planetside2Kotch Media announced last week that Planetside 2 the free-to-play first person shooter MMO will be getting a retail release which will contain over £40.00 worth of bonus content.

To celebrate reaching an incredible five million registered players Kotch Media have announced that Planetside 2 has reached over 5 million registered players, to celebrate they’re releasing the game to retail on August 16th priced at £7.99 in addition to the already free-to-play downloadable version.

In addition to the main game players who buy the retail version will receive all updates and expansions released so far plus added items such as:

  • 24 Carat Power Pack: Exclusive to the retail version: Golden SMGs for each of the three empires; Vanu Sovereignty Eridani SX5-G: The Eridani SX5 fully automatic submachine gun excels in close quarter combat situations; New Conglomerate AF-4 Cyclone-G: The AF-4 Cyclone is a fully automatic submachine gun that has a higher damage output than most weapons in its class; Terran Republic SMG-46 Armistice-G: The SMG-46 Armistice fully automatic submachine gun features a fast rate of fire and larger than average ammunition capacity.
  • A 7-day +50% XP boost: increases experience gain by 50% for 7 days on your character.
  • 1000 SevenCash / Station Cash (worth £7.99), redeemable through PlanetSide 2 accounts from ProSiebenSat.1 Games and Sony Online Entertainment.
  • Battle Buddy: This 3-day +50% XP boost code can be given to a buddy or squad mate to increase experience gain by 50% for 3 days on their character.

If this tickles your fancy you can pre-order the retail version right now from Amazon, ShopTo and Zavvi for £7.99 which will be released on August 16th.

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