The Pathless is coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox in February

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If you’ve yet to play Giant Squid’s gorgeous action-adventure title The Pathless, now’s your chance, because it’s finally getting a port to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox next week on February 2. The game is already available to play on pretty much every other platform, including PlayStation, Steam, Epic Games Store, and Apple Arcade. Porting it out to the two remaining major consoles will make The Pathless as widely accessible as it gets, which is a pretty big deal for an indie game.

In the game, the player takes on the role of the Hunter, “a master archer who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world.” There’s an emphasis on smooth, acrobatic-like platforming and making slick trick shots alongside an eagle companion who will help you along on your journey. The game even offers some boss fights to add a bit of challenge, but overall, exploring the open world entirely uninhibited will lull you into a soothing flow state in no time.

Giant Squid is also the developer behind the calming diving game Abzû, and they’ve managed to further build upon their gameplay systems to create a relaxing yet engaging experience with The Pathless. If you’re looking for a short experience to dive into for an evening, The Pathless is a great bet with the average playthrough coming in at around five hours.

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