle, allowing you to fight more demons further.
Matt Nava, Creative Director for Giant Squid, said:
The Pathless is all about finding your own way forward, so an open world design fit the experience and themes perfectly. We wanted to encourage players to explore organically and develop an understanding of the space as they play, which led us to break convention with most open world games in a few key ways: There’s no fast travel, there’s no map, and there’s no game over.
Today, the publishers for the game, Annapurna Interactive, released a short trailer revealing the game’s official release date, which will be November 12th for iOS, PS4, PS5, and PC, via the EGS. This means that The Pathless will be a launch title for the PS5, along with a few other highly anticipated games.