Take the Ultimate Prison Sandbox Anywhere!
Bust out anywhere, with anyone on the Nintendo Switch™. Team up with another inmate for local two player split screen mode, taking a Joy-Con™ each to either team up to break out, or work against one another to determine who’s the quickest convict to make an escape.
Risk it all to breakout from the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the biggest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents and underground tunnels. You’ll have to live by the prison rules, attending roll call, doing prison jobs and following strict routines; all the while secretly engineering your bid for freedom! Your prison escape antics will take you from the frosty Fort Tundra, to a train hurtling through the desert, and even to the final frontier!
Escape Team Assemble!
Unite with up to 3 friends to create the ultimate online escape crew and engineer the wildest escapes yet! By working together you’ll be able to create even more elaborate and daring plans. Feeling competitive? Dive into the versus mode and show that you’ve got the skills to break out of any prison faster than your friends can. If all else fails, settle your rivalry in the court yard with a prison punch up!
Create YOUR Con!
It’s time to make your prisoner truly yours. Choose from a massive array of customisations to make your character unique to you. It’s important to look stylish whilst you mastermind your escape.
Craft your Escape!
Being in prison forces you to be creative and work with the limited tools at your disposal. You’ll have to combine everyday objects like soap and socks to craft new weapons and tools to help you achieve your goal. Steal forks from the cafeteria to chip a tunnel in your room, and craft a poster from magazines and duct tape to hide the evidence. You’ll soon learn that duct tape solves (almost) everything!
Prepare for a fight!
The Escapists 2 introduces a brand new combat system to make every prison brawl more exciting and interactive. You’ll have to block and tie together chains of attacks whilst strafing around your locked on targets to gain the upper hand in combat. Make sure your visit the gym first to build up those muscles!
New ways to escape!
As the prisons get tougher you're going to have to get more creative with your escape plans. There’s a ton of options to tackle almost any prison escape.
- 10 Prisons
- 2 player split-screen play, and up to 4 player co-operative and versus online multiplayer
- Drop-in/Drop-out Online/Split screen multiplayer
- Over 300 customisations
- Multi-storey Prisons
- Nintendo Switch
- Release Date
- Jan 11, 2018
- No. of Players
- up to 4 players
- File Size
- 2.9 GB
- Role-Playing, Simulation, Strategy
- Team17 Digital Ltd
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Big Top Breakout
Released Nov 14, 2018DLC details
Roll up! Roll up! Step right up and attempt to escape the most entertaining inmate compound yet! Big Top Breakout features all the bells, whistles and squirty flowers you’d expect from lifetime imprisonment in the circus. Serving your time as a clown in the travelling circus, you have to earn your keep by lion taming, face painting and making balloon animals, whilst making sure you show up for Show Time to perform for the paying circus attendees.
This wacky prison setting comes with new items to find, craft and use in order to formulate your greatest escape yet. Will you fire your way to freedom, or will you end up with custard pie all over your face and under the rule of the Strongmen and their vicious guard poodles for the rest of your days? There’s only one way to find out – stop clowning around and load up Big Top Breakout!
Dungeons and Duct Tape
Released Nov 14, 2018DLC details
Why not get a job at the local blacksmith, or maybe entertain fellow inmates and guards with a wonderful lute performance? See the sights of the castle and check out the throne room, you might even be rewarded for your exploits in the old halls.
This medieval map comes with new items to find, craft and use in your efforts to escape this imposing fortress. It will be up to you to deliver yourself into salvation. Will you fight your way through the prison's fearsome guards? Or maybe find a more cunning way over the walls to freedom, but how will you cross the moat?
Do you have what it takes to escape Dungeons and Duct Tape?
Released Nov 14, 2018DLC details
A mad scientist and his hoard of undead guard their territory within the gothic halls. Outside an ominous sky of thunder, rain and lightning blankets the surrounding woods.
Once again, you’ll have to craft, fight and scheme your way to freedom from this eerie supernatural slammer.
- A brand-new horror themed map to escape from
- New Halloween themed customisations
- New items and craftable recipes
Your goal is to escape at all costs!
The Glorious Regime
Released Aug 08, 2018DLC details
Despite the towering walls, electric fences and the fact that you can’t leave, you should be thankful to be serving time here. The Glorious Leader sees and hears all. Every day you must attend roll call in the shadow of his almighty monument!
Experience the thrill of escaping the hidden compound deep in the jungle. You’ll need determination and drive to avoid the unquestioningly devoted guards, constant surveillance, and the illustrious Leader himself, in your bid for freedom.
And remember to praise your Glorious Leader!
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