The Escapists was a fun little retro-style experience when it launched way back in 2015. So with a number of new ideas to bring to the table, Mouldy Toof has revealed a bit more about the upcoming sequel which is slated for a 2017 release for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The Escapists 2 will feature the much requested drop-in/drop-out co-op and vs multiplayer support for up to 4 players, locally (split screen) and online, and a whole lot more customization, craftable items, a new look and more.
They also released a reveal trailer as you can see below.
The Escapists 2 Reveal Trailer:
Award-winning international games label Team17 and developer Mouldy Toof today released the very first gameplay teaser revealing The Escapists 2, the forthcoming sequel to their 1.8 million-selling indie smash hit of 2015.
Following the worldwide unveiling of The Escapists 2 on stage at TwitchCon in San Diego this weekend, the all-new trailer reveals just some of what’s in store next for fans of the popular sandbox prison-escape series when it launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Steam in 2017.
- Multiplayer – In a first for the series, The Escapists 2 offers drop-in/drop-out play offering both split screen and online play for up to four players in both co-op and versus modes
- New ways to escape – Tie together knotted sheets and use them to climb down high windows in our new multi-level prisons and other new ways to make a break for freedom!
- New items to craft – Build yourself a homemade taser to knock out guards plus many more!
- New combat system – A completely revamped combat system featuring new lock-on targeting and blocking systems plus light and heavy attacks
- New graphical style – A brand new look immerses players in a deeper, richer world while maintaining that unique The Escapists style
- More character customisation – New customisation options let players tweak their avatar to a whole new level. Play as a girl! Go bald! Sport a mullet! The choice is yours
- More things to do – Join a band! Learn to paint! The Escapists 2 will offer more ways than ever to pass the time whilst incarcerated
“I’m thrilled to be working with my friends at Team17 again to bring this new chapter of The Escapists to life,” said Chris Davis, founder, Mouldy Toof Studios. “The Escapists 2 takes everything the fans loved from the first game and adds in so many new additions and features on top. I can’t wait to see what the fans think!”
“One of my most anticipated features in The Escapists 2 is co-op for up to four players. Multiplayer was something we saw our incredible The Escapists community cry out for in the original game and something I'm so excited to see fully realised in the sequel, both local and online,” said Debbie Bestwick MBE, CEO, Team17. “As a player with quite a few prison escapes under my own belt I can't wait to work together with my friends on escapes.”
The Escapists 2 will be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2017.