It may not look like it from the outside, but Made In Abyss is technically a horror anime. Its chibi visuals disguise a rather creepy premise: there’s this gang of orphans that lives nearby a dark chasm that is the last unexplored territory on Earth…the Abyss. No one knows how far it stretches down, they just know the deeper you get, the harder it is to survive, with the native monsters becoming more powerful and bloodthirsty.
In addition, the deeper you descend into the Abyss the harder it is to get back up. Descend one layer and you might experience mild discomfort walking back uphill; two layers and you’ll get headaches; three and you’ll be nauseated. Eventually if you go far enough it becomes impossible for a regular human to turn back, as going any direction but down causes them physical injury. Sounds like fun, right?
Well, one of the orphans is determined to make a one-way trip all the way to the bottom: Riko, whose mother is believed to have journeyed that far herself. Accompanying her is Reg, a robot kid of unknown origin, believed to have been created by whatever’s at the bottom of the Abyss. Since Reg has an extendable arm, blast attacks, and can walk uphill (being a robot and not a human), Riko just might stand a chance sticking with him. But they don’t know how nasty the Abyss can get.
You’d never want to visit the Abyss in real life, but in a video game, you’ll soon get your chance. Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness is coming to consoles and PC this September. The game adapts the first season of the anime. Riko and Reg are in it, but you’re the real star, playing a nameless cave raider along for the ride. Your original story will play simultaneously with theirs.
- Relive the world of the Abyss in this 3D Action RPG!
- Enjoy an original story!
- Play the game with either Japanese or English text and audio!
- The anime cast reprise their roles for fully voiced event scenes!
Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness will be out September 2, 2022 for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and PC via Steam. The console version will have a physical edition, and even a separate Collector’s Edition that includes a giant cloth poster featuring exclusive art by the team behind the anime, plus your very own Cave-Raiding Notebook.