Team17 is today announcing that Steam pre-orders are now open for the upcoming solo and co-operative survival and crafting game, The Survivalists, which is scheduled to launch later this year on PC and consoles. Two editions, a standard and deluxe version, are available to pre-order on Steam, with both editions giving players access to the Monkey Business downloadable content.
Once completed, the Monkey Business DLC provides players with additional accessories for their stranded humans (the exclusive Straw Hat, The Escapists Guard Hat, and Unicorn Hat) and six additional hats for their monkeys (Top Hat, Lumberjack Hat, Chef Hat, Crown, Hard Hat, and Pirate Hat). The deluxe edition also contains the official soundtrack to the game, a digital artbook, and three days of beta access ahead of the official launch. Those who pre-order the deluxe edition of The Survivalists will receive a 10 percent discount on the full launch price.
The Survivalists takes place in The Escapists universe and sees up to four players stranded on a procedurally generated island, where they’re tasked with rescuing, befriending, and training their island’s monkey population while exploring, crafting, and overcoming marauding orc groups in order to survive.
- 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.
- C̵u̶r̷i̸o̵s̵i̸t̸y̵ ̵i̴s̸ ̷r̷e̸w̷a̶r̵d̶e̷d̶:̸ ̶P̶l̸a̶y̶e̶r̵s̵ ̶a̶r̷e̵ ̴e̵n̶c̷o̴u̸r̸a̸g̴e̴d̸ ̶t̶o̷ ̵e̷x̴p̴l̶o̸r̶e̵ ̴t̷h̸e̸i̸r̶ ̴s̵u̵r̵r̶o̸u̸n̵d̴i̶n̵g̸s̶,̵ ̷w̷h̷e̷r̵e̴ ̷t̸h̸e̷y̵’̶l̵l̷ ̴e̷n̶c̷o̴u̷n̵t̵e̶r̴ ̴d̸a̴n̷g̶e̷r̵o̷u̸s̸ ̸w̸i̴l̴d̸l̸i̴f̴e̶,̸ ̸m̴y̵t̵h̷i̸c̶a̴l̶ ̴e̷n̴e̴m̴i̵e̵s̸,̴ ̵a̷n̷d̵ ̵t̶a̸n̴t̸a̴l̷i̶s̶i̸n̴g̸ ̴s̸e̴c̶r̵e̴t̵s̶.̵
Emma Bates, Producer, Team17 said:
“We’re excited for The Survivalists to launch later this year, and we wanted to give players a little something extra for preordering their copy ahead of time with the Monkey Business DLC. The game breaks new ground for The Escapists universe, with no island ever the same. The pre-order bonus of bonus hats means those eager to get stranded in the world of The Survivalists will have even more individuality with their characters – and who wouldn’t want to see a monkey in a pirate hat?”
To get involved with the demo, head to The Survivalists’ Steam page for the game.