Spike Chunsoft Reveals Game Mode Details for Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness

Earlier in the month Spike Chunsoft announced the release window, and limited edition details, for Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness, a video-game adaptation of the popular Japanese media franchise that is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC later this. Now the publisher have revealed additional details about the games multiple gameplay modes.

Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness will be split into two different gameplay modes; known as HELLO ABYSS and DEEP IN ABYSS.

HELLO ABYSS is a mode where players relive the story of the anime while learning the basic system and how to progress in the game. In this mode, players control main character Riko, an apprentice Cave Raider. Together with the human-like robot Reg, who can handle both combat and exploration, aim for the bottom of the colossal hole known as the Abyss. Event scenes in the game are fully-voiced by the anime cast.

In DEEP IN ABYSS, you control a new Cave Raider, an original character, to challenge the depths of the Abyss, and enjoy an original story supervised by series author, Akihito Tsukushi. This original character can be customized with different hairstyles and facial features. By completing missions and bringing back relics from the Abyss, players can increase their rank as a Cave Raider and challenge deeper levels of the Abyss. This mode is based on a single player exploration, so more careful preparation and action are required.

In addition during your journey into the Abyss players will need to craft and manage their items, of which will drain resources and fill up the bag.

Introduction to Part of the Game System: Crafting Items and “The Curse of the Abyss”
Exploring the Abyss requires a variety of tools, sufficient food, and more. Items can be crafted from a variety of materials obtained through exploration, and range from tools such as climbing axes and fishing rods to food, medicine, and clothing.

In the game, due to weight restrictions for gear, it is also important to procure items locally through crafting, rather than bringing them in from town.

“The Curse of the Abyss” a characteristic element of the original story, is also recreated in the game. “The Curse of the Abyss” is a phenomenon in which the deeper one goes, their body experiences more severe strains when returning to the surface, causing various physical and mental disorders

Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness is currently scheduled for an Autumn (Fall) 2022 release onto the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam). The console versions will be released physically and digitally, while the Steam release will be digital only. In Europe the game will be published and distributed by Numskull Games, whereas in North America it will be published and distributed by Spike Chunsoft .

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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