Fans of The Walking Dead and Team 17’s strategy game the Escapists will be pleased today as Team 17 have released a new trailer with the announcement that they are making a new game set in world of The Walking Dead. The game is coming out on Xbox One and PC and starts off with Nick Grimes waking up in hospital to find it overrun by zombies. The game features many of the survivors from the comic with Nick having to secure a safe escape route for the survivors out of each level of the game all in cool 8-bit.
No official release date has been revealed but Team 17 have stated that it’s coming soon, so watch this space.
Daniel Murray, President at Skybound Entertainment said, “Team17 presented a creative plan to blend The Walking Dead into The Escapists and our response was simple. When do we get started? The Escapists is a charming example of a single creator’s vision come to life. We are excited to offer fans of The Walking Deadsomething different and The Escapists The Walking Dead is just that. A playful interpretation that we believe fans of great games in general will love.”
Debbie Bestwick, Team17’s Managing Director added, “With well over 600,000 units sold, the award-winning The Escapists is one of the hit indie titles of 2015. Masterminding your escape from prison is hard enough but how can we make it harder? Zombies. Remember poor Rick Grimes trying to escape hospital, organise life at a farm or hold up in an abandoned prison? A little bit of awesome 8-bit pixel love later and BOOM! It is great to partner with Skybound and The Walking Deadand we are really excited to ‘escapify’ the amazing, rich and sinister world of Robert Kirkman.”
Team17 will be globally debuting the game at the Walker Stalker Fan Fest in Petco Park, San Diego, California during the 10th and 11th July.
Attendees, roamers and fans will be able to get exclusive first hands-on playable with Rick Grimes in the Harrison Memorial Hospital level.