Electronic Arts, in partnership with Hazelight Studios, has launched A Way Out, a co-op cinematic story-driven adventure game. Developed by the team behind the critically-acclaimed indie title, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, players take on the role of Leo and Vincent and must work together through their escape from prison and beyond.
A Way Out is part of the EA Originals program, which provides an elevated platform for up-and-coming independent game studios and their talented teams to bring innovative, memorable gaming experiences to players around the world, with the studio as sole profit beneficiary. As another prime example of the EA Originals core values, Hazelight is making it easier than ever before to play a co-op game by offering a “Friends Pass” program where, for the first time ever, players who purchase the game will be able to invite a friend to play the full experience of A Way Out with them for free online.
Watch the launch trailer for A Way Out below:
Josef Fares, Writer and Director at Hazelight said:
[blockquote]We designed A Way Out as a dynamic narrative experience best played on the couch with a friend and as a co-op only game, I wanted people to play with their friend without gimmicks or a high cost, so we came up with the free Friends Pass offer. The game is designed so that players will need to build trust with one another by talking and making decisions together as they play. Intense moments and more meaningful points in the game build the relationship between both the characters and the players. On top of that, A Way Out has no repeated gameplay activities which creates a truly unique experience unlike anything played before.[/blockquote]
A Way Out’s split-screen story follows the relationship between the brash and cocky Leo, and the calm, cool and in-control Vincent; their distinct personalities changing the way players will be able to interact with their surroundings beyond the prison walls. From high-stakes stealth passages, intense brawls and shootouts, to co-op fishing and mini-games, A Way Out is an emotional cinematic experience filled with action-packed moments that are balanced by fun, unique gameplay to be discovered.
A Way Out is rated 18 by PEGI and is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and Origin for PC. Check out the official A Way Out website for more information on the game.
View some screenshots from A Way Out in our gallery: