'The Escapists: The Walking Dead' 8-bit game debuts launch trailer

Trumpeting its Sept. 30 arrival on Xbox One and PC, Team17 has debuted the launch trailer for the 8-bit puzzle game The Escapists: The Walking Dead.

Combining the characters and settings of The Walking Dead with the gameplay Team17's indie hit, the spinoff places in players in the role of Rick Grimes, who must lead a rag-tag group of survivors out of scenarios ripped straight from the comic series. Fans of The Walking Dead will recognize levels based on Harrison Memorial Hospital, the Greene farm, Meriwether County Correctional Facility, Woodbury, Georgia, and Alexandria, Virginia.

The Escapists: The Walking Dead will be available for $17.99 for PC, and $19.99 for Xbox One.

In this unique game, recreated entirely in the charming 8-bit pixel art style of The Escapists, Rick is in charge of a band of survivors featuring many of the original comic book cast. He must secure the safety of the group by seeking out a safe escape route from each area, and manage several dangerous tasks to keep as many of the group alive as possible. The game faithfully matches the timeline of the comics and so as the player makes progress in the game they play through locations that mirror the progress of the band of the survivors taken from the award-winning comic’s epic story.

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