Team17 has confirmed a release date for their upcoming crafting and survival sandbox game, The Survivalists.
This strategy, survival-lite sandbox game is set in The Escapists universe and combines crafting, building, and monkey training – seeing you battle against the forces of nature on procedurally-generated islands.
With the chance to team up in “collaborative and session-based, online co-operative multiplayer,” you will have to contend with a day-to-night cycle, animals such as big cats and sharks, and deadly fanatics.
The Survivalists has a mimic system that will let you train the local monkey population to gather resources, build structures, or help you to fight off threats.
Those that pre-order the game will receive the Monkey Business downloadable content pack, which unlocks additional accessories for their stranded characters (the exclusive Straw Hat, The Escapists Guard Hat, and Unicorn Hat) alongside six more hats for their monkey mates (Top Hat, Lumberjack Hat, Chef Hat, Crown, Hard Hat, and Pirate Hat).
The Survivalists will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 9th October 2020.