iam8bit and distribution partner Skybound Games, together with publisher Annapurna Interactive and developer Giant Squid Studios, have revealed that the Nintendo Switch retail physical editions of The Pathless will launch on April 18. Fans can preorder the stunning iam8bit Exclusive Edition and base retail edition for $39.99 USD/£34.99/€39.99 at iam8bit.com and global retailers.

The iam8bit Exclusive Edition, in true iam8bit fashion, will include a bounty of extra goodies, including a reversible cover sheet, set of six exclusive art cards, and a giant foldout poster featuring Hunter and The Eagle set amongst a mystical landscape displaced by the curse of a great darkness. The base retail edition features a set of six art cards along with the physical disc—perfect for those looking for a nice bonus in their physical games. All cover art was designed by the talented Emmy Award Winner Elaine Lee.

The path doesn’t end there. The iam8bit Exclusive Edition for PlayStation 5 is available on iam8bit.com for $52.99. This exclusive release includes the physical edition, alongside a reversible cover sheet, collectible art cards (set of six), and giant foldout poster featuring exclusive artwork from the game.

All retail editions of The Pathless can be purchased from pathless.iam8bit.com.

Giant Squid Studios’ action adventure indie darling was nominated for multiple categories at the ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, International Film Music Critics Awards and The Webby Awards. This hidden gem has been praised for its captivating score, winning the Game Audio Network Guild Award for Best Music for an Indie Game in 2021, and receiving multiple Annual Game Music Awards in 2020, including Score of the Year, Traditional / Acoustic, Audio of the Year, In-Game Music, and Audio of the Year, Main Theme.

The Pathless features a special companionship between the Hunter, a master archer and an eagle, who together must face the shadows encroaching on their world. With an enchanting orchestral score, breathtaking landscapes, and mysterious forests filled with secrets and puzzles, this game requires curiosity, skill and wit.

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