The mythic adventure “The Pathless“ is now available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV as part of the $5 per month Apple Arcade game-subscription service.

An archer, an eagle and a vast forest

Developed by Giant Squid and published by Annapurna Interactive, this was supposed to be the prominent launch title for Apple Arcade, but took much longer to develop so it arrived a year later. The game has you playing as the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. You must forge a connection with your eagle companion to hunt corrupted spirits, being careful to not become the hunted.

From the App Store description:

Become the Hunter, a master of archery who travels to a mystical island to dispel a curse of darkness that grips the world. Forge a connection with your eagle companion and soar through the air. Perform fluid acrobatics and execute awesome trick shots with a unique archery system that allows effortless shooting while moving at high speeds.

You’ll be exploring a vast open-world…

Forge your own path through a beautiful open world packed with secrets to find. Traverse misty forests, lush meadows and snowy tundras. Discover the dark history of the island as you solve puzzles in ancient ruins and bound across the treetops.

…and hunting corrupted spirits.

Giant corrupted spirits lurk in the woods. Use all your skill to hunt them down, but be careful not to become the hunted yourself. Engage in epic battles against the cursed beasts to restore light to the land. The bond with your eagle and the fate of the world hang in the balance

Here’s the launch trailer.

“The Pathless“ requires the iPhone 7 or later, the iPhone SE (2nd generation), the iPad Air 3 or later, the seventh-generation iPod touch, the second-generation iPad Pro or higher, the iPad mini 5 or the sixth-generation iPad or higher. If you plan on playing the game on your Mac, be sure that your computer has at least Intel’s Core i5-7260U chip or AMD’s Athlon 200 GE or equivalent paired with one of these compatible GPUs: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640, AMD Radeon Pro 450, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or equivalent with 4 GB of video memory.

For a deeper look at this premium title, check out the walkthrough video featuring commentary from the game’s director Matt Nava, embedded right ahead.

“The Pathless“ is available via the App Store as a five-gigabyte download.

You can play the game across your iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV as part of your Apple Arcade subscription or 30=day free trial. “The Pathless“ is also available digitally as a PlayStation 5 launch title (releasing in Europe on November 19). Additionally, “The Pathless“ is launching on the PlayStation 4 and Windows PCs via the Epic Games Store for $40.

For further information, visit the official website at thepathless.com.

Apple Arcade availability

Apple Arcade is a video game-subscription service that provides more than a hundred games in exchange for five bucks per month (a free one-month trial is available). The majority of titles are Apple Arcade exclusives and playable across the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.

All Apple Arcade titles work without an Internet connection, serve no ads, include no in-app purchases whatsoever and sync progress across devices via iCloud. The service supports the Family Sharing feature allowing a single subscription to be shared with a family of six.

To learn more, visit apple.com/apple-arcade.