Electronic Arts started E3 earlier than most on Saturday, others aren’t scheduled to take the stage until Sunday. While we all wait with bated breath for Microsoft’s turn on the mic, I wanted to take a closer look at a new IP from EA: A Way Out. While it’s not the only new game EA showed at their conference, it is the one that resonated with me the most. Check out the reveal trailer below, and read on as there is a more in-depth gameplay trailer further down.
Finding A Way Out Together
The very first thing that caught my attention was the fact that not only is this a entirely cooperative adventure, but it can be played either online or locally via split-screen. There were some serious Uncharted like adventure vibes coming from the trailer above, and one thing I’ve always wonder about that series is: what would co-op be like? I’ve had friends over, who not only game, but enjoyed watching me play through the cinematic adventures of Nathan Drake. It would have been nice to be able to let them control Sully or whomever Nate was palling around with at the time.
A Way Out looks to provide gamers with a raucous co-op thrill ride. Taking control of either Leo or Vincent, you’ll have to work together to escape prison which escalates to the pair becoming fugitives on the run. While the pair spend plenty of time fighting back to back, there will be moments the duo are separated, but working toward the same goal.
Like any good adventure game, A Way Out, has its fair share of drama mixed in with the car chases and shootouts. Leo and Vincent are very different men who must learn to work together to escape the long arm of the law. Their adventure looks to take them on a very personal journey, with Vincent stopping by to see his infant daughter to the chagrin of the mother of said child. They’ll also be running into a whole host of unique characters and scenarios.
A Look at the Gameplay
Electronics Arts also gave viewers of the conference a guided gameplay demo. The video showcases exactly how the Co-Op will play out during the early parts of the game. We learn that Leo is already behind bars as Vincent arrives on his first day. There isn’t much story other than that in the trailer, but the gameplay that is there is intriguing to say the least. Being from the makers of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, it’s a safe bet that the co-op in A Way Out will be just as engaging.
Hopefully we’ll see more of EA’s A Way Out as E3 goes on. The game will be released in early 2018. In the mean time you geeks can check out the gameplay walk-through below. After you do, let us know what you think of this new IP from Electronic Arts in the comments below, and stick with DHTG for more E3 news as it breaks.