Team17 has announced The Escapists The Walking Dead will launch worldwide on Xbox One and PC on September 30.
The Escapists The Walking Dead fuses the gameplay from the previously released indie hit The Escapists, set in the world of The Walking Dead comic universe. Working closely with Skybound Entertainment, Team17 have been able to take the best of both properties.
The Escapists The Walking Dead will feature 5 iconic locations from The Walking Dead comic series, recreated in a 8-bit pixel visual style. Players will take control of Rick Grimes, leading his cast of survivors through dangerous zombie filled environments, following the comic book narrative.
“The Escapists The Walking Dead is a creative monsterpiece. We believe fans of great games in general will be delighted to play this unique interpretation of Robert’s graphic novel,” said Daniel Murray, President of Skybound Interactive. “Team17 shares our belief in empowering independent creators. This game embodies that spirit to a tee.”
“After the huge success of the original The Escapists, we really wanted to expand the brand and take it in different directions,” said Team17’s Marketing and Commercial Director. “Teaming up with Skybound Entertainment is an amazing start to building a strong indie gaming franchise and we are incredibly pleased to be part of their growing The Walking Dead brand”.
The Escapists The Walking Dead will launch as a digital download for Xbox One and PC for $17.99 USD on PC and £14.99 / $19.99 / 17,99 € for console, with Australian pricing still to be confirmed. To find out what Analog Addiction thought of The Escapists The Walking Dead, check out our extensive preview.