Team 17 has released a brand new trailer today for the upcoming sandbox survival game, The Survivalists. The new trailer is all about monkeying around and explaining what the primate companions can actually do in the game, namely, The Mimic System.
‘The Mimic System’ will see players befriend and tame wild monkeys before training them with bananas. As they munch down on their musa, players will have to show their primate cousins the actions to replicate and provide the necessary tools. From there, they’ll gladly help and support survivors in their adventures. Players will be able to harness the power of multiple monkeys to create ‘monkey chains’, setting them up to work together to achieve a greater goal such as creating an axe for another to chop down trees for wood that can be used by others to build bases.
Tame and train monkeys to become:
- Warriors: Can be equipped with swords, axes, and spears, to support survivors as they defend against orcling raids!
- Archers: See off orclings and keep wildlife at range with bow and arrow-armed monkeys
- Craftsmen: Train primates to build weapons, and craft tools and building materials
- Landscapers: Monkeys can be armed with tools to gather resources, chop down trees, mine rocks, and clear foliage
Players will gather resources and master a deep crafting system with multiple trees; overcome quests delivered by a mysterious stranger or by messages in bottles washed up on the beach; and go on unique adventures across a multitude of biomes and wildernesses either solo or cooperatively with three others through online multiplayer.
The Survivalists is currently in development for PS4, PC and other platforms, and will release later this year.