Exclusive John Wick DLC For Payday 2
Content To Be Released Two Days in Advance of Filmâs October 24th Worldwide Launch
Continuing to build its presence in the game space, Lionsgate, a premier next generation global content leader, and Thunder Road Pictures will collaborate with Starbreeze Studios and 505 Games, two independent creators, publishers and distributors of computer and video games, on exclusive downloadable John WickÂ content (DLC) for the PAYDAY 2 game worldwide, the companies announced today.Â The unique package of branded game content will be released tomorrow, October 22nd, two days ahead of John Wickâs October 24th launch in theatres around the world.
The exclusive content produced by OVERKILL Software â a StarbreezeÂ Studio, based on the professional hit man from the movie, adds a playable John Wick character to the PAYDAY gang. The DLC will be releasedÂ as a free update for the PAYDAY 2 game on the Steam platform two days ahead of the filmâs worldwide theatrical launch to mark the PAYDAY 2 community reaching the finalÂ 1.5 million member Crimefest milestone. Beginning tomorrow, moviegoers purchasing tickets to John Wick on Fandango will receive a free download of PAYDAY 2 on Steam.
âWeâre big fans of PAYDAY 2 and the team at Starbreeze, and weâre thrilled to kick off our partnership with such a cool movie,â said LionsgateÂ EVPÂ of Digital Marketing Danielle DePalma.Â âThe hyper-real action sequences in the film almost make you feel like youâre watching an insane video game, so we cannot wait to see John Wick in theaters as well as experience him in the game.â
âWe continue working with great partners, this time with Lionsgate and their movieÂ JohnÂ Wick,â said StarbreezeÂ Chief Executive Officer Bo AnderssonÂ Klint.Â âWeâve finally got a real hitman on our team. Being able to play as John Wick in PAYDAY 2 ahead of the movieâs release is a great reward for our loyal PAYDAY 2 community, which reached the finalÂ milestone of 1.5 million members in our PAYDAY 2 Steam group before our 12-day Crimefest event.â
âLionsgateâs entry into the game space is continuing to build momentum with the addition ofÂ another great partner and a tremendous piece of IP,â said Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures & Games Peter Levin.Â âWeâre delighted to capitalize on this opportunity to collaborate with a world-class partner like Starbreeze whose unique action community includes millions of our target fans.â
The exclusive package of DLC includes â
- John Wick, a new playable character in PAYDAY 2
- A new perk system called Hitman, which includes features such as Akimbo, the ability to dual wield weapons, a favorite of John Wick himself
- A new pistol with accompanying weapon modificationsÂ and a new knife melee weapon
- Three cool-looking sunglasses to customize and wear
LionsgateÂ has also recently announced partnerships with game developers Kabam and Next Games.Â The John Wick film is already generating rave reviews and has a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes