Christmas is coming early for fans of Team17’s The Escapists. On December 9, the publisher will be releasing free DLC for the popular prison escape game. Called Santa’s Sweatshop, the free expansion is appropriately themed for the upcoming holidays, and is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Instead of escaping from prison, players will be trying to escape from an evil version of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. Gifts don’t appear from thin air, and Santa has held his hard working elves captive against their will for over 20 years. Now players can help the elves finally escape.
While the gameplay will stay the same as the core game (which can be seen in the trailer above), Santa’s Sweatshop will include brand new items and craftables that are holiday-related. That’s not all, though, as the free add-on will also include a new soundtrack, jobs, characters, and achievements. That is a lot of content for free, and it’s impressive that Team17 isn’t charging for it.
If you haven’t picked The Escapists up yet, you’ll be glad to know that the game will be on sale during the holidays. Team17 has announced that they will be taking part in the Xbox Countdown Sale, the Steam Holiday Sale, and Sony’s upcoming sales in both North America and Europe. With the addition of free DLC, this seems like the perfect time to jump into The Escapists.
Santa’s Sweatshop may be the latest addition to The Escapists, but it isn’t the first. Team17 recently released a standalone spin-off called The Escapists: The Walking Dead which merged their popular game with the hugely popular franchise The Walking Dead.
Santa’s Sweatshop is set to come to The Escapists on December 9 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be trying to escape from Santa!