The Escapists 2 Announced

By Kelly Packard, 18 days ago
2015's The Escapists sold over 1.8 million copies, developer Mouldy Toof revealed. The popular game also spawned plenty of DLC and earned itself a licensed tie-in with a smash-hit zombie apocalypse comic and television series — The Escapists: The Walking Dead. But what's next for the series? The Escapists 2, of course.

The first Escapists had no shortage of additional content like Santa's SweatshopThe first Escapists had no shortage of additional content like "Santa's Sweatshop"

The next installment in the prison-escape series will contain the same features players grew to love, plus additional ones, including online (yes, online!) and splitscreen multiplayer, a much-requested feature:

  • 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 developers have shared a short glimpse of the new game in the trailer below:

The Escapists 2 is scheduled for launch in 2017 on Xbox One. Unlike its predecessor, it will not be receiving a last-gen release on Xbox 360.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
College student, longtime gamer, writer and Sour Patch Watermelon enthusiast.