Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid’s The Pathless. PlayStation 5 Physical Editions Now Available!
iam8bit Exclusive Edition and Day One Edition Available Worldwide Starting Today
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 a historic moment for us, to be the first independent physical games publisher to harken in the next-gen era for collectors by actually being on store shelves during the PlayStation 5 holiday launch season.”
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 here.
About Annapurna Interactive
Annapurna Interactive, founded in 2016, works with independent game creators from around the world, helping them develop and release personal experiences for everyone. Their award-winning portfolio includes I Am Dead, If Found…, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Wattam, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Outer Wilds, Donut County, Ashen, Florence, Telling Lies, Gorogoa and What Remains of Edith Finch, as well as upcoming titles The Pathless, Last Stop, Maquette and The Artful Escape. Follow twitter.com/A_i to stay up to date on the latest Annapurna Interactive news.
Founded in 2005 and celebrating its 15-year anniversary, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative-busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the video game industry's very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back when it was simply known as "theatre"). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010, is the industry leader in premium physical editions of top-tier games. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit iam8bit.com or follow @iam8bit on Instagram or Twitter.
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Skybound is also a publisher, producer and global distributor of several award-winning tabletop and video games. The Skybound game slate includes Telltale’s The Walking Dead, a collection of Beamdog titles including Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, and in partnership with iam8bit, physical editions of games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Untitled Goose Game. Skybound Games can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.