EA releases indie game 'A Way Out'

'A Way Out' is a co-op adventure game made by indie developer Hazelight. 'A Way Out' is a co-op adventure game made by indie developer Hazelight. ELECTRONIC ARTS / HAZELIGHT

A new original game is on its way from publisher Electronic Arts and indie developer Hazelight in the co-op adventure title A Way Out.

Part of Electronic Arts' EA Originals brand, A Way Out is being tailored so that two players can work together regardless of the situation.  The game's split-screen story follows the relationship between the brash and cocky Leo, and the calm, cool and in-control Vincent.  Through this pair of protagonists, players will find that their distinct personalities changing the way players will be able to interact with their surroundings beyond the prison walls.  This includes high-stakes stealth passages, brawls and shootouts, and co-op mini-games.  To help encourage the type of co-op play that Hazelight made the game around, 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.

“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” said Josef Fares, Writer and Director at Hazelight. “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.”

A Way Out is being developed by Hazelight (best known for Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons) and is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.  The game is available as a digital download on PC (via Origin), Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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