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Jason Nieva

Prison Management Goes 3D with Prison Architect 2

Taking prison management to a new level. (Credit: Paradox Interactive)

Paradox Interactive and Double Eleven announced that Prison Architect 2 is coming out on March 26. The studios are upping the ante with this one as this upcoming prison management simulator is going to be in 3D. Which means there's going to be deeper simulation along with more creative options. Players can also look forward to experiencing greater player control and even an inhabitant behavior system.

Prison Architect 2 is priced at $39.99 and coming out for the PC through Steam, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series X/S. Pre-order for the PC version is now available. Those who pre-order get the K9 Skins Pack as a bonus. It has skins for the Black Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, and Malamute.

Key features of the game include:

  • Now in 3D
    • Use resources to build, manage, and control the prison in classic Prison Architect playstyle but in 3D.
    • Design every corner of the prison and manage everything from daily schedules to policies.
    • Make sure that the prison is safe, self-sustaining, and secure.
  • Build the Ultimate Penitentiary
    • Establish all of the prison infrastructure over multiple floors.
    • Players can Use various snazzy new tools which allow them build a state-of-the-art correctional facility.
    • The design of the prison affects each aspect of the lives of the inmates.
  • Smartest Inmates Ever
    • Unique inmates have schemes of their own. They can now:
      • form distinct relationships that influence behavior
      • make decisions based on wants and needs
      • plot their paths better than ever.
    • Players can Watch as the inmates interact and attempt to navigate the daily trials of the prison.
    • Each choice made can either help the inmates on their correctional journey or hinder it.
  • The Prison Magnate
    • Establish and run a true institution from the top.
    • Build up unique correctional facilities with the upgraded Career Mode.
  • Every Action has a Reaction
    • Choices matter and the ones players make determine the fate the your prison.
    • More control than ever is available for inmates, prison policies, and even architecture.
    • Players need to plan carefully to avoid issues like escapes, gang wars, and all types of expensive and destructive problems.

Double Eleven Game Director Gareth Wright shared in a statement that for this upcoming game, the team wanted to come up with the "next level in management gameplay." He went on to say that players can look forward to seeing the features that they loved return and that they should be happy to know that the game now has a cross-platform feature. Wright also said that they've excited to how players get creative especially when it comes to constructing and expanding in 3D.

What are your thoughts on this upcoming game?

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