Update, January 31, 2019 (11:40AM EST): The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout is now available from the Play Store. The game costs $6.99 and doesn’t feature in-app purchases. Thanks to Google Play Games Services, The Escapists 2 supports cloud saves.
Interestingly, the game partially supports gamepads over USB OTG. You’ll still have to tap certain elements, so here’s hoping that full gamepad support arrives in a future update.
You can download The Escapists 2 at the link below. You can also learn more about the game in the original article below.
Original article, January 17, 2019 (5:58PM EST): Already available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout is now available for pre-registration on the Google Play Store.
The Escapists 2 adheres closely to the gameplay mechanics of the original: to help inmates break out of prison. To get out of prison, you can craft and buy tools, beat up other people with the improved combat system, and sneak your way past guards. You can also equip your prisoner with various customizations to spruce things up.
That’s easier said than done. The Android version of The Escapists 2 features five sandbox-like prisons. The prisons range from minimum security to high security, so the difficulty doesn’t remain the same as you break out of prison.
Team17 will add the five other prisons from the console and PC versions “over time” for free.
There are also various small details to consider before breaking out of prison. For example, you can learn guards’ schedules, steal certain items to help you escape, avoid contraband detectors, and take part in prison jobs.
Lastly, The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout supports local multiplayer with up to four players.
Android users can pre-register for the game at the link below. The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout launches January 31 on the Play Store and Amazon Appstore.