PayDay: The Heist is a Go for October 18th


See, folks. All the hullabaloo over PayDay: The Heist‘s last-minute delay was hardly anything to get worked up over, Sony Online Entertainment confirming today that the team-based heist FPS is good to go for October 18th. That amounts to a delay of only two weeks.

One catch to that, however, is that the new date only covers the U.S. PlayStation Network launch, as dates for the European PSN and the PC version in both regions are still being worked out. In the U.S., the digital download game will cost $19.99.

An outline of key features is listed below, and at the top of the page you can find the latest gameplay trailer showcasing the game’s tough slaughterhouse heist.

KEY FEATURES

– Six High-Intensity Heists: Whether you’re blowing the roof off a building to extract a safe via helicopter or emptying the vault at the First World Bank, these action-packed heists will have players on edge and always checking their six.

– Interactive Co-op Gameplay: Whether AI or live, your crew of four must operate as one to bring in the “big score.” Sharing extra ammo and med kits, helping regenerate wounded partners, guarding key positions, taking civilian hostages or cracking through various security measures – it’s all for one and one for all.

– Endless Replayability: Dynamic environments, adaptive enemy behavior, shifting entry points, FBI agents repelling through skylights on ropes, SWAT teams crashing through the windows and special units crawling through the ventilation shafts makes each play-through of every heist a unique fight.

– Massive Character Progression Tree: Players choose a specialty — assault, sharpshooter or support — to gain weapons and equipment that fit their preferred form of violence. Unlock trip mines, silenced pistols, machine guns and much, much more.

– Shout-Out Button: Players need to be vocal and shout commands and directions to the co-op crew, as well as hostages and the police if they want to survive to spend their cut of the take.

– Hostage Trading: Hostages can be used as lifelines. If anyone in the crew is taken into custody, trade hostages to get crewmembers back and increase the odds of completing your objectives.

– PlayStation®3 system or PC*: For keyboard and mouse marksman, as well as handheld controller snipers, PAYDAY is the uber-FPS for a high intensity shooter fix. *PC release date to be announced.

– More DLC: Additional heists, weapons and equipment means PAYDAY — a digitally distributed AAA quality title for less than half the price of a retail game — is total OVERKILL.

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