Payday 2 gameplay trailer shows a clean heist get messy

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The folks at Overkill Software have released a new gameplay trailer for Payday 2, the latest game in their bank robbing franchise. If there’s one lesson to be learned from it, it’s “leave no witnesses.”

If you aren’t familiar with the previous game, Payday: The Heist is a four player co-op game where you and your crew are work together and take it to the American banking system. It's sort of like Kane & Lynch, only with more masks and less nakedness.

Overkill Software also released some pre-order information along with the trailer. Most of it involves extra mask designs and some extra cash for your crew, but those who pre-order on Steam and add $10 to the $39.99 price tag also get the original soundtrack, two beta keys, a digital guide on how to pull a heist (we think it’s a strategy guide, but the press release wasn’t clear) and blueprints for places to heist. Hopefully those blueprints aren’t of real places.

We sat down with Payday 2 not too long ago and liked what we saw. It’s still too soon to tell if Payday 2 will be to video games as Heat was to movies, but we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed until August.