In May, Paizo Inc. and BKOM Studios announced Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults. This action RPG is an adaptation of the fantasy TTRPG adventure path of the same name. It involves a party of adventurers delving into a vast dungeon full of monsters to stop a vengeful spirit. The game marks the first major project as part of BKOM's official partnership with the tabletop publisher. Now, fans and potential players will better understand what to expect thanks to the Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults gameplay trailer.
Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults gameplay trailer reveal
The Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults gameplay trailer is short but informative. In the two-minute-long trailer, creative director Wyatt Gray discusses various gameplay features while showing off early footage of Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults. The trailer confirms four playable heroes: the wizard Ezren, the barbarian Amiri, the ranger Harsk, and the cleric Kyra. Some environments were also shown, including gloomy gothic hallways, industrial zones full of lava and heavy iron, as well as dangerous pitfalls and flame jet traps.
Gray also confirms what features will and will not be in Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults. First, the game will feature both online and offline co-op as well as the ability to customize your character with gear and feats. The gameplay trailer also briefly showed off the game's unique selling point of co-op attacks. Certain character attacks or abilities can combine with one another or the environment, resulting in more potent effects. An example shown is Amiri performing a spin attack through a wall of fire made by Ezren, turning the warrior into a flaming top of death.
Finally, Gray confirmed that Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults will not feature microtransactions. This is a point of contrast with the recently released ARPG Diablo IV, which is packed with multiple forms of monetization including a premium cosmetic shop and season pass.
At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign for Pathfinder: Abomination Vaults has not been fully funded just yet. It currently sits at $296,861, just shy of its goal of $309,996. The campaign concludes on June 29.