Team17 sent out a press release today digging deeper into the sure to be ‘break-out’ hit, Escapists 2. Accompanying the release was a brand new trailer that finally covers the new multiplayer aspects of the sequel, apparently something that’s been heavily requested since the original. While we still don’t have a release date for the PC, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 versions, it’s still nice to learn more about this excellent series.
Multiplayer will include a few different options. The most interesting is the four player drop in (and drop out) mode that lets you plan your escape with friends. This also includes local, split-screen play for all players for all platforms except for the Switch, which will unfortunately be limited to two players to play on the same device. Nintendo’s hybrid console will still allow for 4 player online multiplayer however.
There’s also a VS mode to enjoy with others. From the trailer, it looks like it will feature Fight Club-esque battles everywhere, from empty rooms to the showers. And since this is called Escapists 2, there’s a one-on-one mad dash for precious freedom which looks to be quite entertaining.
The release also goes on to elaborate:
“You can experience the entire campaign of The Escapists 2 solo or by teaming up with others but however you choose to do it, escaping won’t be easy. You’ll have to work around the strict prison schedule and avoid the unwanted attention of guards. Craft weapons and tools found (or stolen) from within the prison, but beware of cell shakedowns. Get a job or undertake quests to purchase vital supplies, all while scouting escape routes – you may even uncover some unique escapes that cannot be undertaken alone!”
Customization is also briefly touched upon in the trailer. There will be 300 different ways to make your inmates/guards unique with hockey masks, mustaches, and top hats. You’ll even be able to name all the different occupants of your home, sweet prison.
You can view the trailer below, and like most comic book movies these days, there’s a special surprise at the end: