Airship Syndicate, known for their popular games Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Darksiders Genesis, and Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, along with Digital Extremes, the creators of Warframe, are set to release their highly anticipated online, character-based action RPG, Wayfinder. The game will launch into Early Access for PC (Steam) and PlayStation on Tuesday, August 15.
The announcement was made during a live event at a premier comics convention in San Diego, where Game Director Steve Madureira and Airship Syndicate's Marketing and Community Team showcased an exciting new anime short and a detailed breakdown of gameplay. Fans were first seen at the new sharpshooter character, Venomess, who will be playable in Wayfinder when it launches next month.
Early Access is a huge milestone for the entire studio,” expressed Creative Director, Joe Madureira. The studio has typically followed a traditional approach of shipping boxed games like Darksiders Genesis or Ruined King: A League of Legends Story and then moving on to the next project. However, the excitement is palpable as they embark on a new journey with Early Access. This marks the true beginning, allowing the studio to engage with players in a more interactive and iterative manner.
The opportunity to gather feedback, implement improvements, and shape the game based on player experiences is exhilarating. This shift in approach signifies a new era for the studio, one filled with renewed enthusiasm and a dedication to creating an exceptional gaming experience.
During Wayfinder's Early Access Showcase, viewers and attendees were treated to a deeper understanding of the game's intricate world through animated short and full gameplay details for Venomess' premiere. The developers went on to provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Founder program, in-game housing systems, and the highly innovative Reward Tower, a refreshing take on the traditional Battle Pass formula.
This new system not only offers players a chance to unlock exclusive and unique rewards instantly but also provides numerous perks and benefits for those participating in the Early Access phase. Wayfinder is truly shaping up to be an immersive and rewarding experience for all synth-fantasy enthusiasts.
According to Game Director, Steve Madureira, the team behind the upcoming game has conducted numerous beta tests with thousands of players worldwide, which have proven to be extremely successful. These tests have provided valuable insight and feedback from players, allowing the team to make fantastic changes and improvements for the Early Access version of the game. The team is determined to continue this trend of gathering player feedback to ensure a strong foundation for the full Free-to-Play release of the game.
Starting August 15, players on PC and PlayStation can join the immersive world of Wayfinder during Early Access with the added bonus of full Cross Play and Cross Save support. To embark on this exciting adventure, players can purchase a Founder’s Pack, which is available in various tiers. Each pack not only grants access to two seasons of Early Access content but also offers thrilling and exclusive time-limited rewards.
One of the standout rewards is instant access to Venomess, a more powerful and formidable version of the warmage Kyros. Additionally, players will have the opportunity to explore the Reward Tower, Wayfinder’s unique take on the Battle Pass. Within this tower, players can earn a staggering collection of up to 100 different items, ensuring that their journey in Wayfinder will be filled with endless possibilities and unforgettable experiences.
Wayfinder Founder's Packs offer players the opportunity to enhance their gaming experience through exclusive rewards and iconic items. Available in four tiers, namely the Base Pack, Initiate Pack, Awakened Pack, and Exalted Pack, each pack offers a range of benefits and bonuses. Players who opt for the premium Founder's Pack options will gain access to even more exclusive rewards.
The packs are also upgradeable, allowing players to enhance their experience at any time during Early Access. One particularly exciting feature is the chance to harness the power of Heroic Kyros, a visually striking and more powerful version of Kyros, which is only available through Early Access. This exclusive opportunity is only accessible to those who purchase the Awakened or Exalted Pack.
Heroic Wayfinders are a unique and powerful class in Gloom Break that stands out not only for their enhanced abilities but also for their visually striking appearance. These valiant warriors possess increased base stats, allowing them to overcome even the toughest of foes. Regardless of the Founder's Pack chosen by new players, they will have the opportunity to obtain exclusive rewards during Early Access, including access to Gloom Break: Founder's Season 1 and Season 2.
Additionally, all players will have the chance to create their own dream home in the form of an Apartment, a highly anticipated housing system that is gradually being introduced. This feature allows players to not only equip their Wayfinders with formidable artifacts for added strength but also to personalize and decorate their living space as they desire.
Obtain exclusive items through an engaging Battle Pass that has no expiration date
The Founder's Pack offers players a unique opportunity to access Wayfinder's Season 1 and 2 Reward Tower, a fresh and innovative take on the Battle Pass concept by Airship Syndicate and Digital Extremes. With the interactive Reward Tower, players can earn exclusive seasonal customizations and more by choosing their own paths.
As players progress, level up, and earn keys, they can unlock different rooms within the Reward Tower, each containing special characters, Sprays, Charms, Pets, and other cosmetic enhancements. The best part is that a season's Reward Tower never expires and can be played at any time after purchase, giving players full control over their gaming experience.
The Founder's Pack not only includes exclusive benefits but also unlocks full access to the Gloom Break: Reward Tower. This unique feature takes the traditional Battle Pass concept to new heights by offering over 100 one-of-a-kind items. What sets the Wayfinder's Reward Tower apart is that it never expires, meaning that once purchased, players can enjoy its perks indefinitely. Furthermore, it grants players access to the latest character of each season, allowing them the freedom to choose the content that resonates with them the most. With this pack, players can truly play their way and tailor their gaming experience to their preferences.
Participate in the Upcoming 2023 Global Events and Play Wayfinder
Wayfinder, the popular gaming sensation, is taking its success to a global level. Gamescom attendees will be thrilled to know that they have the opportunity to experience Wayfinder firsthand at Europe's biggest gaming convention, starting on August 23. To make it even more exciting, Wayfinder will be available at Level Infinite's booth in Hall 6 throughout the event. Some lucky attendees will have the exclusive chance to try out the game, meet the talented Creative Director Joe Madureira, and even win limited-edition game merchandise.
Moreover, there will be experiential photo opportunities for the participants. In addition to Wayfinder, Level Infinite's Gamescom booth will also showcase other captivating titles like Arena Breakout, Assassin's Creed®: Codename Jade, GTFO, Stampede: Racing Royale, and SYNCED. It promises to be an unforgettable experience for gaming enthusiasts at Gamescom this year.
Fans of the game Wayfinder in Seattle and New York have exciting events to look forward to in the coming months. Seattle fans can anticipate a special off-site celebration event during PAX West, where they will have even more opportunities to win some exclusive swag. Meanwhile, fans in New York can mark their calendars for New York Comic Con (NYCC), where they will have the chance to try out demos and experience more Wayfinder content on the show floor. More information regarding Wayfinder's presence at Gamescom, PAX West, and NYCC will be released soon, along with details on other major entertainment events where players can immerse themselves in the world of Wayfinder.