We knew Phantom Abyss was coming to Early Access this month, but we didn’t have an exact release date. The Devolver Digital E3 2021 showcase made it clear that the game is not only still set to release this month, but that it’s coming in just 10 days. That’s right, the game will enter Steam Early Access on June 22, which isn’t long to wait at all.
In addition to the announcement, some new Phantom Abyss gameplay footage also debuted which showcases the first-person run and jump action. Dodging spikes, swinging traps, and making your way over threatening pits is the game’s focus, all while the spectral bodies of other players appear alongside you, attempting the same challenges you’re currently facing. At one point, the player apparently has to dodge purple balls that are falling out of some kind of dispenser. Reminds me of some sort of evil gumball machine. Only, instead of paying a quarter, you need to try and not get crushed to death. Sounds about right.
Phantom Abyss release date
As Phantom Abyss is entering Early Access in just ten days, we also have a rough idea of what to expect during that period. The plan is for the game to stay in the Early Access phase for at least an entire year. New features and content will be added based on player feedback, which means that initial impressions will quite literally shape the experience in a lot of ways. The full release of the game will, of course, contain much more content, as more whips, rooms, traps, and zones will be added throughout the course of development. The EA version of the game will come with the core loop intact, as well as three entire zones for players to struggle and die in. I can’t wait to feel the burn.