STOCKHOLM, LOS ANGELES and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ — Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, and 505 Games announced that they will integrate characters and storylines from the upcoming action thriller Point Break into PAYDAY 2 as the result of a unique and exciting collaboration with Alcon Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF).
The Point Break Heists and the Bodhi Character Pack for PAYDAY 2 will be released worldwide on December 3rd in anticipation of the global release of Point Break, which opens in theaters beginning on December 25. The Point Break Heists DLC for PAYDAY 2 will retail at $6.99 and contain two all new heists – Beneath the Mountain and Birth of Sky. The Bodhi Character Pack DLC will be free for all PAYDAY 2 players and will welcome Bodhi to the gang of heisters.
The unprecedented partnership between Starbreeze, 505, Alcon, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate builds upon a previous collaboration between Starbreeze and Lionsgate. The two companies worked together to integrate Lionsgate’s popular John Wick film into PAYDAY 2 and subsequently developed the highly anticipated John Wick VR game, planned for release in Spring 2016.
“Point Break has always been a huge inspiration for the PAYDAY games, so to be able to integrate the film’s characters and storylines into PAYDAY 2 is a dream come true,” said Bo Andersson-Klint, CEO of Starbreeze. “We previously worked closely with Lionsgate on the successful addition of their character John Wick as a member of the PAYDAY gang, so using that same business model, Lionsgate introduced us to Alcon and Warner Bros. to create two Point Break heists that we believe are some of the best to date.”
“In working with our partners at Starbreeze on the upcoming John Wick VR game, we realized that we had an opportunity to build on that success with Point Break while also embarking on an unprecedented collaboration with our colleagues at Alcon and Warner Bros.,” said Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures and GamesPeter Levin. “As we continue to look for fun, exciting ways to integrate Lionsgate’s IP into the gaming space, we believe that having the creative teams and IP owners work together with game developers is the ideal way to create the best experience for avid fans.”
“We look forward to an exciting collaboration with Starbreeze and 505 Games on this project, along with Lionsgate and Warner Bros.,” said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s of Alcon Entertainment. “We believe this reimagining of Point Break lends itself to many platforms and gaming in particular as it will allow players to be a part of the action.”
The Point Break Heists include music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Point Break, available globallyDecember 4th on ASG Records. As an extension of the collaboration, the lead single from the soundtrack, “Still Breathing,” from Rock trio, Dig The Kid, is featured in the game’s trailer and menus.
POINT BREAK DLC – $6.99
- 2 new heists – Beneath the Mountain & Birth of Sky
- 10 new achievements – 5 for each heist
- A new pistol secondary weapon
- Four melee weapons
- 6 new songs added- 2 all-new heist themes composed Simon Viklund, and 4 menu themes from the Point Break soundtrack [http://smarturl.it/PointBreak].
- New contact – Locke
- 4 masks
Bodhi Character Pack DLC – FREE
- Bodhi – new playable character
- A new sniper rifle primary weapon
- A new melee weapon
- A new perk deck featuring 9 perks
- 2 new masks
First launched in 2011, PAYDAY is a cooperative first-person shooter computer and video game franchise with more than 9 million players on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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Source: Press Release