The Pathless shows off another side to Giant Squid’s creative faculties.
Developer Giant Squid debuted its newest upcoming project during The Game Awards 2018 with a breathtakingly beautiful trailer. The new game is called The Pathless, and while it looks stunning, unfortunately there’s a lot we still don’t know about it.
The debut trailer begins with a somber journey across a body of water in a singular sailboat. A figure clad in red exits the boat to explore a dark, teal-splashed forest while traveling stony pathways, interacting with forest creatures, and exploring with a bird companion. There’s also a terrifying fire beast that appears to be a boss of some sort, an ethereal buck, and some other unique creatures that it appears you’ll need to interact with throughout your journey.
It’s slightly similar in scope, it appears, to 2016’s Abzu – though, where Giant Squid’s first outing Abzu was more of a journey through an underwater environment, The Pathless has opted for a dark and ominous forest with some serious beauty.
Giant Squid has set a 2019 release date for The Pathless, at which point it will launch for PlayStation 4 and PC via the newly-launched Epic Games store. Unfortunately, there’s no exact date to narrow down its debut just yet, but that information should come in time.
For now, enjoy the eye candy prevalent in the game’s debut trailer. It’s absolutely worth watching if you want to get hyped up for Giant Squid’s next release.
Brittany has been covering games and tech for over a decade for the likes of G4, Popular Science, IGN, Empire, Kotaku, Rolling Stone and GameSpot – as well as appearing as a speaker at video game conventions such as PAX East. When she’s not writing or gaming, she’s looking for the next great visual novel.