It's taken a bit longer than first announced, but Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners will soon be able to rob some virtual banks with their friends in just over a month. Developer Overkill Software and publisher 505 Games will release Payday 2: Crimewave Edition for both consoles on June 16 in the US, with Europeans getting it a few days earlier on June 12.
The original Payday 2 is already a big hit on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the new Crimewave Edition for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will contain all of the content of the earlier versions, plus a ton of extra content and improvements:
"The new edition is loaded with over a year's worth of DLC packs and content updates including the popular Big Bank Heist, and even the addition of "Clover," the first female heister. Action filled crime sprees look better than ever on next-gen consoles with improved frame rate, better textures and 1080p resolution."
"PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition introduces new high-octane heists and new contacts The Dentist, voiced by actor Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and The Butcher, voiced by Mira Furlan (Lost and Babylon 5). In addition to new jobs and multi-stage contracts, a wider range of weapons such as shotguns, sniper rifles and grenades deliver an explosive kick to the new enemy archetypes that players will face."
"New characters, more masks and brand new perk system bring a whole new level of customization to the experience along with a fifth skill tree for seriously stealthy players. The all-new preplanning stage has also been added, providing everything that perfectionist players need to pull off their dream crime spree."
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will be sold for $49.99 at retail and as a downloadable title. Preorders for the game will be able to get even more exclusive content, including new mask and mask patterns and a bundle of in-game cash to spend.
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