The Escapists: The Walking Dead groaning on PS4 in February

January 23, 2016 by  
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The Escapists: The Walking Dead has already been released on PC and Xbox One, and a PS4 release is now due for February 16th.

This Walking Dead themed spin-off has you taking control of protagonist Rick Grimes. Like its source material, it’s up to Rick to protect a band of survivors from the zombie horde. The likes of Carl, Lori, Glenn, Hershel, Maggie, Dale, Tyreese, Michonne, Abraham and Gabriel are included in the game. If you don’t know the characters from the comic, there may be a chance that you know them from the hugely popular TV show. Here they are of course represented in retro-like pixel art.

The game takes place in five locations that are inspired by The Walking Dead universe including Harrison Memorial Hospital, Greene Family Farm, Meriwether Correctional Facility, Woodbury and Alexandria. The events of the game apparently stretch from issue 1 right up to around issue 83 of the comic.

You’ll get the chance to wield different weapons, and there’s also a crafting system in which you’ll be able to create weapons or useful tools like cutters and shovels. There’s over 250 crafting materials, and over 70 different items can be crafted in the game.

The Escapists: The Walking Dead follows on from the release of The Escapists, which is a game that has you breaking out of prison.