Break out of prison again with The Escapists 2

by on October 3, 2016

Popular Prison escape game The Escapists is getting a sequel and was revealed via a trailer at Twitchcon this weekend.

The game will follow the formula laid out in the original tasking you as a prison inmate looking to break out of a high security prison. You’ll need to try to find moments within your daily routine to work out a plan to escape and gather the things you need to accomplish it.

Of course, being a sequel there’ll be improvements including:

  • 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

The game does look to have dropped the original’s pixel look for a smoother sprite look, but one that still retains the personality of the original aesthetic.

The Escapists 2 is scheduled to release in 2017 for PC, Xbox One and PS4, be sure to check out the trailer above.

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