The Escapists 2 Multiplayer Will Take You to Space

Team17 and developer Mouldy Toof detailed The Escapists 2 multiplayer today with a brand new trailer. The upcoming prison break game will feature drop-in, drop-out online multiplayer. This allows friends to jump in, and attempt to help you break out of incarceration. The trailer is a really cool watch, and features a sci-fi twist, as players are attempting to escape a space prison. The Escapists 2 is set to release August 22 on PlayStation 4.

Check out the new multiplayer-focused trailer below!

Here’s how Team17 describes the trailer and upcoming sequel:

The new trailer showcases U.S.S Anomaly, the new home for interstellar inmates. Designed to solve the problem of Earth’s overcrowded prisons, the U.S.S Anomaly is the ultimate test of your escaping prowess. The floating fortress is complete with robotic guards (and dogs!), jet packs, shuttles and an A.I Warden. In space, no one can hear you escape!

The Escapists 2 is the forthcoming sequel to the multi-million selling, award-winning sandbox prison-escape game which will include, in a first for the series, drop in/drop out play for up to four players in both local and online play.

Escaping won’t be easy though. 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 perform “favours” for your fellow inmates to purchase vital supplies, all while scouting escape routes.

The Escapists 2 releases August 22 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A Nintendo Switch version is also in development. Physical versions are being sold at select retailers, and the came can be pre-ordered now digitally through the PlayStation Store.