Publisher Devolver Digital and developer Team WIBY announced that their upcoming asynchronous multiplayer roguelike game – Phantom Abyss will leave Early Access releases in January 25.
Check out the video for Phantom Abyss version 1.0:
Here’s what to expect when the game officially launches:
- Adventure Mode Overhaul – The Adventure Mode has been completely overhauled giving explorers a choice of a series of temples to explore, each with a specific whip, relic, and series of challenges to overcome.
- New Abyss Mode – The core Phantom Abyss experience, previously called Classic Mode, that challenges players to enter a temple and progress through all four areas within and collect the relic at the end. Only one person will ever complete each temple so time (and skill) are of the essence.
- Whip Changes – Whips no longer carry curses and are unlocked by playing Adventure Mode while whips skins are rewarded through player op-in challenges.
Phantom Abyss is a massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally-generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers. Intrepid adventurers will dodge scores of hidden traps, leap treacherous chasms, and flee relentless guardians through branching paths until one of the relics are claimed or the devices of death overwhelm them. Be warned, you only get one attempt at each temple and failure or settling for a lesser relic means you will never see that temple again… The cleverest players will use the phantom runs of failed attempts from other players to their advantage and avoid the missteps and mistakes that led to their doom. Once the legendary relic at the bottom of each temple is found, the temple goes away forever and becomes the priceless trophy of the skilled adventurer.
Phantom Abyss releases for the Xbox Series and PC via Steam on January 25, 2024. The game first launched in Early Access for the PC on June 21, 2021.