The Pathless, a mythic adventure of an archer and an eagle in a vast forest, is now available in two PlayStation 5 physical editions. Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid partnered with iam8bit to release two physical editions of The Pathless for PlayStation 5: the Day One Edition is available starting today at retailers around the world, and the iam8bit Exclusive Edition is available at iam8bit.com.
“Ever since the rise in popularity of physical editions of games, there hasn’t been a significant console cycle shift,” said Amanda White and Jon M. Gibson, co-owners/co-creative directors of iam8bit. “This is an historic moment for us, to be the first independent games publisher to bring premium physical editions to PlayStation 5, letting gamers and fans worldwide own a piece of next gen history.”
The digital game launched in November 2020 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store, for PC via the Epic Game Store and for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV via Apple Arcade.
In early 2021, Annapurna Interactive, Giant Squid, and iam8bit will also release a vinyl soundtrack for The Pathless, with music by Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory. With The Pathless, Wintory brings another wholly unique aural experience — encompassing both the wandering serenity of the game’s hunter hero and the epic encounters with the cursed island’s inhabitants. The vinyl soundtrack is available for pre-order at iam8bit.com.
See below for more information on The Pathless PlayStation 5 Physical Editions and vinyl soundtrack:
The Pathless PlayStation 5 Physical Editions:
- Day One Edition
- PlayStation 5 physical edition
- Includes six premium art cards
- Available starting today at global retailers via distribution from Skybound Games
- iam8bit Exclusive Edition
- PlayStation 5 ESRB physical edition
- Includes six premium art cards, a poster and exclusive reversible cover art
- Available now at com
The Pathless Vinyl Soundtrack:
- 2xLP gatefold jacket
- Cleansed Blue and Cursed Red vinyl
- Music by Grammy-nominated composer, Austin Wintory
- Album art by Emmy winner, Elaine Lee
- Mastered for vinyl by Townsend Mastering
- Expected to ship globally early 2021
- Available for pre-order at com
About The Pathless
Developed by the award-winning team behind ABZÛ, The Pathless sees players take on the role of the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. The Hunter must forge a connection with an eagle companion to hunt corrupted spirits, in turn being careful to not become the hunted. Players will explore misty forests full of secrets, solve puzzles in ancient ruins and be tested in epic battles. The bond between the Hunter and eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance. The Pathless is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Apple Arcade.
For a deeper look at the game, check out this walkthrough video featuring commentary from the game’s director Matt Nava