Developer Giant Squid and publisher Annapurna Interactive have a treat lined up for Switch owners next week - announcing The Pathless will be coming to the hybrid platform on 2nd February. This title originally launched exclusively on PlayStation consoles as well as Windows and Apple devices in 2020.
The developer is the same team behind the underwater hit ABZÛ. In this new adventure, you take on the role of a hunter - a master of archery who will travel across a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness. Alongside your eagle companion, your task is to hunt corrupted spirits as you explore misty forests, solve puzzles and engage in some epic battles.
Our friends at Push Square noted in the PS5 review how the world of The Pathless evokes similar feelings to games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Shadow of the Colossus. And in case you're wondering - yes, there'll be a physical retail edition for the Nintendo Switch. It's being handled by iam8bit and Skybound.
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That actually looks pretty cool. Will have to see how it runs on Switch though.
ABZU is an amazing experience. It's the gaming equivalent of Fantasia crossed with a marine biology documentary. This one seems closer to a traditional action adventure game, so I'm interested to see how well those styles blend together.
I would really love to get this but... not for 37.99. Its like 2 years old now and you can get it on Playstation and PC for a tenner during sales.
Minimum of £30 for a two year old game (three this year) that can be completed in 5 hours or 10 depending on if you want all the collectibles and looks like a £4.99 mobile game... these game companies are getting greedy. There's better, newer, cheaper games that look better for half the price.
Very good another port game. Welcome. Oke next week that is very soon.
@NinjaNicky have a Deku Deals, you're not yourself when you're angry.😏
I'll wait for the physical, excellent news.
It does look interesting, but I just have a feeling that this version of the game will get review-bombed by PlayStation fanboys who will be salty that this is no longer a PlayStation exclusive.
It's actually part of why I'm getting fed up with PlayStation now: the fanbase has just become increasingly toxic over the last few years, especially when they review-bomb games because they're not coming to PlayStation, such as Astral Chain and Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
That, coupled with the lack of cross-platform gameplay and progression (something that is becoming industry-standard), raising prices for a console that is still notoriously difficult to find (despite them saying that the shortages were over), I think PS5 may be the first PlayStation generation that I will skip.
We need ABZU 2 on PSVR 2
@NinjaNicky Who said you had to buy it day one? I'm sure it'll come down to a reasonable price over time.
Removed - flaming/arguing
@Zisssou still shouldn't be £30 for a two year old game that looks quite bad graphically and only takes six hours to complete.
Fantastic, knowing it'll get a physical release is enough to get me excited.
@AstroTheGamosian you've made a situation up in your head and got angry about it.
I agree the fan base can be bad but crossplay sucks anyway. I don't mind if it's an option to turn off but being forced to play against PC players just give any console player a disadvantage.
Looks interesting, might eventually get it together with ABZÛ (most likely on sale)!
@NinjaNicky Maybe, maybe not. But when PlayStation is the outlier when almost every other platform is embracing cross-platform gameplay and progression, it's not a good look for Sony, in my opinion.
The thing is, not everyone can afford a shiny new console just to play one or two games with their friends. Even today, we still have to make do with what we have. Especially today, with the cost of living skyrocketing, and wages remaining stagnant.
Ergo, it's incumbent on game developers and console manufacturer's to thread that needle, still providing unique gaming experiences on each platform, while making games (especially from third-party developers) as accessible as possible.
But that aside, it's really the fanbase that does it in for me. I have never seen another console fanbase more toxic than PlayStation, and I lived through the Console Wars of the 1990s, when it was just Sega and Nintendo.
Heck, I experienced it myself. When I won my Xbox One in a contest, and was showing it off at the job I had at the time, instead of congratulating me, one of the assistant managers told me to sell it and get a PS4 instead (which, if you ask me, was very rude).
So even if I disagree with Sony's business practices, it's the fandom that really ruins the experience. I'd say the same about any other console, if the fandoms were that bad.
Played this on PS5 and thought it was great fun to navigate this world. Would especially recommend this to fans of Sonic Frontiers.
My only complaint was that the bosses don’t really feel like a challenge. For a similar game with some more difficulty, try Solar Ash.
@NinjaNicky I would disagree. I've only tried it once before but it was much more fun than any mobile game I've ever played before.
It also looks better than any mobile game except genshin on a high end phone.
It didn't sell on the Playstation, now they come to the Switch because people here aren't demanding AAA.
2023 will be the year of the "left over" ports. I can already see it.
@AstroTheGamosian PlayStation does do cross play, literally just play tons of cross platform games with pc and Xbox friends. Also Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation are fandom are all literally the same way. They have annoying fanboys that don’t know anything about the other platform. Don’t get so easily misguided by these people.
It was on Apple Arcade too if I remember correctly. That should ease concerns about it running on Switch.
That's awesome. I played it on PS4, it's well worth getting.
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