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The Survivalists is a survival-lite title set in The Escapists universe

Team17 has announced The Survivalists, which is set in the same universe as The Escapists.

The Survivalists is a strategy, survival-lite sandbox which will combine crafting and building across procedurally-generated islands.

If that sounds daunting, that's okay: you will have help. The game contains both session-based online co-op and trainable monkeys. Heck yeah.

You will have to contend with the forces of nature featuring different and "perilous biomes", and explore temples filled with loot and puzzles.

Here's the blub:

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 tantalizing objects and weapons to unlock and develop.

Announced during Nintendo's Indie World showcase today, the game will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One in 2020.


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