Things get artsy in the latest Payday 2 criminal activity

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Freeze! This is a stick-up! My demands are simple: Direct your attention to the latest Payday 2 gameplay and soundtrack preview, and no one gets hurt.

The latest Payday 2 gameplay video shows off a gallery heist. The mission is this: Grab all the paintings with the red stickers on and take out the heavy security standing in your way. 

Swedish music artist Simon Viklund also released a sneak preview of the game’s soundtrack. Master Plan is the weapon loadout track players will be listening to while choosing their weapons for their upcoming heist. The track is so good, it’s almost criminal (SEEWHATIDIDTHAR?)

If you’re unfamiliar with the Payday game, which you absolutely shouldn’t be, I’ll give you the set-up. Payday 2 is the sequel to 2011 title Payday: The Heist. In Payday you get to be the bad guy, guilt free. Grab your masks and head to the vault as you get ready to shoot your way to criminal glory.

The crime spree

Payday 2 is a four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington D.C. for an epic crime spree.

The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to major league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in D.C., why not participate in the local community and run a few political errands?

New gameplay features:

  • CRIMENET – The dynamic contract database lets gamers pick and choose from available jobs by connecting with local contacts such as Vlad the Ukrainian, shady politician “The Elephant” and Mexican drug trafficker Hector, all with their own agenda and best interests in mind. CRIMENET features dozens of varied, exciting jobs and as the player progresses, new contacts with new jobs become available.
  • Choose Your Profession – As players progress they can invest in any of four special professions: the Mastermind, the Enforcer, the Ghost and the Technician. Each features a deep customization tree of associated skills and equipment to master and they can be mixed and matched to create the ultimate heister.
  • PAYDAY Loot – Finishing a job isn’t just an accomplishment to be proud of. After a successful heist gamers will also earn rare and powerful new equipment such as masks, weapons mods, mask modifications and a variety of other accessories.
  • Weapons and Modifications – A brand new arsenal for the serious heister covering everything from sniper and assault rifles to compact PDWs and SMGs. Once players have settled for a favorite, they can modify it with optics, suppressors, fore grips, reticles, barrels, frames and stocks – all of which will affect the performance of their weapon. There are also purely aesthetic enhancements – why not go for the drug lord look with polished walnut grips for your nine?

Payday 2 will no longer be limited to digital download. The game will be made available as a retail title for PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 and PC, via Steam in August this year.

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