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  The Pathless Digital Game, Physical Editions and Vinyl Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order
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Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid Studios Team Up with iam8bit to Release Day One Edition for PlayStation 5, Plus Vinyl Soundtrack from Grammy-Nominated Composer Austin Wintory


Digital Game Available for Preorder Now 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

Los Angeles – Oct. 28, 2020 – The Pathless, a mythic adventure of an archer and an eagle in a vast forest, is now available for digital pre-order as a launch title for PlayStation 5, as well as PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store, for PC via the Epic Game Store and for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV via Apple Arcade. The Pathless will release digitally November 12 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Apple Arcade, with its European PlayStation 5 release following on November 19.


In addition, Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid Studios are teaming up with iam8bit to release two physical editions of The Pathless for PlayStation 5 on December 8. The Day One Edition will be available for pre-order at retailers around the world starting today, and the iam8bit Exclusive Edition is available for pre-order at


In early 2021, Annapurna Interactive, Giant Squid Studios, 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. It’s a nuanced and dynamic career achievement for Wintory, encased in a beautifully illustrated jacket by Emmy-winning artist, Elaine Lee. It’s a symbolic album, too — harkening in the next generation of consoles with absolute grace.


“We love physical games and vinyl. They’re not just cherished collectibles, but also cultural and archival artifacts,” said Amanda White and Jon M. Gibson, co-owners and co-creative directors of iam8bit. “We’re thrilled to produce Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid’s first PlayStation 5 Physical Edition.”


See details below for more information on The Pathless digital pre-orders, PlayStation 5 Physical Editions and vinyl soundtrack:

The Pathless Digital Editions:

  • PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 available for pre-order via the PlayStation Store
    • Download the PS5™ version of this game at no extra cost when you buy the digital PS4™ version from PlayStation™Store, and get a free download of the PS4™ version when you buy the digital PS5™ version.
  • PC available for pre-order via the Epic Game Store
  • iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV available on Apple Arcade*
    • Apple Arcade subscribers can sign up to auto-download the game at launch.
    • Start a free 1-month trial of Arcade to play the full version of The Pathless at launch by visiting the Arcade tab on the App Store.

The Pathless PlayStation 5 Physical Editions:

  • iam8bit Exclusive Edition
    • PlayStation 5 ESRB physical edition
    • Includes 6 art cards, a poster and exclusive reversible cover art
    • Ships globally December 8
    • Available for pre-order at
  • Day One Edition
    • PlayStation 5 physical edition
    • Includes 6 art cards
    • Ships via retailers December 8
    • Available for pre-order starting today at global retailers via Skybound Games

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


*For the full list of supported Apple devices, check The Pathless product page within Apple Arcade on the App Store.


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 will release digitally November 12 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 to stay up to date on the latest Annapurna Interactive news.


About iam8bit

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. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit or follow @iam8bit on Instagram or Twitter.


About Skybound Games

Skybound Games is a division of Skybound Entertainment with the capability to produce tabletop and video games. The team works closely with creators to expand their unique and exceptional IP to new platforms. Skybound Games’ slate across video games includes Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Baldur’s Gate, and Slime Rancher. The tabletop slate includes Pitchstorm, Superfight, and The Walking Dead: Something to Fear. Skybound Games can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.