Back in October, publisher Team17 and developer Mouldy Toof Studios announced The Escapists 2 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, smacking a “2017” release date onto the sequel to the hit the top-down strategy game where you have to escape prison. Yesterday, the pair announced the game is also coming to the Switch.
Today, Team17 took to the PlayStation Blog to provide some details on the game, and to dish out a new trailer.
In the blog post, Dave Wood, Producer at Team17, listed the following five things you can do in the sequel:
Dust off the old instruments and get the band together for the departing gig as you play alongside your fellow inmates, providing some much needed relief to the sound of sweet music. Oh yeah, feels good, right? But! Please don’t forget you are meant to be escaping after all, right? …right?
Prison life has never been so good, or should I say “fashionable?” Once you’ve established your mob of inmate pals, go nuts with the criminal amounts of accessories and styles to get across your versions of what “Prison Chic” really is all about. Crazy hairstyles, glasses, facial hair, hats… With such adornments available at your guilty fingertips, would you ever want to leave your cell without looking like a million (stolen) bucks?
Become the ultimate incarcerated deviant as you foil and plot your opponents’ downfalls one by one. “But how,” you ask? That’s up to you! If you are asking for advice, I would recommend such activities as flooding a rivals’ toilet. It’s just an example, though. An example where you accidentally lure in curious prison guards, who happen to stumble across a certain prison cell littered with escape attempt debris!
Generate the ultimate plan of escape alongside your freedom-hungry online friends! Be sure to establish who takes up what role in the crafty plot — who exactly is tasked with keeping an eye out for danger? Who’ll be in charge of providing the muscle if the plan goes west? And of course, who will be the brains behind the operation ensuring all required materials and tools are at hand for the mischievous act?
…Oh, and one more thing; you’ll be able to learn how to speak “dolphin.” See you on the inside, chum!
The Escapists 2 still doesn’t have a release date beyond “2017.” However, as mentioned above, it does have a new trailer, which you can check out below: