GFN Thursday returns with a brand new adventure, exploring the unknown in Phantom Abyss, announced just moments ago by Devolver Digital and Team WIBY. The game launches on PC this summer, and when it does, it’ll be streaming instantly to GeForce NOW members.
No GFN Thursday would be complete without new games. And this week is chock full of new-new ones. Five PC games launching this week are joining the GeForce NOW library — including Saints Row: The Third Remastered — plus twelve additional titles.
It’s a good week to have your head in the clouds.
Adventure From the Clouds
Devolver and Team WIBY have an exciting spin on dungeon-delving, and they’re bringing it to GeForce NOW members at release.
“Phantom Abyss and GeForce NOW are a perfect match,” said Josh Sanderson, lead programmer at Team WIBY. “We can’t wait for gamers to explore each dungeon, and now those adventurers can stream from the cloud even if their gaming PC isn’t up to par.”
Members who purchase the game on Steam will be able to play Phantom Abyss across nearly all of their devices, at legendary GeForce quality. Away from your rig but looking for a challenge? Stream to your Android mobile device, Chromebook or any other supported device. You can bring the action with you, wherever you are.
Read on to learn more about Devolver’s freshly announced Phantom Abyss.
Temple of Zoom
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.
You’ll need to dodge hidden traps, leap across chasms and defeat foes as you navigate each labyrinth to claim the relic at the end. Oh, and you only get one chance per temple. Luckily, you’re joined on your quest by the phantoms of adventurers who tried before you, and you can learn from their run to aid your own.
Explore the perilous halls and colossal rooms of each temple alongside the phantoms of fallen players that came before you. Use their successes and failures to your advantage to progress deeper than they ever could’ve hoped. Watch and learn from the mistakes of up to 50 phantoms, including your Steam friends who have attempted the same temple, and steal their whips as they fall.
Those stolen whips matter, as they carry minor blessings to aid you on your run. But beware: they’re also cursed, and balancing the banes and boons is key to reaching your ultimate prize.
As you progress on each run, you’ll recover keys from chests to unlock deeper, deadlier sections of the temple that house more coveted relics. The more difficult a relic is to obtain, the greater the reward.
And if you succeed, the legendary relic at the bottom of each temple will be yours, sealing the temple and cementing your legacy.
Exclusive Tips & Tricks
The folks at Devolver shared a few tips and tricks to help you start your adventure in Phantom Abyss.
Before each run you can select between two standard whips and one legendary one that can be acquired in exchange for tokens that you’ve found in previous runs. Select carefully though, as each whip has its own blessings and curses, so it’s important to find the whip that boosts your play style.
The phantoms of ghosts aren’t just fun to watch meet their demise, they can be a helpful guide in your run! Phantoms can set off traps for you, which can be advantageous but also unexpected, so stay on your toes. If a phantom dies in front of you, you can pick up its whip if you find that it’s more beneficial to you on the run.
The guardians are relentless so always keep them in mind the deeper you get into a temple — they tend to cause complete chaos when in the same room as you!
Each temple has different levels and as players move down they can choose to take a more common relic and secure their lesser success or choose a different door to venture further into the Caverns and then the Inferno for even more treasure and glory.
Remastered and Returning
Saints Row: The Third Remastered is both joining and returning to GeForce NOW. The game launches on Steam later this week and we’ll be working to bring it to GeForce NOW after it’s released. Aligned to the launch, the Epic Games Store version of the game will make its triumphant return to GeForce NOW.
The remastered edition includes enhanced graphics, plus all DLC included – the three expansion mission packs and 30 pieces of DLC from the original version.
Get Your Game On
That’s only the beginning. GFN Thursday means more games, and this week’s list includes four more day-and-date releases. Members can look forward to the following this week:
- Snowrunner (day-and-date release on Steam, May 17)
- Siege Survival Gloria Victis (day-and-date release on Steam, May 18)
- Just Die Already (day-and-date release on Steam, May 20)
- 41 Hours (day-and-date release on Steam, May 21)
- Saints Row: The Third Remastered (Steam, May 22 and Epic Games Store)
- Bad North (Steam)
- Beyond Good & Evil (Ubisoft Connect)
- Chess Ultra (Steam)
- Groove Coaster (Steam)
- Hearts of Iron 2: Complete (Steam)
- Monster Prom (Steam)
- OneShot (Steam)
- Outlast 2 (Steam)
- Red Wings: Aces of the Sky (Steam)
- Space Invaders Extreme (Steam)
- Warlock: Master of the Arcane (Steam)
- WRC 8 Fia World Rally Championship (Epic Games Store)
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