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Italian video game publisher 505 Games released an artful and cinematic launch trailer for “Payday 2,” the sequel to the hit downloadable co-op first person shooter, “Payday: The Heist.”
The launch trailer opens to a camera panning through a world frozen in time -- groceries are suspended in midair as a bystander drops the package; and police officers run for cover and return fire. Shattered glass is seen suspended in the frozen sequence as the camera pans toward an escalation of violence as police SWAT teams are seen in frame before the camera pans to a bullet frozen in air, passing through various scenes of a heist.
“Payday 2” involves players and their team executing bank heists and robberies. The enhanced game introduces a new mission interface called Crimenet, which will affect how players unlock missions throughout the game.
While much of the core elements of its predecessor remain in the game, other features were also improved, including four new skill trees -- “Mastermind,” “Enforcer,” “Technician” and “Ghost.”
The new skill trees allow players to tailor their character to their preference, whether its a brute force or a stealthy style of playing the game.
“Payday 2” will be available this Tuesday through the Steam digital distribution platform and Sony Corp.’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation Network. The game, which costs $39.99, will also be available through Microsoft Corp.’s (Nasdaq:MSFT) Xbox 360 through Xbox Live shortly after Aug. 13.
Take a look at “Payday 2” launch trailer in the video above.