Team 17 has officially unveiled The Escapists: The Walking Dead and also released the first trailer for the upcoming game. Team 17 is collaborating with Skybound Entertainment for the title. The Escapists: The Walking Dead merges the smash-hit indie game The Escapists with the worldwide phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, a zombie horror series that was later translated into a mega popular TV series.
In The Escapists: The Walking Dead, players take control of Rick Grimes as he faces hordes of zombies let loose upon the world. The story has been recreated in the 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists. Rick becomes in charge of a band of survivors, consisting of much of the original comic book cast. It’s his goal to secure the safety of the group by looking for a safe escape route from each area. He also has to manage various dangerous tasks to keep everyone alive as much as possible. Locations in the game will mirror ones from the comics.
The Escapists: The Walking Dead is scheduled for a release later this year. It will be available exclusively for Xbox One and Windows PC. You can check out the debut trailer for the game in the player below.