We were very impressed with PAYDAY: The Heist when we last played it at E3 2011. The four-player co-op shooter is clearly inspired by Valve’s Left 4 Dead – but instead of coming off as a cheap knock-off, PAYDAY continues to impress, upping the ante for the kind of teamwork required as you break down doors, bust through safes, and make off with loot in epic capers inspired by the development team’s favorite heist scenes in movies.
Check out the latest teaser for PAYDAY, which showcases the “Panic Room” mission. It begins with you and your partners in crime infiltrating a drug dealer’s den to make a large purchase of “product.” It’s all a front to give you and your group inside so you can steal the $8 million dollars of dirty money the drug dealer’s keeping in his high security panic room.
Above: The Panic Room teaser for PAYDAY: The Heist
As with the bank heist on show at E3, everything goes crazy once you and your group officially begin the heist. Guns are blazing, people are screaming, and before you know it, the police have surrounded the building and come pouring in. Throughout the chaos, you’ll need to attach band saws to the roof of the room directly below the panic room as well as on the floor of the room directly above it. Then you’ll need to plant C4 charges throughout the building to loosen the locked panic room, detaching it from the rest of the building. The whole heist climaxes with a helicopter swooping in with a giant magnet to rip the panic room and all its treasures out of the addict-filled tenement as you and your team shoot their way out of the building to escape through the sewers.
Above: You'll have to hold out against the police and the drug dealer's minions while running these band saws. Directly above you in this screenshot is the locked panic room with $8 million
Above: Once you've loosened the panic room with the saws and explosives, you'll need to attach this helicopter's magnet to it
Above: After the magnet's been attached, the helicopter will take off, ripping the panic room straight out of the building. It's time to shoot your way to the escape route in the sewers below
For a more detailed look at the specifics on how PAYDAY: The Heist plays, check out our E3 2011 preview. In the meantime, enjoy the new teaser and screenshots. If you’re at Comic-Con, you can visit Sony Online Entertainment’s booth (#4436) to see more!
Jul 22, 2011