The Escapists 2, the sequel to Mouldy Toof Studios’ 2014 prison simulation will be heading to the Nintendo Switch on January 11, 2018.

In The Escapists 2, you (and perhaps some of your friends) will team up to do your best at breaking out of prison. A number of options are available to you ranging from tunneling out of the prison quietly, stealing the equipment you need to make your escape, or inciting a full-scale prison riot and running out the door amidst the chaos. Overall, The Escapists 2 emphasizes player creativity in determining exactly how they will go about breaking out of the prison they happen to be stuck in. You can get an idea of what the gameplay is like in the sequel by looking at the game’s trailer for its PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 release:

The game will feature ten unique themed prisons alongside the ability to create your own con with over 300 distinct customizations. The Switch version of the game supports two-player split-screen play and up to four-player co-op and versus online drop-in, drop-out multiplayer. Players new to the series can take advantage of a tutorial that will get them used to the realities of prison life. Switch owners can use either a Joy-Con or Pro Controller to play the game.

The Escapists 2 will be available on the Nintendo Switch on January 11, 2018. If you’d prefer to pick it up on a different platform, you can get it for the PC via Steam, for the Xbox One via the Microsoft Store, or the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store. Otherwise, you can pre-purchase it directly from Nintendo for $19.99 or your regional equivalent.

What do you think of The Escapists 2 heading to the Nintendo Switch? Do you think the platform is well-suited for this particular kind of gameplay? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!