If The Escapists: The Walking Dead was already an interesting spin-off for a prison escape game, then today’s new Survival Mode sounds like an outright departure into another genre.
Coming to Xbox One and PC today in a free update – a PS4 update is planned, but not until later this year – you have to take on a herd of walkers, grunts and legends through three levels, set in Meriwether, Alexandria and Woodbury. You have to try and survive as long as possible, and can play as Tyreese, Abraham and Michonne, with the backing of other characters from the series, including Rick, Carl and Glenn. There’s also a bunch of new weapons and craftable items, ranging from mini guns to sniper rifles and simple revolvers.
And on PC, if you’re on PC and part of Skybound Insider – Skybound being Robert Kirkman’s company to support his comics as well as create new TV, film, merch and games – you can play as walker versions of Tyreese, Abraham and Michonne and get access to a stun gun. Signing up is free over here.
Source: press release