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Payday 2 will launch at retail for PS3 and Xbox 360

First-person co-op shooter Payday 2 will launch globally at retail for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in addition to its previously-announced release through digital platforms, publisher 505 Games and developer Overkill Software announced today.

Payday 2, sequel to 2011's Payday: The Heist, will be available as a physical disc version as well as a downloadable title through PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and Steam for Windows PC this summer.

"We have a bit of a problem here at Overkill — there are just too many great ideas and none that we were really happy to throw out — so Payday 2 has become just too big to reserve release on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network alone," said Payday 2 director David Goldfarb in a statement.

"We wanted to do everything we could to make a game that truly fits the vision of the team at Overkill but most importantly delivers an exciting, rewarding experience for the player — be they a long-time fan or new to the series," added 505 Games' head of global brand Tim Woodley. "We're expecting great things from Payday 2 and are really looking forward to working with our retail partners all over the world to make it the huge success it deserves to be."

Check out our preview and interview with Goldfarb here.

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