Solo and co-operative survival and crafting game The Survialists will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam on October 9, publisher and developer Team17 announced. The game will is also “coming soon” to Apple devices via Apple Arcade. A demo is available now for Switch and PC.
Pre-orders are now available for Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam. Users who pre-order The Survivalists on either platform will receive the “Monkey Business” downloadable content, which includes additional accessories for the player character (the exclusive Straw Hat, The Escapists Guard Hat, and Unicorn Hat), as well as six additional hats for monkey companions (Top Hat, Lumberjack Hat, Chef Hat, Crown, Hard Hat, and Pirate Hat).
Here is an overview of the game, via Team17 and its Steam page:
A World of Adventure
The island is alive! Your newfound home will change with day/night cycles as you explore and uncover its secrets. Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and an array of mythical enemies, who aren’t necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into a procedurally generated wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for an adventure that’s unique to every player.
Build Together, Survive Together
Finding the perils of island life too much or just looking to share your building expertise with friends? The Survivalists has you covered! Complete joint adventures, gain loot, trade and ultimately survive together and as you and up to three fellow castaways explore fantastical islands.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
If you’re in need of a builder, a lumberjack or even a soldier, the monkeys on the island can be tamed and trained to help you with everyday tasks or back you up on raids to a fanatic camp! The Mimic System means a wide variety of functions can be performed by your cheeky new friends, with monkey management becoming key to surviving the island’s challenges.
The secret to survival is to make the most of the resources around you. Whether that’s piecing together a primitive axe to chop wood or mixing up a refreshing fruit smoothie to keep the hunger at bay, you can discover recipes and expand your options across food, item or structure crafting trees.
Run the Gauntlet
Looking for an epic sword to hang on your hut wall or want to lay waste to encroaching hostiles? What you seek could be in one of the many temples scattered around the island. However, getting your hands on the loot won’t be easy so any would-be raiders will need to prepare for their treasure hunting escapades.
- 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
- Curiosity is Rewarded – Players are encouraged to explore their surroundings, where they’ll encounter dangerous wildlife, mythical enemies, and tantalizing secrets.
Watch a new trailer below.