The Escapists News

The Escapists 2 announced, introduces multiplayer

Prison breakout simulator The Escapists is getting a sequel.

The catchily-named Escapists 2 will emerge for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next year, with a big new addition: multiplayer. Drop-in/drop-out split-screen and online, co-op and versus modes will all be included.

There's a more detailed graphical style, too, while retaining the pixel art look of the original. The increased detail allows for better character customisation - including, yes, playing as a girl.

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The Escapists' PS4 port gets a release date

Prison escaping sim The Escapists will arrive on PS4 on 29th May, publisher team 17 has announced.

North Americans will receive it the following week on 2nd June.

Mouldy Toof's breakout adventure will cost £14.99 / €17.99 / $19.99 and its Alcatraz DLC will be available at launch for £1.99 / €2.49 / $2.99.

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The Escapists Alcatraz DLC out today for £2

Eastwood be a good side to swim from.

Clint Eastwood escaped Alcatraz but can you? The Escapists Alcatraz downloadable content has been released on PC (£1.59) and Xbox One (£1.99). The content blurb says Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary has been "painstakingly rebuilt".

The Escapists coming to PS4, says PEGI

UPDATE: Team17 confirms it. Coming "soon".

UPDATE 12.15AM BST: Team17 has confirmed it, sending the official press release to Eurogamer. The Escapists is coming to PlayStation 4 "soon". It's also now mentioned on the European PlayStation Blog.

Prison sandbox The Escapists gets Xbox One release date

Indie prison escape sandbox The Escapists launches for Xbox One on 13th February 2015, publisher Team17 has announced.

Co-developed by British studio Mouldy Toof, The Escapists first launched last summer, on PC via Steam Early Access.

Gameplay takes the form of preparing and escaping from six prisons by crafting weapons and tools, avoiding cell shakedowns or befriending guards.

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