The Pathless from developer Giant Squid, a follow-up to the highly praised ABZÛ, is no doubt one of the most expected games set to come to Apple Arcade. It is a gorgeous adventure game in which you control an archer and an eagle at the same time. You’ll have the chance to explore a vast, mythical forest, immersing in the atmosphere and discovering hidden secrets as you go. The plot, meanwhile, revolves around the protagonist’s effort to lift a curse from this once-peaceful land. Check out the game’s trailer below:

The gameplay as seen in the trailer looks kind of like an on-rails runner: Not quite Temple Run, but more in line with the more decent Astral Chain. That being said, you’d do well not to expect full-on action all the time. From what we can tell, The Pathless looks to include plenty of slow-paced, maybe even stealthy, moments.

It’s certainly no slouch when it comes to the visuals and audio either. All the environments in the game are stunning, and the soundtrack is made by talented composer Auston Wintory, who previously worked on several popular titles including ABZÛ or Journey.

The Pathless Visuals And Sound
The game looks stunning, and the soundtrack is amazing as well

Now comes the not-so-good news: Originally, The Pathless was planned to be an early Apple Arcade game launching at the same time as the service or maybe soon after. However, according to a recent tweet from developer Giant Squid, it has been delayed into early next year with no exact release date confirmed at the moment.

The game has been delayed until early next year, though no specific date is confirmed yet

The reasoning for the delay, as explained by the studio, is that it needs more time to reach its “high quality bar.” Thankfully, fans seem pretty supportive in the comment section below the announcement, encouraging the team to take as much time as it needs.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as there is more information on The Pathless, so don’t forget to stay tuned!