Getting closer to its February 27th release date, Payday 2 is bringing something — nay, someone — new to the heist planning table!

Touched upon in today’s Nintendo Direct Mini, Payday 2 is getting a timed exclusive in the form of a new character: Joy. This Japanese hacking guru comes with her own perks, weapons and a LED changing clown mask that looks straight out of Watch Dogs 2.


We also received an update about multiplayer, which is available locally and online. You can play with up to three friends thanks to the CRIME.NET, but only with other Nintendo Switch versions. (Sorry, no cross compatibility here.) When it comes to controls, the game will be utilizing the Switch’s touchscreen for scrolling through menus and the HD Rumble from Joy-Cons to further enhance the experience.

Payday 2’s Nintendo Switch version retails for $49.99.

Leave a Comment

Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)