Independent puzzle Escape Academy is to receive another round of DLC in the form of a story adventure.
Issue June 19, Escape from the past will add five new levels to the game, each in the classic escape room format. The DLC is included with the game Escape Academy season pass, but can also be purchased separately. The season pass costs £11.39/$14.99, while the DLC alone is £8.50/$9.99.
Escape from the past has players teaming up with other academy students to unravel a secret plot to assassinate the academy principal. The new storyline is styled after old-school “whodunnit” mysteries. The puzzles themselves are segmented with cute visual novel segments that help give the game a sense of cohesion and context.
Developer Coin Crew Games made the announcement as well Escape Academy will arrive on Nintendo Switch in late 2023. The Nintendo Switch Edition will be available for $29.99 on the eShop and will include all existing DLC, including Escape from the past.
Escape Academy is a respected title boasting an 86% Very Positive rating on Steam, as well as positive reviews from Inverse, Gamespot and The Los Angeles Times. The title has attracted over a million viewers since its launch last November and won twice Webby Awards for the best family games, kids games and educational games, and in the Puzzle, Strategy and Trivia category.
The game is currently available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC and supports local and online co-op.
This accessible, mellow title is a real treat for escape room aficionados or those looking for a more cozy, story-driven take on the puzzle genre. Escape Academy is worth a watch for those looking for a healthy co-op mode on the couch.