Team17 has announced a new game set in the world of The Escapists called The Survivalists.
The Survivalists is a co-op game for up to 4 players which takes place on an island. You train a bunch of monkeys to do some stuff, build a base on an item, and craft items.
The Survivalists will launch in 2020 for Nintendo Switch.
Team17 has today proudly announced The Survivalists, a survival-lite sandbox game set in The Escapists’ universe. Getting shipwrecked on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2020, The Survivalists is a strategy, survival-lite sandbox combining crafting, building, and monkey training(!) that will see players battle against the forces of nature across procedurally-generated islands filled with different and perilous biomes, and uncover the riches – and puzzles – in temples filled with loot.
Featuring islands teeming with life and adversaries, The Survivalists takes place in a rich world that never stands still, with a day/night cycle, a broad range of animals including boars, big cats, and sharks, as well as deadly fanatics highly skilled in combat. To help with survival, the game includes a mimic system that allows players to train the local monkey population to gather resources, build structures, or even fight off threats, while a deep and comprehensive crafting system offers tantalising objects and weapons to unlock and develop.
In addition to surviving solo, The Survivalists dares players to work together in collaborative and session-based, online co-operative multiplayer.