The Survivalists Launches Today

It’s release day for The Survivalists on Switch, a follow-up title to the well-received The Escapists from Team17. This new title is described as being “part of The Escapists’ universe” rather than a direct sequel, with some new and rather interesting features to enjoy, including training troupes of monkeys to assist in your survival-based adventures.

Yes indeed, along with building and controlling your own primate army, you’ll also be exploring and crafting on procedurally-generated islands. Here’s a comprehensive list of features:

Key Features:

– Play together and survive: Up to four players can join forces to explore the world of The Survivalists, helping each other out to stay alive
– Get crafty and be inventive: Various items great and small can be crafted, from weapons to tools and buildings to keep your crew sheltered
– Automate with monkeys: Enlist the help of monkeys for a number of tasks, including protecting your group and gathering resources
– Curiosity is rewarded: Players are encouraged to explore their surroundings, where they’ll encounter dangerous wildlife, mythical enemies, and tantalising secrets.

The game costs $24.99USD on the eShop, and you can check out a new trailer below to see more. We also took a brief look at this title during PAX Online, so feel free to read our brief thoughts here.


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